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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 2tablets before meals and again before and after training.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container 180
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.

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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Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs
 
3.3

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Easy on stomach (3)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

  • Complicated to take (4)
  • Difficult to swallow (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)
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3.0

I like them but...

By djallen668

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Easy On Stomach
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Complicated To Take

Best Uses

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

    I find these to be effective but I can agree with the other reviewers that complain about the size and sharp edges of the pills. Even broken in half they are very hard to swallow, and I've never had a problem swallowing any pill before.

    My solution is to grind them up in a mortar and pestle that I keep on my counter then mix the resulting powder with some yogurt (they do grind very well). 15 seconds of work makes these usable for me.

    I bought this bottle before I knew there was a softgel version. So I would recommend these to a friend but only as the softgel version.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not So Super-Small pills, but EFFECTIVE

    By russocp09

    from Fort Myers, FL

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    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Hard To Swallow

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

    I read that these tablets, compared to ON's earlier tabs, are easier to swallow. Well, those older pills must've been GIGANTIC because these are exactly bite-sized, especially compared to some of the Amino Acids I've taken from Dymatize. However, When taken as directed, I do appreciate the boost in energy and performance I get in the gym from all the extra protein. More importantly, it aids in recovery time. The more protein I can get in my system, the better. AN INCREDIBLE VALUE! Awesome bang for the buck! You can't go wrong, overall, with this AA package

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    OUCH!

    By wickedlyinsane

    from Penrose, NC

    About Me First Time User

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    Pros

    • Easy On Stomach

    Cons

    • Complicated To Take
    • Hard To Swallow

    Best Uses

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

      This product is hard to swallow it says that the tabs are easier to swallow and i have not seen nor have i felt that. I will not buy the tabs again. When i cut one in half the sharp edges hurt my throat and still got stuck on the way down. If i didnt open them and buy them on my own i would return them because of how hard they are on my throat. I would go with the capsules. They seem like they would be much easier to swallow.

       
      4.0

      Amino 2222 Tabs

      By joe.5553

      from Warwick RI

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy On Stomach
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Supplement A Meal

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

        good stuff

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        had to return

        By russelldog

        from miami fl..

        About Me First Time User

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          • Complicated To Take
          • Hard To Swallow

          Best Uses

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

            these things will choke you..i tried to cut one in half,but the edges were sharp inside my throat,the half one got stuck!!.i finnaly got it down..i tried to dissolve one in water,but it didnt work..stick to the soft gels..i originally went in to reup on my soft gels but the sales kid sold these up(everytime i listen to a sales person i regret it)....also tried to chew one..there like rocks!!..my gas money to return these,the sales guy told me over the phone about a discount on the soft gels over the phone when i said i was coming to return these,but when i got there he reniged..

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't judge a book by its cover

            By ramazamoel

            from riyadh.ksa

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            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

            goooooooooooooood

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By grahambknowles

            from Nassau, Bahamas

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Big pills

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Older People
            • Women

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

            This is a great product. Definitely helps me with recovery and energy. I use it before and after workouts. Pills are HUGE!! I think they must have been orginally for Horses or Cattle. Other than that. I love em. I just bite them up and slug down with water or a flavored drink. Taste like baby formula. Awesome. Buy it, you wont regret it.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for Vegetarians

            By hasani202

            from Reno, NV

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            Pros

            • A Variety of Aminos
            • Boosts Energy
            • Builds Muscle
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

              I had no issue with the size of these pills; some, may need to break them in half, they're scored already. I have no meat, dairy, or eggs in my diet. I get protein from amino acid tablets and soy beans.

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Hard to swallow

              By michael.k.bauer

              from Brecksville, Ohio

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Builds Muscle
              • Good Value
              • Quickens Recovery Time

              Cons

              • Complicated To Take
              • Hard to swallow

              Best Uses

              • After Workout
              • Before Workout
              • Everyday

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Superior Amino 2222 Tabs:

              I take this product as directed by the Optimum Nutrition stack, also sold here at GNC. The tablets are about an inch in length, and about the the same thickness and width as my ring finger. There's a small dent in the middle to break it in half, but even then it's near impossible for me to swallow. Every time I take one of these, I gag and choke because it's so huge, and no amount of water seems to help.

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