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.*
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.
Suggested Use: 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.
Other Ingredients: None.
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.