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Essential Amino Acids by Gen-Tec Nutrition
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GEN-TEC NUTRACEUTICALS source, blend and package 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Free Form Amino Acid powder. This product is a precise blend of Essential, Branch Chain and Conditionally ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS. Amino Acid supplementation is ideal for individuals engaging in intensive exercise.
SUGGESTED USE: Mix 4g (1 tsp) of Free Form Amino Acids in 150mL water and consume 20 minutes before, during, after exercise or before bed. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Pharmaceutical grade L-Leucine, L-Glycine, L-Lysine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Histidine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan.
May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.
DISCLAIMER: Formulated Supplementary Sports Food. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.
Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.
Muscle recovery, Muscle growth, Immune support
Recovery from exercises requires a complete set of building blocks to repair, grow and improve muscle cells. These building blocks are amino acids, specifically it’s the essential, conditional and branched chained amino acids that we need to succeed in reaping the rewards from training. Essential amino acids (EAA) are exactly that, essential. We must nourish our bodies with these amino acids as our bodies are unable to make them on it’s own (Vieillevoye et al., 2010). Therefore ingesting EAA provides the foundation material to repair and build a healthy body. Research has thoroughly examined the beneficial effects of EAA in exercising individuals and reported various beneficial effects. Most of which are on protein synthesis (repairing and building muscle) and other are on the immune system and its ability to suppress catabolic hormones like cortisol, especially when in combination with carbohydrates (Bird et al., 2006b, Bird et al., 2006a).
Furthermore, combining EAA with carbohydrates and BCAA’s like leucine, stimulate MPS significantly more than either alone thus using EAA around training will work synergistically with other nutrients to maximise recovery and performance gains (Bird, 2010).Moreover the use of singular form amino acids compared to intact whole proteins increases the absorption of amino acids into the blood stream, thus increasing transit time to the target cells(West et al., 2011). The addition of conditionally EAA’s like glycine and arginine aid in the transportation and delivery to the working muscles via their vasodilatory properties. The addition of BCAA accentuates the anti-catabolic effects of EAA by reducing muscle protein breakdown and providing a fuel supply for working muscles. This reduces muscle breakdown (via glucose-alanine cycle) to attain the BCAA’s. Overall the combination of EAA, CEAA and BCAA provide a spectrum of amino acids that fuel the muscles and support an anabolic state.
BIRD, S. 2010. Strength nutrition: Maximizing your anabolic potential. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32, 80-83. BIRD, S. P., TARPENNING, K. M. & MARINO, F. E. 2006a. Effects of liquid carbohydrate/essential amino acid ingestion on acute hormonal response during a single bout of resistance exercise in untrained men. Nutrition, 22, 367-75. BIRD, S. P., TARPENNING, K. M. & MARINO, F. E. 2006b. Independent and combined effects of liquid carbohydrate/essential amino acid ingestion on hormonal and muscular adaptations following resistance training in untrained men. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 97, 225-238. VIEILLEVOYE, S., POORTMANS, J. R., DUCHATEAU, J. & CARPENTIER, A. 2010. Effects of a combined essential amino acids/carbohydrate supplementation on muscle mass, architecture and maximal strength following heavy-load training. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 110, 479-488. WEST, D. W. D., BURD, N. A., COFFEY, V. G., BAKER, S. K., BURKE, L. M., HAWLEY, J. A., MOORE, D. R., STELLINGWERFF, T. & PHILLIPS, S. M. 2011. Rapid aminoacidemia enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis and anabolic intramuscular signaling responses after resistance exercise. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 94, 795-803.