Calorie Counting Question
- 04-27-2007, 03:13 PM
- 04-27-2007, 03:39 PM
I wouldn't think so because the amino acids are free form.
Proteins are made up of amino acids. Your body needs to break apart these proteins to use the amino acids. Since the aminos are already in their "most broken down" state, it doesn't take energy to metabolize them and also there aren't any bonds to break to release energy.
- 04-29-2007, 10:40 AM
Prolab's Glutamine has 18 calories per serving (4.5 gr) on it's nutrition info. But I don't think I'd count it if I were counting calories.
05-01-2007, 09:03 AM
Calories are a unit of heat. 1 calorie is a measured amount of heat potential that a food source has. Amino Acids, creatine, vitamins, etc do not have this characteristic.
05-01-2007, 08:05 PM
05-01-2007, 08:24 PM
Regardless of whether they do or not, it really isn't something to worry about.
Also, to clarify....that 3500 extra calories is spread through the week! Or 500 extra calories a day. At first I was like, 3500?!? Haha...sometimes I amaze myself...
05-01-2007, 08:32 PM
05-01-2007, 08:42 PM
In a similar fashion, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins need to be broken down into their constituent amino acids in order to be used by the body. Since the amino acids are already free form, there is no release of energy.
At least that is how it makes sense to me.
05-02-2007, 02:06 AM
05-09-2007, 02:53 PM
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