Amino HP – ANS Performance’s Fully-Loaded BCAA Powder

Fans of the top selling ANS Ritual pre workout supplement, we have some good news for you: Your Ritual will soon have an intra workout partner in the new ANS Performance Amino HP.

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ANS Amino HP Ingredients

ANS Amino-HP Ingredients

The Amino HP Ingredients / Supplement Facts Label. We love an open label – click it to zoom in!

ANS has unveiled the formula’s ingredients and promises to deliver “incredible doses of a synergistic blend of high-quality ingredients that will improve your workouts, trigger muscle growth and amplify your power output.”

From the label, Amino HP’s three main goals are:

  • Build
  • Repair
  • Power

We’ll discuss each of the ingredients below and see if Amino HP lives up to its claims:

  • 5g 2:1:1 BCAAs

    Amino HP kicks off its impressive profile with a healthy dose of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). ANS utilizes the research- backed ratio of 2:1:1, which means in each serving of Amino HP, you’ll get 2.5g of leucine, 1.25g of isoleucine, and 1.25g of valine.

    The benefits of BCAAs have been long known, but just in case your memory is fading:

    • Stimulate Muscle Protein Synthesis[4]
    • Delay Fatigue[3]
    • Prevent Muscle Loss
    • Decrease Soreness[6]
    ANS Amino HP

    The ANS Amino HP banner released in a blog article[2] on January 29, 2014

    But that’s enough about the typical ingredients in an intra workout, let’s get on to the ingredients that you won’t find in most of the competitors intra products.

  • Amino HP Muscle HorsePower Complex (3.8g)

    Here’s where things start to get interesting. ANS packs 4 ergogenic aids into this complex specifically designed to help power you through those tough workouts starting with:

    • Taurine (2g)

      A conditionally essential amino acid, Taurine works synergistically with BCAAs to to reduce muscle soreness[7].

      Taurine is also a potent antioxidant in the body and helps to prevent muscular fatigue allowing you to train longer and harder.[8]

    • Trimethlyglycine (Betaine Anhydrous – 1.25g)

      Trimethlyglycine (TMG, aka Betaine, was one of 2014’s hottest supplement ingredients that more and more companies began incorporating into their products). ANS was definitely way ahead of the curve when they included it in Ritual.

      TMG’s benefits make it a must to include in your supplement stash:

      • Support creatine production[13]
      • Reduce Soreness[9]
      • Increased Power Output[10]
      • Cortisol Level Reduction[11]
      • Cellular Hydration[12]
      Amino HP

      Amino HP will have 1.25g of betaine. To get the other 1.25g, you must supplement separately or use Ritual (a top-selling pre workout for a reason)

      Dosages used in studies point to an efficacious dose of 2.5g of TMG. You may think ANS short-changed you here, but, ANS’ Ritual also contains 1.25g of TMG making for a killer pre / intra or pre / post combo to make sure you get your full dose of TMG.

    • Choline Bitartrate (0.5g)

      Amino HP

      It’s here, and it’s looking incredible!

      If choline sounds relatively familiar to you, it should! It’s part of the b-complex vitamin family and is an essential nutrient found in egg yolks, shrimp, and poultry. Choline is the backbone of acetylcholine, a powerful CNS neurotransmitter that is required by your muscles to contract and enhances.

      Half a gram is a great dose – this is one that will definitely give you more “feel” in your workout.

      Aside from this, choline is oxidized within the cell’s mitochondria into TMG, thus increasing the body’s reserves of this ergogenic metabolite. This goes hand and hand with choline’s benefits in the areas of exercise endurance and weight loss.[14,15]

    • AmentoPump™ (50mg)

      If you’ve never heard of AmentoPump or it’s more common name amentoflavone, don’t fret, it’s not a very widely used supplement, but trust us, after you see its perks, you’ll wonder why more products don’t have it.

      This biflavanoid extract from the Selaginella tamariscina plant was traditionally used for its anti-microbial and anti-cancer benefits. Through the course of various studies, amentoflavone provides:

      • Strength gains[16]
      • Increased pumps through vasodilation[17]
      • Improved insulin sensitivity[18]
      • Inhibits fatty acid synthesis[19]

      Those benefits alone let it speak for itself.

  • Amino HP Hyper Endurance Complex (1050mg)

    Rounding out this robust intra workout formula is a complex of L-Citrulline Malate (1g) and Rosa roxburghii extract (50 mg).

    The body converts L-citrulline to L-arginine in the body and this acts as a potent nitric oxide booster, leading to bigger and badder pumps! Additionally, it helps to delay fatigue and reduce soreness, while increasing one’s training capacity.[20,21]

    Typically, the effective pre workout dosage of citrulline malate is 6g, but, seeing as this is utilized as part of an intra workout, stacking it with a pre workout that contains more citrulline (in some form or other) should cover your bases.

    Rosa roxburghii extract comes from the chestnut rose plant and is another unique ingredient you won’t find in any other supplements circulating on the market. Studies have shown it to enhance the body’s antioxidant capacity and lead to improvements in memory and cardiovascular function.[22,23]

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Available Flavors

Never one to disappoint in the flavor department, Amino HP comes in two tasty variations: Icy Blue Razz and Wicked Watermelon. Early reviews from those that tried it at the recent Arnold Fitness Expo have nothing but great things to say about the flavoring on this, and we didn’t expect anything less!

Dosing

ANS recommends mixing 1 scoop (12g) with 8-10 oz of water and consume before, during, or after your workout. On non-training days, drink a serving of it throughout the day. For “best results,” they suggest consuming at least 2 servings per day.

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References

  1. ansperformance.com/get-the-answer-on-bcaas/
  2. ansperformance.com/trimethylglycine-supplementation/
  3. Shimomura Y, et al. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation before squat exercise and delayed-onset muscle soreness. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. (2010)
  4. Consuming a supplement containing branched-chain amino acids during a resistance-training program increases lean mass, muscle strength and fat loss
  5. Blomstrand E, et al. Branched-chain amino acids activate key enzymes in protein synthesis after physical exercise. J Nutr. (2006)
  6. Nutraceutical Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids on Skeletal Muscle
  7. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21664#P4
  8. Balshaw TG, et al. The effect of acute taurine ingestion on 3-km running performance in trained middle-distance runners . Amino Acids. (2012)
  9. Cholewa, J; Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone.; Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, Coastal Carolina University; 2013
  10. Lee EC, et al. Ergogenic effects of betaine supplementation on strength and power performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. (2010)
  11. Apicella JM, et al. Betaine supplementation enhances anabolic endocrine and Akt signaling in response to acute bouts of exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. (2013)
  12. Courtenay ES, et al. Vapor pressure osmometry studies of osmolyte-protein interactions: implications for the action of osmoprotectants in vivo and for the interpretation of “osmotic stress” experiments in vitro. Biochemistry. (2000)
  13. del Favero S, et al Creatine but not betaine supplementation increases muscle phosphorylcreatine content and strength performance . Amino Acids. (2012)
  14. Elsawy, G; Effect of Choline Supplementation on Rapid Weight Loss and Biochemical Variables Among Female Taekwondo and Judo Athletes. J Hum Kinet 40 (2014)
  15. Penry, J; Choline: An Important Micronutrient for Maximal Endurance-exercise Performance? Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 18.2 (2008)
  16. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10374719
  17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16557462
  18. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23083817
  19. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19652385
  20. Perez-Guisado; Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness.; Department of Medicine, University of Córdoba; 2010
  21. Hickner, R; L-citrulline reduces time to exhaustion and insulin response to a graded exercise test.; Human Performance Laboratory, East Carolina University; 2006
  22. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17966364
  23. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18167049
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