SupplementSource.ca Product Reviews - Allmax MusclEAA
In this installment of SS.ca Product Reviews, Scott Welch of Muscle Insider and SupplementSource CEO Dan Kennedy take an indepth look at Allmax's Essential Amino Acid powerhouse MusclEAA.
For the full review check out the video below:
Here's a quick overview of what we talked about.
What are EAA's?
All protein is made up of a series of amino acids connected together. There are 20 aminos acids that your body requires for general health, muscle repair, enzyme creation, hormones, neurotransmitter, skin, etc. Amino acids are also used to fuel your metabolism.
There are 9 Essential Amino Acids (EAA's). There is your standard collection of BCAA's - leucine, isoleucine and valine but EAA's also include histidine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine and tryptophan. All 9 are required for protein synthesis (muscle growth). Without this complete package protein synthesis stops!
Ratios of each amino are considered important so the consumer should look at the doses of each amino in their EAA formula.
When to Take EAA's
EAAs are best taken on training days. The general thought is to consume EAA's during training. Just sip on your EAA drink while you workout to ensure a speedy recovery. EAA's can also be consumed as part of a post-workout supplementation plan.
On non-training days it always a good idea to ensure you are topped up after a period of zero food intake. Waking up with an empty stomach is perfect to secure and anabolic environment. EAA's are more quickly absorbed than whey isolate so you know that if you lacking any aminos when you wake up the depleted aminos will be topped up quickly.
Functions of each BCAA
Leucine: Critical for protein synthesis and muscle repair. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing and producing GH. Allmax MusclEAA has 3 grams!
Isoleucine: Muscle metabolism, immune function, hemoglobin production and energy regulation Allmax MusclEAA has 600 mg.
Valine: Valine helps stimulate muscle growth and regeneration and is involved in energy production. Allmax MusclEAA has 600 mg.
Functions of the 6 remaining EAA's
Phenylalanine: Phenylalanine is a precursor for neurotransmitters tyrosine, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. It plays an integral role in the structure and function of proteins and enzymes. Allmax MusclEAA has 75 mg.
Threonine: Threonine helps product collagen and plays a role in fat metabolism and immune function. Allmax MusclEAA 825 mg
Tryptophan: It’s needed to maintain proper nitrogen balance and is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep and mood. Allmax MusclEAA 50 mg
Methionine: Methionine plays an important role in metabolism and detoxification. It’s also necessary for tissue growth and the absorption of zinc and selenium, other minerals. Allmax MusclEAA mg
Lysine: Protein synthesis, collagen, hormone and enzyme production, absorption of calcium. It’s also important for energy production, immune function. Allmax MusclEAA 1,250 mg
Histidine: Used to produce histamine, a neurotransmitter that is vital to immune response, digestion, sexual function and sleep-wake cycles. Allmax MusclEAA 300 mg
Overview of Allmax MusclEAA
- 7 Grams of EAAs (per serving)
- 4.2 Grams of BCAAs (per serving)
- 30 servings
- 9.32 grams in a serving
- Use one serving per day will last 1 month.
- 2 Flavours are available:
- Candy Keys
- Blue Shark
Not just another EAA
- Informed Choice Tested (for over 200 banned substances)
- Mediator PA – Phospatidic Acid (400 mg) – Clinically proven to increase muscle growth by stimulating mTOR
- The first study showed that subjects gained 12.7% increase in squat strength and a 2.6% increase in lean body mass (LBM).
- The second study found that subjects gained double the muscle mass gain, increased strength, and double the fat mass loss compared to the placebo!
- Selaginella Tamariscina (400 mg) – pump ingredient. This is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor which blunts the an enzyme involved in vasoconstriction. So this helps improve blood flow - very important when trying to get EAAs to the muscle tissues.
Allmax MusclEAA has really set the bar high when it comes to quality EAA supplements. Quality ingredients, an innovative formula focused on maximum recovery set MusclEAA above the competition. SupplementSource.ca is proud to carry the entire Allmax line and if you are interested in grabbing MusclEAA just click HERE.