Promotes lean muscle mass and strength, and enhances energy production*
Amino Complex is a comprehensive blend of essential amino acids. It is best taken after a workout to help trigger the recovery process.* NSF Certified for Sport®
What is it: Not a protein source, but a source of amino acids – the building blocks of protein. Thorne’s comprehensive blend of essential amino acids. By isolating the specific amino acids the body needs most, the first stages of digestion can be skipped, which allows the amino acids to get into the bloodstream faster than a whole protein source.*
Two scoops of Amino Complex provides the amount of leucine necessary to initiate muscle protein synthesis.*
While leucine is essential to recovery, research suggests that delivering the complete mix of essential amino acids at the same time as leucine is vital to promote optimal recovery.* Unlike our protein offerings, Amino Complexdoes not contribute significant calories. Amino Complex is also submitted to NSF International for external testing of more than 200 substances banned for athletic competition.
Who it’s best for: Individuals managing calories and anyone who has difficulty consuming whole foods or protein powders, particularly after heavy exercise.