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  • Refreshing 7.5g Amino Blend for Added Muscle Support*
  • Includes 2.5g of clinically Proven Betaine + 1g Carnitine and 1g Glutamine to Protect & Repair Muscle*
  • Supports Healthy Hydration and Protects from Everyday Stressors*
GNC PUREDGE™ sets the new standard for quality, nature-based sports nutrition without sacrificing delicious taste or the performance benefits you'd expect from the industry leader by providing powerful natural compounds and clinically studied ingredients. Each product is certified banned substance free, contains no unhealthy artificial additives, and features a powerful Functional Flavor System that utilizes active flavoring ingredients to go beyond delicious taste and deliver additional healthy functional benefits. These innovative products give you a strong and wholesome foundation for personal improvement in any fitness pursuit.*Complete Amino is a direct source of the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) that protect, repair and fuel your muscles from the everyday stressors of an active lifestyle. Natural fruit and vegetable extracts and additional amino acids are also included to support the daily functions of the body's major systems.* This convenient solution is ideal for anytime replenishment.The Whole-Food Enhanced Muscle Recovery Blend gives you what your body needs- amino acids; for one simple reason- your body can't make essential amino acids on its own. This advanced formula includes the BCAA- leucine, isoleucine and valine-with additional amino acids-arginine, glutamine and citrulline – for the pure nutrition support you need to top your absolute best performance.
  • Delivers over 5g of amino acids including the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) – leucine, isoleucine and valine- essential for protecting, repairing and fueling muscle*
  • Key 5g BCAA blend – leucine, isoleucine and valine – working together to protect, repair and fuel muscle from the everyday stressors of an active lifestyle*
  • Powerful amino acids for immune system fuel and proper absorption function in the digestive system*
  • 2.5 betaine, naturally occurring in beets for muscle cell hydration; citrulline from watermelon; and 1g argine are all working together to support the everyday functions of the cardiovascular system*
  • 1 g carnitine supports metabolism efficiency*
  • Advanced formula supports muscle function & recovery*
The GNC Functional Flavor System provides amazing taste plus functions as a system to provide additional health support.* Instead of artificial ingredients, this system uses strawberry and watermelon, natural potent antioxidants, to provide a natural, great-tasting flavor while protecting healthy cells from damaging free radicals.* Even the delicious natural flavor is working for you!

* 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

As a dietary supplement, lightly stir or shake one scoop (16.3 g) in 8 to 10 fl.oz. of cold water or your favorite beverage and drink daily.

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 20.00
Sodium (as Trisodium citrate) 100.00 mg 4%
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate) 60.00 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5.00 g 2%
Sugars 2.00 g
Whole-Food Enhanced Muscle Recovery Blend 0.00 **
L-Leucine 2500.00 mg **
L-Isoleucine 1500.00 mg **
L-Valine 1000.00 mg **
L-Arginine 1000.00 mg **
L-Carnitine (as L-Carnitine L-Tartrate) 1000.00 mg **
Amino Balancer 0.00 **
Betaine (as BETAPOWER® Betaine Anhydrous) 2500.00 mg **
L-Glutamine 1000.00 mg **
L-Citrulline 500.00 mg **
Functional Flavor System Strawberry Watermelon 1850.00 mg **
 Natural Strawberry Flavor Natural Watermelon Flavor and Other Natural Flavors (Strawberry Fruit Powder (as Fragaria virginiana) **
 (3% Polyphenols = 2.4 mg) Citrus Bioflavonoids (as Citrus sinensis L.) (25% Bioflavonoids = 6.25 mg) **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Red Beet Powder (Color), Stevia Extract, Monk Fruit Extract

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Amino Acids Overview

Amino Acids Overview
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
Aspartic acid is an amino acid that participates in many biochemical reactions relating to energy and protein. Research suggests that it may help reduce fatigue during exercise.(more)
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructionsAspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid that participates in many biochemical reactions relating to energy and protein. Preliminary, though conflicting, animal and human research suggested a role for aspartic acid (in the form of potassium and magnesium aspartate) in reducing fatigue during exercise.1 However, most studies have found aspartic acid useless in improving either athletic performance or the body's response to exercise.2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1. Bucci LR. Nutrients as ergogenic aids for sports and exercise. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1993, 45-7 [review].

2. Wesson M, McNaughton L, Davies P, et al. Effects of oral administration of aspartic acid salts on the endurance capacity of trained subjects. Res Quart Exer Sport 1988;59:234-6.

3. Maughan RJ, Sadler DJ. The effects of oral administration of salts of aspartic acid on the metabolic response to prolonged exhausting exercise in man. Int J Sports Med 1983;4:119-23.

4. Hagan RD, Upton SJ, Duncan JJ, et al. Absence of effect of potassium-magnesium aspartate on physiologic responses to prolonged work in aerobically trained men. Int J Sports Med 1982;3:177-81.

5. Tuttle JL, Potteiger JA, Evans BW, et al. Effect of acute potassium-magnesium aspartate supplementation on ammonia concentrations during and after resistance training. Int J Sport Nutr 1995;5:102-9.

6. De Haan A, van Doorn JE, Westra HG. Effects of potassium + magnesium aspartate on muscle metabolism and force development during short intensive static exercise. Int J Sports Med 1985;6:44-9.

Dose: Refer to label instructionsL-Theanine is an amino acid present almost exclusively in the tea plant. It has been found to have mood-enhancing and relaxing properties. In a double-blind trial that included patients with schizophrenia or a related condition (schizoaffective disorder) who were taking antipsychotic medications, the addition of 400 mg per day of L-theanine for 8 weeks significantly improved anxiety and various other psychiatric symptoms, compared with a placebo. L-Theanine was safe and well tolerated.1

1. Ritsner MS, Miodownik C, Ratner Y, et al. L-Theanine relieves positive, activation, and anxiety symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-center study. J Clin Psychiatry 2011;72:34-42.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Twenty amino acids are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. Eleven of these amino acids can be made by the body itself, while the other nine (called essential amino acids) must come from the diet. The essential amino acids are isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Another amino acid, histidine, is considered semi-essential because the body does not always require dietary sources of it. The nonessential amino acids are arginine, alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. Other amino acids, such as carnitine and taurine, are used by the body in ways other than protein-building and are often used therapeutically. L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea that is said to help relieve stress. Beta-alanine has been used to prevent fatigue during exercise.

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Horrible Taste

By rkpayne

from Greensboro, NC

About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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  • Effective
  • Simple To Take


  • Tastes Bad

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Men
  • Women

Comments about GNC PRO PERFORMANCE GNC PUREDGE™ Complete AMINO - Strawberry Watermelon:

The nutrition panel is impressive and I would love this product were it in capsule form. However, I could not get over the taste. I know BCAA and like powders have a strong taste but I feel like more could be done to mask it in this product. (Granted this is supposed to be all natural so I understand the restrictions.) Bottom line: I can't stomach the taste on a daily basis and will not be repurchasing.


Close, still needs work

By shodan144

from Evansville, IN

About Me Health Conscious

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  • Great Ingredient Profile


  • Tastes Bad
  • Upsets Stomach

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    Comments about GNC PRO PERFORMANCE GNC PUREDGE™ Complete AMINO - Strawberry Watermelon:

    I tried this product after a good work out. The flavor was that of chewing a raw aspirin. Very difficult to drink. I also experienced uncomfortable bloating.
    It is too bad, I don't think you could devise a better ingredient-set for post-workout recovery.
    Please work on the taste, maybe then I would try again.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



    By burns0133

    from Sheboygan, WI

    About Me Competitive Athlete

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    • Builds Muscle
    • Quickens Recovery Time


      Best Uses

      • After Workout
      • Before Workout
      • During Recovery
      • During Workout

      Comments about GNC PRO PERFORMANCE GNC PUREDGE™ Complete AMINO - Strawberry Watermelon:

      I was lucky enough to be selected to try some new supplements from the new GNC line called PUREDGE. The line is all natural. No Gluten No gmo-added ingredients No preservatatives No wheat,yeast,soy, fish or egg No sugar alchohols No banned substances No artificial flavors,colors or sweetners These supplements are clean! And so when it came to taste for me I gave them a 4/10 right away. But the taste is natural, and when It comes to natural flavors in supplements I'm use to unnatural and the biggest reason I gave it a 4/10 right away. After a few drinks you get use to the taste. I now give it a 7/10. Complete Amino- 7.5g amino blend • 2.5g betaine •1g Carnitine and 1g Glutamine to protect and repair muscle • also supports hydration I didn't notice much yet on this one except I felt more refreshed in the morning, which is good because it is suppose to repair and protect your muscles. Daily Energy- natural energy boosting ingredients including green tea, black tea, guarana, and rhodia •whole food blend for daily antioxidant support •healthy carbohydrates for a quick energizing Pre-workout boost. This supplment gave me very clean energy when I needed it with no crash. I use it up to two times daily. Complete Protien- 20g of protien sweetened by Stevia and monk fruit per serving •1 serving of fruits and veggies plus CLA and chia •over 5g of amino acids • 5g of fiber for healthy healthy digestion I used this product as a snack. I like it because of the fiber protein and the added CLA and chia seeds. It's. A nice quick fix to get me to the next meal. With a lot of added benefits. I would recommend these products for people who are looking to get a clean natural supplment. I also recommend this line to those looking I lose weight. Hope this review helped. Thanks GNC for letting me be part of this. #puregnc #puredge #review #completeprotein #completeamino #dailyenergy #protein #amino #energy #clean

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