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THE TRUE STRENGTH OF AMINO ACIDS
Amino Acids are the “building blocks” of protein including proteins used to grow, repair, and maintain muscle tissues. Our Superior Amino 2222 Tabs provide a full spectrum 2,222 mg array of essential, conditionally essential, and non-essential amino acids derived from a blend of isolated, concentrated, and hydrolyzed protein sources and fortified with additional Micronized Amino Acids. Bottom line: It’s one powerful pill.

TYPICAL AMINO ACID PROFILE (milligrams per serving)
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
  • Tryptophan 40
  • Valine 130
  • Threonine 109
  • Isoleucine 130
  • Leucine 240
  • Lysine 159
  • Phenylalanine 89
  • Methionine 40
Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs)
  • Arginine 120
  • Cystine 30
  • Tyrosine 70
  • Histidine 40
  • Proline 130
  • Glutamic Acid / 388
  • Glutamine
Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
  • Aspartic Acid 239
  • Serine 100
  • Glycine 69
  • Alanine 99

* 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, consume 2 tablets before meals and again before and after training.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container 80
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories from Fat 0.00
Total Fat 0.00 g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.00 g 1%
Calories 15.00
Sodium 0.00 mg 0%
Protein 2.00 g 4%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Powder, Whey Protein Concentrate, Soy Protien Isolate, Whey Peptides), Stearic Acid, Crosscarmellose Sodium, Micronized Amino Acid Blend (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine), Silica, Lecithin, Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase)

Warning: Keep out of reach of children

CONTAINS MILK AND SOY (LECITHIN) INGREDIENTS.

Sunrise, FL 33325 Consumer Affairs©2010 OPTIMUM NUTRITION, INC

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.

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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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3.2

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Builds muscle (3)

Cons

  • Complicated to take (3)

Best Uses

  • After workout (3)
  • Before workout (3)

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5.0

works good I seen results right away

By richardgarcia328

from Long Beach

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Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

      I take two pills in the morning an2 before work out an 2 before dinner

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      hugepills

      By josh62285

      from cypress,tx

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      Pros

      • Builds Muscle
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Complicated To Take

      Best Uses

      • After Workout
      • Before Workout

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

      huge pills like a horse should be taking them

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      love them!!

      By carle_hons

      from arlington, tx

      About Me Workout 5 days a week

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      Pros

      • Builds Muscle
      • Quickens Recovery Time

      Cons

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        • After Workout
        • Before Workout
        • Everyday

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

        the pills are little big but if you take them down with a shake its not that bad. they helped me gain 10 pounds in a month. i really like them. i take 3 before i work out and 4 after. its more than what your suppose to but it didnt hurt.

         
        1.0

        MASSIVE PILLS

        By wr_matt89

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

            I'm sure these pills work fine if you can get them down but they are hard to swallow. I've taken big pills before but this crazy. When you break them in half they are even harder to swallow cause they become sharp and get stuck. I've almost choked twice and now I just don't this particular BCAA anymore

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Pretty Good Product

            By sjayankees2

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Competitive Athlete

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            Pros

            • Boosts Energy
            • Builds Muscle
            • Quickens Recovery Time

            Cons

            • BIG pills
            • Complicated To Take

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Before Workout
            • Everyday

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

            This is a pretty good product except that the pills are the biggest pills I've ever seen. I have never had much trouble with pills but this one I always have a very hard time getting it down. I would suggest getting the liquid Amino 2222 instead. It costs a bit more but its a lot better than taking the pills.

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