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  • Supports Muscle Protein Synthesis and Recovery, During and After Exercise*
  • 10000mg of Concentrated, Fast-Absorbing BCAA and Aminos Per Serving
  • High Dose of Free-Form, Purified Essential Amino Acids
The Benefits of Ultra Amino Complex
GNC Pro Performance® Ultra Amino Complex has been developed by GNC scientists and leading exercise and sport nutrition experts to provide hard-working muscles the specific fuel they need to protect against muscle breakdown, fuel recovery and boost muscle protein synthesis.* Best of all, it tastes absolutely refreshing!
GNC Pro Performance® Ultra Amino Complex supplies a research-approved mega-dose of purified and ultra-concentrated fast-absorbing BCAA to help drive muscle protein synthesis. The BCAA found in the GNC Pro Performance® Ultra Amino Complex are rapidly absorbed by hard-working muscles and drive results!*
GNC Pro Performance® Ultra Amino Complex also supplies a high dose of free-form, fast-absorbing essential amino acids for total body results. This formula helps increase nitric oxide production for muscle pumps, helps your muscles recover and helps prevent the muscle breakdown that can occur with intense exercise.*

Nitro-Factor™ - Maximize Muscle Building
The full muscle building potential of a GNC product is based on its total nitrogen content - so the more nitrogen a product has, the stronger it will perform. Pro Performance® Ultra Amino Complex with a Nitro-Factor™ of 8 grams helps fuel performance and anabolism.*

* 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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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 48
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 10.00
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g1%
Sugars 0.00 g
Sodium (as Sodium Citrate) 200.00 mg8%
L-Leucine 3600.00 mg**
Taurine 2000.00 mg**
L-Isoleucine 1200.00 mg**
L-Valine 1200.00 mg**
L-Lysine HCl 1000.00 mg**
Glycine 500.00 mg**
L-Glutamine 100.00 mg**
L-Threonine 100.00 mg**
L-Arginine 100.00 mg**
L-Tyrosine 100.00 mg**
L-Phenylalanine 25.00 mg**
L-Citrulline 25.00 mg**
L-Methionine 25.00 mg**
L-Histidine 25.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

As a dietary supplement, on training days consume one scoop (14.07 g) with 8 oz of water during and after training. For best results, consume at least one serving on non-training days, preferably upon waking.

Other Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Soy Oil & Lecithin Blend, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Calcium Silicate, FD&C Red #40 Lake, FD&C Red #40

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

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.

Contains: Soybeans

Manufactured in a facility that also processes the following allergent: Milk, Soy, Wheat, Egg and Peanut.

Distributed by:
General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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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.

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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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