Amino Acids

Amino acids yield 4 kcal/g when oxidized for energy. Nitrogen content varies somewhat, depending on the individual amino acid formulation and mixture of amino acids. Mixtures of buffered essential and nonessential amino acids are available as stock concentrations ranging from 3 to 20%. Specialty amino acid products are also available for specific disease states or pediatric populations. For example, formulations containing a higher concentration of branched-chain amino acids may be considered for patients with hepatic insufficiency with accompanying encephalopathy.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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