aminoVITAL Action Ingredient Breakdown
What is in Amino VITAL Action?
Your body’s resources are depleted as you exercise. So, supplementation, in addition to a healthy, balanced diet, is key during any kind of training. With a mixture of 5 vegan amino acids plus electrolytes, Amino VITAL Action is a good addition to your workouts! Every ingredient serves a specific purpose to reduce muscle and mental fatigue.
Branched Chain Amino Acids
BCAAs consist of 3 essential amino acids: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. These 3 amino acids account for 14-18% of all the amino acids in muscle proteins. In addition, they are particularly helpful in suppressing muscle breakdown and promoting muscle protein synthesis.
Glucose is your muscle’s main energy source. However, this resource is depleted as you exercise. Supplementing with BCAAs provides an extra resource, as these amino acids can also be used for muscle energy. A unique benefit of BCAAs is that they are metabolized in the muscles rather than the liver. In other words, they are available in the bloodstream soon after ingestion so you do not have to wait long to feel the power of amino acids!
Exercise is stressful on your body! Every time you perform a strenuous workout, (weightlifting, marathons, HIIT, etc.) your immune system takes a hit. That being said, various cells in the immune system depend on Glutamine as their fuel source. So, taking Glutamine will help keep your immune system strong while you knock out those workouts.
Arginine supports your cardiovascular system by signaling blood vessels to relax and expand to accommodate greater blood flow. Better blood flow means more efficient delivery of nutrients, like carbohydrates and oxygen, to muscles. As a result, muscle endurance boosts and muscle damage is reduced.
Electrolytes are minerals that can carry an electric charge. This function is important in many bodily processes. Including, nerve function, neuron communication, blood pressure regulation, muscle contraction, and the transfer of nutrients in and out of cells. In short, these processes should work smoothly during exercise to avoid muscle cramping, loss of focus, and fatigue.
When dehydrated, your muscles are more likely to cramp or ache. Since 75% of muscle tissue is water, your muscles will feel fatigued and might be more prone to damage if your body’s water levels are low. Sodium assists in regulating the amount of water in your body. And, can help your body retain more water, keeping you hydrated.
Potassium is important for many functions including regulating heartbeat, ensuring proper muscle function, and helping transmit nerve impulses. Muscles both absorb and release potassium as they contract and release. That being said, if your muscles do not have enough potassium, they become weak and fatigued. A balance of potassium is beneficial to maintain muscle tone and fight muscle fatigue and cramps.
Phosphorus is the 2nd most abundant mineral in the body and is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues. Additionally, phosphorus helps your body be able to absorb and use other nutrients.
Calcium not only is good for bone health, but also aids in muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission. That being said, if you are calcium deficient, your body borrows this mineral from your bones to provide for your blood and muscles.
Electrolytes are increasingly important now that summer is approaching! If you exercise in the heat and sweating heavily, consume an electrolyte enhanced beverage an hour before and throughout activity.
• Amino Acids (BCAAs, Glutamine, and Arginine) all have specific functions to help energize and fuel muscles.
• Electrolytes not only keep you hydrated but also helps you avoid muscle cramping, loss of focus, and fatigue