NTel, the company that brought you the amazing AREZ line of pre-workout, brings you Acid9, their intra workout Essential Amino Acid Supplement.
People generally take Amino Acids to help spike muscle protein synthesis, especially in and around workouts. Muscle Protein synthesis is what is responsible for turning protein and amino acids into hard earned muscle. In order for your body to do this, it needs all 9 Essential Amino Acids (protein, for example, contains all 9 naturally). These 9 Essential Amino Acids include the well known Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) which include Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Because ACID9 contains all 9 EAA's, it includes the full spectrum of Amino Acids that your body needs to gain muscle.
You could, however, it's important to ask why you would do this. While it's true that your body can source Amino Acids from intracellular pools resulting from muscle breakdown, these pools are quickly depleted which limit your body's rate of muscle protein synthesis and by association, muscle growth. In these conditions, your body's rate of muscle protein synthesis cannot exceed muscle protein breakdown.
Coming back to the question, why would you take a BCAA product when you can take an EAA product? Assuming that it includes appropriate levels of each individual amino acid, an EAA supplement will always be superior to a BCAA supplement. ACID9 uses the legendary Compound Solutions trademarked EAA formula AMINO9, letting you rest at ease that each individual amino acid is present in appropriate dosages. While the exact optimal ratio of each Amino Acid is up for debate, Compound Solutions is the industry leader in sport nutrition products and should be considered a trusted source.
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Why take a BCAA when you could take a supplement with all 9 Essential Amino Acids? ACID9 is a great tasting amino acid supplement that will help enhance muscle protein synthesis leading to lean muscle growth. Not only does ACID9 taste great, but it includes the exact ratio from industry leader Compound Solutions AMINO9 formula in a hefty 7g dose.