Ultimate Nutrition introduces new Liquid Amino, a fast-acting, easily-digested liquid concentrate that provides a full spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids. Each serving contains 22 grams of high-quality protein, derived from natural enzyme-hydrolyzed gelatin and whey protein isolate. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein in the body; as such, they are essential for the synthesis of structural proteins, enzymes, and some hormones and neurotransmitters. Amino acids are also involved in numerous metabolic pathways that affect exercise metabolism.
Athletes are accustomed to viewing carbohydrates as the “exercise macronutrient.” Carbohydrates, primarily in the form of muscle glycogen, supply the majority of fuel at the beginning of high-intensity training. However, amino acids, which are supplied via breakdown of muscle protein, contribute an increasing amount of energy during prolonged endurance activity. In fact, research has shown that exercise burns up to 15% of the total amount of calories from protein by extracting amino acids from muscle tissues. If athletes do not supply this protein as part of their diet, lean muscle tissue will be used. Liquid Amino is a combination of proteins that provide complete support for an athlete’s diet. Each delicious Fruit Punch flavored serving provides 22 grams of high quality protein derived from natural enzyme hydrolyzed gelatin and whey protein isolate.
Whey protein is excellent for enhancing recovery. Whey protein has the highest biological value (BV) of any protein source. Whey protein’s amino acid profile contains the highest percentage of essential amino acids, 25% of which are BCAAs. Whey is also a source of two other important amino acids, methionine and cysteine, which stimulate the natural production of glutathione, one of the body’s most powerful antioxidants and a major factor in maintaining a strong immune system. Glutathione also supports healthy liver function.
Bovine gelatin has been marketed worldwide for many years as a food and as a protein and joint health supplement. Collagen is an essential structural protein that forms an important part of bones, tendons, and connective tissues. It is a tough insoluble protein that is essential for keeping the many cells and tissues of the body together. Gelatin contains an exceptionally high content of two amino acids, which play an important part in collagen formation: proline and glycine. The intake of hydrolyzed gelatin provides chondrocytes and osteoblasts (cartilage producing cells and bone forming cells) ample amounts of these important amino acids for making structural proteins.
Ultimate Nutrition’s Liquid Amino is a fast-acting, easily-digested liquid concentrate that providesg a full spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids. Each delicious Fruit Punch flavored serving provides 22 grams of high-quality protein derived from natural enzyme hydrolyzed gelatin and whey protein isolate.