started out not sure what to expect, but my strength went up about 15
pounds on the bench, 20 on the squat and a good 30 on the deadlift. I
also did some checking with my cleans while I was testing. My weight
went up a good nine pounds, which doesn’t seem like much, but in a
competition that makes a big difference… I’d say it is a good
investment as all people who train with strength can attest to the
value of a good amino supplement.”
- C. Sisk
Nitro. Old school meets new school. We’ve taken tried and true
classics, amino acids, and brought them up to date for the serious
lifter who’s looking for something more. Listen, amino acids have been
around for decades and have been used by countless athletes. As
supplements, they’ve stood the test of time. They’ve also been studied
in great depth over the years. And those studies are always moving
forward… Recent research has shown that amino acids are anabolic. But
that research has also shown that timing, dosages, and the mix of
aminos are all extremely important. To get things rolling, you gotta
start with the right mix, forms and types of aminos to gain the maximum
anabolic advantage. Animal Nitro’s got it all.
Nitro has the right types of aminos (essential aminos), forms
(“uncoupled”), dose (6 grams per pack), and the right blend of aminos
(Human Muscle Protein Complex™). Recent published studies have shown
that to stimulate protein synthesis and spark anabolism, only essential
amino acids (EAA) are necessary. Non-essential amino acids (NEAA)
aren’t (protein powders have both EAA and NEAA). You don’t need a lot
either. EAA are so efficient, researchers have found that only 6 grams,
orally-delivered, are necessary (this is the precise amount in each
pack of Animal Nitro). However, it’s not just a matter of throwing in 6
grams of EAA. For example, you can’t put them into tablets. Tablets,
with all the fillers and coatings, prevent the EAA from being utilized
by the body efficiently. That’s why Animal Nitro comes only in
quick-dissolving capsules. The ratio of EAA are important too. We’ll
talk about this in a second…
We covered the types of
aminos that are important. But the forms are important too. That’s why
we use only “uncoupled” essential amino acids. Uncoupled aminos are a
special form of amino acid–they are free of chemical bonds. Because of
this, uncoupled aminos are rapidly absorbed by the body—far more
rapidly and efficiently than protein powders like whey. Uncoupled
aminos, unlike intact proteins (such as from foods or protein powders)
can exert powerful pharmacological and physiological actions such as
hormone regulation (insulin, growth hormone), immunomodulation, and
anabolism. Just as importantly, uncoupled aminos can bypass the liver.
The liver acts as a kind of gatekeeper. When you eat chicken or drink a
protein shake, the liver deaminates much of the aminos, and those
aminos are ultimately converted to urea. Not good.
amino acids, on the other hand, have the ability actually bypass the
liver. Once ingested, uncoupled aminos in Animal Nitro can form a
“bolus” or a special protective mass of aminos. Due to this protective
bolus, when the uncoupled aminos reach the liver, they can escape the
liver’s processing and enter into systemic circulation quickly and
reach their target areas to exert the pharmacological and physiological
effects. And this is one of the reasons why Animal Nitro is superior to
regular protein powders. Animal Nitro contains valuable essential
aminos acids in “uncoupled” forms that can rapidly reach target tissues
and exert anabolic effects.
While the form and types of
aminos are important, so too is the blend. You need the right ratios of
EAA to extract the maximum benefits. Animal Nitro has the right ratios.
Animal Nitro is the only amino acid supplement that contains Human
Muscle Protein Complex™. We used the amino acid profile found in actual
human muscle protein itself when we created Animal Nitro. Why? By
matching the types and ratios of amino acids to human muscle, you can
potentially increase the availability of each individual essential
amino acid in proportion to its requirement for enhancing muscle
protein synthesis. In other words, if your muscles are a hand, then
Animal Nitro’s Human Muscle Protein Complex™ is the glove.
We think Animal Nitro is going to be a solid addition to your
nutritional arsenal. As a solid amino-based supplement, it can appeal
to a broad range of strength athletes, including powerlifters,
bodybuilders, and anyone who requires strength and power as a
foundation. It can be used during a cutting or bulking cycle. It can be
used by lifters who are looking for improved recovery, more energy, and
greater strength. Because it consists of such fundamental, basic
ingredients, amino acids, and because it offers so much nutritional
flexibility, we think Animal Nitro will quickly become a staple
supplement for lifters everywhere. For some frequently asked questions about Animal Nitro, click here.
• Competitive strength & power athletes • High-intensity training • Athletes who are dieting • Individuals bulking on higher protein diets • Lifters looking for an anabolic edge
lifting, there is a critical 4-hour anabolic “window of opportunity”
that exists. To take advantage of this window, take 1 pack within 30
minutes following resistance training. For even better results, take 2
packs daily – the first immediately before lifting, and the second
within 30 minutes after. If you use a post-training protein shake, wait
at least another 30-45 minutes after you’ve taken the Animal Nitro pack
before drinking your shake. Always take Animal Nitro on an empty
stomach, preferably with 8 oz. of grape or other fruit juice.
Animal Pak, we think Animal Nitro is a “foundational” supplement. It
should be a staple in your nutritional arsenal. Animal Nitro can
provide the body with the basic building blocks it needs to grow. You
can stack it with Animal Pak or any other Animal supplement depending
on your goals.
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