Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy Introduces Peach Tea & Orange: Knockout Flavors!

TL;DR? This peach tea flavor is downright amazing!

If you’re in the market for top-of-the-line, science-backed, fully-transparent supplements, look no further than Kaged Muscle. The team, led by CEO and founder Kris Gethin, have been one of the leaders in the fitness industry for quite some time.

Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy New Flavors

New flavors are in, and they’re unrealPeach Tea and Orange!

Kris began by launching a variety of workout programs, trainers, and guides, but has now ventured into formulating his own supplements. For awhile, Kaged Muscle offered some outstanding products (Pre-Kaged is still one of our favorite pre-workouts!), albeit in a smaller variety than some other brands.

Kaged Muscle Turns Up 2018 and 2019

Recently though, Kaged Muscle has turned it up a notch, hitting us with a non-stop flow of new, incredibly formulated products. Among them, Amino Synergy stands out strong, with its emphasis on the natural. While it’s a poorly-kept secret how much we love full EAA formulas here at PricePlow, Kaged Muscle takes it another level with natural flavoring and using stevia alongside, with as little sucralose as possible. Combining a great formula with a downright insane flavoring system in these two new flavors, Kris and his team have done it again.

Peach Tea and Orange Amino Synergy in the KM house

Read on for a quick breakdown of the label along with our thoughts on these absurd new flavors – Peach Tea and Orange! But before we get to that, make sure you check out PricePlow and sign up for our KM alerts in order to get some of the finest supplement deals out there!

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Amino Synergy – the athlete’s EAA supplement

If you know anything about Kris and Kaged Muscle, then you know just how much time, research, and resources are put into each of their supplements. We’ve discussed much of the story with their formulator, Brian Rand. No matter which product you’re looking at, you’re getting the same thing – the highest-quality, highly-effective, cleanest ingredients available.

Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy Orange Peach Tea

The Orange flavor is great, but the Peach Tea flavor is astounding. There seems to be a bit of vanilla in there or something, it’s just fantastic!

Amino Synergy is no different. Kaged Muscle uses high-quality fermented and vegan-sourced amino acids,[1] not the animal by-product derived aminos some other companies use. Kaged Aminos are also both gluten-free and kosher, making them a perfect supplement for virtually anyone interested in EAA products.

In addition to an effective dose of the essential aminos, Kaged provides a bit extra hydration – a worthy complement for an intra-workout/recovery supplement like this. Kris is extremely active, and is someone who has ventured into many different areas of fitness – he’s trained both for bodybuilding and for triathlons! If anyone knows the benefit staying hydrated can have on your performance, it’s him. When it comes to Kaged Muscle products, you can bet that you’ll be getting a comprehensive supplement that helps you out in more than one way!

Amino Synergy Ingredients – simple, proven, effective

  • AjiPureⓇ MP9 EAA Matrix – 3g

    Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy Peach Tea Ingredients

    The Peach Tea Ingredient Label

    There are nine essential amino acids: leucine, valine, isoleucine, lysine, threonine, phenylalanine, methionine, histidine, and tryptophan. These all need to come from dietary sources, as our bodies cannot manufacture them on their own. They are crucial in the process of building muscle, with each playing a different role.

    BCAAs – leucine, isoleucine, and valine

    BCAA supplements have been one of the most popular supplements in the bodybuilding industry for years, and for good reason.

    Leucine is the driving-force behind the effectiveness of the BCAAs, as its the one most directly associated with muscle protein synthesis (MPS). This process occurs within the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway,[2] and houses the mTORC1 avenue which is incredibly important in regards to building muscle tissue.[3] Leucine is highly effective in stimulating this pathway, and can be very useful in putting you in a muscle-building state.

    Kris Gethin Amino Synergy

    The man, the myth, the legend himself — Kris Gethin — gets ready to power up a workout

    Isoleucine acts almost as a sidekick to leucine – it helps leucine activate MPS, albeit not to the degree that leucine can. However, what it lacks in that respect it makes up for elsewhere. Research has shown isoleucine increases glucose uptake post-exercise,[4] which is highly desired when it comes to recovering and building muscle.

    Rounding out the BCAAs is valine. While it’s the least interesting of the three, it significantly helps boost the effectiveness of the other two. It’s been shown to help facilitate glycogen synthesis, especially helpful in prolonged exercise.

    But contrary to popular belief, BCAAs on their own aren’t quite as anabolic as we had once believed them to be. Research suggests they are effective in increasing endurance and time to exhaustion,[5,6] yet unable to induce muscle growth.[7] However, that doesn’t mean they can’t build muscle at all – they just need a little help!

    The other six – completing the muscle-building EAA profile!

    In order to promote muscle growth, you need to consume the full nine EAAs. Here’s what each of them does:

    • Kaged Muscle Amino Synergy Orange Peach Tea Ingredients

      The new Orange and Peach Tea ingredients

      Lysine helps support MPS, the immune system, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It also seems to aid in the utilization of carnitine, which can help break down fatty acids within the body.[8] In this particular matrix, its bonded with acetate to enhance time to absorption!
    • Threonine, a precursor to the two amino acids glycine and serine, is integral in the synthesis of collagen and oxidation of fatty acids.[9]
    • Phenylalanine, peculiarly, shares some abilities with a number of nootropics. This amino acid helps increase production of dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.[10,11] These are most commonly known as the “feel-good” neurotransmitters, and higher levels of them are highly desirable.
    • 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.

      Methionine is influential in digestion, while also being converted into the amino acid cysteine, which is integral in maintaining a healthy immune system.[12] Methionine is more notable for the downside it brings – its sulfur content severely hinders taste. It tends to be added in lower concentrations relative to the other aminos, so that less sweeteners can be used and taste doesn’t suffer.
    • Histidine, through multiple bodily processes, is eventually broken down into carnosine. This amino acid acts as a potent antioxidant, specifically within the brain.[13]
    • Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter crucial for regulating sleep, mood, and cognition.[14]

    As you can see, each of the nine EAAs contribute something wholly unique. Their ability to work together to promote muscle-building, however, cannot be understated. Research has shown that they are incredibly useful in building muscle,[15] and that the presence of all nine is paramount. This makes sense – all of your whole-food protein sources, from chicken to whey protein to even plant protein, contain all the EAAs!

    While the exact amounts of each EAA aren’t disclosed here, we can most likely assume that Kaged Muscle is using an effective dose. We trust Kris and his team, and we’ve no doubt the individual dosages used here are what science says works!

  • Coconut Water Powder – 500mg

    Kris loves the impact that coconut water can have on performance, thus it’s no surprise we find it on this label! Scientists have found that coconut water can be more effective in rehydration and re-balancing electrolytes than most leading sports drinks.[16] You’re most likely going to use Amino Synergy to help you perform at higher levels, and coconut water can absolutely help you do so!

  • PurCaf™ Organic Caffeine (from green coffee beans) – 124mg

    PurCaf

    Made by Applied Food Sciences, PurCaf contains 95% caffeine by weight (although KM’s Brian Rand says 96.5%)

    While Amino Synergy is mainly an EAA supplement, Kaged Muscle actually offers two versions! The standard formula consists of just the EAAs and coconut water powder, but the alternative offers a bit of a kick – from caffeine!

    Amino Synergy + Caffeine was made for those of us that want a bit of an energy boost alongside our aminos. With an additional 124mg of organic caffeine, it’s not too much to handle, either! This can be extremely useful, whether using this supplement as a low-stimulant pre-workout or just a midday “pick me up”.

    Kaged Muscle always uses PurCaf™, an all-natural, organic caffeine derived from green coffee beans. It’s a high-quality, clean source of energy – with none of the adverse effects of some of the cheap stimulants you can find out there!rehydration and re-balancing electrolytes than most leading sports drinks.[16] You’re most likely going to use Amino Synergy to help you perform at higher levels, and coconut water can absolutely help you do so!

Kaged Muscle flavoring system – one of the best in the business!

We’ve talked ad nauseam about how well Kaged Muscle flavors their products (check out Mike rave about his favorite chocolate isolate on the market – Micropure Whey Protein Isolate Review), but they’ve exceed expectations with this one. Amino Synergy was launched in a fantastic raspberry lemonade, but these two new flavors are unbelievable. Check out Mike’s video review of these two flavors – Peach Tea and Orange, which will be shared up above in this blog post.

Kaged Muscle PurCaf

Why does Kaged Muscle only use PurCaf caffeine? Outside of it being naturally-derived, there may be some fringe benefits to keeping caffeine with its natural counterparts.

Long story short — orange is very good even for a non-citrus guy, but Peach Tea is downright phenomenal!! Both of these flavors seem to have a dash of vanilla in there or something, which is a perfect touch.

As we mentioned, methionine can make EAA supplements extremely difficult to flavor. While the industry has gotten much better, Kaged seems to be leading the pack. Not only that, but they’re doing it with non-GMO ingredients – using only stevia and a dash of sucralose!

All Amino Synergy Flavors

The following is an up-to-date list of all Amino Synergy flavors PricePlow has in stock:

    Team Kaged Muscle is growing, too!

    Branch Warren Kaged Muscle

    We can’t wait to see the workout plan that comes out of this partnership!

    While Kaged Muscle stays focused on growing their product line, they’re not neglecting other parts of the brand! They’ve recently added Branch Warren to Team KM, and the two are very excited to begin working together. While we don’t know what Branch and KM have in store for us, we do know one thing: some insane workout content is likely on its way! Check out our recent post about Branch joining Team KM!

    Conclusion – Kaged Muscle hits another home-run

    It’s one thing to be an industry leader, but continuing to raise the bar once you’re at the top is incredibly impressive. Kaged Muscle continues to beat expectations, with each new product or new flavoring seemingly being better than the last. These new Peach Tea and Orange flavors are incredible, and they make the effective Amino Synergy even more enjoyable to drink. In the quest to build muscle and stay fit, sometimes we have to sacrifice taste for results. Kaged Muscle seems to both questioning that methodology. Their products constantly remind us that results and enjoyment aren’t mutually exclusive – you can have both!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

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    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is a biohacker with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several "n=1" experiments done on himself.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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