How does the body provide amino acids to support exercise?

During exercise, the body breaks down some of its own proteins via a process called “catabolism”. This process releases the amino acids needed to support exercise and recovery. However, the main demand is only on six amino acids – this means that the other 14 are not needed in such high quantities and because they are available, they ultimately get used as energy fuel.

The InnovAAte strategy is to replenish those 6 high-demand amino acids and thus theoretically reduce the necessity for catabolism. If you can reduce the need for the breakdown of muscle proteins then it should follow that this could help maintain muscle mass. At the same time, your would theoretically reduce the wastage of vital amino acids which are not required at the same high-level demand.

InnovAAte Products

OptimAAte® supplementation can supply the key amino acids that are in greatest demand during the day to support active lifestyles.

  • Usage of OptimAAte® as directed, may assist in the development of muscle mass and the product is useful before, during, or after sustained strenuous exercise.
  • Daily supplementation of amino acids has been shown to help reduce fatigue.
  • OptimAAte®: 130 servings per tub; 46c per serve
    • One serve of OptimAAte® contains only 22kJ or 5.3 Calories
    • OptimAAte® can be mixed with water in your drink bottle or cup.

ElectrAAte® has been designed to provide the high-demand amino acids, plus the electrolytes, that can be lost through sweat and urine. The product is useful during, or after sustained strenuous exercise.

  • ElectrAAte®: 80 servings per tub; 76c per serve
    • One serve of ElectrAAte® contains only 26kJ or 6.3 Calories
    • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle or cup and has a light lemon flavouring.

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly. Both products have been tested by an independent laboratory to be sure that that they do not contain WADA banned substances so they are safe for use by elite athletes and people in restricted workplaces.

See more about the differences between OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

Shop for OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

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