Putting on muscle is a balancing act, pivoting on your ability to adapt to training stress and recover from everything else that life throws at you. A poor diet, pushing your training too hard for too long and factors beyond your control (like a nasty flu virus) can all slam the brakes on your “gains train.” If you want to push towards your recovery limits, you’re going to need an “ace in the hole.”
- Granite Supplements’ Essential Aminos provide a 7g / dose of all the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) because it’s the dietarily essential [not the non-essential] amino acids that trigger muscle protein synthesis. Leucine (3g) sits atop this EAA blend because of it’s primacy in triggering protein anabolism. We were sure to focus on the other branched chain aminos (BCAAs; Isoleucine and Valine at 1.5g each) as well, because the BCAAs are known to reduce muscle breakdown and post-exercise soreness and damage.
- The amounts of the other EAAs blended in Essential Aminos are based on the anabolic EAA mixture used extensively in research, adjusted slightly to take advantage of the anabolic signaling and insulin-releasing effects of lysine and phenylalanine.
- This power-packed EAA supplement can thus be employed in conjunction with a small amount of carbohydrate (~35g; which could come from our Intra-Carb product) to enhance post-workout protein synthesis and gains in muscle mass If you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place with little to no good protein sources, EAA’s can boost the protein-synthetic effect of an otherwise suboptimal protein source, e.g., one that is too small or otherwise dilute in protein content or lacking in EAAs, such as some plant protein sources. You might also use EAA to “bridge” the gap between two widely spaced meals, when you simply can’t slip away to consume a complete protein source or have a meal.