Why Amino Acids?

Though similarities exist between the two, amino acid supplements have distinct advantages over traditional protein-based products. The free-form nature of amino acids means faster absorption by the body, without all the ingredients you don't need.

Absorb Better

Amino acids take effect 3 times faster than whey protein.

Liquid whey protein consumed as a meal leads to a spike in the blood’s amino acid concentration after about 90 minutes because digestion is required before the amino acids can be absorbed. Free-form amino acids caused a spike in amino acid concentration in less than 30 mins.

Have Fewer Calories

aminoVITAL products contain only the essential ingredients that help improve performance.

Our products contain amino acids, vitamins, electrolytes, and carbohydrates without the calories, fats, and sugars found in popular protein shakes.

The Benefits of Essential Amino Acids and BCAAs

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs): The human body needs EAAs for optimal function but cannot produce them, making it necessary to acquire them through diet or supplementation. EAAs play key roles in our body from muscle building and repair to regulating immune function and energy production. Specifically during exercise, taking EAAs can aid muscle recovery, reduce muscle damage, and promote protein synthesis for better performance and endurance.

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs): A subgroup of EAAs, BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) are crucial for muscle growth and recovery. Consuming BCAAs during exercise can reduce muscle soreness, prevent muscle wasting, and promote muscle protein synthesis. They can also provide an additional energy source for working muscles, enhancing exercise performance.

Even with a balanced diet, it can be challenging to consume the optimal amounts of EAAs and BCAAs needed for athletic performance, particularly during intense workout periods. Furthermore, these amino acids consumed as supplements can be rapidly absorbed, providing a quick source of these essential nutrients during exercise when the body needs them the most. That's where AminoVITAL's targeted amino acid supplementation comes in, ensuring your body is fueled and ready for peak performance.

When To Take Amino Acid Supplements

The timing of amino acid intake is a key factor in ensuring you get the best results. While many athletes have individual preferences for when to take amino acids, evidence from numerous studies suggests that the best time to take BCAAs is directly before, during, or immediately after a workout.

How BCAAs Help Your Workout

Taken Before a Workout

Research has shown taking BCAAs before exercising in a fasted state helps prevent fatigue and reduce muscle damage. Taking amino acids 30-60 minutes before a workout can significantly improve training benefits.

During a Workout

BCAA consumption during exercise helps reduce mental fatigue and keep your muscles working at peak efficiency, even after glycogen stores have been depleted.

After a Workout

Research has shown taking BCAAs within 30 minutes may help trigger muscle synthesis, prevent muscle damage, promote tissue recovery, decreases fatigue, and reduce muscle soreness.

How BCAAs Reduce Fatigue

Central Fatigue

Mental fatigue you feel toward the end of your workout.

Supplementing with free form BCAAs can help balance the extra release of tryptophan and counter the fatigue brought on by training.

Peripheral Fatigue

Loss of energy in your muscles after a hard workout.

BCAAs can help increase exercise capacity or time to exhaustion. BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle to be converted to glucose for energy.