The Truth About Amino Acid Products

Quality and formula matter!

Amino acids play a key role in our health and well-being, whether during growth, for maintaining and building muscle mass, or for basic cell regeneration and formation. Since our bodies cannot produce the eight essential amino acids on their own, it is immensely important to get them from food or, better yet, a nutritional supplement.

Have you been looking for the perfect amino acid product to support your body? Then you should definitely read on! In this blog article, you will learn the truth about amino acid products – and why quality and formulation are absolutely crucial.

Why are amino acids so important to our bodies?

Amino acids are considered to be the building blocks of life. Why is that? Amino acids are essential components of proteins and are therefore essential for the growth, repair and maintenance of our tissues. They play an important role in the formation of hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters, and are involved in almost every vital process in the body.

A deficiency of amino acids can negatively affect our physical and mental health and lead to various diseases. This is because a deficiency not only affects our bones, cartilage and muscles, but also our immune system, digestion and endocrine system. The consequences of an amino acid deficiency range from fatigue, exhaustion, increased susceptibility to infection, digestive disorders, mood swings, sleep disturbances and a reduced ability to regenerate to serious illness.

What are the amino acids?

There are 21 protein building (proteinogenic) amino acids, eight of which are considered essential: Leucine, Valine, Isoleusine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Methionine and Tryptophan. These eight cannot be produced by the body itself. Therefore, they must be consumed in sufficient quantities through diet or supplementation. Our bodies can synthesize all other amino acids from the eight essential amino acids. And exactly as it needs them.

Amino acids from food

Therefore, it is important that our bodies are adequately supplied with the eight essential amino acids. However, there is a problem: due to today’s unbalanced diets, the use of pesticides and other environmental toxins, and industrially processed foods, the nutrient content of our food has been greatly reduced. Even with a healthy and balanced diet, it is usually not guaranteed that we can consume and utilize all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities and in the right proportions.

Well supplied with amino acid products

This is where the amino acid combinations come in, which are available on the market today in all kinds of variations. They come in the form of capsules, pills, powders or ampoules. Each product sounds promising. But there is one thing you should know: Not all products are created equal – the quality and formula of the amino acids are crucial! Only with a high-quality supplement can you really do your body good and realize the full potential for your health and well-being!

What factors affect the quality of amino acid products?

The quality of amino acids depends on several factors that you should check and consider before buying:

The Master Formula: Composition and ratio of amino acids

Amino acid supplements are available in a wide variety of formulations, both as single compounds and as blends. However, when it comes to effectiveness, there is only one right formula: the so-called master formula, which represents the specific amino acid pattern of the human body.

This is because optimal protein synthesis is only possible if an amino acid product contains all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities and in the exact ratio that corresponds to the human amino acid profile. The more the proportions and ratios of amino acids deviate from the human master profile, the lower the nutritional value of the protein, i.e. the proportion that can be effectively used for protein synthesis. At the same time, the amount of metabolic waste increases, which places an immense burden on the body and must be broken down and excreted by the liver and kidneys.

In order to avoid unnecessarily stressing or damaging your body, you should stay away from single agents and amino acid combinations that do not contain the eight essential amino acids according to the Master Profile (such as BCAA). We also advise against supplementing with non-essential amino acids in order to maintain the optimal nutritional value of protein and to avoid increasing your body’s toxic metabolic waste.

MAP® is the only formula that contains the Master Amino acid Pattern. It achieves the highest anabolic protein nutritional value in the world at over 99% – and with almost no harmful breakdown products (less than 1%).

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Amino acid quality and purity

Another important factor in the quality of amino acids is their purity. They should be free of residues of undesirable substances and impurities. Why is this important? Only highly pure amino acids are free and crystalline. Only these can be pressed into a homogeneous amino acid blend without binders or additives. Amino acids that can only be pressed with the help of binders (e.g. magnesium stearate, potato starch, etc.) or that are even offered in capsules are generally of inferior quality.

The amino acids in MAP® are obtained by fermentation in a natural, highly sophisticated process. After fermentation and an extensive purification process, the amino acids are 100% highly pure, free and crystalline. As a result, they can be selected by type, which is critical for maintaining the original formulation in accordance with the human Master Amino acid Pattern. MAP® is also free of allergens, sugar and additives, binders or excipients.

The tablets can be easily crushed in a mortar and mixed into food, even cooked food. MAP® is therefore suitable for children, people with swallowing problems or patients who have had their stomach removed.

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The Origin of Amino Acids

The source of the amino acids used also matters. If they come from inferior sources, they may be contaminated with heavy metals or other toxic substances, which can also have a negative impact on your health.

For decades, MAP® has been made using high-quality amino acids from the Japanese world market leader Ajinomoto, not cheap Chinese products. MAP® is also free from genetic engineering, free from allergens, free from sugar and free from other additives.

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Vegetable or vegan Amino Acids

If you are on a vegetarian or vegan diet, you should make sure that your amino acids do not come from animal sources.

The amino acids in MAP® are derived from purely vegetable sources. This makes MAP® a vegan product. The plant parts used, usually legumes, are also GMO-free.

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The right dose

The “more is better” myth does not necessarily apply to amino acid products. Rather, an appropriate dosage based on individual needs is critical to the effectiveness and success of the intake. There are different recommendations depending on age, health, size and lifestyle (diet, consumption of stimulants, stress, etc.). There are people who have an increased need for protein due to their lifestyle, including seniors, athletes, pregnant women, growing children, vegetarians and vegans, as well as acutely or chronically ill people. If you are unsure, you should seek medical or therapeutic advice before purchasing and taking any product.

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Conclusion

Only by choosing a high quality and effective amino acid supplement can you support your body in the best possible way and take full advantage of the nutritional value of protein without harmful breakdown products! When choosing an amino acid supplement, you should not only focus on price, but above all on quality!

Proven formula of the highest quality:
MAP®, the original eight essential amino acid formula

MAP® outperforms any protein product that must first be made available to the body. This is because MAP® already contains the basic building blocks of protein metabolism, the eight essential amino acids, in a highly pure, free and crystalline form. Your benefits at a glance:

  • MAP® is the only formula that contains the specific Master Amino acid Pattern.
  • MAP® has the highest anabolic protein nutritional value in the world (>99%) with virtually no harmful metabolic waste (<1%).
  • MAP® is almost calorie free at 0.04 kcal per tablet (1 gram).
  • MAP® offers optimal bioavailability: on an empty stomach, the amino acids are available to the body after a maximum of 23 minutes.

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