Human Performance Hub Amino Complex is a balanced amino acid formula in a great-tasting fruit punch-flavoured powder. It provides essential amino acids in their free form, which makes them immediately available for absorption. This allows them to be put to metabolic use much more readily and rapidly than amino acids contained in dietary protein.
Alpha-ketoglutarate and vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate) are included for optimal absorption and ease.
Amino Complex contains zero grams of sugar and is sweetened with stevia.
KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
Why Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Vitamin B6?
Alpha-ketoglutarate is a compound involved in the generation of energy inside cells. Providing this and the free-form essential amino acids in Amino Complex may help promote stamina and healthy energy levels.*
Vitamin B6 is required for many reactions that convert amino acids into their end products, for example, tyrosine into dopamine. Synthesis of collagen — the main structural protein in the body — requires B6. Coffee and alcohol consumption may interfere with vitamin B6 metabolism, and many everyday medications may impair the absorption of vitamin B6.
EAA VS BCAA
For years the ingestion of branched-chain amino acids claimed to support an anabolic response and protein synthesis. Updated research uncovers why BCAAs alone are not enough to support protein synthesis, as explained below:
“Consumption of BCAAs alone (i.e., without the other EAAs) can only increase muscle protein synthesis in the postabsorptive state by increasing the efficiency of recycling of EAAs from protein breakdown back into protein synthesis, as opposed to either being released into plasma or oxidized. This is because all 9 EAAs (as well as 11 NEAAs) are required to produce muscle protein, and EAAs cannot be made in the body.
If only 3 EAAs are consumed, as is the case with BCAAs, then protein breakdown is the only source of the remaining EAAs required as precursors for muscle protein synthesis. It is therefore theoretically impossible for consumption of only BCAAs to create an anabolic state in which muscle protein synthesis exceeds muscle protein breakdown.”
Human Performance Hub Amino Complex is a free-form, essential amino acid formula, including 2.5g leucine per serving, in two delicious flavoured powders: fruit punch and natural orange. Amino acids, in their free form, are immediately available for absorption. They can be used metabolically more readily and rapidly compared with amino acids that must be liberated from dietary protein.
Amino acids are best known for their role as the building blocks of proteins. Still, they’re also the raw material needed to synthesize various neurotransmitters (such as dopamine and serotonin), hormones, enzymes, and immune system antibodies. They serve as critical factors in cellular energy generation. Amino acids do much more than build muscle; they are involved in virtually all cellular processes.
The human body synthesizes 11 of the 20 amino acids required by the body; the others must be supplied through food or supplementation. The nine amino acids the body does not produce internally are called “essential” amino acids (EAAs) because they are essential for humans to obtain from the diet or dietary supplements.
Failure to obtain enough of even one of these amino acids may result in compromised structure or function of the proteins that require it. Unlike fat and starch, the human body does not store excess amino acids for later use. Therefore, amino acids must be consumed daily; otherwise, inadequate protein intake may cause the body to break down or catabolize its healthy tissue — such as skeletal muscle — to obtain the critical amino acids required for proper functioning.
Amino Complex provides all nine EAAs, including tryptophan, essential for producing serotonin and melatonin.
This formula also contains the conditionally-essential amino acid arginine, which plays a vital role in wound healing, immune function, and cell division. This may be especially beneficial for individuals with compromised digestive function, those recovering from physical trauma, and those with difficulty consuming adequate amounts of complete protein.
This formula contains optimal doses of the Branched-Chain amino acid leucine, considered the most anabolic amino acid (promoting growth and metabolic activity), which is particularly applicable for athletes and individuals looking to build lean muscle mass.
Recommended Use:?Mix 12 grams (approx. one scoop) in 8-10 ounces of water, or as directed by your health care practitioner.