Fresh Supps Amino: Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) That Keep it Fresh

Greg Helton is the man. As far as supplement industry bonafides go, he covers all the bases. He was the chief marketing officer at Musclesport for seven years, and VP of Ryse for a year. We’ve even had him on Episode #40 of The PricePlow Podcast, when he was the president of Nutra Innovations.

Fresh Supps Amino

Keep your workouts fresh with Fresh Supps Amino

Now, Greg is putting out his own flag with Fresh Supps, a brand built with style in mind. Last month, we gave readers a rundown on Fresh Supps Pre, and today we’re covering another Fresh formula.

Fresh Amino: An EAA that Keeps it Fresh

Amino supplements have been popular for years now, and hydration supplements have only recently picked up major steam. Fresh Amino is a conglomeration of both: It takes advantage of the recovery-boosting benefits of both BCAAs and EAAs, as well as the nourishing replenishment from an electrolyte and mineral blend. Fresh Amino is the perfect intra-workout drink to keep the amino acids flowing, but can also serve as a quick post-workout treat before you get back to eating carbs and protein.

At launch, Fresh Amino came in Blueberry Pomegranate and Lemon Italian Ice flavors, as well as a “Shark Gummy” format, which seems to be a mix of blue raspberry and lemonade – the flavors from this brand have been phenomenal, so we’re hoping more are on the way.

We’re going to dive into how Fresh Amino works, but first, let’s check PricePlow for good Fresh Amino deals, and check out our video review of the formula:

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Fresh Amino – How It Works

Each 8.5-gram scoop of Fresh Amino contains the following ingredients:

  • Fresh BCAAs

    Fresh Supps Amino Ingredients

    Fresh Supps Amino is a full-spectrum EAA/BCAA supplement with some added Concentrace-AC for mineral support

    Fresh Amino contains the branched-chain amino acids L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine in a 2:1:1 ratio. Let’s run through each one:

    • L-Leucine (2500mg) stimulates the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway,[1] which facilitates vital biological functions, up to and including, building muscle tissue.[2]

      Leucine is the highest-dosed amino acid in the formula (and most other formulas) for a good reason – the mTOR pathway as well as mTORC1 are both critical for activating muscle protein synthesis, and because of this, leucine promotes muscle growth more than other aminos! Of course you need the others, but this is the trigger.

    • L-Isoleucine (1250mg) is also critical for muscle protein synthesis, but is more focused on recovery due to its effect on increasing glucose uptake after training.[3]
    • L-Valine (1250mg) helps facilitate glycogen synthesis,[4] making it extremely important for both endurance and post-workout recovery.

      We’re also big fans of the downstream metabolite of valine, L-BAIBA — it’s a muscle messenger that comes from valine metabolism and signals to the body that we’re exercising, leading to several exercise-related benefits.[5]

    Fresh Supps Amino

  • Fresh EAAs

    BCAAs have been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last 10 years when essential amino acids came into vogue. Research indicates that when all nine essential amino acids are in balance, muscle protein synthesis is stimulated to a level beyond what BCAAs alone are capable of inducing.

    Essential Amino Acids

    Amongst these primary amino acids, the essential amino acids are in red. Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine are the three Branched-Chain Amino Acids.

    Here are the EAAs in Fresh Amino:

    • L-Lysine (300mg) is crucial for cell growth, supports muscle protein synthesis, boosts the immune system, and has anti-inflammatory properties[6] while aiding in breaking down fatty acids alongside carnitine.[6] Unlike most amino acids that are either glucogenic or both ketogenic and glucogenic, lysine is uniquely ketogenic, making it ideal for ketone production (leucine is the other).
    • L-Threonine (300mg), vital for digestive health, not only precedes the formation of glycine and serine[7] but also supports intestinal wall functions and mucus lining maintenance,[8] and excels in collagen synthesis and fatty acid oxidation.[9]
    • L-Phenylalanine (250mg), embodying the diverse functions of amino acids, shares traits with nootropics and enhances the production of dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, all of which are neurotransmitters associated with happiness and relaxation.[10,11]
    • L-Tryptophan (100mg) serves as a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, mood, and mental cognition.[12] It’s currently undergoing research to determine its potential in treating psychiatric disorders.
    • Fresh Supps AminoL-Histidine (25mg), which converts to histamine for allergy protection,[13] is vital for maintaining hemoglobin levels for oxygen transport,[14] and aids in producing carnosine, an antioxidant beneficial to brain health.[15]
    • L-Methionine (25mg) plays a key role in the digestive system and transforms into cysteine, crucial for immune health, while also aiding in glutathione production to combat oxidative stress.[16]
  • Fresh & Hydrated

    To ensure you remain properly hydrated, Fresh Amino contains the following vital ingredients:

    • Taurine (1000mg) is an osmolyte, which increases osmotic pressure around the cells, leading to hyperhydration.[17] In turn, your cells are able to work harder and longer.[18]
      Taurine Endurance

      Taurine’s effect on endurance, with success in doses anywhere from 1 gram to 6 grams.[19]

      At this dose, we’ve seen increases in endurance from the very first use, as determined by a meta-analysis looking at studies performed on taurine that measured endurance.[19]

      Taurine may also boost focus and cognition — a study showed that it restores GABA receptor function, stimulates synapse function, decreases neuroinflammation, and more.[20]

    • Fresh Supps Amino: EAA/BCAAOrganic Coconut Water Powder (500mg) is a terrific source of electrolytes, ensuring your cells have all the tools they need to perform at optimal levels. It’s been shown to perform as well as traditional sports drinks.[21] In general, coconut water is used to provide additional potassium in a way that tastes good.
    • ConcenTrace AC (500mg) is a complex of 72 trace minerals harvested from an inland sea in Utah and contains some unique ones, like sulfate, lithium, and boron. This is what provides most of the minerals in the upper portion of the label.
    • AstraGin (50mg) is a patented[22-26] ingredient produced from astragalus membranaceus and panax notoginseng that helps to potentiate and increase absorption of other ingredients. Based on unpublished research, it seems to work best with amino acids, which is exactly what we have here with Fresh Amino!

All Fresh Amino flavors

Check out our up-to-date list of Fresh Amino flavors below:

Fresh Supps Pre

Fresh Supps Amino is the intra workout (and sometimes post-workout), but don’t forget the pre-workout: Fresh Supps Pre

    A Fresh Approach to Aminos

    Fresh Supps is hitting the ground running. They have the formulas, the flavors, and the gorgeous artwork – all-in-all, Helton has created a recipe for massive success in this industry.

    Fresh Amino is a solid formula comprising all the essential building blocks for optimal recovery: BCAAs for muscle retention, EAAs for building new muscle, and trace minerals ensuring the body has all of the ingredients it needs to work well.

    Check out PricePlow’s coupon-powered prices below, or head back to our Fresh Supps Pre article to get some pre-workout energy and pumps to go along with it!

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