Ask the Doc Special: Your Guide to Understanding Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP)

January 18, 2013
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Dr. David Minkoff joins the show for a special episode dedicated Master Amino Acid Pattern, MAP, with answers to your questions and much more. Find out why MAP is a protein source unlike any other and the story behind its creation, why it was created and how long it took to perfect it. Also, learn the correct dosing of MAP, if it’s safe for vegans and vegetarians too, if it’s OK to eat other protein sources in conjunction with MAP and much more. We also touch on Dr. Minkoff’s BodyHealth Complete + Detox.

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Comments (15)

  • Neil Murphy says:

    This was a thinly veiled sales pitch. How much did you get paid to sell your integrity? If you are simply pitching a product you should disclose that you are doing so and whether or not you are getting compensated. Clearly you are since you didn’t have one negative thing to say about this product and you were pitching minkoff’s website,

    I couldn’t believe it when Minkoff stated that he didn’t believe in whey protein or other protein supplements, that he believed in getting your nutrition from natural sources since the body has 2 million years of conditioning to eat this. Oh, except eat 20-30 of these pills a day! Give me a break.

    I have deleted your podcast. I only want to listen to honest sources of information. I won’t be surprised if you don’t post this comment on your website.

    Neil Murphy

  • Lance says:

    I don’t want to be as harsh as Neil, but it did feel like an infomercial. As a regular listener, I know that was not the intent, but it did sound that way. Neil’s point about preferring natural food sources versus pushing pills is well taken. Plus, the cost is prohibitive: Dr. Minkoff is suggesting about $10 a day worth of pills.

    But there were a couple of questions I still had. One goes back to a question asked of Ben about research. When Minkoff explained how old MAP is, I wondered why there isn’t some research that shows it.

    My other question has to do with timing. I understand the pre exercise and during race protocol, though I can’t imagine how Lucho just chews them, but at other times, with a meal or empty stomach? My understanding is that amino acids are best absorbed on an empty stomach, but I sense that with MAP it doesn’t really matter. Thoughts?

    Love the podcasts, especially ATU and ATC. Lucho and Tawnee are great.

  • Brian says:

    I am also a long time listener going back to the pre-Greenfield days, and I have to agree with the two previous posts. You compromise your integrity and that of the podcast if in fact you are receiving compensation from Minkoff. My guess is that at minimum you’re receiving free product. Whatever the case be upfront about it.

  • Eric says:

    Ditto. Poor form with this podcast.

  • Jonathan Curry says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one. Infomercial is right. I don’t mean this specific episode, I mean all the new “ask the doc” segments, I won’t even listen anymore. The last one I listened to I jokingly thought to myself “OK, how long before he suggets MAP for this?” about 5 seconds! I’ve pretty much gotten to the point where I only can stand to listen to Multisport News, ATU and ATC. And I cringe when I hear them mention MAP in those. Really miss Dr. Klion! Those were my favorite episodes in the Kevin Patrick days. Not to just bash – I love Tawny and Lucho’s banter, and Multisport News.

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  • gwk says:

    Dec 7, did 5k race in 26 minutes with average heart rate of 69. I am 66 and run 9 miles a week.

    My normal time for a 5k is 28:58 with heart rate between 140 and 165.

    I developed a pre race protocol that includes 10kmg of MAP before the race and 5k mg post race.

    Protocol overview ….

    50 drops of H2O2 in 10 oz distilled water when I first awaken then in one hour steal cut oat meal plus two table spoons of coconut oil, 100 mg coq10, 5000 D3, 1000 mg omega 3 oil, then 5000 mg map a 75 minutes before the race with another 5000 mg MAP five min before start of race, then cirO2 nitrogen supplement.

    Each time I have followed the pre-race protocol

    I have gotten similar results; average heart rate in the 70 bpm range. My resting heart rate is 41.

    Not sure what parts of the protocol can be eliminate. Yes, I feel like I am running hard, breathing hard but my recovery takes only few minutes. Recovery includes 5000 mg MAP.

    Post race stand up test indicates 60 to 70% residual heart capacity vs 20% capacity when not following protocol.

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