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

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  • Expiration Date: Aug 2018
  • Shipping Weight: 1.06 lbs (0.48 kg)
  • 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
  • Non-GMO
  • 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.

Suggested Use

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.

Other Ingredients


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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 1/4 Level Teaspoons (approx 5.5 g)
Servings Per Container: about 60
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 20  
L-Leucine 958 mg
L-Lysine (from L-Lysine Monohydrochloride) 888 mg
L-Phenylalanine 771 mg
L-Valine 534 mg
L-Threonine 468 mg
L-Isoleucine 444 mg
L-Methionine 434 mg
L-Histidine (from L-Histidine Monohydrochloride) 328 mg
L-Tryptophan 117 mg
† Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews


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.

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Bad taste

Posted by 5660463220563239217 on Apr 23, 2016

Great formula if you want to put it in capsules. Impossible to get it down otherwise.

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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.

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Good supplement for recovery

Posted by 5273463189186932089 on Oct 15, 2014

I haven't finished all the powder yet but it seems I have a good recovery after working out.

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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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