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JP Sears' Go-To Amino Acids to Keep His Body Awakened AF

“I don’t like to be serious about much. But one thing I do take very seriously is having great energy, mental clarity, and fantastic health and fitness. Kion’s Aminos Powder gives me tremendous support for pushing the edge of my fitness goals, having great energy, and staying sharp mentally.”

JP Sears' Go-To Amino Acids to Keep His Body Awakened AF

“I don’t like to be serious about much. But one thing I do take very seriously is having great energy, mental clarity, and fantastic health and fitness. Kion’s Aminos Powder gives me tremendous support for pushing the edge of my fitness goals, having great energy, and staying sharp mentally.”

WHAT ARE AMINO ACIDS?

AMINO ACIDS are the catalyst for nearly every physiological function including protein synthesis, enzyme production, hormone regulation, cognitive performance, neurotransmitter balance, and metabolism. They’re also the foundation of protein and therefore muscle mass, which makes them a necessity for optimizing athletic performance.

HOW KION AMINOS WORK

KION AMINOS provide a dose of eight of the nine EAAs in proper quantities to optimize performance and health. Each of the EAAs supports the body in unique ways:

LYSINE – Plays a role in growth hormone secretion, which supports muscle repair and recovery. It’s also a critical component of structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which are important for building strong connective tissue.

METHIONINE – Helps the body process and eliminate fat, promotes cardiovascular health, and supports liver function to help the body eliminate toxins.

PHENYLALANINE – Has a pain-killing and mood-elevating effect and is necessary for the synthesis of norepinephrine and dopamine. It also stimulates the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are critical for nervous system function.

THREONINE – Supports fat metabolism and immune function. Like lysine, it’s another crucial component of structural proteins and connective tissue.

TRYPTOPHAN – Has pain-suppressing qualities and can increase pain tolerance during hard workouts or competitions. It’s also a precursor for serotonin, which regulates sleep, appetite, and mood.

LEUCINE – Important for protein synthesis, blood sugar regulation, and growth hormone production.

ISOLEUCINE – Helps prevent muscle from breaking down during exercise, which could lead to faster recovery. It’s also important for immune function, hemoglobin production, and energy regulation.

VALINE – Helps stimulate muscle regeneration and plays a critical role in energy production.

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OTHER USES

While KION AMINOS are most notably used as a pre-workout to boost athletic performance, they have many other benefits that can help you feel more energized, productive, and ready to crush your day!

Fast, clean energy

Three of the EAAs, valine, leucine, and isoleucine, are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver, making them readily available in the bloodstream for quick energy without a spike in blood sugar.

Muscle maintenance

EAAs are responsible for the stimulation of the anabolic state, and are therefore a crucial component for building and maintaining muscle mass. EAA supplementation can help you maintain muscle even during periods of extended inactivity.

Cognitive performance

The EAAs are necessary for optimizing mental performance. Tyrosine, in particular, has been shown to improve working memory. Kion Aminos can be used for a quick cognitive boost if you find yourself feeling foggy.

Recovery

Post-exercise consumption of EAAs has been shown to have a positive effect on net muscle protein. In fact, one study of elite athletes showed that EAAs stimulate the anabolic process more effectively than other protein supplements. Kion Aminos taken post-workout will help reduce fatigue and improve your speed of recovery between sessions.

Appetite regulation

Amino acids are inherently satiating and appetite-suppressing. This makes Kion Aminos a highly effective, low-calorie tool for fast- ing, and a great option in situations where food options are limited (like during travel).

Sleep

The body converts tryptophan into melatonin, a necessary hormone for inducing sleep. Better sleep quality has been shown to improve athletic performance and has even been associated with lower self-reported levels of depression. Take a serving of Kion Aminos 30 minutes before bed to induce better, deeper sleep.

Fasting

Kion Aminos can be used to support fasting by suppressing hunger, improving energy levels, helping the body retain muscle mass, and stabilizing cognitive performance. However, amino acid consumption has been shown to inhibit autophagy, so if cellular cleansing is your primary fasting goal, then they might not be the right choice for you.

KION AMINOS

AMINO ACIDS are the catalyst for nearly every physiological function including protein synthesis, enzyme production, hormone regulation, cognitive performance, neurotransmitter balance, and metabolism. They’re also the foundation of protein and therefore muscle mass, which makes them a necessity for optimizing athletic performance.


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There are 20 amino acids in total, nine of which are classified as essential. The body cannot synthesize the essential amino acids by itself; they must be attained through diet from protein-rich foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, and of course, amino acid supplements.

The essential amino acids (EAAs) make up over 50% of every protein in the body. A deficiency in any one of them has detrimental effects on muscle preservation, athletic training, and recovery, which is why EAAs are the ideal supplement to fuel performance.

WHAT MAKES KION AMINOS DIFFERENT

PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING SUPPLEMENTS like branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), animal-based protein powders like whey, casein, and egg, and plant proteins from soy and hemp are very popular, but they aren’t as effective as people believe. Though they can have some benefits for performance and muscle gain, they often contain artificial additives, are hard to digest, or have an incomplete amino acid profile that can result in imbalances. Kion Aminos have a few key characteristics that make them unique from other protein supplements:

No artificial additives or preservatives.

Unlike many popular performance-enhancing supplements, Kion Aminos are pure. They don’t contain any added fillers, stearates, coatings, dyes, added sugars, or caffeine. This means that they won’t spike your blood sugar, interfere with gut health, or give you the nervous energy and jitters that other supplements can cause.

Virtually zero calories.

Protein powders like whey, casein, and even plant-based supplements can contain anywhere from 90 to 200 calories per serving. Kion Aminos, on the other hand, contain effectively zero calories (less than 5 per serving). This makes them particularly effective for body composition goals as they don’t contribute overall caloric load, or interfere with fat-burning.

Superior utilization rate (UR).

The body utilizes very little of the protein we consume, often less than 50% from dietary sources. The protein that is utilized goes to building muscle, fueling the brain, and maintaining hormonal health. Everything that the body doesn’t absorb becomes metabolic waste and places unnecessary stress on the kidneys and digestive tract. Kion Aminos have a superior utilization rate compared to other dietary protein, making them a fast-acting, clean-burning source of energy.

Fast absorption rate.

Kion Aminos are fully absorbed and available to fuel training within 30 minutes of ingestion. This stands in stark contrast to whole-food sources which can take several hours to digest, and protein powders which notoriously contribute to gas and bloating. Sayonara, protein farts!

Convenience.

Kion Aminos provide EAAs in a convenient form. No need to prepare a giant steak, lug around a canister of protein powder, keep a Tupperware of hard-boiled eggs in your gym bag, or worry about any other inconvenient (or smelly) options. And of course, there’s no need to devote time to prepping or digesting—just pop a few tablets or down some powder and you’re ready to crush your workout!

HOW TO KNOW IF KION AMINOS IS WORKING

Short-term, you may experience:

  • Reduced fatigue after training
  • Steady mental and physical energy
  • An increase in strength and endurance
  • Improved focus and more intensity during your workouts

Long-term, you may notice:

  • Shortened recovery periods
  • An increase in lean muscle mass
  • Consistent improvements in power, speed, strength, and endurance

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND TROUBLESHOOTING

Storage – Store Kion Aminos in a cool, dry place like your pantry or cupboard.

Maximum Dosage – Do not exceed more than six servings (30 tablets or six level scoops of powder) of Kion Aminos in a 24-hour period. Remember: Kion Aminos are meant to supplement other sources of dietary protein, not replace them altogether.

At-Risk Populations – If you are pregnant, nursing, under the age of 18, or currently taking prescription medications, please consult with your physician to determine if amino acid supplementation is appropriate for you.

Medication Instructions – Kion Aminos have not been shown to interfere with any prescription medications. However, if you do currently take prescription medication, consult with your physician to determine if EAA supplementation is right for you.

Troubleshooting – If you experience gastrointestinal distress, it’s most likely an issue of timing. Make sure you don’t consume Kion Aminos within 30 minutes of eating a meal. Ideally, take them on an empty stomach.

If you experience negative side effects of any kind, try starting with smaller doses. Start with half a scoop of powder or 2-3 tablets and assess your energy levels afterward. From there, you can slowly work up to a full dose, or stick with a smaller dose if preferred.

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