Ultimate Nutrition introduces Amino Softgel; a fast-acting, easily-digested softgel that provides a full spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids. Each serving contains 3 grams of high-quality protein, derived from wheat and bovine gelatin. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein in the body; as such they are essential for the synthesis of structural proteins, enzymes, and some hormones and neurotransmitters. Amino acids are also involved in numerous metabolic pathways that affect exercise metabolism. Athletes are accustomed to viewing carbohydrates as the “exercise macronutrient”.
Carbohydrates, primarily in the form of muscle glycogen, supply the majority of fuel at the beginning of high-intensity training. However, amino acids, which are supplied via breakdown of muscle protein, contribute an increasing amount of energy during prolonged endurance activity. In fact, research has shown that exercise burns up to 15% of the total amount of calories from protein by extracting amino acids from muscle tissues. If athletes do not supply this protein as part of their diet, lean muscle tissue will be used. Without amino acid replenishment, as athletes exercise longer, their performance, recovery, and immune system are compromised. Amino Softgels are a combination of proteins that provide complete support for an athlete’s diet. Wheat protein offers all the benefits of dairy based proteins without any of the lactose and cholesterol.
Wheat protein also offers a higher Glutamic Acid level than many comparable dairy based protein shakes. Bovine gelatin has been marketed worldwide for many years as a food and as a protein and joint health supplement. Collagen is an essential structural protein that forms an important part of bones, tendons, and connective tissues. It is a tough insoluble protein that is essential for keeping the many cells and tissues of the body together. Gelatin contains an exceptionally high content of two amino acids, which play an important part in collagen formation; proline and glycine. The intake of hydrolyzed gelatin gets chondrocytes and osteoblasts (cartilage producing cells and bone forming cells) ample amounts of these important amino acids for making structural proteins. Ultimate Nutrition’s Amino Softgels is a fast-acting, easily-digested softgel providing a full spectrum of essential and non-essential amino acids. Each serving contains 3 grams of high-quality protein, derived from wheat and bovine gelatin.