Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids
- Contains all Nine Essential Amino Acids
- Branched Chain Amino Acids
- Conditionally Essential Amino Acids
Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids is one of the most versatile and nutritionally supportive sports nutrition products on the Australian market today. This is due to one simply reason—essential amino acids. If you haven't heard of these nutrients, then hold onto your socks, because you're about to discover a life changing nutritional principal. Essential amino acids are foundational building blocks and metabolic precursors for the human body. They're so important that our bodys actually have the ability to stockpile them and release them into the blood when the concentration starts to fall.
Our blood levels tend to drop between meals, when fasting, or during illness. And guess where we store them? Muscle tissue. Though muscle is often thought of as simply something we need to help us move, it also performs the important task of regulating the essential amino acid concentration of our blood. This helps to keep our organs healthy, and provides nutritional precursors for neurotransmitters, hormones, enzymes and so much more ...
Essential amino acids (EAAs) are often used before, during, or after exercise in order to support an important metabolic process called muscle protein synthesis (MPS). MPS is the building of muscle tissue. EAAs in free form, as opposed to their whole food or protein powder equivalent, have the ability to stimulate MPS to a very high degree1. This is great, because EAAs can offset some, if not all, of the muscle breakdown that occurs during intense exercise as a result of higher cortisol levels2.
Additionally, providing the EAAs in free form means that they require zero digestion, allowing for immediate absorption into the blood without running the risk of gastric or intestinal distress. In fact, for a synergistic effect, Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids mixed with pure dextrose (glucose) works well. The combination of EAAs and glucose has been shown to stimulate MPS to a higher degree than would be expected based on the effects of the two taken alone—which is the essence of synergism3.
Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids are perfect for use before exercise, during, or as a protein powder substitute. They can also be used by anyone who is not consuming enough protein, or those with digestive issues who have difficulty digesting protein, because after all, this is an important nutrient.
- Churchward-Venne et al. Supplementation of a suboptimal protein dose with leucine or essential amino acids: effects of myofibrillar protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in men. The Journal of Physiology. 2012 p.2751-2765
- Hill E.E., et al. Exercise and circulating cortisol levels: the intensity threshold effect. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation. 2008 Vol 31;7 p.587-591
- Wolfe R. R. Regulation of Muscle Protein by Amino Acids. The Journal of Nutrition. 2002 Vol 132 3219S-3224S
How to Use Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids
Mix 4g (1 teaspoon) of Gen-Tec Free Form Amino Acids in water and consume 20 minutes prior, during, post exercise or before bed.
Gen-Tec Essential Amino Acids Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 4g (1 Teaspoon)
* Essential Amino Acids
# Branched Chain Amino Acids
***Conditionally Essential Amino Acids
INGREDIENTS: 100% Pharmaceutical grade L-Leucine, L-Glycine, L-Lysine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Histidine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan.
May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.
Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.