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Description
Performance Aminos*
  • BCAA Powered By 3X Leucine™
  • Recovery And Endurance*
  • Alpha-Hydration Formula*
  • Sugar And Stimulant Free*

* 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.

Supplement Facts

Mix one to two scoops of Cellucor Alpha Amino™ in at least 8 oz. of cold water or other beverage of choice daily. Settling may occur.

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Sodium (from disodium phosphate) 30.00 mg 1%
Potassium (as Dipotassium Phosphate) 70.00 mg 2%
Calories 0.00
Sugar 0.00 mg
Calcium 19.00 mg 2%
Magnesium (as Dimagnesium Phosphate) 12.00 mg 3%
Phosphorous (Dipotassium Phosphate Disodium Phosphate Dimagnesium Phosphate) 60.00 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 0.00 g 0%
Alpha-BCAA™ Matrix 5000.00 mg **
 3x Leucine (Instantized L-Leucine Leucine Nitrate Leucine Peptides) Micronized L-Isoleucine Micronized L-Valine **
Alpha-Amino™ Complex 2500.00 mg **
 Micronized Glutamine Micronized Alanine Micronized L-Citrulline Micronized L-Arginine Micronized L-Threonine **
 Micronized L-Lysine Micronized L-Phenylalanine Micronized L-Tyrosine Micronized Histidine Micronized L-Methonine **
Alpha-Hydration Formula 2500.00 mg **
 Micronized Taurine Raw Coconut Water (Cocos nucifera) Powder Dipotassium Phosphate Disodium Phosphate Dimagnesium Phosphate **
 Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed Extract **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Sunflower Lecithin, FD&C Yellow Lake #5, FD&C Blue Lake #1

Warning: This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18 years of age or older. Do not take if you are currently taking nitrates for chest pain or if you are taking medication used to treat erectile dysfunction such as PDE-5 inhibitors. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use and immediately consult your health care professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Do not exceed recommendations for Suggested Use. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Use only as directed. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Cellucor ALPHA Amino™ is not a food or beverage.

PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE.

Manufactured on equipment which processes products containing milk, eggs, soybeans, wheat, shellfish, fish oil, tree nuts, and peanut flavor.

Distributed By Woodbolt™ International 715 N. Main Street Bryan, TX 77803 USA

Health Notes

Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG)

Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG)
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
AKG is used by cells during growth and is especially important in healing muscle tissue. It has been speculated that AKG supplements might help improve strength or muscle-mass gains by weight lifters.(more)
Pre- and Post-Surgery Health
Dose: Refer to label instructions
AKG is used by cells during growth and in healing from injuries and other wounds, and is especially important in the healing of muscle tissue.(more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructionsAKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) is used by cells during growth and in healing from injuries and other wounds,1 and is especially important in the healing of muscle tissue.2 A controlled study found that intravenous AKG prevented a decline in protein synthesis in the muscles of patients recovering from surgery.3, 4 For these reasons, it has been speculated that oral AKG supplements might help improve strength or muscle-mass gains by weight lifters, but no research has been done to test this theory.
References

1. Aussel C, Coudray-Lucas C, Lasnier E, et al. Alpha-Ketoglutarate uptake in human fibroblasts. Cell Biol Int 1996;20:359-63.

2. Wernerman J, Hammarqvist F, Vinnars E. Alpha-ketoglutarate and postoperative muscle catabolism. Lancet1990;335:701-3.

3. Blomqvist BI, Hammarqvist F, von der Decken A, Wernerman J. Glutamine and alpha-ketoglutarate prevent the decrease in muscle free glutamine concentration and influence protein synthesis after total hip replacement. Metabolism1995;44:1215-22.

4. Hammarqvist F, Wernerman J, von der Decken A, Vinnars E. Alpha-ketoglutarate preserves protein synthesis and free glutamine in skeletal muscle after surgery. Surgery1991;109:28-36.

Pre- and Post-Surgery Health
Dose: Refer to label instructions

AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) is used by cells during growth and in healing from injuries and other wounds,1 and is especially important in the healing of muscle tissue.2 Controlled studies have found intravenous AKG helpful for supporting protein synthesis, which often declines as a result of surgery, and for protecting the heart muscle from damage during heart surgery,3 but no research has investigated whether oral AKG would be similarly effective.

References

1. Aussel C, Coudray-Lucas C, Lasnier E, et al. Alpha-Ketoglutarate uptake in human fibroblasts. Cell Biol Int 1996;20:359-63.

2. Wernerman J, Hammarqvist F, Vinnars E. Alpha-ketoglutarate and postoperative muscle catabolism. Lancet1990;335:701-3.

3. Kjellman UW, Bjork K, Ekroth R, et al. Addition of alpha-ketoglutarate to blood cardioplegia improves cardioprotection. Ann Thorac Surg 1997;63:1625-33.

AKG (alpha-ketoglutarate) is the nitrogen-free portion of the amino acids known as glutamine and glutamic acid. It is formed in the Krebs cycle, the energy-producing process that occurs in most body cells. AKG is used by cells during growth and in healing from injuries and other wounds,1 and is especially important in the healing of muscle tissue.2 A controlled study found that intravenous AKG prevented a decline in protein synthesis in the muscles of patients recovering from surgery.3, 4 For these reasons, it has been speculated that oral AKG supplements might help improve strength or muscle-mass gains by weightlifters, but no research has been done to test this theory.

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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Ratings and Reviews

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Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Tastes good / tastes fine (27)
  • Quickens recovery time (17)
  • Good value (14)
  • Effective (12)
  • Boosts energy (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • During workout (18)
    • Before workout (12)
    • Everyday (12)
    • During recovery (11)
    • Daily use (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (11), First time user (4), Health conscious (3)
      • Gender:
      • Male (15)
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Email (4), Newsletter or blog (4), Friend or family member (3), Special event (3)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 supplements daily (8), 6+ supplements daily (6), 1-2 supplements daily (3)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (18), Price (11), Convenience (6)

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    5.0

    Alpha Amino Lemon Lime

    By echastain88

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Strength athlete

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy to mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Great Price
    • Great Recovery
    • Simple To Take
    • Solid Blend
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Men
    • Women

    Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

    I signed up to try a sample of Alpha Amino back in December and was given a single serving sample of 2 flavors from Cellucor. The sample I received had 2 servings one was Watermelon, and the other Lemon Lime.
    My second dosing was the lemon lime flavor. This was my second sample, with the first being watermelon, so I knew how much water to mix it with this time. Once again, I tried 1 serving in 18 oz water. Taste was spectacular. Reminded me of Lemon Lime Gatorade, minus the salt taste. Very refreshing.

    I use BCAA's primarily as an intra workout supplement, but they can be used before/during/after workouts.
    I did not notice any difference intra workout other than not feeling as thirsty as normal. This, obviously, can be attributed to Alpha Amino's hydration blend.
    My workouts typically last anywhere from 45-60 minutes, and by the end of my workout i had finished off my serving of alpha amino. Honestly... it was gone within the first 30 minutes of the workout. It was so tasty i couldnt stop drinking it. Taste receives a solid 10/10.

    The next couple of days were great, not the normal soreness that I normally get, even with the use of other BCAA products. Effectiveness/Recovery gets a 10/10.

    Another big plus about Alpha Amino is how simple it is to mix. You can stir it, shake it, blend it, whatever you want. It doesn't matter, it blends easily no matter how you blend it. Most other BCAA products leave unmixed powder or clumps, not Alpha Amino. 10/10 for Mixability.

    Now that we've gone over that, lets get to the real details of Alpha Amino, the stuff that sets it apart. The Ingredients.
    Alpha Amino contains 5 Grams of BCAA's, comprised of 3, yes THREE different forms of Leucine. One of the 3 forms is Leucine Nitrate. Leucine bonded with a Nitrate molecule, helping to increase pumps, allowing the delivery of the BCAA's to the muscles to help kick start recovery.
    Another key blend in alpha amino is the Hydration Matrix. Chia seed extract along with Raw coconut water blended with Electrolytes help to ensure that you stay hydrated during whatever event you are using Alpha Amino.
    The other Blend present in Alpha Amino is described on the bottle as the "Alpha Amino Complex." It is essentially 2.5 grams of Amino Acids, with the leading one being Glutamine, another vital amino acid for recovery.
    I give the ingredients a 9.5/10

    This is yet another great product from Cellucor. The combination of flavor, mixability and ingredients makes this product worth whatever they ask for it and worth picking up over any other BCAA product on the market.

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By evanbunch12

    from Charlotte, NC

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

        Loved this product. Tastes amazing; one of my favorite BCAAs without a doubt

         
        4.0

        Updated Flavor Hits the Mark

        By SEGANDREW

        from Philadelphia, PA

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fasted
          • Intra-wo

          Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

          I had actually beta-tested the lemon-lime flavor of Alpha Amino before it came out, and needless to say, it initially left something to be desired. However, Cellucor listened to the consumers and went ahead and changed the flavoring of the lemon-lime. It pays to listen. The new flavor is much improved, mild citrus, with only a hint of an aftertaste. Not too sweet and not too tart. As others have mentioned, mixability is incredible, with no floating particles like some other amino acid products. The inclusion of leucine-nitrate provides good vascularity, while there was never really a "pump" per se. I recommend using this during fasted cardio, as this is where the product truly shines.

           
          5.0

          Great taste, fast recovery

          By kopid905

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me First Time User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Simple To Take
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

            I was lucky enough to receive a sample tub of Cellucor Alpha Amino. As I am just finishing the tub, I thought I'd share my thoughts on the product.

            Taste: 5/5, this stuff tastes like any normal juice or koolaid mix you would buy. I had the lemon lime flavor to try. There are no chemical flavors like some products tend to have. It tastes good enough that I have caught my girlfriend sneaking a glass of it just to drink t

            Mixability: 4/5, probably the easiest to mix of any amino acid powders I have tried. I have been using one scoop to about 10-12 ounces of water, just to be sure it all dissolves. You don't need to worry about huge piles of dry floating powder with this stuff.

            Dosage: I've been using one scoop, as I am ~150 pounds. Two scoops might be necessary for anyone over about 200 pounds or so.

            Results: 5/5, I have noticed decreased DOMS by using this product both during and immediately after workouts. I get the most DOMS from squats and chest workouts, so I paid attention before and after starting this product to try to make it a controlled experiment. This products seems to make the soreness go away within 2 days, where it normally would take 3 days without it.

            Best time to take it: I have seen good results with both during a workout and immediately after. I use a little extra water, so I sip it throughout my workout.

             
            5.0

            blinky99

            By mikevx

            from michigan,blinky99

            About Me First Time User

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Effective
            • Simple To Take
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

              Lemon Lime flavor 8/10
              - Not usually a huge fan of lemon/lime, but this one felt more like well done limeaide. Wasn't that impressed with the cor-BCAA lemon/lime. Same bit of tart/sour as the watermelon
              watermelon 10/10
              - delicious, a bit tart/sour, had that "something" that made you want to keep drinking more of it. Not to sweet just excellent watermelon flavor. Liquid candy.

              mixing 9/10
              Lemon/lime had some left over residue/ white flakes, but mostly due to amt of water I used which is a personal choice. With watermelon I first used 6oz~ of water to get a idea of the taste, which i loved. Then added more water [10oz]shook it some more and the sediment issue went away.

              Misc
              - Both had that "thirst quenching effect IMO, perfect for during the gym or after/during a run to keep you hydrated. Maybe its that raw coconut. Big fan of coconut water, which to me also has that "ahhh" refreshing sensation

              recovery
              -To me i did not notice a difference with just two uses. though i didnt get as much dry mouth during the gm as i normally do, always a plus

              Thanks to cellucor for selecting me and others for sampling this fine product

               
              5.0

              Another great Cellucor

              By jbptrack

              from Rochester NY

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy on Stomach
              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective
              • Simple To Take
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Men
                • Older People
                • Supplement A Meal
                • Women

                Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

                This product is another stellar product from the cellucor line, The profile has everything you could want, they have the original bcaa then this comes out and its another good bcaa product. It has your 5 grams of standard BCAA but some nitrates of them, then 2.5 of amino acid mix they call it, last it has a hydration formula which is clutch for any athlete in general. The flavoring of this is not as strong IMO as the other bcaa product CORE BCAA, but still very good only reason this gets a 9 on flavor is because the other is a little bit stronger, but this is a COMPLETE formula for bcaa product, I highly suggest this for anyone looking for a new AMINO product!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just keeps you going and going and going

                By fleckty3

                from Illinois

                About Me Driven Athlete, Health Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Simple To Take
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • During Workout
                  • Men
                  • Pre workout
                  • Women

                  Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

                  I love these aminos! I always take them in the first half of my workout, and I feel like they help to keep me going and to keep me hydrated with the Alpha-Hydration Formula. They are packed with tons of BCAAs in addition to several other amino acids such as glutamine, citrulline, arginine, etc. Lastly, the flavor on these is unreal. Cellucor has delivered once again. My favorite flavor is lemon lime, as it tastes almost exactly like lemon lime gatorade!

                   
                  4.0

                  Cellucor - Alpha Amino Review

                  By bwhistler79

                  from Indiana

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Swallow
                  • Effective
                  • Simple To Take
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Men
                    • Women

                    Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

                    First I would like to thank Cory and the folks at Cellucor the opportunity to run a 15-serving tub of the new Alpha Amino in the new Lemon Lime flavor.

                    Taste/Mixablity: 10/10
                    The reformulated lemon lime was a great improvement IMO. The flavor is very smooth and spot on with what I would expect lemon lime to taste like. I have been mixing 1 scoop with 8oz of water which seem the perfect mixture not too sweet and not watered down. I mix mine in a shaker cup but it doesn't require much shaking it pretty much dissolves on its own with minimal effort. I'm very satisfied with the change they made and I believe most people will be as well. Great Job!

                    Effectiveness: 8/10
                    I have been using 2 scoops for my training sessions. The 1st scoop I take pre-workout and the 2nd I was taking intra workout in the beginning of my workout. I do train fasted first thing in the morning so this type of product is right up my alley. My training sessions last about 1-1.25 hrs and I try to have all my Alpha Amino consumed within the first 45 min. of my workout. I believe dosing 2 scoops has helped carry me thru my workouts as I do a fullbody workout 3 days per week. On the days I have used Alpha Amino I notice that I don't lose much ump towards the end of my workouts compared to not dosing AA. Something else that has helped is I do not notice much in DOMS the nest day when dosing AA compared to other supp I have tried or when using no supp.

                    Value: 9/10
                    $30 for 30 servings looks like the norm at most places which is a pretty good deal itself. But I have seen several deals such as buy 2 get 1 free, 50% off, etc. There are always deals to be had if you look around enough and do your research.

                    Overall: 9/10
                    I have a different take on this product after getting the opportunity to run several doses compared to my initial 2 sample review. Overall I think this product will work well for me since I train in a fasted state as well as help aid in my recovery with the high amount of volume my workouts are. Dosing 2 scoops of AA on top of a pre-workout will be the real deal!

                     
                    3.0

                    Like drinking a margarita

                    By mlrafael

                    from Mark Rafael

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy on Stomach
                    • Easy To Swallow
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                    • Not A Fan Of The Flavor

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

                      Typically I supplement my workouts with BCAAs, I came across two samples of Cellucor ALPHA Amino.

                      BCAA is something that I take for insurance against soreness and muscle recover. Usually differences between products are subtle and the differences are only noticed when removing the product. With Cellucor ALPHA Amino, I had no issues with muscle recovery or soreness, so I believe it did its job.

                      The Lemon-Lime flavor reminded me of a margarita, but that's not my thing. It tasted decent, however it wouldn't have been my flavor of choice.

                       
                      5.0

                      BEST Amino Product!!!

                      By brittneyraerene

                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                      About Me Bodybuilding Competitor, First Time User

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy on Stomach
                      • Effective
                      • Muscle recovery
                      • Muscle Retention
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Fasted Exercise
                        • Men
                        • Women

                        Comments about Cellucor® ALPHA Amino™ - Lemon Lime:

                        I've tried a lot of different amino products, and Alpha Amino is the best one by far! It dissolves very well in water and is great during my fasted cardio in the mornings. It keeps me incredibly hydrated and feeling like I can accomplish so much more!!!

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