Amino Reload - 110 ServingRegular price $84.99
You have perhaps heard of the term branch chained amino acid (BCAA) supplements in the gym or a supplement/health store. Walk into any gym and you will find the majority of people sipping on a jug full of a normally color-laden BCAA supplement during their workout; also known as ‘intra-workout”. Although, most fitness enthusiasts have the right idea, they would benefit more if they were sipping on an essential amino acid (EAA) and BCAA combination supplement instead.
BCAA's contribute to three of the nine EAA's required to build muscle. L-Leucine, Iso-Leucine and Valine. No new muscle can be built unless all of the nine EAAs are available.
What about BCAA's signaling protein synthesis for muscle growth? This is a true fact, however, as mentioned, no growth will occur unless all the essential amino acids are present. BCAA's are similar to the blueprint to build a house. You can have the best building design in the world, but nothing can be built unless you have all the raw materials necessary to start the process of building.
Drinking an EAA supplement during your workout, has been proven to reduce the breakdown of muscle and prevent muscle loss when consumed during arduous training sessions. It will also stimulate muscle protein synthesis and kick-start the muscle building process.
Each serving of Ballistic Labs Amino Reload contains a substantial amount, 9 grams of a vegan, fermented, and instatized BCAA's + EAA's in combination, it also contains the major electrolytes to improve hydration, support cardiovascular health, nerve signaling, vitamins, and antioxidants to improve recovery.
Read below to learn more about Ballistics Labs Amino Reload and how drinking it during exercise will reduce fatigue, accelerate recovery, growth, and increase your metabolism.
#1: BCAA's Signal Muscle Protein Synthesis – But No Actual Muscle Can Be Built Unless All The EAA's Are Present
Over 100 human clinical studies validate that BCAA supplementation increases muscle protein synthesis via the mTORC1 signaling pathway. For example, a study done with young men in their 20s found that supplementing with 5.6g of BCAA post resistance training elevated muscle protein synthesis by an incredible 22%. What these studies don’t tell you is that no actual muscle can be built unless all the essential amino acids are present.
In order to capitalize on the increased muscle protein synthesis BCAA's provide, you must combine BCAA's with EAA's.
That’s what really separates Ballistic Labs Amino Reload from other amino acid supplements. It contains BCAA's to signal muscle protein synthesis, plus all the EAAs so muscle tissue can actually be built.#2: EAA's Increase Fat Burning and Support Fat Loss Better Then BCAA's
Population studies continuously show that BCAA's and EAA's intake is directly correlated to body fat, muscle mass and body composition. A study of 4,429 people found that the individuals with the highest BCAA's and EAA's intake had the least body fat, the most muscle, and the best body composition.
The researchers found that it was the amino acid leucine which was the main driver for the fat loss. The researchers found that better results were seen when BCAA was given with the leucine, and even better results were seen when leucine was given with both BCAA's and EAA's.
Ballistic Labs Amino Reload contains the proper 2:1:1 BCAA's combined with EAA's.#3: EAA's Support Hormone Balance During Intense Training
Supplementing with EAA's supports normal hormone balance, which plays a major role in body composition; body fat to lean mass ratio, overall performance and recovery.
A clinical human based study found that supplementing with six grams of EAA's after a high-intensity resistance training workout increased testosterone levels and lowered cortisol levels in comparison to the placebo, given in a blind-study comparative group. In addition, the EAA group had lower biomarkers, specific physical factors in inflammation, indicating better recovery.#4: EAA's Enhance Endurance Performance and Decrease Fatigue
EAA supplementation during exercise reduces fatigue and improves performance through two different pathways. First, EAA's maintain ATP (energy) levels during exercise and enhance the body’s ability to burn fat, increasing the accessible energy pool. Second, EAA's prevent central nervous system fatigue by inhibiting the uptake of tryptophan into the brain. Tryptophan is what the brain uses to make serotonin, which causes feelings of tiredness and fatigue.#5: EAA's Improve insulin health and may reduce risk of diabetes
EAA supplementation has been shown to support insulin sensitivity and metabolic rate resulting in improved body composition. For example, a recent weight loss study found that the individuals who had the highest EAA intake had the greatest improvements in insulin sensitivity.
Researchers have even speculated that EAA's may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes since diabetics have a dysfunctional EAA metabolism.
#6: Electrolytes to increase endurance, improve performance and prevent fatigue
Optimal exercise performance requires a consistent and adequate supply of electrolytes. Body functions like muscle contractions and transmission of nerve impulses are dependent on electrolytes.
The four major electrolytes in the human body are the magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.
Magnesium is crucial to cellular health in the human body. Magnesium is required for nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism, bone integrity and cell formation. A magnesium deficiency will affect virtually every system in the human body.Magnesium is a cofactor (supporting element) in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body!
Magnesium is stated as being one of the most important minerals when considering mineral supplementation, it is estimated that upwards of 80% of athletes are deficient in magnesium. To make matters worse, magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed, and left unnoticed as it does not show up in blood tests.
Ballistic Labs Amino Reload uses magnesium aspartate, which is one of the most bioavailable and absorbable forms of supplemental magnesium available.
Potassium is the third-most prevalent mineral in the body and is needed for muscular contractions, blood pressure regulation, fluid balance, bone growth and nutrient digestion. The Food & Drug Administration recommends adults to consume 3,500 to 4,700 milligrams per day, yet only 2% of the American population actually consumes this quantity. Athletes are at high risk for being deficient in potassium since they lose potassium in sweat during exercise.
Ballistic Labs Amino Reload uses potassium phosphate, a naturally-sourced form of supplemental potassium.
The main electrolyte lost in sweat is sodium. A large athlete can lose up to 2000mg of sodium during each hour of exercise. There are serious performance consequences and even health risks associated with under-consumption of sodium including muscle cramps, nausea, and dizziness.
A 2015 study found that athletes who supplemented with sodium during a middle distance triathlon finished an average of 26 minutes faster than those who didn’t.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Calcium makes up approximately 2% of your total body weight. Up to three pounds of calcium is stored in your bones. Not only is calcium essential for the health of your bones and teeth, it also plays an important role in muscle contractions, nervous system function, stabilization of blood-pressure, blood clotting and the secretion of hormones. Calcium is very important in fat metabolism. Adequate calcium intake helps prevent fat storage and promotes stored fat being converted to energy during exercise, this is what fat-burning’ really is! Supplementing with calcium has shown to decrease body-fat significantly in overweight, obese individuals.
Ballistic Labs Amino Reload uses calcium citrate which is easily absorbed, and yields best bioavailability for your metabolism in comparison to the more commonly used, inexpensive varieties such as calcium carbonate or calcium oxide.
#7: Vegan sourced and fermented BCAA + EAA with NO artificial dyes, NO colors, and it is instatized for rapid dissolvability
Ballistic Labs Amino Reload contains the highest quality vegan-sourced amino acids that are free of additives or artificial ingredients, and is wheat/gluten-free, sugar-free, contains no artificial dyes or colors and contains zero calories.
Facts & Questions
- What is Amino Reload?
- BCAAs (Branch Chain amino acids) are made up of three essential amino acids; Leucine, Iso-Leucine, and Valine. As general studies have shown, these components are essential for muscle recovery and overall health as the human body is unable to produce them from other sources of amino acids. Alternatively, they can be ingested through food or supplements.
- Why do I need Amino Reload?
- This product is a staple in any individual’s supplement regimen. Using Amino Reload will increase your overall performance, strength and keep you hydrated in any sport or athletic activity you partake in.
- How do I take Amino Reload?
- BCAAs can be taken in various ways. Amino Reload is designed to take 1 scoop with you pre-workout 30 min before training, and a second scoop during your training.
Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are following a low protein diet, are taking lithium, nitrates, or medication to treat erectile dysfunction; or if you have liver or kidney disorder, epilepsy, high blood pressure, glaucoma and/ or detrusor instability (overactive bladder syndrome). Consumption with natural health products (e.g. medication bitter orange extract, synephrine, ocopamine, ephedra), which increase blood pressure, or other caffeine containing products (e.g. medications, coffee, tea, colas, guarana, mate) is not recommended. This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep. Consult a health practitioner prior to use if you are of child bearing age, have cardiovascular disease or hypertension, diabetes, prostate disorders, or are taking prescription medications. Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, of if you are taking blood pressure medications (either hypertensive or antihypertensive), thyroid medications, sympathomimetic, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), decongestant-containing cold preparations (i.e. phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine), products containing ephedra or ephedrine, or other medications which increase blood pressure. May cause parenthesis (pins and needles), headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, palpitations and diarrhea. Hypersensitive/ allergy is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use. May result in weight gain. For occasional use only.