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Now Foods, Sports, Amino-9 Essentials Powder, 11.64 oz (330 g)

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  • Product Code: NOW-00206
  • UPC Code: 733739002068
  • Package Quantity: 11.64 oz (330 g)
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.4 x 6.4 in, 0.9 lbs (0.41 kg)
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Product Overview

  • 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, mix 2 1/4 level teaspoons with 8 fl oz of juice or your favorite beverage 1 to 3 times daily. Competitive athletes and individuals engaged in resistance training may take 2 servings 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.

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


Caution: Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.

This product is sold by weight not volume.

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.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 1/4 Level Teaspoons (5.5 g)
Servings per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 20  
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
† Daily Value not established.

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These are the only amino acids to supplement with

Posted by Reviewer3054066 on Aug 04, 2012

Essental amino acids are the amino acids the body can't make. L-glutamine and whey protein are a waste of money for building muscle. NOW has a well formulated formula too based on scientific research. It is amazing that there aren't more complete essential amino acid products being sold. If one takes branched amino acids that can affect phenylalanine levels, tyrosine levels and tryptophan levels as the branched chain amino acid transporter uptakes branched chain amino acids, phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan so if one takes branched chain amino acids alone that can adversely affect phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan levels. Phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan are required for neurotransmitter synthesis. Amino acids, of course, work together and must be balanced with each other. The NOW formula insures that there is an amino acid balance. NOW did a terrific job with this formulation.

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10 people found the following review helpful

essential amino acid supplement

Posted by marianF on Feb 01, 2014

It was hard for me to find an amino acid supplement that contains just the 9 essential aminos and not the non-essentials ones.The later can be synthesized by the body from the essential amino acids so there's really no need to supplement.That being said, this Now Foods formula was just what I was looking for.It comes in pure powder form, with no fillers or other unwanted ingredients.Tastes terrible like all pure amino acid supps (expected!)., but that's not so much of an issue if the powder is dissolved in juice.I use it before working out to prevent muscle catabolism and works great.I hope iherb will never stop carrying this product.

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4 people found the following review helpful

Great product!

Posted by Reviewer1814780 on Oct 26, 2010

I want to take the amino acids, but protein shakes seem to disagree with me. This has all 8 essentials, which is convenient. Plus, it's hard to buy some of the aminos at all (ie. histidine)

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4 people found the following review helpful

Great product.

Posted by Reviewer1854901 on Jun 11, 2011

Great for someone like me who can't enough dietary protein due to severe food allergies. I put the powder into empty capsules so I don't have to taste it.

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3 people found the following review helpful

Simply this is the best amino supplement

Posted by Reviewer2487206 on Jun 24, 2012

Great EAA combination. Get plenty of this and let your body cook other AA.

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