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Out of Stock - Discontinued
  • Shipping Weight: 1.77 lbs (0.8 kg)
  • Product Code: NOW-00018
  • UPC Code: 733739000187
  • Package Quantity: 300 Tablets
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.4 x 6.4 in, 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
Product Overview


  • Sports
  • Complete "Free-Form" Blend of All 9 Essential Amino Acids
  • GMP Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement

Amino acids are the subunits that make up proteins. They are necessary for the function of all cells, for tissue repair, and for the production of enzymes and neurotransmitters. The body uses 20 amino acids to construct proteins, but nine "essential amino acids" cannot be made by the human body and must be supplied by the diet in order to achieve proper protein synthesis and maintain overall health. People with limited diets or poor digestion may not get enough essential amino acids from their diet. In contrast to proteins or peptide-bound amino acids, NOW Amino-9 Essentials contains all 9 essential amino acids in their superior free-form state and in the proportions recommended by the National Academy of Sciences to optimize protein synthesis and tissue repair for adults age 19 and over.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 5 tablets 1 to 3 times daily. Competitive athletes and individuals engaged in resistance training may take 10 tablets 3 times daily. Taking with juice or other beverage is recommended due to bitter taste of free-form amino acids. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW L-Carnitine, D-Ribose and Creatine.

Other Ingredients

Calcium carbonate, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), croscarmellose sodium, silica and tablet coating.

Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.


Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant/lactating women, those taking anti-depressant medications (such as SSRI's or MAOI's), or those with liver disorders, high blood pressure or phenylketonuria (PKU) should consult a health care practitioner before using this product.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5 Tablets
Servings per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 30  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g <1%*
Dietary Fiber 2 g 8%
L-Leucine 981 mg
L-Lysine (from L-Lysine Monohydrochloride) 888 mg
L-Phenylalanine 771 mg
L-Valine 561 mg
L-Threonine 468 mg
L-Isoleucine 444 mg
L-Methionine 443 mg
L-Histidine (from L-Histidine Monohydrochloride) 328 mg
L-Tryptophan 117 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

What a dosage !!!

Posted by Reviewer3202446 on Sep 01, 2012

I can assure you that with one tablet a day, it provides you enough energy for the day :) Of course, I'm not in sport competitions... fortunately !

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I don't feel anything

Posted by danarm on Apr 27, 2012

It doesn't help me with anything. I notice no effect.

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Very good product

Posted by Reviewer2072604 on Nov 20, 2011

We give this to our daughter, who is vegan, in the evening. We are pleased with the results in her mood and energy level. I would like this product better if the tablet were smaller, even though she would have to take two.

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Great product!

Posted by LauraCristina on Nov 11, 2011

Amino acids are actually in free form, as opposed to what others sell (which is actually compacted protein). It doesn't leave any taste, at least I didn't feel anything. Medium sized, I have no trouble of swallowing them (I don't recommend breaking them in half because you'll find it harder to swallow due to sharped edges - there's a reason why they're so smooth on all sides). I've actually had bigger pills from California Fitness (waaay bigger) which I had trouble swallowing and I had to chew them, but these are very comfortable.

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Amino-9 Essentials

Posted by Reviewer2953361 on Aug 10, 2011

A large tablet that you'll need to cut in half to be safe..can be a bit "tasty" if you do not swallow fast..really wish NOW would make a capsule version..but this is the best formula should you need to take it..

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