InnovAAte Amino Acids: Colds, Flu and Ill Health

A good supply of amino acids is important to help the body fight infections and recover from colds, flu and ill health. We recover from infections by the action of our immune system which make trillions of specialised proteins that attack the viruses and bacteria. Production of these defensive proteins by the body needs large quantities of amino acids which are the building blocks used to make the proteins.

Provision of amino acids to the body can support these immune defence processes and reduce the need to breakdown muscle proteins to meet the demand for supply. The InnovAAte products contain six key amino acids that are known to be lost in the highest quantities through sweat and urine.  These amino acids could be used by the body to help build the immune proteins. This could theoretically minimise the breakdown of the body’s own muscle proteins that are otherwise used to provide the necessary building blocks for the immune proteins. In this way, it could be possible to reduce the breakdown of muscle proteins which can help you maintain better well-being throughout the illness.

Once the immune system has done its job, there is a recovery phase known as convalescence which is where the body attempts to restore condition by rebuilding muscles and optimising metabolism.  This recovery phase from major illness and injuries requires a good supply of amino acids to facilitate an efficient restoration process.


See our series of blogs on flus and colds.

By Tim Roberts

Tim is a foundation member of the InnovAAte team and has has played a key role in the amino acid research





R.K.H. from Morpeth
I am 67 years old and when I was 48 years old was diagnosed with a blood disease Essential Thromocytosis and on top of that, I have Bipolar disorder. Because of my conditions I take a cocktail of medications with no real side effects, however, in the past I have had a real lack of energy and would get very tired. That would frustrate me to no end because I was very active in sport and business.

My wife has been taking OptimAAte for some time now and suggested I try it. I started taking OptimAAte six months ago. After around fourteen days of starting on it I found that my energy level had improved significantly, and even though I still get a little tired, my energy level has improved dramatically. I believe OpimAAte has improved my overall wellbeing.




E.H Sydney
I started using Optimate for fatigue following chemotherapy & radiotherapy. I’ve noticed that my recovery numbers (sleep tracking based on my heart rate) are definitely better when I take Optimate consistently. If I have a week off, my recovery & fatigue is much worse. I find Optimate tastes quite sour but it’s really nice in orange juice! Give it a go and see for yourself.


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

Shop for OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® here.

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