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Description
  • Free Form Amino Acids for Rapid Uptake
  • Essential Amino Acids including BCAAs
  • Supports Recovery Before, During & After Exercise
  • Train Longer & Harder with beta-Alanine
  • Natural Energizers & Antioxidants
  • Supports Nitric Oxide Synthesis

* 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 two scoops of ESSENTIAL AMINOENERGY in 10-12 oz of cold water.

Recommended Use:FOR AN AMINO ACID BOOST: Consume one or more servings first thing in the morning and/or between meals. FOR PRE-WORKOUT ENERGY: Take 1-3 servings 20-30 minutes before training. FOR POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY: Take 1-2 servings immediately after training.

Serving Size 2 Scoops
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 10.00
Total Carbohydrate 2.00 g 1%
Amino Blend 5.00 g **
 Micronized Taurine **
 Micronized L-Leucine **
 Micronized L-Isoleucine **
 Micronized L-Valine **
 Micronized L-Glutamine **
 Micronized L-Arginine **
 Micronized Citrulline **
 CarnoSyn ® Beta-Alanine **
 Micronized L-Tyrosine **
 Micronized L-Histidine **
 Micronized L-Lysine **
 Micronized L-Phenylalanine **
 Micronized L-Threonine **
 Micronized L-Methionine **
Energy Blend 160.00 mg **
 Green Coffee Extract **
 Caffeine (from Green Tea) **
 Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis)(leaf)(standardized for EGCG) **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Malic Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Tartaric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Sucralose, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xantham Gum, Cararageenan), Lecithin, FD&C Blue # 2, FD&C Red # 40, Inulin

Warning: CONTAINS SOY (LECITHIN)

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Health Notes

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape
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:

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape may stimulate digestion and relieve spasms in the intestinal tract.(more)
Diarrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Berberine, a constituent of Oregon grape, has been shown to improve infectious diarrhea in some trials.(more)
Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape is both immune supportive and antimicrobial.(more)
Parasites
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Berberine is derived from several plants, including Oregon grape. Studies have shown that berberine kills amoebae and can be used successfully to treat giardia infections.(more)
Psoriasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape has been shown to be effective against moderate psoriasis and to reduce inflammation.(more)
Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape contains berberine, an alkaloid that may prevent UTIs by inhibiting bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary bladder.(more)
Chronic Candidiasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape contains berberine, an alkaloid with antibiotic and antifungal activity that also been shown to help relieve the diarrhea seen in some people with chronic candidiasis. (more)
Chronic Candidiasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape contains berberine, an alkaloid with antibiotic and antifungal activity that also been shown to help relieve the diarrhea seen in some people with chronic candidiasis. (more)
Conjunctivitis and Blepharitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Oregon grape contains berberine, an antibacterial constituent that has been clinically studied for eye infections.(more)
Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Bitter herbs are thought to stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting both stomach acid and digestive enzyme production.1 As a result, they are particularly used when there is low stomach acid but not in heartburn (where too much stomach acid could initially exacerbate the situation). These herbs literally taste bitter. Some examples of bitter herbs include greater celandine, wormwood, gentian,dandelion, blessed thistle, yarrow, devil's claw, bitter orange, bitter melon, juniper, andrographis, prickly ash, and centaury.2. Bitters are generally taken either by mixing 1-3 ml tincture into water and sipping slowly 10-30 minutes before eating, or by making tea, which is also sipped slowly before eating.

Some bitters widely used in traditional medicine in North America include yarrow, yellow dock, goldenseal, Oregon grape, and vervain. Oregon grape's European cousin barberry has also traditionally been used as a bitter. Animal studies indicate that yarrow, barberry, and Oregon grape, in addition to stimulating digestion like other bitters, may relieve spasms in the intestinal tract.3

References

1. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 1998, 168-73.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 425-6.

3. Tewari JP, Srivastava MC, Bajpai JL. Pharmacologic studies of Achillea millefolium Linn. Indian J Med Sci 1994;28(8):331-6.

Diarrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Due to of its supposed antimicrobial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use for infectious diarrhea. Its major alkaloid, berberine (also found in barberry and Oregon grape), has been shown to improve infectious diarrhea in some double-blind trials.1 Negative studies have generally focused on people with cholera, while positive studies investigated viral diarrhea or diarrhea due to strains of E. coli. These studies generally used 400-500 mg berberine one to three times per day. Because of the low amount of berberine in most goldenseal products, it is unclear how effective the whole root or root extracts would be in treating diarrhea.

References

1. Khin-Maung-U, Myo-Khin, Nyunt-Nyunt-Wai, et al. Clinical trial of berberine in acute watery diarrhoea. Br Med J 1985;291:1601-5.

Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Herbs that support a person's immune system in the fight against microbes and directly attack microbes include the following: barberry, echinacea, elderberry, goldenseal, licorice, Oregon grape, osha, and wild indigo.

Parasites
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Berberine is derived from several plants, including barberry, Oregon grape, goldenseal, and goldthread (Coptis chinensis). Preliminary trials have shown that berberine can be used successfully to treat giardia infections.1, 2 In addition, test tube studies show that berberine kills amoebae, although it is not known whether this effect occurs in humans.3 The amount required is approximately 200 mg three times per day for an adult-a level high enough to potentially cause side effects. Therefore, berberine should not be used without consulting a healthcare provider.

References

1. Gupte S. Use of berberine in treatment of giardiasis. Am J Dis Child 1975;129:866.

2. Choudhry VP, Sabir M, Bhide VN. Berberine in giardiasis. Indian Pediatr 1972;9:143-6.

3. Kaneda Y, Torii M, Tanaka T, Aikawa M. In vitro effects of berberine sulphate on the growth and structure of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Ann Trop Med Parasitol 1991;85:417-25.

Psoriasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

An ointment containing Oregon grape (10% concentration) has been shown in a clinical trial to be mildly effective against moderate psoriasis but not more severe cases.1 Whole Oregon grape extracts were shown in one laboratory study to reduce inflammation often associated with psoriasis.2 In this study, isolated alkaloids from Oregon grape did not have this effect. This suggests that there are other active ingredients besides alkaloids in Oregon grape. Barberry, which is very similar to Oregon grape, is believed to have similar effects. An ointment, 10% of which contains Oregon grape or barberry extract, can be applied topically three times per day.

References

1. Wiesenauer M, Ludtke R. Mahonia aquifolium in patients with psoriasis vulgaris-an intraindividual study. Phytomedicine 1996;3:231-5.

2. Galle K, Muller-Jakic B, Proebstle A, et al. Analytical and pharmacological studies on Mahonia aquifolium.Phytomedicine 1994;1:59-62.

Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Goldenseal is reputed to help treat many types of infections. It contains berberine, an alkaloid that may prevent UTIs by inhibiting bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary bladder.1 Goldenseal and other plants containing berberine (such as Oregon grape) may help in the treatment of UTIs. These herbs have not, however, been studied for the treatment of UTIs in humans.

References

1. Sun DX, Abraham SN, Beachey EH. Influence of berberine sulfate on synthesis and expression of pap fimbrial adhesin in uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1988;32:1274-7.

Chronic Candidiasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Berberine is an alkaloid found in various plants, including goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, and goldthread. Berberine exhibits a broad spectrum of antibiotic and antifungal activity in test tube, animal, and human studies.1, 2 Berberine has shown effective antidiarrheal activity in a number of diarrheal diseases,3, 4, 5 and it may offer the same type of relief for the diarrhea seen in patients with chronic candidiasis. Doctors familiar with the use of berberine-containing herbs sometimes recommend taking 2 to 4 grams of the dried root (or bark) or 250 to 500 mg of an herbal extract three times a day. While isolated berberine has been studied, none of these herbs has been studied in humans with chronic candidiasis.

References

1. Hahn FE, Ciak J. Berberine. Antibiotics 1976;3:577-88 [review].

2. Mahajan VM, Sharma A, Rattan A. Antimycotic activity of berberine sulphate: an alkaloid from an Indian medicinal herb. Sabouraudia 1982;20:79-81.

3. Bhakat MP. Therapeutic trial of Berberine sulphate in non-specific gastroenteritis. Indian Med J 1974;68:19-23.

4. Kamat SA. Clinical trial with berberine hydrochloride for the control of diarrhoea in acute gastroenteritis. J Assoc Physicians India 1967;15:525-9.

5. Desai AB, Shah KM, Shah DM. Berberine in the treatment of diarrhoea. Indian Pediatr 1971;8:462-5.

Chronic Candidiasis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Berberine is an alkaloid found in various plants, including goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, and goldthread. Berberine exhibits a broad spectrum of antibiotic and antifungal activity in test tube, animal, and human studies.1, 2 Berberine has shown effective antidiarrheal activity in a number of diarrheal diseases,3, 4, 5 and it may offer the same type of relief for the diarrhea seen in patients with chronic candidiasis. Doctors familiar with the use of berberine-containing herbs sometimes recommend taking 2 to 4 grams of the dried root (or bark) or 250 to 500 mg of an herbal extract three times a day. While isolated berberine has been studied, none of these herbs has been studied in humans with chronic candidiasis.

References

1. Hahn FE, Ciak J. Berberine. Antibiotics 1976;3:577-88 [review].

2. Mahajan VM, Sharma A, Rattan A. Antimycotic activity of berberine sulphate: an alkaloid from an Indian medicinal herb. Sabouraudia 1982;20:79-81.

3. Bhakat MP. Therapeutic trial of Berberine sulphate in non-specific gastroenteritis. Indian Med J 1974;68:19-23.

4. Kamat SA. Clinical trial with berberine hydrochloride for the control of diarrhoea in acute gastroenteritis. J Assoc Physicians India 1967;15:525-9.

5. Desai AB, Shah KM, Shah DM. Berberine in the treatment of diarrhoea. Indian Pediatr 1971;8:462-5.

Conjunctivitis and Blepharitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Goldenseal and Oregon grape contain the antibacterial constituent known as berberine. While topical use of berberine in eye drops has been clinically studied for eye infections,1 the use of the whole herbs has not been studied for conjunctivitis or blepharitis.

References

1. Babbar OP, Chatwal VK, Ray IB, et al. Effect of berberine chloride eye drops on clinically positive trachoma patients. Ind J Med Res 1982;76:83-8.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Oregon grape is an evergreen shrub which grows throughout the American northwest. It is somewhat misnamed, as the fruit are not actually grapes. It is, however, grown in Oregon (it is the official state flower). Oregon grape is a close relative of barberry(Berberis vulgaris), and shares many common uses and constituents. The root is used medicinally.

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Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (23)
  • Tasty (21)
  • Good value (12)
  • Quickens recovery time (11)
  • Builds muscle (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Before workout (20)
    • During workout (10)
    • Everyday (10)
    • After workout (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (10), Runner (4), Weekend warrior (4)

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    3.0

    Works!

    By clschff

    from Richmond, IN

    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Upsets Stomach

    Best Uses

    • Before a workout
    • Daily Use
    • In The Morning

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

    I bought this because the brand I usually buy was out. This is a better priced product but it isn't as good as the product I usually use, but that product is over twice the price. I might have thought this product wasn't as good, but then again it might have been the humidity that day. I am still happy with the performance of this product. I am going to continue the use of this product. It does give you energy.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Delicious!

    By emailxtina

    from New York, NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Quickens Recovery Time
    • Tastes Good
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before Workout

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

      I like this flavor and blue raspberry as well - very effective & tasty!

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By keasblack

      from Philadelphia pa

      About Me Competitive Athlete

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Good Value
      • Quickens Recovery Time
      • Tasty

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • After Workout
      • Before Bed

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

      Packs a very strong flavorful punch.

       
      5.0

      Best Pre-workout

      By lydellt92

      from North Carolina

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Daily workout, Weekend Warrior

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy
      • Good Value
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Before Workout
        • During Workout
        • Everyday

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

        Best pre-work that I have tried. Works fast and efficient, two sccops works for me. Just don't take too close to bed-time or you'll be up for a while. Taste great!!

         
        4.0

        Bought for aminos restock for the boost.

        By chainsaw55

        from Bothell, WA

        About Me Weekend Warrior

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        Pros

        • Boosts Energy
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Workout

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

          Grabbed this to increase BCAA consumption, but was surprised by the energy boost through workouts.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Taste and Perfect Amount of Energy

          By jreid10

          from Tazewell, VA

          About Me Teacher Coach

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          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Good Value
          • Quickens Recovery Time
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Before Workout
            • Everyday
            • Morning

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

            I drink this every morning around 8am as a substitute for coffee and it keeps me going until I am finishing up basketball practice at 7pm at night. Tastes great too!

             
            5.0

            Love it will buy it again :)

            By junior.herrera20

            from Wanette Oklahoma

            About Me Competitive Athlete

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

              I use this product to get quick amino energy and nitric oxide production throughout the day it gives a nice clean energy feel.

               
              5.0

              Great Stuff!!!

              By grahambknowles

              from Nassau, Bahamas

              About Me Workout regularly

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              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Good Value
              • Tasty

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Before Workout

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

              I use this in the mornings before a workout. Works great. Boosts energy and also gives that lasted push through out the morning after workouts. Taste is great. I see where the took out the shovel they had in there and put in a smaller scoop which is great. Only complaint is they give you this big bottle that's only half full. Wouldn't it make more sence to reduce the bottle size, save on cost of production of said bottle and then add more in the container? Best price I've seen on this is [$]. Stock up when you see it that price. Good luck all.

               
              4.0

              Good product!

              By neil.brewer

              from Greenville,NC

              About Me Competitive Athlete

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Energy
              • Good Value
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Before Workout

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

                This is a great product, does exactly what it says. Doesn't get you supper jacked up like N.O. explode, nor do you crash after, or have trouble sleeping after use. Provides a nice steady energy increase.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By leehungwei1028

                from Vancouver, BC

                About Me Rarely Work Out

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                Pros

                • Boosts Energy

                Cons

                • Complicated To Take

                Best Uses

                • Before Workout

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition AMIN.O. Energy - Concord Grape:

                great for boost and recovery before and after workout!

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