When buying supplements it is important that you research your chosen product first before you actually commit, but when buying from a well-known company such as BSN you can be sure that what you are getting is high-quality. The product that we will be looking at today can be used before, during, or after a workout, so let’s get started with this BSN AMINO x review.
BSN AMINO x Facts
As you can probably tell from the product’s name, AMINO x is, in fact, an amino acid supplement. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein and are a very important aspect of muscle recovery and building, which is why this and the many other supplements like it are very popular. Amino acids are broken down into two categories, which are the essential amino acids and non-essential ones. The latter are produced by the body so they aren’t very important, but the prior must be taken through a healthy diet. Now a diet can only provide so much, which is where supplements such as this one come into play.
AMINO x contains a total of 6 essential amino acids. The first three, which are also known collectively as BCAAs, are leucine, valine, and isoleucine. These amino acids are the first to be metabolized by the body when there is a lack of energy reserves (such as during or after a workout), which is why taking them helps with both muscle protection and repair. The other three amino acids are alanine, taurine, and citrulline, with each one providing a big range of benefits to bodybuilders athletes. It also includes vitamin D in the equation, providing the following nutrients per serving (which is equal to 1 scoop):
- 10 grams of amino acids
- 500 IU of vitamin D
With the exception of alanine all of the amino acids contained within this product are micronized. In addition to this, they are also delivered via an effervescent delivery system that not only allows the body to absorb the nutrients better and faster, but it also makes the powder very easy to mix with water.
Last but not least, this product is great for people on a diet because it contains zero sugar, zero calories, virtually no carbohydrates (less than 1 gram), and is also non-caffeinated. It does contain 160 mg of sodium however so be aware of that and make sure that it fits your macros.
Using AMINO x
I used AMINO x 8 times so far, which is why I can accurately and surely say that it does indeed work. Now I mentioned in the introduction that this product can be used pretty much at any time you wish, but I chose to consume it directly after my training session. This was quickly followed by a real-food meal and I felt this was the best approach to take. To this extent, I took 1 scoop on training days and nothing at all on non-training days, although you can choose to use it in a different way of course. Although it mixes in quite easily, make sure you include about 8 oz of water with the mixture for best effect.
The most noticeable benefit I got from this supplement was the increased recovery; I felt more fresh and alert going into my workouts and my sore muscles went back to normal quicker. It took me about 3 weeks to start to get the full effect, although for some people it can take longer even up to 8 weeks. It is suggested that you cycle this product after 12 weeks of use taking about a month off (probably due to diminishing returns).
So there you have it, guys, that was my BSN AMINO x review. During my 7 years of training, this was one of the best amino acid supplements which I tried, and I hope it works well for you too. I am not alone in thinking that this product is great as you can instantly see as soon as you enter its Bodybuilding.com page. It has a total overall score of 9.4 based off of 1,423 user-posted reviews, and it also received this year’s (2014) Recovery Supplement of the Year award from the same site.
That’s all for this write-up guys; I hope you have learned something new from this review!
(Last Update April 9th, 2016)
BSN Amino x
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