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If you're serious about performance and results, you need the ALL-NEW MuscleTech® Performance Series!
  • NO Proprietary Blends
  • NO Underdosed Key Ingredients
  • NO Banned Substances (WADA)
  • NO Fillers
  • NO Hype
  • NO Exceptions
World's First Strength-Enhancing BCAA+ formula
ALL-NEW AMINO BUILD™ is a superior BCAA+ amino acid formula designed with a 2:1:1 BCAA matrix powered by a 4-gram dose of Leucine shown to increase strength by over 40%. Other cutting-edge compounds were added to enhance the overall workout experience including a clinical dose of Betaine. This amino fuel tastes great, mixes easily, and can be used to aid strength and muscle endurance. AMINO BUILD™ also supplies vital electrolytes and Taurine, a powerful cell-volumizing agent, for a truly advanced BCAA-amino formula.
  • 100% Free-Form 2:1:1 BCAA Matrix
    The branched chain amino acids in AMINO BUILD™ are 100% free form. Free-form amino acids are singular molecules, which means they are quickly digested and absorbed by your bloodstream. The formula supplies a massive 8 grams of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio, which helps fuel your skeletal muscles, preserves muscle glycogen stores and helps to reduce the amount of protein breakdown.
  • Increase Strength by over 40%:
    AMINO BUILD™ is precisely formulated with a 4-gram dose of L-leucine shown in a clinical study to help subjects increase their 5-rep max strength by over 40% in just 12 weeks.1 A clinically studied 2.5-gram dose of Betaine has also been added to the formula that helped subjects significantly enhance their muscular endurance. Together, these will help you get stronger and go longer.*
  • Enhances Endurance with First Dose
    A 1-gram dose of Taurine consumed 2 hours prior to cardio training, the same amount in AMINO BUILD, is clinically shown to improve performance in endurance athletes.
  • Added Cell-Volumizing Compounds
    In addition to its key ingredients, the formula delivers 4 grams of a Cell-Volumization Muscle Complex comprised of Taurine L-glutamine, L-citrulline malate and L-alanine. Together, these compounds work to enhance cell volumization during training.
  • Best-in-Class Taste
  • AMINO BUILD™ was flavored by experts in one of the world's top flavoring houses in order to taste better than any other amino acid powder on the market.
  • Get More for Your MoneyUnlike the competition, Performance Series products contain superior key ingredients in clinically dosed amounts that are fully disclosed so you know exactly what you are paying for.

* 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 1 scoop with 8 oz. of water. For full effects, mix 2 scoops with 16 oz. of water. Read the entire label before use and follow directions provided.

  • For Improved Energy and Endurance - Consume 2 hours before workout/activity*
  • For Strength and Recovery - Consume during activity and post-workout*
If you want to add to your overall daily BCAA intake without the additional calories from drinking multiple protein shakes, you can also add 1-2 scoops to a jug of water and drink it over time.

Serving Size 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Sodium 30.00 mg 1%
Potassium (as Dipotassium Phosphate) 18.00 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1.00 g 0%
Calories 30.00
Sugar 0.00 g
2:1:1 BCAA Matrix 0.00 **
L-Leucine 2000.00 mg **
L-Isoleucine 1000.00 mg **
L-Valine 1000.00 mg **
Cell-Volumizing Muscle Complex 0.00 **
Taurine 500.00 mg **
L-Glutamine 500.00 mg **
L-Citrulline Malate 500.00 mg **
L-Alanine 500.00 mg **
Strength-Enhancing Compound 0.00 **
Betaine 1250.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Malic Acid, Acesulfame-Potassium, Salt, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Blue No. 1

Warning: Not intended for use by persons under 18. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use and consult a medical doctor if you experience unusual symptoms. Consult a medical doctor before use if you have been treated for, or diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition or if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter drug(s), including blood thinners. Consult a medical doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. Do not exceed recommended serving. Improper use of this product will not improve results and is not advised. Use only as directed. Do not use if packaging has been tampered with. Store in a cool, dry place (60°F to 80°F). KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT ALSO PROCESSES MILK, EGG, WHEAT, SOY, FISH AND SHELLFISH INGREDIENTS.

Distributed by Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. Inc. 1105 North Market Street, Suite 1330, Wilmington, DE 19801. Made in the U.S.A. from domestic and international ingredients. © 2012. For lot no.and expiry date: see bottle.

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)
Schizophrenia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
(more)
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
References

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.

Schizophrenia
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
References

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.

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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MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quickens recovery time (9)
  • Boosts energy (7)
  • Builds muscle (7)
  • Good value (5)
  • Tasty (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • During workout (9)
    • After workout (8)
    • Before workout (7)
    • During recovery (7)
    • Everyday (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (7)
      • Gender:
      • Male (8)
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Other (3)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 supplements daily (6)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (9), Price (4), Convenience (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Joey MuscleTech Field Tester

    By j_snyder18

    from Thousand Oaks, CA

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Boosts Energy
    • Builds Muscle
    • Quickens Recovery Time
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Workout
      • During Recovery
      • Everyday

      Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

      This may be my favorite product I take. I think it really helps me with energy and focus. I feel as though I recover faster, and I know there isn't a bunch of junk in these aminos. Will be forever a user of this.

      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 3-5 Supplements Daily
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality
       
      5.0

      Sip it during workouts

      By jdsnyds

      from Hermosa Beach, CA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

            Good stuff. I'm a fan of having aminos to sip on while working out. i got a free sample form muscle tech and was very pleased with the endurance boost it gave me. really noticed it at the end of my workout when i was doing uphill sprints on the treadmill. gave me that extra boost.

            • Gender:
            • Male
             
            5.0

            Aminobuild the best intra!

            By mike.egan

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Increased endurance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Workout
              • Before Workout
              • During Workout

              Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

              I've been using this product for over a year now, and it's by far my favorite intra-workout supplement. Amazing pumps and endurance not to mention It helped me set new records in my bench press, squat and deadlifts! I also used it throughout my 14-week contest preps, and in return I won both of my competitions! Muscletech products deliver both taste and results! You won't regret it!

              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Where did you hear about this product?:
              • Friend or Family Member
              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
              • 6+ Supplements Daily
              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
              • Quality
               
              5.0

              Works Well, Tastes Great!

              By imrathletics

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Builds Muscle
              • Good Value
              • Quickens Recovery Time
              • Tastes Good
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Before Bed
                • Before Workout
                • During Recovery
                • During Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                Aminobuild tastes like fruit juice and has some of the best ingredients. I find a lot of amino supplements are under dosed with Leucine, and I appreciate that Aminobuild has saturated amounts of Leucine for the strength benefits. The taste though is the major reason I prefer it over other amino supplements.

                • Gender:
                • Male
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                • Convenience, Price, Quality
                 
                5.0

                Great taste for during workout

                By justin.robbins

                from Port Huron, Michigan

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Builds Muscle
                • Quickens Recovery Time
                • Tastes Good
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • During Recovery
                  • During Workout

                  Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                  Mixes great and tastes good during workout. Has a good mix of essentail branch chain aminos to help with muscle break down. One of the few products I will always use while dieting.

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Flavor

                  By nbakken8

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                  Amino Build does exactly what it is says it will do. I sip on this all throughout the day and during my workouts. It ensures that the muscles are always getting the right materials to build properly.

                   
                  5.0

                  Completely Satisfied

                  By pwurdinger

                  from Chicago, IL

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Good Value
                  • Quickens Recovery Time
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Before Workout
                    • During Workout

                    Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                    Taste is good not great, but you get used to it after a five or so uses. I use two scoops for 16 oz. 2 hours before my workout. I experience increase in endurance in my overall workout. I've also tried it during my workout and experience a slight increase in overall strength. I did experience better recovery time as well. The product does what it says and is a great value for what you get out of it.

                    • Gender:
                    • Male
                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Newsletter or Blog
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Quality
                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent Product. 4.5/5 stars

                    By HY314

                    from Saint Louis, MO

                    About Me Lift 6 Days Per Week

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Mixes Clear
                    • Mixes Well
                    • Quickens Recovery Time
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • After Workout
                    • During Recovery
                    • During Workout

                    Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                    Taste : 4.5/5
                    It tastes like a green apple Jolly Rancher, but there is definitely some chalkyness when mixed with cold water. I tried 1 scoop in 20 ounces and 2 scoops in 20 ounces and both were slightly chalky. The powder itself has a consistency similar to flour, while other intras I've had are more like sugar. For me it wasn't a problem; it tastes good and goes down smooth.

                    I also tried the White Grape flavor and found it to be very tasty as well. Not too sweet and very similar to an Airhead candy.

                    The label says 1 scoop per 8 ounces, but that would be much too sweet for me. Even 1 scoop in 20 ounces is pretty sweet and doesn't taste watered down at all.

                    Mixability: 5/5
                    The highest powder to water ratio I've tried is 2 scoops in 20 ounces and that mixed perfectly fine. No clumps, no leftover powder, and no grittyness. Just to be safe, I usually invert my bottle once or twice before taking a sip at the gym, but that wasn't necessary with Amino Build. It does get a little frothy if you shake it too much, which I found a strange, but just like the foam on a protein shake it goes down pretty quickly. No problems here either.

                    Endurance: 3.5/5
                    I won't say it made me want to workout longer than usual, but it did make the end of my workouts feel more manageable. I didn't notice much of an increase in physical endurance, but definitely better mental focus and drive, which might even be better.

                    Strength Increase: 4/5
                    Did I feel 40% stronger? Idk, what does that even mean? Should I be lifting 40% more weight? Doing 40% more reps? I really can't figure out why any company would quantify a claim like that, but I definitely think Amino Build helped me move more iron than usual. And if I didn't increase the weight, what I was lifting felt lighter than usual. Maybe it was just placebo effect, but the extra load on my muscles will result in real (and not placebo) gains, which is all that matters.

                    Other Adverse Side Effects: 5/5
                    None at all.

                    Overall: 4./5
                    I've used a few different free-form BCAA and Intra supplements before trying Amino Build, and one of my biggest gripes about most of them is how their flavor tends to linger in the shaker even after you wash it once or twice. The daily life of any given shaker I use goes something like this. Mix Pre-wo, drink pre-wo, mix intra, go to gym, drink intra, go home, add more water, go to work, drink water, add more water, etc. Is it gross that I reuse the same shaker all day without washing it? Don't know, don't care, but imagine mixing an intra in some water then still kind of tasting it after you've put 100+ ounces of water through that shaker. Anything that watered down is going to taste terrible and don't even get me started on the smell of day old intra. Amino Build solves that problem by not hanging out in the tiny little crevices in plastic shakers. A+ for that; good work MT.

                    • Gender:
                    • Male
                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Email, Newsletter or Blog, Other
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Efficacy, Price, Quality
                     
                    4.0

                    Amino build

                    By cody_blah92

                    from Ga

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Builds Muscle
                    • Quickens Recovery Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Workout
                      • Before Workout
                      • During Workout

                      Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                      It has a great profile to start off with and the taste is pretty good it did take a little getting used to though. and It has almost a vanilla like smell to it. But it mixes fairly easily leaves a little foam but no biggy. I do however wish that it didnt require two scoops to get the amount of aminos I'd like if they could make it just one big scoop that be fine by me but that's not to big of an issue really. I would suggest this to anyone trying to mix it up or for first buyers of aminos great product.

                      • Gender:
                      • Male
                      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                      • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                      • Quality
                       
                      3.0

                      Apple

                      By garrettoverbey

                      from Torrance, CA

                      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Boosts Energy
                      • Good Value
                      • Quickens Recovery Time

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • After Workout
                        • Backpacking
                        • Before Workout
                        • During Recovery
                        • During Workout
                        • Everyday

                        Comments about MuscleTech® Amino Build™ - Green Apple:

                        I got a tub of this, wasnt to big a fan of it. I was super excited for this flavor because i love apple. But found out this really tasted nothing much like it, it was more of a chemically taste apple compared to alot of others I have had.

                        • Gender:
                        • Male
                        • Where did you hear about this product?:
                        • Email
                        • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                        • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                        • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                        • Quality

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