What makes our intra workout aminos work
- Our Formula
- - Natural & Artificial Flavours
- - Citric Acid
- - Sweeteners: Stevia & Sucralose
- - Potassium Phosphate
- - Colouring: Holly Green
- Fantastic new flavour
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Love this drink. I use it every workout as I find it helps with my recovery and definitely helps me train harder.
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DNA lean® Amino-XS® is a state of the art advanced intra workout drink for maximum performance, specifically designed to be
consumed during training. At the core of our unique Amino-XS® formula is a power packed 6 grams of BCAA's in a 4:1:1
ratio, providing essential building blocks of muscle
tissue. These BCAA's are then further Backed up with 6
grams of essential amino amino acids; leaving no stone
unturned to ensure maximum nitrogen retention.
Amino-XS® helps delay fatigue from the build up of lactic acid caused by intense exercise; better helping you to push past your previous personal best.
Amino-XS® aids peak muscle torque and sustained energy production via a combination of creatine monohydrate and Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid that help support the bio synthesis of ATP.
To further maximise the anabolic effects of Amino-XS®, we have added natural extracts of the herb rhodiola rosea; an"adaptogenic" herb that may help counter stress hormones.
Amino-XS® is one of the purest products on the market - PERIOD. Per serving you have 15.35 grams of ACTIVE ingredients. Each serving of Amino-XS® is 16 grams; making less than just 5% for flavourings and colourings. Do the maths - does your current intra workout stack up to Amino-XS®?
Build more lean muscle and train harder for longer with DNA lean® Amino-XS®. #Evolveyourself
This product is a Food Supplement
Mix 1 heaped scoop in 300 - 400 ml of water. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. For best results consume Amino-XS® during training. Do NOT exceed stated dose.
Notice Of Safety
Only intended for use by persons over the age of 18. Consult a medical practitioner prior to use if you have been treated for or diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition, or if you are using any prescription or over the counter drugs. Discontinue use and consult a medical practitioner if unusual symptoms are experienced.
Serving Size: 1 heaped Scoop (16 grams)
Servings Per Container: 28
DNA Lean Amino-XS®
Amount Per Serving
|Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)||50mg|
|Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxal-5-PhosphateComplex)||3.5mg|
|Creapure (Creatine Monohydrate)||2000mg|
|Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid (from calcium ketoglutarate)||300mg|
|Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) Extract (Root) (Standardized to min. 3% Total Rosavins and min. 1% Salidrosides)||500mg|
|Micronised BCAA's 4:1:1 ratio|
|Essential Amino Acid Complex|
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate)
Pantothenic acid forms part of the B complex - a family of water soluble vitamins. Each B vitamin has its own unique bio-functions though collectively they contribute to the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Vitamin B5 does however have a very unique and less well known benefit in that it can help buffer lactic acid through its intermediate function in the Krebs cycle (citric acid cycle). High levels of lactic acid can hamper pyhsical performance, by reducing lactic acid levels, physical performance can be improved.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-PhosphateComplex)
There are several different preparations of vitamin B6 that are used in supplements. Some are more effective than others. We have chosen to use Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P-5-P). This preparation in particular is by far the most metabolically active form of any of the preparations of B6. Vitamin B6 has many different metabolic roles and functions within the human body that are vital to our health. For example vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and also has a key role in the process of gene expression. The most relevant metabolic functions of B6 in our DNA lean® Amino-XS® formula is its role in the metabolism of amino acids. Because DNA lean® Amino-XS® is high in BCAA's and Glutamine, we added B6 to the formula to help facilitate in the metabolism and assimilation of amino acids as muscle tissue.
Creatine has been used in the sporting community for decades. From sprinters, to power lifters, to cyclists, and for good reason. It works. Creatine helps fuel cellular energy processes. ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) is ultimately where your body gets its energy from. The cellular production of ATP from ADP (Adenosine Di-Phosphate) is fuelled by creatine stored in your muscle cells as creatine phosphate. Supplementing with Creatine will significantly increase the production of ATP (via the krebs cycle) and hence give you that boost in performance when you need it.
Malic acid plays a key role in the cellular generation of energy, and as such is known as a "Kreb's intermediate" molecule. The Krebs cycle is the process of respiration where by energy is produced in the form of a molecule called adenosine triphospate (ATP). ATP is what ultimately provides energy for your whole body let alone your muscles, and is constantly being generated in the mitochondrian (power houses) of every cell in your entire body through this cyclic energy process. Malic acid is a very useful supplement for any trainer; This powerful Kreb's intermediate acts a catalyst for increasing energy production by way of oxidising Pyruvic acid leading to ATP being produced from ADP. Malic acid also acts as a Lactic acid buffer and thus delays the onset of fatigue - enabling you to train harder and push further.
Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid (AKG)
Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid supports a positive nitrogen balance by promoting protein synthesis, and also plays a vital role in intra cellular energy generation processes. Optimised Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) production, from Kreb intermediate molecules ensures sustained energy levels and better athletic performance. This powerful Kreb intermediate molecule has been also shown to reduce elevated levels of ammonia which may hamper athletic performance. Some studeis also show that Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid may have a positive effect on buffering lactic acid levels; by bufferig lactic acid and reducing muscle acidosis maximum physical performance can be sustained for longer.
Perhaps more commonly referred to as Golden root or Arctic root. Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant which is native to the much cooler regions of the globe such as the Arctic and also high up in the cold wilderness of the mountanious regions of central Asia and Europe. Rhodiola rosea really has to be one of natures wonder herbs. Known as an "adaptogen" (a phytonutrient that increases resistance to stress hormones) Rhodiola plays a key role in the DNA lean® Amino-XS™ formula by keeping your cortisol (a catabolic hormone that will eat your muscle tissue away) levels in check which you may otherwise find can be elevated from the stress of an intense workout.
BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids)
All proteins are made of chains of smaller "building blocks" called amino acids. A different combination and arrangement of these building blocks will result in a different protein. Skeletal muscle tissue is made of protein, and hence amino acids. BCAA's are the most abundant amino acids of all the amino acids found in skeletal muscle tissue. Because BCAA's comprise the most part of our muscle tissue, supplementing with these is essential for enabling muscle growth. In particular, the brached chain amino acid Leucine is one of the most anabolic supplements you can use and is therfore why we chose such a high ratio of Leucine to the other branched chain amino acids Valine and Isoleucine, having a ratio of 4:1:1.
Essential Amino Acid Complex (EAA's)
Although Amino-XS is heavily loaded with the highly anabolic amino acid Leucine, along with the other two branched chain amino acids; Valine and Isovaline. We knew maximum nitrogen retention could not be achieved through BCAA's alone! Therefore we added in an additional six grams of essential amino acids (EAA's) in a specific ratio that would closely match that of human muscle tissue; the end result being an even split of BCAA's/EAA's all dosed in precise ratios and thus further maximising nitrogen retention and muscle anabolism. The end result being a whopping twelve grams of amino acids per serving!
Glutamine is classed as a conditionally essential amino acid; while the body can manufacture Glutamine from metabolising other amino acids, it can become conditionally essential when the body is in a catabolic state. Intense workouts which cause micro tears to muscle tissue can put the body in a catabolic state. Supplementing with Glutamine during an intense workout can help counter any catabolism (breakdown and loss of muscle tissue). Glutamine is also "cell volumising" and as such will help "pump up" your muscles literally while you are working out. Glutamine may also help aid in your recovery - the medical community even use Glutamine to help reduce patient recovery times after surgery.
DNA lean® Amino-XS® has been designed to provide you with the right ingredients, in the right ratios, at the right time. During a workout, blood flow is directed to the particular muscle that is being trained; this has been dubbed as getting "the pump", or otherwise known scientifically as hyperemia. If you have heard that consuming BCAA's intra workout benefits muscle growth and recovery, you have been well informed! Here's why; hyperemia, the increase in blood flow, is your one way golden ticket to force feeding your muscles essential and anabolic nutrients, and as such is something that EVERY trainer and athlete should take advantage of. How can you achieve this? Simply sip on DNA lean® Amino-XS® during your workout. Because Amino-XS® contains anabolic pre-digested ingredients, such as branched chain amino acids; you do not have to wait for the lengthily process of these nutrients passing through your entire digestive system in order to be broken down so that they can enter your blood stream. You can quickly take advantage of the window of opportunity of hyperemia, get your nutrient timing bang on and force feed your muscles with BCAA's, creatine, glutamine and all the good stuff, all in one go. This is why DNA lean® Amino-XS® is best to be consumed during times of intense physical activity because it has all the key ingredients to help you perform and train at your best, reduce DOMS, and kick start your recovery and anabolic muscle building processes.
Do I need to cycle using Amino-XS®?
NO; Amino-XS® is a food supplement and does not contain any stimulants, therefore your body will not build up any "tolerance" to any of its ingredients. The human body has a constant need for proteins and amino acids and as such Amino-XS® can be used continually with out the need of any "off periods". Prolonged use of Amino-XS® will only lead to improved training, recovery and muscle gain.
Do I still need to creatine load with Amino-XS®?
NO! The old days of creatine loading were intended to saturate your muscle cells with creatine in order to boost performance and volumise your muscles. However, for the most part of this creatine loading phase you would not be in the gym working out and would have no significant increase in blood flow (hyperemia) to your muscles. Therefore most of the creatine would be wasted, not being efficiently delivered to and stored in the muscle cells. In order to achieve muscle cell creatine saturation you would have to use overkill in the dosing which would work out to be expensive and often caused stomach upsets and bloating. Gone are the days of creatine loading!
Do I need to take an additional creatine supplement with Amino-XS®?
No; Because Amino-XS® is designed to be consumed intra workout, the increase in blood flow (hyperemia) ensures creatine is much more efficiently used - being delivered directly to your muscles at the time of working out - when it is most needed!.