Aminos Capsules

Aminos Capsules

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Kion Aminos is a premium blend of leucine-rich essential amino acids that fuel daily workouts, spontaneous adventures, and a joyful, active lifestyle.

  • Naturally boost energy*
  • Build lean muscle*
  • Enhance athletic recovery*

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Fundamental for fitness

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) are the building blocks of protein, energy, and total body health. They help you grow and maintain lean muscle mass, speed up recovery, improve mental performance, and more. 

As the foundation of protein in your body, being deficient in any amino acid could hold you back from reaching your health and fitness goals.  

That’s why taking a high-quality EAA supplement is a great way to get the aminos you need to reach total body health and peak performance. 

Kion Aminos are pure EAAs for energy, strength, and recovery.

New research shows that EAA supplements rich in the amino acid, leucine, work even better than traditional EAAs to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, aid in muscle repair, and support athletic recovery.* 

Kion Aminos contain 40% leucine, with the remaining EAAs in optimal, scientifically backed ratios shown to help you grow stronger muscles and recover faster.

Unlock your best performance with Kion Aminos. 

  • Naturally boost energy

  • Build lean
    muscle

  • Enhance athletic recovery

Plant-Based Essential Amino Acids for Peak Performance

Ingredients

L-Leucine - 2,000 mg

Plays a crucial role in muscle protein synthesis.

L-Lysine HCL - 850 mg

Enhances muscle repair and recovery.

L-Isoleucine - 550 mg

Promotes muscle growth and energy regulation.

L-Valine - 500 mg

Supports energy levels, endurance, and muscle tissue recovery.

L-Threonine - 475 mg

Supports fat metabolism and immune function.

L-Phenylalanine - 350 mg

Has mood-elevating effects and promotes a healthy nervous system.

L-Methionine - 200 mg

Helps process and eliminate fat and toxins in the body.

L-Histidine - 71.5mg

Supports the nervous system and protects muscle tissues.

L-Tryptophan - 3.5mg

Supports sound sleep, appetite, and mood.

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L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Lysine HCL, L-Phenylalanine, L-Threonine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan; L-Histidine; Vegetarian Capsule (Hypromellose), Rice Flour

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Questions? We have answers.

Which foods are OK to consume with Aminos?

Aminos can be taken with any type of food, or on an empty stomach. The only type of food you should be mindful of taking Aminos with is a complete protein. This is because Aminos already contains the active components of protein (essential amino acids) and you would not get much-added benefit from taking Aminos if your protein intake for a particular meal is adequate.

What is the source of EAAs in Aminos?

Aminos is 100% vegan and thus is derived solely from non-GMO plant sources. The individual amino acids are isolated to an extent that all that remains are pure EAAs that are indistinguishable from the parent source. Additionally, Aminos are subject to complete allergen panels through which they are found to be free of, but not limited to, corn and products thereof including maltodextrin as well as vegetables or vegetable derivatives.

Can I take Aminos when I’m not working out?

Yes. Aminos can be taken at any time and are especially important to take when your body’s demand for essential amino acids (EAAs) has increased. This can include periods of fasting or times when you aren’t getting enough EAAs from your diet, such as with a low-protein meal or in between meals.

What is the caloric content of Aminos?

Kion Aminos is a formula of free-form essential amino acids. While essential amino acids are the active component of protein that stimulates muscle protein synthesis, they are not technically a protein. At Kion, we use the FDA’s 4-4-9 rule to determine the caloric content of our products. This allows for reporting four calories per gram of carbohydrates, four calories per gram of protein, and nine calories per gram of fat. Since Kion Aminos does not contain protein, as determined by the FDA, we do not account for calories on our Kion Aminos supplement facts panel.

Will Aminos Break My Fast?

Aminos will not stop you from enjoying the benefits of your fast. It is sugar free and does not contain binders. As an added benefit, Aminos can enhance your fast by giving you better energy levels and curbing food cravings.

Is Aminos hard on the kidneys?

Consuming Aminos, like dietary protein, can increase insulin levels to an extent that would lower ketone levels (In situations where insulin increases, fatty oxidation decreases, which inhibits ketone production.) However, more of a concern is how quickly one is able to return to desired ketone/insulin levels post-consumption, which is highly variable by the individual. If you are monitoring ketone levels, pay particular attention to the time to return to desired levels, as the importance of adequate essential amino acid intake arguably outweighs any temporary drop in ketones/increase in insulin.

Is it OK to take Aminos in hot water?

While it is true that exposure to heat can potentially "denature" a protein, this is often in reference to an "intact" protein wherein multiple chains of amino acids are bonded by peptides to form the final protein. However, this does not necessarily apply to isolated amino acids, as being isolated they are not necessarily bonded together in the same manner as they would be in an actual protein. If this your preferred method of taking Kion Aminos, we say go ahead, as the amino acids themselves will still be absorbed.

Will Aminos help with sleep?

Aminos doesn’t contain ingredients that should interfere with sleep, but it was formulated to support fitness—specifically energy, muscle, and recovery. Aminos contains only 3.5mg of tryptophan per serving, an amount unlikely to have an effect on sleep. For sleep support, we recommend Kion Sleep, which contains a clinically proven dose of 1,000mg tryptophan, along with GABA and L-theanine. If your goal is to use Aminos before bed for muscle maintenance while you sleep, it can be used before bedtime, but should not be taken within 3 hours of taking Kion Sleep. This is because Aminos contains a high level of leucine, which has the potential to compete with tryptophan for the same pathways.

What is the upper limit for daily intake?

The FDA has classified EAA supplements as Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). The Food and Nutrition Board of The National Academy of Science published an extensive report which found no risk or negative side effects from EAA consumption, including determining that there was no apparent upper limit of safe consumption. However, we recommend taking no more than 15g at a time and spacing doses at least 3 hours apart. This is because taking more than 15g per serving, or more frequently than 3 hours apart does not offer any additional benefit in terms of muscle protein synthesis.

Why is histidine now included?

The most recent, and best research supports including histidine. Older studies on histidine inclusion are dated (most recent seem to be from the 1980s) and used nitrogen, which is based on urine output. This is not the most accurate way to test anything, including histidine. New research is based on the Tracer method, which actually looks inside muscle.

Are Kion supplements NSF Certified for Sport®?

Kion supplements meet the highest standards for quality, strength, and purity. We can guarantee this because everything we sell is manufactured in a cGMP and NSF-certified facility. We have earned the trust of a number of professional athletes over the years, and our community now includes players from major associations such as the MLB, NFL, NHL, and UFC. cGMP certification guarantees that the ingredients in each Kion bottle match exactly what’s on the label, so while Kion supplements are not NSF Certified for Sport®, you can count on them to contain clean, minimal, safe ingredients—nothing more, nothing less. We do advise athletes who are subject to testing to avoid only one of our products, Colostrum. Colostrum naturally contains IGF-1, which is a commonly banned substance by most governing bodies.

How is Aminos different from whey protein?

Essential amino acids are the active components of protein. The reason we eat protein is to supply our body with the amino acids it needs to create its own proteins, repair damaged proteins, and build and repair muscle. When assessing the quality of a particular protein source, it’s helpful to consider three questions: 1) How digestible is the protein? 2) How many total EAAs does it have?, and 3) What are the proportions of those EAAS? Aminos is extremely digestible because it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, whereas protein from food needs to be broken down and digested much more slowly. Aminos contains 100% EAAs, whereas even high-quality proteins contain only about 45% EAAs. (Most lower quality and plant proteins contain significantly fewer EAAs.) Finally, the proportions of EAAs in Aminos were meticulously calculated using over 20 years of the best clinical research on amino acids. It is for all these reasons that Aminos triggers MPS to an even greater degree (at least 3x more) than whole food proteins. However, Aminos is not meant to replace whole food protein sources altogether, but to supplement the body’s need for EAAs.

How do Aminos give you energy without caffeine?

Essential amino acids naturally boost energy, without caffeine or other stimulants, in five very important ways: By supporting the development of new mitochondria and the quality of existing mitochondria for improved overall energy production. Similar to fasting, caloric restriction, and exercise, EAAs stimulate the eNOS-PGC-1a-mediated mitochondrial renewal mechanisms. By assuring efficient energy production by supporting mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics, and clearance of damaged mitochondria by mitophagy. By providing direct sources of energy in the form of fatty acids or ketone bodies. Specific amino acids can be catabolized to acetyl-CoA or acetoacetate and lead to the production of fatty acids or ketone bodies. By preventing muscle fatigue by reducing the amount of muscle breakdown. When we have all 9 EAAs circulating in our bloodstream, there is no need for EAAs to be pulled from our muscle. By reducing mental fatigue based on the central fatigue hypothesis. Three of the EAAs, leucine, isoleucine, and valine, are thought to counteract the increase of 5-HTP in the brain and its subsequent increased production of serotonin. It is also postulated that these three EAAs in particular may increase the amounts of other novel excitatory neurotransmitters.

Can kids take Aminos?

Essential amino acids, from whole food protein sources or EAA supplements, are essential for healthy growth and development in children. Aminos is a great option for supplementing meals low in, or devoid of, protein and may be especially helpful for vegan and vegetarian children who get lower amounts of crucial EAAs from their diet.
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