- You earn loyalty credit for every order you place at iHerb!
- Loyalty credit is equal to 10% of the value of your order, excluding shipping charges.
- Your loyalty credit will be applied towards your next order as soon as your current order has shipped.
- Your loyalty credits are valid for up to 60 days from the date of your last purchase.
This product is already in your Wish List.
View Wish List
This product is now in your Wish List.
|Combo Discount:||- $4.00|
- Complete "Free-Form" Blend of all 9 Essential Amino Acids
- A Dietary Supplement
- GMP Quality Assured
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 has all 9 essential amino acids in the 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.
Mix 2 1/4 level teaspoons with 8 fl oz of juice or your favorite beverage once daily. Taking with juice or other beverage is recommended due to bitter taste of free-form amino acids.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Store in a cool, dry, dark place after opening.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition [e.g. liver disorders or phenylketonuria (PKU)]. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
|Serving Size: 2 1/4 Level Teaspoons (approx 5.5 g)|
|Servings Per Container: about 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|L-Lysine (from L-Lysine Monohydrochloride)||888 mg||†|
|L-Histidine (from L-Histidine Monohydrochloride)||328 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
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.
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.
Mix it with your fav morning drink
Posted by 5039892078663116452 on Nov 30, 2016
The raw taste is very bitter. Best to mix it with your fav morning beverage like milk or juice.
Posted by 5683239121266351550 on Sep 12, 2016
You will not feel a kick in energy, more like gentle help to energy levels. These are the only aminos that are worth it. They are complete - all 9 of them. They are in free form - digestion is not required (unlike most other aminos on the market, that are whey protein in pill form). They are in very good and natural ratio. They are not tasty, but that is not the point here!!!! They are bitter as there are no additatives and that is GREAT! Pour some milk, add a banana, add the aminos, blend it and you will not feel the taste. The powder does not mix easy, use some electric device.
Posted by 5660463220563239217 on Apr 23, 2016
Great formula if you want to put it in capsules. Impossible to get it down otherwise.
taste is so bad!
Posted by 5669672117945457892 on Apr 13, 2015
I use all kind of supplements and I have never tasted anything disgusting as that! do yourself a favor and don't buy it. I must say that usually I love now foods products because they have quality products and their cheap but the taste in this specific product is just non edible.