$1.99 / serve
Vegans! You can now have your aminos, and drink them too! Gone are the days of scrutinising nutrition labels and background researching the company - ATP Science has brought to the market Vegan Essential Aminos - a thoughtfully sourced, scientifically-based, all-natural product to help you live your Vegan lifestyle alongside your fitness goals without a worry in the world! Combined with delicious flavours and smooth mix-ability, we know Vegan Essential Aminos is about to take your recovery game to a whole new level.
- Promotes fast recovery and lean muscle building - 100% Vegan Friendly - 100% Natural - No added sugar or artificial colours or flavour - Non-GMO Formula
'Essential Amino Acids' defines the 9 unique types of amino acids that each human body requires, that cannot be independently produced by the body. These amino acids instead must be consumed - either through food or supplementation. Amino Acids, put simply, are the simple broken down chains that combine to form a protein. Therefore, all foods containing protein present different amino acids and concentrations. For a vegan diet, understandably, obtaining all 9 amino acids in amounts substantial enough to sufficiently support your recovery and rebuilding following a tough training session becomes a lot more difficult without meat and dairy. That's where Vegan Essential Aminos come in - containing all 9 amino acids, specifically formulated in dosages that match that of your body's requirements. Vegan Essential Aminos are exactly the same as those found in protein foods, they are just made from plant based sources and creating much more transparently and ethically than alternate amino-acid supplements. How's it done? Vegan Essential Aminos are made through fermentation of non-GMO sugars from plants - which is exactly the intestinal process for creating the non-essential amino acids our body synthesises. When it comes to natural, Vegan Essential Aminos is therefore second-to-none.
An adequate intake of Essential Amino Acids hosts a variety of benefits to your training goals. Specifically to vegans living an exclusively plant-based diet, deficiency of the amino acids hydroxyproline, methionine, lysine and histidine can have a significant impact or drawback on a number of essential health objectives. Overall, with a healthy and sufficient intake of all Essential Amino Acids you can expect faster recovery, stronger muscles, healthy joints and connective tissues, increased immunity, better bone and dental health, better nutrient absorption of foods, and increased strength, power and injury-management.
Of all amino acids deficient in a vegan diet, Hydroxyproline is one of the most notable and most important. If you've ever seen one cosmetics ad on the television - you'd have heard of collagen. Collagen is the strongest and most tensile form of fibre our body uses as a building connective tissue. Collagen supports health of skin, bones and teeth, connective tissues between muscles and bones, injury repairs, healthy linings of vital organs, menstrual cycles, and prevention of premature ageing. And hydroxyproline is a crucial aspect used to make, build and maintain that collagen in our bodies. Plants contain negligible collagen nor hydroxyproline. Therefore, for those following a vegan diet, each of the functions mentioned above of which collagen supports and performs, are at risk.
Our Favourite Vegan-Friendly BCAA!
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.
- No Feathers
- No Pig Skin
- No Blood
- Synthesized or Fermented from Plants
Vegan Essential Aminos by ATP Science is available in three delicious flavours:
- Kakadu Plum
Mix 1 heaped scoop (approx 6g) into 300ml of cold water. Use once or twice daily between meals. May be used before, after or during exercise.
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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. So that is actually common sense and nice and clean with very low environmental impact.
This project has taken us over a year to complete because finding vegan essential aminos from a vegan source was extremely difficult. Many amino acids are simply not available in vegan form. We started asking what they actually are whilst also demanding the flow charts and declarations of starting material; and it is kind of really gross and horrible and not something we wanted to put our name to. They are sometimes extracted from animal products as they can get a much higher yield from a very cheap starting material that doesn’t rot easily. Unlike the vegan starting material being plants.
The non-vegan aminos are made from things like duck feathers, animal blood or animal skin, in some cases the starting material may be any combination of these three but you may never know which one. 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.
To make things even harder, when we did finally find a non-animal source of amino acid we then discovered it was made from the fermentation of sugar by bugs but GMO sources of everything; GMO corn or wheat sugar fermented by GMO mould to excrete an amino acid. ATP Science does NOT do GMO.
So, getting NON-GMO Vegan Essential aminos was the goal to provide a solution to the vegan problem. However, regardless of your omnivore/herbivore status, these aminos we have sourced for our Vegan Essential Aminos are the nicest, cleanest and most transparent ones on the market.
Amino Acid Requirements for Vegans
Everyone, yes all human's require the 9 essential amino acids. These are; histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
We cannot convert or synthesize these on our own, they must come from our diet.
Vegans are rarely deficient in total dietary protein. Animal meat protein foods yield on average 20-30% protein; where the plant sources are about 10-30% protein so not a huge difference in total protein content.
But the amino acid profile can be very different.
Exclusively plant-based diets supply a different amino acid profile to those who consume animal protein (meat and dairy) as well. In the plant proteins there is less of the anabolic amino acids such as leucine (which makes up 50% of what we call BCAA (branched chain amino acids), the dietary vegan sources of hydroxyproline are almost impossible to find and eat, lack of methionine, inadequate lysine and histidine for anyone doing any extra exercise.
Deficiency of Hydroxyproline in Vegan diet
Hydroxyproline is used to make collagen in our bodies. Plants do not contain collagen and hydroxyproline is almost totally absent in a plant-based vegan diet. Hydroxyproline can be made from Proline and Vitamin C making it technically not essential; but there is a relatively low intake of proline in most vegan diets. There simply just aren’t adequate doses of Proline and Hydroxyproline available in plants and those that do contain it have such a low yield you would have to be eating it by the truckload.
If you do not have adequate Hydroxyproline you cannot support and maintain collagen. If you are training, aging, or on a campaign to be better then you need adequate collagen to support your nutritional needs;
So, there can be a massive deficit in the hydroxyproline availability in the plant-based protein group. This increased demand for hydroxyproline will also deplete proline and vitamin C stores leaving them deficient for other functions.
If inadequate resources to do all of the collagen functions;
The amino acid profile of collagen is unique.
Within collagen you typically find 3 x the amount of glycine and proline compared to all other animal and vegetable proteins; however, the most remarkable difference and unique trait is the hydroxyproline that is almost exclusively found as a part of collagen in animals. Collagen is made like a spiral or a compact helix that allows for cushioning, stretch and snap-back elasticity; the Hydroxyproline makes the sharp twisting in the structure to form the spiral helix structure. Without it, collagen loses its elasticity and bounce. The hydroxyproline of collagen explains why other proteins do not have any direct effect on collagen production. Only collagen due to the hydroxyproline content can directly feed hydroxyproline back into collagen.
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.
Is this product vegan?
Yes, this product is 100% suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
Is this product safe for use during pregnancy?
While this product may be suitable for some individuals particularly low in essential amino acids, we advise to consult a medical professional before using. While not particularly harmful to a healthy and normal human, an over-presence of ingredients may cause rare, adverse effects after birth. Is this product ASADA approved?Yes, this product has been tested and confirmed to contain no banned substances. However, we advise that the list of substances changes very frequently. For utmost assurance, please consult the ASADA Supplement Checker or contact the MAK Crew.
We recommend a serving size of one heaped scoop. To mix, combine with 300ml of water (note: cold tastes best). Two full servings may be used as required, especially during a workout. For best results, drink during or after a workout. However, product can be used between meals throughout a regular day, if preferred. We advise not to exceed two servings daily.