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Description

Prolab’s Amino Gelcap features top grade essential and conditionally essential amino acids in their most absorbable form. This full spectrum amino complex ensures a positive nitrogen balance, where high levels of protein are maintained in the muscle promoting optimum muscle mass, strength and recuperation.

Amino acids are required to build the proteins used for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues, such as muscle. Amino Gelcap contains twenty non-essential and essential amino acids, including the valuable branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs and essential amino acids can only be derived from protein foods (such as red meat and dairy products) or dietary supplements.

Amino Gelcap also includes the non-essential amino acids, arginine and glutamine, which may become conditionally essential if demand for them exceeds the body’s ability to produce them. Certain conditions, such as a vegan/vegetarian diet, prolonged exercise or physical stress can deplete arginine and glutamine levels, making supplementation necessary.

Some studies suggest that athletes may have higher amino acid requirements. In particular, vegan/vegetarian body builders may not be consuming adequate amounts of amino acids since the vegetarian diet lacks animal food protein. This can result in the body breaking down protein in muscle and using those amino acids to meet the needs of essential organs or not building more muscle in spite of strength training.

Taking a complete spectrum amino complex such as Prolab’s Amino Gelcap can help prevent deficiencies and support optimum muscle mass, strength and recuperation.


Pros

Prolab’s Amino Gelcap is formulated without fillers or binders in a gelcap that quickly dissolves and delivers superior amino ingredients. Amino Gelcap helps promote positive nitrogen balance (i.e. adequate protein intake) during intense training and performance.

Studies have found that the nutrients in Amino Gelcaps have numerous benefits including:

  • Promotes optimum muscle mass
  • Supports strength training
  • Improves muscle recuperation
  • Prevents amino acid deficiencies

Cons

Few side effects have been reported with the short-term use of amino acids. However, mega-dosing amino acids over an extended period of time may result in potential side effects, such as causing excess nitrogen to be excreted as urea in urine. The excess nitrogen has been linked with reduced kidney function.

People with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with amino acids without consulting a physician.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Amino Gelcap including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Docetaxel
  • Fluorouracil
  • Methotrexate
  • Paclitaxel

Is it for you?

Anyone looking to promote positive nitrogen balance (i.e. adequate protein intake) and improve recuperation following intense training and competition can benefit from taking Prolab’s Amino Gelcap. This complete spectrum amino supplement is also beneficial for vegans/vegetarians. However, people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with amino acids without consulting a physician.

Dosage and Directions

Take 3 softgels 2 times daily. Take amino acids 45 minutes prior to a meal and immediately following a workout. For best absorption, take with a diluted fruit juice or other diluted carbohydrate liquid. Store in a cool dry place.




Amino Gelcap Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 6 softgels
Servings Per Container: 33
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 70 *
Calories from Fat 45 *
Protein 6 g 12%
Total Fat 5 g 7%
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) 5 IU 17%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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