Our History

 
 

1909


Founded in Japan, Ajinomoto, the parent company of Amino VITAL, was the first to discover and conduct extensive research on amino acids.

1950s


Ajinomoto entered the pharmaceutical industry which lead to the world’s first use of the intravenous amino acid therapy in hospitals in 1956.

1995


Ajinomoto launched Amino VITAL in Japan

2014


Amino VITAL decided to reformulate and relaunch Focus Zone.

2016


Amino VITAL gained national distribution and we decided to create products for everyday athletes.

July 2018


Amino VITAL launches exclusive boxes in Whole Foods Market.

1917


Ajinomoto established its first United States location in New York City.

1982


The only North American pharmaceutical grade amino acid plant with a patented fermentation process was established in Raleigh, NC.

2001


Amino VITAL was brought to the United States with the Japanese formulation and was only sold online.

2015


Our Focus Zone product and towel become the choice of Golf Tour Pros.

2017


Amino VITAL launches in Target Stores nationwide.

September 2018


Amino VITAL launches Rapid Recovery Twin Pack in Sam's Club nationwide.

 

1909


Founded in Japan, Ajinomoto, the parent company of Amino VITAL, was the first to discover and conduct extensive research on amino acids.

1917


Ajinomoto established its first United States location in New York City.

1950s


Ajinomoto entered the pharmaceutical industry which lead to the world’s first use of the intravenous amino acid therapy in hospitals in 1956.

1982


The only North American pharmaceutical grade amino acid plant with a patented fermentation process was established in Raleigh, NC.

1995


Ajinomoto launched Amino VITAL in Japan

2001


Amino VITAL was brought to the United States with the Japanese formulation and was only sold online.

2014


Amino VITAL decided to reformulate and relaunch Focus Zone.

2015


Our Focus Zone product and towel become the choice of Golf Tour Pros.

2016


Amino VITAL gained national distribution and we decided to create products for everyday athletes.

2017


Amino VITAL launches in Target Stores nationwide.

July 2018


Amino VITAL launches exclusive boxes in Whole Foods Market.

September 2018


Amino VITAL launches Rapid Recovery Twin Pack in Sam's Club nationwide.

Our Philosophy

 

Amino acids play a critical role in all life on earth.

Through our research and commitment, we’ve become a world leader in the amino acid market. Our goal is to improve our knowledge through ongoing research. We also aim to help people improve their nutrition, health, and overall wellness with products of the highest quality and purity.

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