Weight loss basics: How to use Amino Acids to your advantage

If you are healthy and putting on weight then the simple explanation is that you are eating more than you need for your day’s exertion. It is all about striking the correct balance between what you eat and the amount of exercise you do and amino acid supplementation can help maintain muscle mass, whilst your target is to lose fat.

How this works

When you exercise, your body uses a lot of key nutrients to support the exertion and produces sweat to help keep your body cool – both vital processes.

  • In a day, you use up and lose substantial quantities of important nutrient resources in the sweat including amino acids and electrolytes.
    • Our research has shown that six key amino acids are lost at vastly greater rates than others.

If you increase your daily exercise and reduce food intake, these key amino acids will be in much higher demand:

  • The body cannot always keep up with supply under restricted diets and higher exercise regimes
    • These key amino acids can thus become in short supply.
  • Under these conditions, the body will break down muscle proteins to supply the high-demand amino acids.
  • In recovery, there is a lot of protein rebuilding to replenish muscle mass.
    • If this does not occur fast enough before your next exercisemuscle mass rather than fat can be reduced during weight loss challenges.

InnovAAte Products

OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® are the next generation amino acid supplements designed to replenish what is lost most during the day from general exertion. These losses are amplified during exercise and life in a hot climate, and can also be exacerbated during bouts of infection.

Daily amino acid supplementation with OptimAAte® 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.

The ElectrAAte® has been designed to provide the high-demand amino acids, plus the electrolytes, that can be lost through sweat and urine.

Both OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® do not contain any sugar or caffeine and are vegan friendly.

  • OptimAAte® can be mixed with water in your drink bottle or cup.
  • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle or cup and has a light lemon flavouring.

See our blog on exercise and recovery

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

Shop for OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

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