Essential Amino Acids
Essential Amino Acids

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Essential Amino Acids

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"A daily intake for me. A backup just to make sure I don't miss anything” - Stuart

Our Essential Amino Acids have the complete 9 amino acid profile. Formulated for optimal levels - this is a perfect addition to any shake.

Essential Amino Acids (EAA) are required by the body to help build new tissue and aid muscle repair.

They are deemed 'essential' since they cannot be synthesised or created by the body and the only way we can get them is through the foods we eat and supplements we take. Making this powder a perfect means of supporting muscle repair.

What Are Essential Amino Acids?

The sports nutrition industry is full of buzzwords, and for some, understanding what these mean can be confusing. So let's get down to business! Amino Acids are the ‘building blocks’ of protein and protein is the building blocks of our muscles, after they are digested they are recombined to recreate muscle fibres. Essential for a reason, these Essential Amino Acids cannot be produced in sufficient amounts within the body and as such must be obtained from the food that we eat.

How Does Essential Amino Acids Work?

Amino Acids are already contained in the food we eat, though providing additional Essential Amino Acids may exert unique effects not found when provided in lower dosages in food or protein supplements. There are 20 Amino Acids of which 9 are considered essential. Those 9 Aminos are what the body uses to rebuild muscle and must be sourced through the diet. Each Essential Amino Acid has a specific role, for example, Leucine is what turns on the signal to create muscle. 3g of Leucine is all that is needed to maximally stimulate this, afterwards the other Amino Acids will then be joined to create muscle fibres. Although they can be obtained in food, there are times when consuming a simple powdered drink can have its advantages!

What Are The Essential Amino Acids?

Essential Amino Acids do a number of awesome things for our body. It's hard to describe each individual Essential Amino Acid and what they can do for you, but we will give it a shot!

  • L-Leucine

  • L-Valine

  • L-Lysine

  • L-Phenylalanine

  • L-Threonine

  • L-Isoleucine

  • L-Histidine

  • L-Methionine

  • L-Tryptophan

Why Buy Essential Amino Acids?

Commonly found in a Powder or Pill form, Essential Amino Acids are key for your body to function, especially if you take part in physical activity. When you exercise your body needs more than normal, so adding Amino Acids will give you the needed extra oomph. Not only that, but Protein Works Essential Amino Acids also taste amazing, and will help you train harder and longer, win win!

When Is The Best Time To Take Essential Amino Acids?

Ideally you want to be taking Essential Amino Acids before and after working out. Take them as a pre-workout around 30 minutes prior, allows your body to digest and direct the Essential Amino Acids to the right department ready for you to hit some PB’s! If you don't have a protein shake at hand after a workout, swapping in Essential Amino Acids will keep you going until you can. Recovery is everything in this game! When going more than 3-4 hours without protein, adding in Essential Amino Acids throughout the day will help keep that muscle repair process turned on, but have been proven to be more effective pre and post workout.

Who Should Take Essential Amino Acids?

No matter your goal, male or female, everyone should be adding Essential Amino Acids to their diet, ensuring that you get the very best out of your body. A way of helping to reduce the time it takes your muscles to recover, whilst also offering sustained energy and muscle building contributing properties, Essential Amino Acids are great all-rounders, and a key element to your fitness journey.

What Other Amino Acid Powders Do You Stock?

We have an extensive Amino Acid Powder range all with their own unique benefits. Our range includes the following:

* Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and based on personal experience. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan. Nutritional Information per serving based on Unflavoured.