Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Maximize Your Muscle Building and Recovery with Cellucor Alpha Amino

Kick-start your recovery and muscle building with Cellucor's new Alpha Amino. I tried three flavors including Icey Blue Razz, Lemon Lime and Watermelon. My favorite turned out to be Lemon Lime although all were very good. Some amino acid drinks have a strong aftertaste. This was not the case with Alpha Amino.

As far as the blend, you know I am a huge believer in BCAAs and Cellucor has provided the right amount along with essential amino acids (EAA) to complete the formula. Think of it this way. BCAA's start the engine and EAA's fuel the muscle repair.

Additionally, I typically experience muscle cramps after leg days and Cellucor provides a remedy in the form of coconut water and chia seed powder.

All in all I rank this a one of the best amino acid products produced this year.

Cellucor Alpha Amino Contains:

5,000 mg
Leucine - the king of protein synthesis kicks off muscle building via mTor pathway.
Isoleucine - prevents muscle protein deterioration during exercise.
Valine - fuel for muscle building reactions and used in muscle protein synthesis.

2,500 mg
Glutamine - recovery and anti-catabolic.
Alanine - converted by the liver to glucose during strenuous exercise.
Arginine - nitric oxide production and protein synthesis.
Citrulline - nitric oxide production and reduces lactic acid and ammonia.
Tyrosine -converted into dopamine and norepinephrine resulting in increased energy and focus.
Histidine - converts to histamine, a powerful blood vessel dilator.
Lysine - precursor for L-Citrulline and L-Carnitine and is crucial for the formation of collagen.
Phenylalanine - raises insulin secretion which can help with muscle growth following workouts.
Threonine - supports cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune system.
Methionine - Creatine precursor and supports joint heal.

Hydration Blend
Taurine - pulls fluid in the muscle expanding the tissue creating greater potential for growth.

Label Information
Serving Size: 1 scoop (12.2g)
Servings Per Container:30
Amount Per Serving % DV **
Total Carbohydrate0 g0%
Sugar0 mg0%
Calcium19 mg2%
Magnesium (as Dimagnesium Phosphate)12 mg3%
Phosphorous (As Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Dimagnesium Phosphate)60 mg6%
Potassium (as Dipotassium Phosphate)70 mg2%
Sodium (as Disodium Phosphate)30 mg1%

Alpha-BCAA™ Matrix5,000mg
3x Leucine™ (Instantized L-Leucine, Leucine Nitrate, Leucine Peptides), Micronized L-Isoleucine, Micronized L-Valine
Alpha-Amino Complex2,500mg
Micronized Glutamine, Micronized Alanine, Micronized L-Citrulline, Micronized L-Arginine, Micronized L-Threonine, Micronized L-Lysine, Micronized L-Phenylalanine, Micronized L-Tyrosine, Micronized Histidine, Micronized L-Methionine
Alpha-Hydration Formula2,500mg
Micronized Taurine, Raw Coconut Water (Cocos nucifera) Powder, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Dimagnesium Phosphate, Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed Extract
** Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Malic Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Sunflower Lecithin, FD&C Red Lake #40.
Allergen Warning: Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing milk, soybeans, wheat, shellfish, fish oil, tree nuts, and peanut flavor.