Amino acids may sound like something out of your 4th grade science book, but as the pre-cursers to protein, they are at the very core of athletic performance. When you’re knee deep in sweat and the dreaded feeling of fatigue sweeps over your entire body to threaten your training, you can reach for a towel, or you can choose to push further with Alpha Amino.
UPGRADE YOUR AMINOS, IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE.*
Just as you’re working diligently every single day to improve your health and fitness, we work alongside you, improving our products so that you can keep raising the bar. We’ve tailored this new version of Alpha Amino to include a well-studied 2:1:1 BCAA ratio for optimal performance in addition to 11 essential amino acids. An integral part of the Alpha Amino formula are electrolytes, which help keep your body hydrated and ready to tackle any challenge.
WHY ARE THERE ELECTROLYTES IN A BCAA SUPPLEMENT?
You can’t perform your best if you’re dehydrated and depleted of important minerals. Hydration is an underrated but key component of optimal performance, which is why we’ve upgraded the Alpha Amino formula to include electrolytes AND BetaPower®. It is a natural and scientifically studied ingredient that improves hydration, protects against cell stress during intense activity, and even boosts physical performance – especially strength, power and muscle endurance.*
BE THE ALPHA ON POST-TRAINING/NON-TRAINING DAYS
After a grueling workout only two things matter: replenishment and recovery. Replenishing lost minerals and electrolytes while fueling your muscles with aminos can help fight muscle breakdown during recovery.* When you’re not training or recovering, you can still reap the benefits from Alpha Amino. When water just won’t cut it, don’t reach for a sugary sports drink, grab some Alpha Amino for a flavorful, sugar free way to hydrate.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Twenty amino acids are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. Eleven of these amino acids can be made by the body itself, while the other nine (called essential amino acids) must come from the diet. The essential amino acids are isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Another amino acid, histidine, is considered semi-essential because the body does not always require dietary sources of it. The nonessential amino acids are arginine, alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. Other amino acids, such as carnitine and taurine, are used by the body in ways other than protein-building and are often used therapeutically. L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea that is said to help relieve stress. Beta-alanine has been used to prevent fatigue during exercise.
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Suggested Use: Mix each serving (1 scoop) of Alpha Amino® in 8-12 fl. oz. of cold water, juice or sports drink one to two times daily. For enhanced performance on training days, take two servings before and after training. DO NOT EXCEED 4 SERVINGS PER DAY.
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY INTENDED TO BE CONSUMED BY HEALTHY ADULTS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Do not take if you are currently taking nitrates for chest pain or if you are taking medication used to treat erectile dysfunction such as PDE-5 inhibitors. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use and immediately consult your health care professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Do not exceed recommendations for Suggested Use. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Use only as directed. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Cellucor Alpha-Amino™ is not a food or beverage.
PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE
NOTE: Cellucor Alpha Amino™ does not contain aspartame. This warning is for people with the genetic disorder phenylketonuria. NOTE: Cellucor Alpha Amino does not contain aspartame. The phenylketonurics notice is intended for people with the genetic disorder, phenylketonuria.