Branched-chain amino acids might affect blood sugar levels which might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Branched-chain amino acids may cause Branched-chain amino acids in specific groups of individuals.
Ingestion of Branched-Chain Amino Acids in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Branched-Chain Amino Acids: Estimated average requirement of branched-chain amino acids is 68-144 mg/kg body weight per day for adults
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Branched-Chain Amino Acids could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Branched-Chain Amino Acids in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Branched-Chain Amino Acids for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Though Branched-Chain Amino Acids is not on FDA's GRAS exemption list, it's still widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries including USA with specific limit on dosage.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Branched-Chain Amino Acids reported up to now.
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