Open the refrigerator of any supermarket or convenience-store beverage section and you’ll see rows of brightly colored hydrating sports drinks loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. For anyone looking for an alternative, enter Alpha Amino, the hydrating amino-acid-powdered sports drink that has zero sugar and zero carbs per serving.
Why Amino Acids?
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are tried-and-true for supporting muscle maintenance. Amino acids are produced in the body and are found in the foods we eat, but many people need to obtain additional amino acids from supplements. This is especially true for athletes who must preserve muscle and need to recover during and after workouts.
Alpha Amino contains 11 amino acids and 5 grams of branched-chain amino acids per serving. Its BCAA formula is focused around its 3X Leucine matrix, which is a concentrated version of the branched-chain amino acid leucine. Leucine is an essential amino acid that the body cannot produce on its own. Alpha Amino’s 3X Leucine matrix combines micronized L-leucine, ultra-soluble leucine nitrate and leucine peptides to help maximize muscle endurance, preserve muscle glycogen stores and reduce protein breakdown.
Alpha Amino Complex
Alpha Amino’s complex has additional amino
acids — like glutamine, which helps promote energy, fights fatigue and prevents catabolism during a workout. The amino acids within the Alpha Amino complex are micronized for easier absorption in the body.
The most important part of any sports drink, both powdered and ready-to-drink, is its ability to keep you hydrated. Alpha Amino incorporates two natural hydrating ingredients: raw coconut water and chia-seed extract. Raw coconut water delivers electrolytes to replenish water and mineral levels, while the chia-seed extract supplies nutrients like omega-3s, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and fiber.
Alpha Amino is for everyone. It’s for the guy or girl looking for an alternative to sugary sports drinks that they can sip on throughout the day or for the elite athlete who needs to push through a tough workout or heavy gym session and recover after. It comes in a range of flavors, including lemon lime, icy blue razz, watermelon and fruit punch, all of which mix instantly.