Vegan Essential Aminos
NZD $63.23 – NZD $126.52
Vegan Essential Aminos
Why would you not take Vegan Essential Aminos? These amino acids are exactly the same, they are just made more ethically with more transparency and they are cleaner.
Initially, we saw a problem in the types of protein, amino acid requirement and the amino acids available for those choosing to live a vegan lifestyle. This is especially true in those that also train hard and are eating for sporting performance or for body shaping and physique goals.
Whilst trying to find a solution to the problem within the vegan community, we discovered that the existing amino acid industry may have its own problems that the vegans can fix. The learning experience went both ways and the final product was inspired by vegan requirements, the vegan code of ethics and environmental ideals, but the end result is something we can all use and benefit from. The amino acids themselves are exactly the same. It is just the starting material and other steps that vary between the vegan aminos and non-vegan aminos. As we found out from our raw material suppliers, it is simply potluck as to which sourced material they happen to have in stock at the time. Most manufacturers and supplement companies don’t even consider this when they make their amino products as the product is based on average costings, not starting materials.
How are aminos made?
They don’t extract aminos from plants. It is too expensive and too low yield with too much burden on the environment and potential GMO infiltration. Instead, vegan essential aminos are made through fermentation of sugars from plants; the sugars are NON-GMO and the microbes involved are also NON-GMO. This is how our intestinal microbiome makes amino acids for us and them in our normal digestive process. Most other amino acids are made from things like duck feathers, animal blood, and animal skin. So that is actually common sense and nice and clean with very low environmental impact.
Deficiency of Hydroxyproline in Vegan diet
If you do not have adequate Hydroxyproline you cannot build and maintain collagen. If you are training, aging or on a campaign to be better, then you need adequate collagen to support:
- beauty through aiding dermal elasticity and hydration
- bone and dental tissue
- connective tissue in muscles and joints
- strength, power and injury management
- mucosal linings of the gut, oral, respiratory and reproductive membranes
- menstrual cycle
- wound healing abilities
Hydroxyproline is made specifically for inclusion into collagen. Ensuring adequate hydroxyproline will allow proline and vitamin C to maintain ideal levels and not be depleted. The rate-limiting step for collagen synthesis is nutrient availability and in particular hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline has excellent bioavailability, absorbed intact as hydroxyproline and delivered to collagen peaking at 1-hour post ingestion.
What is Astragin® and why did we add it?
Astragin® is a combination of ginseng and astragalus, it aids the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. It is a modern innovation that follows some ancient traditions.
Astragin® has shown in over a dozen in-vitro studies to improve the absorption of amino acids, peptides, fatty acids, folate, glucosamine and other nutrients in Caco-2 cell, the gold standard used by drug companies to study the absorption of new drugs.
Raspberry Flavour: Malic Acid, Natural Raspberry Flavour, Sunflower Lecithin, Stevia, Natural Cherry Red Colour.
Kola Flavour: Malic Acid, Natural Cola Flavour, Natural Brown Colour, Stevia, Sunflower Lecithin.
Kakadu Plum Flavour: Malic Acid, Natural Kakadu Plum Flavour, Sunflower Lecithin, Stevia, Natural Green Colour.
Kakadu Plum flavour:
Frequently asked questions
Does this include the 9 Essential Amino Acids?
Yes, this included all 9: Histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Can this be paired with Noway protein?
Yes absolutely, if you are a non-vegan wanting to extend the amino acid profile of Noway to expand outside of the current profile this is an excellent addition.
What is the best way to take it?
1 serve is 6g scoop into 300ml of cold water, also goes great as a fizzy drink if you pop it with some soda water! You can have this during or post-training.
As a vegan I know I need to fill in the gaps in my daily nutrition. This works perfectly, builds muscle and tastes great! I’d highly recommend to anyone.
Hi Pat, thanks for your review and feedback of our Vegan Aminos. We appreciate you taking the time to share this with us. - ATP Science
I love what the product does and how it goes about improving the user's nutrition. I especially love the addition of hydroxyproline for those following a plant-based diet. I will admit the lack of hydroxyproline within a plant-based diet wasn't something I was aware of before it was brought to my attention by you guys! I have noticed good strength gains and (I think/hope!) body mass gains recently whilst using the product. I will caveat that previous statement, however; with the fact that I have been using the product alongside aiming to eat enough to create a caloric surplus. It's pleasant to sip on between sets! As far as the taste, I chose the Kakadu Plum flavour and I cannot say I absolutely love it. Using the amount of water you recommend; I found it too intense and a tad bitter. I fixed this by approximately doubling the water and have come to 'somewhat' enjoy the flavour. I'd probably rate it a 6/10 after using more water. On the plus side, this means I get to enjoy it for longer! In conclusion, I love the product but next time I buy it I'm going to try the Kola flavour and I'm hoping I enjoy the flavour more than the plum. P.S. I would also recommend mixing it up and sometimes mixing it with fizzy water from time to time, and; if you do that make sure you put the aminos in your cup before the water as it froths a lot and I made a mess when I did it the other way around! LOL Thanks ATP >3