InnovAAte Amino Acids: Sports and Exercise Recovery

When you are exercising or competing, you need a supply of amino acids to keep you going in your sport and ensure a good recovery from exercise. During the exercise, you cannot eat and, even if you could, the operation of the digestive system is much reduced because blood is diverted to the muscles to provide much needed oxygen + nutrients and remove carbon dioxide + other waste products.

During exercise, the body needs to provide amino acids for the numerous metabolic processes that support the muscle functions. This is done by breaking down existing muscle proteins that are not muscle fibres, to release the amino acids (catabolism).

  • The OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® amino acids are the ones in the highest demand
  • Daily amino acid supplementation with OptimAAte® can supply the key amino acids that are in greatest demand during the day to support active lifestyles.
    • Provision of OptimAAte® amino acids replenishes stocks of those that are used most by the body. Sometimes the body can’t keep up with demand for certain amino acids and this can be linked to feeling tired all the time.
  • Provision of ElectrAAte® provides the amino acids as well as the important electrolytes that can be lost during exercise and life in a hot climate.
  • Supplying these during or immediately after exercise can help reduce the amount of muscle damage and lead to a faster recovery.

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

  • OptimAAte® can be mixed in drinks such as fruit juices and smoothies, or blended into foods such as bread.
  • ElectrAAte® can be mixed in the drink bottle with 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.


By Hugh Dunstan

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





J.T. from Newcastle:
I have been taking part in a 6 week challenge of intense weights training. It had finished over a week ago and challenge 2 resumed on Monday 29th July.
My thighs and shoulders were aching from training and so I took OptimAAte to help with soreness and within a day I noticed a huge difference in muscle recovery. Thank you so much for such a great product I will be continuing to use it for the rest of the 6 week challenge.







R.H. from Newcastle:
Great product, brings a new level of specific refueling that I’ve felt effect my training. The confidence of knowing you are getting what your body needs is enormous.
O.M. from Newcastle:
Amazing products backed by insightful science. Hugh absolutely knows his stuff and has been incredibly helpful. Would highly recommend.



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