BURN FAT NOT MUSCLES
Benefits of Amino Acid Supplements
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1 – Amino Acid for Greater Fat Burn
Amino acids, especially BCAAs, have been shown to help athletes burn more body fat—especially belly fat. In a study by the College of Charleston, researchers found that consuming BCAA supplements resulted in 2.5X more body fat reduction than athletes who consumed a carbohydrate sports drink, and 50% more than those who consumed a whey protein drink.
2 – Amino Acid for Lean Muscle Growth
BCAAs, especially leucine, regulate and improve protein synthesis in muscle repair and growth. These essential amino acids are necessary for repairing and rebuilding muscles that are broken down during exercise.
3 – Amino Acid to Prevent Muscle Damage
If you’re an endurance athlete or often work out in a fasted state, you run the risk of your body breaking down muscle fibers for fuel. Taking an amino acid supplement 30-60 minutes before a workout will help prevent this damage by jumpstarting muscle repair through protein synthesis.
4 – Amino Acid to Increased Endurance
In a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, researchers found that BCAA supplements decreased fatigue by over 17%. This has to do with transaminase activation to enhance lipid oxidation in glycogen-depleted athletes.
5 – Amino Acid for Bigger Gains
In the same study by the College of Charleston that measured body fat burn, they also measured change in 10 RM strength on a barbell bench press and barbell squat. In both instances, athletes taking amino acid supplements saw significantly greater gains than athletes taking whey protein or carbohydrate sports drinks.
6 – Amino Acid to Reduce Mental Fatigue
Physical exercises increase the synthesis and metabolism of 5-HT, which is linked to performance impairment and fatigue. Amino acid supplements, including BCAAs, have been shown to reduce mental fatigue during exercise and improve cognitive performance post-exercise.
7 – Amino Acid to Decrease Muscle Soreness
When you work out your muscles experience micro muscle tears which your body then rebuilds to be stronger to withstand more impact the next time. Your soreness post-workout—specifically delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)—is primarily caused by these micro-tears. When you take amino acid supplements before a workout, you’re jumpstarting muscle protein synthesis to start repairing your muscles faster. These supplements can also decrease muscle protein breakdown. This can decrease soreness and improve muscle recovery time.
8 – Amino Acid to Improve Muscle Recovery
There have been several studies regarding taking BCAA amino acid supplements before and after a workout, and conclusions have been overwhelming that they can improve muscle recovery post-workout. This is because the supplements increase the bioavailability of amino acids to improve protein synthesis.
Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy
There are several benefits to amino acids. They’re especially useful for athletes or people with dietary restrictions. If you’re choosing to take amino acid supplements for any of the above benefits, focus on the 9 essential amino acids.
If you’re an athlete, you’ll want to focus on Isoleucine, Leucine, and Valine. These are the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are critical for muscle growth, fat burning, and muscle recovery.
WHY OPTIMUM NUTRITION AMINO ENERGY?
|Quality Optimum Nutrition has one of the highest quality standards. Each drink mixes up effortlessly with consistently good taste, drink after drink.||Usage Occasion Mix up Essential AMINO Energy anytime you want an inspired boost of energy and alertness: pre-workout, morning or pick-me-up energy.||Benefits Achieve more per serving with 5 grams of Amino Acids to support muscle recovery and 100 mg of Caffeine from natural sources.|
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Optimum Nutrition Essential AMINO Energy
To use, simply mix two scoops per serving of Essential AMINO Energy into 10-12 oz of cold water. ON’s attention to detail extends to mixability. This superior quality powder instantly mixes using a shaker or a glass and spoon.
Reach all your goals with Essential AMINO Energy.
- Micronized free form amino acids for faster absorption*
- Supports muscle recovery before, during, and after exercise*
- Supports energy and focus*
- Essential amino acid delivery
- Caffeine from natural sources
- 10 calories per serving