Amino acids are the subunits that make up proteins. They are necessary for the function of all cells, for tissue repair, and for the production of enzymes and neurotransmitters. The body uses 20 amino acids to construct proteins, but nine essential amino acids cannot be made by the human body and must be supplied by the diet in order to achieve proper protein synthesis and maintain overall health. People with limited diets or poor digestion may not get enough essential amino acids from their diet. In contrast to proteins or peptide-bound amino acids, NOW® Amino-9 Essentials contains all 9 essential amino acids in their superior free-form state and in the proportions recommended by the National Academy of Sciences to optimize protein synthesis and tissue repair for adults age 19 and over.* Complete Free-Form Blend of all 9 Essential Amino Acids A Dietary Supplement
Serving Size: 2 1/4 Level Teaspoons (5.5 g)
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Calories 20 L-Leucine 981 mg † L-Lysine (from L-Lysine Monohydrochloride) 888 mg † L-Phenylalanine 771 mg † L-Valine 561 mg † L-Threonine 468 mg † L-Isoleucine 444 mg † L-Methionine 443 mg † L-Histidine(from L-Histidine Monohydrochloride) 328 mg † L-Tryptophan 117 mg †
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: None.
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, mix 2 1/4 level teaspoons with 8 fl. oz. of juice or your favorite beverage 1 to 3 times daily. Competitive athletes and individuals engaged in resistance training may take 2 servings 3 times daily. Taking with juice or other beverages is recommended due to bitter taste of free-form amino acids. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® L-Carnitine, D-Ribose and Creatine.
Contains no: salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant/lactating women, those taking anti-depressant medications (such as SSRI's or MAOI's), or those with liver disorders, high blood pressure or phenylketonuria (PKU) should consult a health care practitioner before using this product.
Caution: Do Not Eat Freshness Packet Enclosed.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.
Amino-9 Essentials Powder - 330 Grams.~