Amino acids can help restore inner health and reduce fatigue

How can amino acid supplementation help to improve general health and vitality?

People have busy life-styles with family/work commitments and many constantly suffer fatigue. The body utilises the high-demand amino acids at very fast rates and replenishment of these amino acids could help restore inner health and reduce fatigue.

The secret is to know which amino acids to take. We have identified which amino acids are lost at the highest rates in sweat and urine and OptimAAte® and ElectrAAte® provide them in simple and cost-effective supplements.

To help you understand how this works, here is some interesting background to digestion, a key player in the fatigue story.

Digestion

Digestion can be working at sub-optimal efficiency for many reasons, particularly as you get older, which can lead to a shortfall in the supply of primary amino acids – even if you are eating a healthy diet. These high-demand amino acids are required to support exercise and maintain the daily processes that sustain good inner health.

Did you know that the stomach produces acid to initially break down large proteins into smaller pieces of protein? These smaller protein pieces then stimulate the digestive system to begin the breakdown of foods for absorption into the body. Proteins are made of amino acids and the proteins must first be digested before the amino acids can be absorbed by the body. If this first acidic treatment in the stomach is reduced, then the proteins are not efficiently processed and absorbed.

Fact: As you get older, your capacity to secrete acid into the stomach diminishes. This is why you might find it harder, as you get older, to digest red meats, rich sauces and creamy desserts.

  • Exercise and illness can also temporarily reduce acid secretion in the stomach.

Outcome: As digestive efficiency diminishes with age and you lead an active life, your body may find it difficult to supply on time all of the amino acids required for exercise and recovery. This can result in fatigue and muscle soreness.  If you have a busy and demanding active lifestyle, this can result in feeling tired all the time. Sometimes the body can’t keep up with demand for certain amino acids and this can be linked to feeling tired all the time.

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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