Essential Aminos - Stacker2 Europe
With the introduction of Essential Aminos, Stacker2 Europe brings a new top supplement to the market. Essential Aminos is perhaps the best amino acid product in our range in terms of composition, taste and certainly price.
Some amino acids are indispensable for you as an athlete. They are amino acids that your body cannot manufacture itself. They are called essential amino acids and there are eight of them. Glutamine can be seen as the ninth essential amino acid for athletes who put a heavy strain on their muscles.
Essential Aminos contains 11 grams of these indispensable amino acids per serving. The most relevant amino acids for you as an athlete are the most. Per serving, Essential Aminos contains no less than 5,7 grams of Glutamine and 4,5 grams of BCAAs in the ideal 3: 1: 1 ratio. The amount of Leucine is therefore three times as high as the content of Valine and Isoleucine.
Stacker2 Europe Essential Aminos contains
- All essential amino acids in an optimal dose
- 5,7 grams of pharmaceutical grade glutamine
- 4,5 grams of BCAAs per serving
- BCAAs in the ideal 3: 1: 1 ratio
Why you need amino acids
As you may know, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
You need amino acids for your muscles and metabolism to function optimally. A person needs an average of 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight. If you exercise intensively and you aim for faster recovery, or you want to grow a lot of muscle mass, you will soon need 2 to 2,5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein supplements can provide the body with this greater need, but top athletes and professional bodybuilders want a supplement that is absorbed by the body super fast and reaches the muscles in no time: they opt for amino acids. Especially just before and immediately after training, amino acids have great added value.
Importance of Glutamine in Essential Aminos
There are eight essential amino acids, these are amino acids that the body cannot produce itself and that you must therefore get through the diet. Glutamine is considered the ninth essential amino acid for athletes. No less than 80% of your muscles consists of Glutamine. Glutamine is so important that when you don't get enough of it, your body simply breaks down other amino acids to build Glutamine. Even BCAAs have to believe it when the Glutamine level is too low. This is the reason that one serving of Essential Aminos contains almost 6 grams of pure Glutamine. Everything you have read and already know about the functioning of amino acids in your body only becomes meaningful when your muscles have enough Glutamine.
Leucine, an anabolic amino acid in Essential Aminos
Leucine is the main Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA). Muscle cells respond to Leucine in a special way. The more Leucine the muscle cells find, the more strongly the anabolic signal molecule IRS-1 is triggered. In concrete terms, this means: the more Leucine there is in a muscle cell, the more pure muscle mass is built up. Leucine is a much discussed ingredient, it can increase muscle protein synthesis by up to 70%.
BCAA in Essential Aminos prevents catabolism
For more than 10 years, BCAAs have been tested by scientists for performance in strength athletes and endurance athletes. The research results show undisputedly that BCAAs protect the muscles, have a muscle-building function and can provide extra energy. Recent research indicates that BCAA supplementation disrupts the production of catabolic proteins such as atrogin-1 and MuRF1. This indicates that the muscle cells experience less stress, which is even more evident in the measurements of the stress hormone creatine kinase a few hours after training. In these studies, significantly less stress hormone was found in athletes who used BCAAs in addition to a good diet.
Other essential amino acids in Essential Aminos
Now that we have explained the functions of the all-important essential amino acids, five more remain. While these five essential amino acids don't play a key role in the muscle recovery and muscle building process, don't underestimate their function either.
Lysine plays an important role in the conversion of fats into energy. Together with Leucine, Lysine ensures a better metabolism. Threonine supports digestion and promotes the build-up of elastin and proteins. After training, the muscle tissue is stretched and elastin ensures that the tissue returns to its original state. Methionine is an amino acid that ensures a good metabolism so that other nutrients are absorbed better and faster.
Phenylalanine is involved in the production of neurotransmitters in the brain, it positively affects mood. Finally Tryptophan. Tryptophan is a building block of many proteins and is used by the brain along with vitamins and minerals to make serotonin. Serotonin is an important anti-stress hormone and, like BCAAs, it fights catabolism.
Essential Aminos is now available in a 400 gram package and available in the delicious flavors Orange, Tropical Fruit and Blue Raspberry.