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Top 5 Amino Acids of 2017

Posted on June 27, 2017

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We are back again with a list for you, this time it is our Top Amino Acids of 2017. There were plenty of new amino acid products released throughout 2017. A lot of them tried to have a shot at the title but just couldn’t quite get there. So below you will find an explanation of an amino acid and also, of course, the list of our top amino acids from the year. These also have links away to their individual product pages. So if you want to learn more than what we have written below, feel free to check out the products page too.
Now let’s get into it.

What’s an Amino Acid?

Here we will give you a quick rundown on amino acids, not too scientific, just enough information so you know what they are and why you need them. Amino acids are the building blocks of the protein you are eating every day. When you eat any source of protein and digestion starts, the protein is broken down into amino acids. After being broken down your body selectively puts together the amino acids and uses them for specific purposes which includes recovery too. Your function of aminos in your body is simple, well kind of simple. A large proportion of muscles, tissue and cells are made up of amino acids. Your body utilises aminos to carry out important bodily functions and also help with the storage and transport of nutrients. Amino acids are split into two groups, these are Essential and Non-Essential. Essential amino acids can’t be made by the body, so you have to get them from the food you eat or supplements. Non-Essential amino acids can be made by your body and although they are just as important in the protein making process, you don’t have to keep an eye on your intake. As you can see from the above, amino acids should play a big role in your daily nutrition plan and there are plenty of choices below to help you hit your targets. More importantly amino acids in supplements can play a great role helping with recovery and also pushing along your workouts.
Now onto our list of the Top 5 Amino Acids of 2017.

Scivation Xtend

First on the list (no real surprise for us here) is Scivation Xtend. Scivation Xtend has been at the top of the pile for a while now and doesn’t just contain amino acids in its formula. It has its base of BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and Valine) in a 2 : 1 : 1 ratio and on top of these it also has L-Glutamine, Vitamin B6, Citrulline Malate and also Electrolytes. Now that is a good mix of ingredients to help fuel your recovery and workouts!
Scivation Xtend mixes with water easily and has twelve different flavours for you to try. You mix one scoop of 13 grams of Xtend with close to 300ml of water. Sip either throughout your day to get more aminos into your diet or sip during your workout or training to keep your body fuelled.
If you want to look at the twelve different flavours, head to our Scivation Xtend page.

BSc Amino BCAA Fuel 

Next on the list is a supplement from the Australian company Body Science. BSc Amino BCAA Fuel is designed for using during your training or workout and has a 4 : 1 : 1 ratio of branched chain amino acids. This amino acid supplement not only contains the BCAAs, it also has a plethora of other ingredients rounding out the formula. Not just token ingredients either. They are added to help you perform.

These extras are:

• Beta Alanine

• Taurine

• Arginine

• L-Glutamine

• Glycine

• Electrolytes

We currently only have two different flavours of the Amino BCAA Fuel and both of them are amazing and mix well too! When you are having an Amino BCAA Fuel you mix one serve of 9 grams into 300ml to 500ml of water and sip throughout your training or workout.
You might have to try different amounts of water until you get the flavour just right for yourself. You can see more information about this BSc supplement here, Amino BCAA Fuel.

BSN Amino X

BSN have been manufacturing supplements since the start of history it feels like. And most people who have been training and using supplements for a long time could probably tell you a story about the first time they tried BSN No Xplode back in the day. So it is safe to assume that most, if not all of the BSN range of supplements will be great and Amino X is no exception. Amino X is designed to help you with endurance throughout your workout or training and also to help you with your muscle recovery after. With ten grams of amino acids per serve Amino X is sure to have your workouts and recovery humming. It contains L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Alanine, Taurine, L-Citrulline, Malic Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate and Cholecalciferol in its formula. This supplement from BSN comes in eight different flavours and also in two sizes for you.
You can see all of the flavours here, BSN Amino X Flavours and Sizes.

Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy

Optimum Nutrition has a massive range of products and Essential Amino Energy is just a logical addition to the range. Essential Amino Energy has a slightly different take on things compared to the above supplements. Not only does it contain an amino blend with a huge amount of different aminos,
it also has an energy blend in it too. So Essential Amino Energy is bordering on being a supplement you could use before, during and after training if you wanted to. Each serve (nine grams) of ON Essential Amino Acid Energy will give you five grams of amino acids. The energy component of Essential Amino Energy comes from Green Tea Extract and also Green Coffee Bean Extract. So this means you are getting a bit of caffeine too to help you get through your training and workouts. You can mix one nine gram serve of Essential Amino Energy with about 300ml of water.
ON Essential Amino Acid Energy comes in thirteen different flavours for you and also two different sizes.
Make sure to check this BSN supplement out, great pricing and also great value too!

Balance BCAA Tablets 

A tablet finally makes it onto our Top 5 Amino Acids of 2017 list. There are people who still prefer taking a tablet over having liquid drinks and shakes and the Balance BCAA Tablets are perfect for them. The only drawback about having tablets is they are limited to how much ingredients they contain in each tablet. So you may need to take a few more tablets to hit the same level of aminos as the powders above. Balance BCAA Tablets contain the three main BCAAs, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine in a 2 :1 :1 formula. A serving size is three tablets and this will give you 300mg of L-Leucine, 150mg of L-Isoleucine and 150mg of L-Valine. The best time to use the BCAA tablets would be before training or workout and after training or workout.
Make sure if you are using them before you take them quite a while before you train. This is so the tablets have time to digest so the nutrients are available for your body to use. There isn’t anything like a BCAA tablet burp half way through your second set of squats!
The tablets are great for travel too.
If you haven’t got much room in your suitcase and need to keep your aminos flowing, Balance BCAA Tablets are perfect for you.

Where can I get my Amino Acids?

There you have the Top 5 Amino Acids of 2017 for you so far. It will be interesting to see if this list changes when we get to the end of the year, so keep an eye out for the update. You can see all of the different types of amino acid supplement we stock here at Sporty’s Health here, Amino Acids for You! There are plenty more solutions for you than just the five options above.
Thanks for dropping by and remember to check out our Supplement Stacks page too. This will take the guess work away for you if you have a particular goal you are heading towards.
See you again soon here at Sporty’s Health!