Eaminomax

These are the FAQ's and Science behind our most popular recovery formulation

Take 1 serving (1 scoop) with water 1-3 times per day.

EAminoMax is best taken whenever you need to keep muscles fed. Because EAminoMax has several effective applications, it can be taken pre, during, and/or post workout to increase muscle protein synthesis and decrease breakdown. EAminoMax may also be consumed between meals and/or with snacks to keep circulating amino acids and muscle anabolism elevated.

Yes. However, it is still advisable to consume a sufficient amount of daily protein for your goals.

EAminoMax pairs well with HyperMax Extreme and MassMax for adding muscle mass. EAminoMax also works great for fat loss with OxyMax and SlinMax!

No. Amino acids do not inhibit fat loss. Even better, you will still lose the same amount of fat, but maintain more muscle if consuming EAminoMax before fasted cardio.

Science

In this section we will cover each and every ingredient

The Essential Amino Acids, or EAAs, are essential because the body must obtain they from the diet in complete proteins or EAA supplements. The essential amino acids are entirely responsible for the anabolic effects of protein.

A study comparing 18g of EAA vs. 18g of EAA + 22g of non-EAA found no differences in muscle protein synthesis, indicating that only EAA are responsible for improving protein synthesis (Volpi et al., 2003).

Borsheim et al. (2002) demonstrated that as little as 6g of EAA increase nitrogen retention and foster lean mass gains.

Research by Bohe and colleagues (2003) have found that maintaining high concentrations of amino acids in the blood is more important than increasing intramuscular amino acid concentrations. This means that if your goal is to build muscle, frequent consumption of EAA is very important.

A dipeptide that improves hydration and intestinal absorption of nutrients while lowering fatigue.

Taurine has been shown to remove waste products that lead to fatigue and cause muscle burn. It also protects muscles from cell damage and oxidative stress. Human studies indicate that trained athletes who supplement with taurine experience improved exercise performance. Cyclists and runners have been able to cover longer distances with less fatigue.

Coconut water is rich with electrolytes and other bioactive nutrients to promote proper hydration and keep muscles functioning and full.

Coconut water, as true coconut water and as a powder reconstituted in water, was just as effective as common, sugar-laden sports drink for rehydrating athletes (Kalman et al., 2012).

A similar investigation found coconut water to have a less negative impact on gastrointestinal distress than sports drinks (Saat et al., 2002).

Sodium is the primary extracellular ion, and potassium is the primary intracellular ion. Together, they maintain electrochemical gradients across cell membranes.

Beverages with greater potassium than sodium have been found to better promote rehydration than those with more sodium (Tai et al., 2014).

The same study found that the greater potassium content of the amino acid beverage promoted intracellular hydration.

Sodium has been observed as necessary to retain body fluids. After sweating, drinking fluids without sodium only increases urine volume, but including sodium promotes body rehydration (Shirreffs et al., 1996)

References

These are the references to the exact studies, down the page we have created these formulations around.

EAA

Biolo, G., K. D. Tipton, S. Klein, and R. R. Wolfe. “An Abundant Supply of Amino Acids Enhances the Metabolic Effect of Exercise on Muscle Protein.” Am J Physiol 273, no. 1 Pt 1 (Jul 1997): E122-9.

Bohe, J., A. Low, R. R. Wolfe, and M. J. Rennie. “Human Muscle Protein Synthesis Is Modulated by Extracellular, Not Intramuscular Amino Acid Availability: A Dose-Response Study.” J Physiol 552, no. Pt 1 (Oct 1 2003): 315-24.

Borsheim, E., K. D. Tipton, S. E. Wolf, and R. R. Wolfe. “Essential Amino Acids and Muscle Protein Recovery from Resistance Exercise.” Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 283, no. 4 (Oct 2002): E648-57.

Paddon-Jones, D., M. Sheffield-Moore, X. J. Zhang, E. Volpi, S. E. Wolf, A. Aarsland, A. A. Ferrando, and R. R. Wolfe. “Amino Acid Ingestion Improves Muscle Protein Synthesis in the Young and Elderly.” Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 286, no. 3 (Mar 2004): E321-8.

Tipton, K. D., A. A. Ferrando, S. M. Phillips, D. Doyle, Jr., and R. R. Wolfe. “Postexercise Net Protein Synthesis in Human Muscle from Orally Administered Amino Acids.” Am J Physiol 276, no. 4 Pt 1 (Apr 1999): E628-34.

Volpi, E., H. Kobayashi, M. Sheffield-Moore, B. Mittendorfer, and R. R. Wolfe. “Essential Amino Acids Are Primarily Responsible for the Amino Acid Stimulation of Muscle Protein Anabolism in Healthy Elderly Adults.” Am J Clin Nutr 78, no. 2 (Aug 2003): 250-8.

Coconut Water Extract

Kalman, D. S., S. Feldman, D. R. Krieger, and R. J. Bloomer. “Comparison of Coconut Water and a Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Sport Drink on Measures of Hydration and Physical Performance in Exercise-Trained Men.” J Int Soc Sports Nutr 9, no. 1 (2012): 1.

Saat, M., R. Singh, R. G. Sirisinghe, and M. Nawawi. “Rehydration after Exercise with Fresh Young Coconut Water, Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Beverage and Plain Water.” J Physiol Anthropol Appl Human Sci 21, no. 2 (Mar 2002): 93-104.

Electrolytes

Maughan, R. J., J. B. Leiper, and S. M. Shirreffs. “Factors Influencing the Restoration of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance after Exercise in the Heat.” Br J Sports Med 31, no. 3 (Sep 1997): 175-82.

Maughan, R. J., J. H. Owen, S. M. Shirreffs, and J. B. Leiper. “Post-Exercise Rehydration in Man: Effects of Electrolyte Addition to Ingested Fluids.” Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 69, no. 3 (1994): 209-15.

Shirreffs, S. M., L. E. Armstrong, and S. N. Cheuvront. “Fluid and Electrolyte Needs for Preparation and Recovery from Training and Competition.” J Sports Sci 22, no. 1 (Jan 2004): 57-63.

Shirreffs, S. M., and M. N. Sawka. “Fluid and Electrolyte Needs for Training, Competition, and Recovery.” J Sports Sci 29 Suppl 1 (2011): S39-46.

Shirreffs, S. M., A. J. Taylor, J. B. Leiper, and R. J. Maughan. “Post-Exercise Rehydration in Man: Effects of Volume Consumed and Drink Sodium Content.” Med Sci Sports Exerc 28, no. 10 (Oct 1996): 1260-71.

Tai, C. Y., J. M. Joy, P. H. Falcone, L. R. Carson, M. M. Mosman, J. L. Straight, S. L. Oury, et al. “An Amino Acid-Electrolyte Beverage May Increase Cellular Rehydration Relative to Carbohydrate-Electrolyte and Flavored Water Beverages.” Nutr J 13 (May 26 2014): 47.