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The Science Behind Amino Acids

Why amino acids?

Amino Acids vs. Conventional Protein

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.

Absorb Better

Amino acids take effect 3 times as fast as whey protein.

Liquid whey protein consumed as a meal lead to a spike in the blood’s amino acid concentration after about 90 minutes. Free-form amino acids caused a spike in amino acid concentration in just 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.

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The Benefits of essential amino acids and bCCAS

Typically, we can get enough amino acids through a balanced diet, but athletes can benefit from additional amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the human body and must be obtained through foods or supplements. More Info +

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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 or 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.

The Benefits of Taking Arginine

  • Promotes vasodilation for improved blood flow
  • Helps remove toxic ammonia from the body
  • Supplies a natural and safe form of growth hormone

The Benefits of Taking Glutamine

  • Supports intestinal health
  • Fuels the immune system
  • Maintains healthy muscle tissue
  • Aids in recovery after exercise

The Benefits of Taking Electrolytes

  • Supports optimal rehydration
  • Balances fluids in and around cells
  • Regulates blood pH levels
  • Helps rebuild muscles after exercise
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