In some cases, you very literally are what you eat. This colloquialism is especially true when you are eating essential amino acids. Amino acids literally form the proteins that make muscle and many other critical components to health and fitness. The 9 essential amino acids can be used to create any of the other 11 dietary amino acids, and the essential amino acids must be consumed in the diet. Essentials™ is made of all 9 EAAs with added Betaine, Aquamin® and Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
A fully-loaded list of all 9 Essential Amino Acids in efficacious doses to help support muscle growth & recovery from intense training.
Aquamin® Soluble is 74 different 100% seaweed derived trace minerals sourced & designed to replenish those lost during training and improve absorption and hydration.
is a hygroscopic osmolyte also known as trimethylglycine that increases training volume & muscle oxygenation.
Branched Chain Amino Acids
A specially designed form of amino acids which easily dissolve for a smooth, clean delivery of BCAAs. The BCAAs are unique types of amino acids with a branch-like structure that are especially abundant in muscle.
“turns on” muscle protein synthesis by interacting with the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)
Serves are precursor to anticatabolic metabolites, HMB, HICA, and KIC
Similarly structured to leucine, isoleucine assists with the cellular uptake of leucine, for a more robust anabolic effect
Supports Leucine and Isoleucine functions
May promote glycogen synthesis in muscle cells
Essential Amino Acids
The Essential Amino Acids are required by humans for proper biological function. They cannot be synthesized by the body, and therefore, they must be eaten.
The essential amino acids include the branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
In addition, the EAAs include L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Histidine, L-Methionine, and L-Tryptophan.
These amino acids can be converted to the other 11 dietary amino acids: arginine, alanine, asparagine, aspartate, glycine, glutamate, glutamine, serine, tyrosine, proline, cysteine.
All 20 amino acids are used in the formation of muscle proteins
a hygroscopic osmolyte also known as trimethylglycine that increases training volume & muscle oxygenation.
May support increased muscle volume
May improve recovery times & strength
74 different 100% seaweed derived trace minerals sourced & designed to replenish those lost during training and improve absorption and hydration.
Q: How do I use Essentials™?
A: As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop of Amino Prime in 12-14 oz of water and drink before, during, and or after training. Essentials™ may also be used to support muscle recovery between meals on training or non-training days. For best results, use 1-2 times daily.
Q: Can I stack any other supplements with Essentials™?
A: Yes. For the perfect recovery stack, use Essentials™ with Whey Iso. For intense training sessions, use Epitome or Mach-9 pre workout, and drink Amino Prime during the training session.
Branched Chain Amino Acids
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Essential Amino Acids
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