Isopure Aminos: The Perfect Post-workout
We were introduced to the new Isopure Aminos a couple of weeks ago by some mutual friends. Like with many supplements, we were highly skeptical at first. There are innumerable supplements promising extraordinary results, while offering only chemical laden powders that do more harm than good.
However, after trying the new Isopure Aminos Post Workout, we were hooked. Unlike many post workout drinks, Isopure contains so much more than just plain old BCAA’s (branch chain amino acids for those of you who don’t know).
The isopure formula includes, L-theanine and vitamin C, two incredibly powerful ingredients for maximum recovery and calm after an intense lifting session.
A Little About the Ingredients
For those of you who are a little less well versed in the world of supplementation and the effects of the above ingredients on your body, we will delve into each briefly here to discuss why they are so beneficial.
Branch chained amino acids, are one of the most common and popular supplements for lifters, brain hackers, and health freaks alike. Including the essential amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine, BCAAs are a great supplement for individuals looking to improve their workouts themselves as well as their recovery speeds.
Unlike most amino acids, BCAAs bypass the liver going directly to your muscles for rapid repair and fueling. It also has been shown to control serotonin levels, which decreases the fatigue you will feel while lifting, and best of all, it can help increase muscle mass.
According to completenutrition.com:
[Stoppani] also notes that BCAAs can potentially help enhance muscle growth by boosting growth-hormone levels and lowering cortisol levels. The more growth hormone present after a workout, the more benefits may occur. Protein synthesis with BCAAs is optimal up to 24 hours post-exercise, typically 5-10 grams mixed into a shake.
This means that BCAAs can not only help you improve your performance and recovery, but they can also potentially help you to gain significant muscle mass too!
If you haven’t already checked out our article about the amazing benefits of L-theanine, be sure to check it out here But for those of you who don’t feel like reading a full article, or simply want a brief refresher, here it goes.
L-theanine is an extremely powerful amino acid that has been linked to numerous benefits and is frequently used to combat anxiety and depression. It has been shown to promote the production of Dopamine and Serotonin, two of the main neurotransmitters involved in happiness and relaxation.
It promoted the production of Gaba, which is used by the brain to optimize neuron firing and calm the brain down during stressful situations. And finally, it increases Alpha brain waves which are associated with meditation and relaxation.
3) Vitamin C
According to most experts, Vitamin C is one of the single most effective and safe supplements available on the market. Recent studies have shown that optimal levels of vitamin C help prevent immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular diseases, and a number of other serious diseases.
Vitamin C is also packed with antioxidants, improving your body’s overall function and improving your immune system. The addition of this ingredient to the Isopure Aminos Package really does make it the all in one pre or post workout supplement.
The Final Product
So at this point, you may be asking the question, “Ok, so the ingredients seem great, but what about Isopure itself? How is the final product? The answer?
Pretty darn good.
Like we said before, we are not a big fan of most supplements and generally prefer to stick to a healthy diet and lots of sleep, however, the Isopure Aminos Package offers a great way to increase the efficiency of your workouts and speed up your recovery times, all while having the added benefit of a more calm and relaxed mind and body.
So whether you are new to lifting or a seasoned veteran of the weight room, you should definitely give this package a shot.
Here at Menprovement, we do our best to only endorse products we know that our audience (you) will love. And the Isopure Aminos Package is no different. With a surprisingly great taste (get the grape cranberry version) and loads of benefits, this BCAA formula has been one of our favorites, improving recovery times and our performance during strenuous workouts.
We’ve loved it and we are sure you will too! If you have tried this formula be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section! Crush the day!