Essential Amino Acids and BCAAs

Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids: What’s The Difference? (Part Two)


Optimized amino acids are different! Learn more about them and how they can benefit your fitness routine.


In part one of this series, we went more in-depth about the essential and non-essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). In today’s post, we’ll examine optimized amino acids, how they compare to traditional whey protein, and the dangers of a protein deficiency.

Optimized amino acids may be the pre-, intra, or post- workout supplement your body craves. With Oh!mino, we’ve devoted our business to providing the leading sports supplements in the industry. Join us as we navigate optimized amino acids!


Oh!mino and Optimized Amino Acids


Many are trying to make the most of their workout and sometimes it goes beyond the gym and into your nutrition. Tailor your workout and make your nutrition work for you! See more gains and experience better endurance — get the edge you’ve been searching for with optimized amino acids!


What are the benefits to Oh!mino’s optimized amino acids?


We know that our muscles are always in a state of change, whether that be muscle atrophy or muscle synthesis. Furthermore, when you are at rest they are in a declining state and when you exercise they are being broken down. With optimized amino acids, it allows your muscles to continue to stay in growth mode even when at rest or during exercise.  

If you hit the gym, you have likely seen shaker bottles full of protein supplements. Oh!mino is a great alternative to protein because it contains mostly essential amino acids — once again, the building block to protein! Research has also found that when trying to build muscle, it is crucial to get essential amino acids and not a combination of the two types, which is why our optimized amino acid formulation is so beneficial to both athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Our studies have shown that when our optimized amino acids are put up against whey protein it is 11 times more effective in building muscle.

Typically one scoop of protein contains roughly 20 grams of protein with eight to 10 grams of essential amino acids, but when whey is again compared to Oh!Mino, one scoop of our product is equal to 33 grams of protein and contains three times the amount of essential amino acids.

So why not just take a BCAA supplement?

Optimal protein synthesis has shown that it needs the full spectrum of essential amino acids, so using BCAAs alone limits your ability for optimal muscle growth.


BESIDES - All three BCAAs are essential amino acids, AND included in Oh!mino.    

Fueling your body with the right kind of amino acids positively impacts your overall wellness, and when they are missing, an amino acid deficiency can occur. Serious side effects include the following:

  • Impaired immune system
  • Muscle loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Unbalanced mood and hormone functions

An overall protein deficiency can exhibit symptoms such as:

  • Hair issues - splitting hair, hair loss, thinning hair,
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Increased appetite
  • Bone loss
  • Swelling
  • Puffiness

Who is at risk for a protein deficiency?

The elderly and those with an impaired immune system are more vulnerable to protein concerns, as are those who are healing from surgery. Vegetarians and vegans are also susceptible because rich sources of amino acids and protein are largely animal-based. When they are able to plan their diets correctly to get the recommended amount of protein — 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight for sedentary people — this helps reduce their risk of the deficiency.   

How do you get essential amino acids into your diet?

The best way to ensure you are getting all nine of the essential amino acids is to eat a diverse diet of animal sourced protein such as fish, meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs, and from vegetarian sources such as quinoa, buckwheat, natto, and soy.  

For a quick and convenient way, use Oh!Mino products for pre-, intra-, and post-workouts to revolutionize the way your body builds muscle.


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Invest in your health and muscle growth when you partner with us! Shop our optimized amino acids today!


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