Amino VITAL products contain amino acids. You may wonder if amino acids are okay for your young athlete. Amino acids are not only okay but may help your child perform at a higher level.
What is Amino VITAL?
Unlike heavily sugared and/or caffeinated energy drinks, Amino VITAL supplements and sports drink mixes are formulated around amino acids, the building blocks of protein. In healthy humans, there are 8 amino acids that are essential. This is to say, the human body cannot make them naturally, so you must get them from food or supplements.
Many companies source their amino acids from human hair, but Amino VITAL’s products contain AJIPURE pharmaceutical-grade amino acids. These amino acids are the highest-quality, plant-based amino acids that are also micronized, making them more soluble in water so they work faster in the body.
Amino Acids In Amino VITAL Products
BCAAs (Valine, Isoleucine, and Leucine) – Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) work together to turn on muscle building and repair. Leucine is the key amino acid that does this, but it must be consumed alongside the other BCAAs.
Glutamine is abundant in the body and important for immune system health as well as gut health. If your body is going through tough training, you may benefit from supplemental glutamine.
Arginine helps open up blood vessels to accommodate greater blood flow. Greater blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients delivered to your muscles.
Amino Acids Are Safe
We eat amino acids every day in foods that contain protein. Plus, Amino VITAL formulations are gluten-free and non-GMO.
Faster Than Protein Drinks
What is the difference between proteins drinks, bars or powders, and amino acids? Amino acids are absorbed much faster. They get into the bloodstream quickly and support hard-working muscles right away.
Many sources of protein take time to digest, resulting in a slow release of amino acids in the body and to muscle tissue. In addition to a slower delivery and potentially feeling ‘full’ or bloated, whole sources of protein can cause stomach upset when consumed soon before or during exercise. That is because blood is moved toward working muscles while the body also needs to digest protein at the same time. While engaged in activities, amino acids help start the muscle building and repair process, making them an added benefit to every athlete’s training program.
See more on the differences between protein and amino acids in our blog, Protein vs. Amino Acids: What’s The Difference.
Though Amino VITAL products are perfectly safe for children, it is always best to consult your health care professional with specific questions about your young athlete before beginning this or any other nutritional supplementation program.
Where To Start:
Try Amino VITAL ACTION during your young athlete’s next training session or competition. It is a deliciously simple way to experience the benefits described here. ACTION mixes with water and provides energy and healthy hydration for every sport with no sugar and no caffeine.