Vegan Essential Aminos
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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.
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 build and maintain collagen. If you are training, aging, inflamed or on a campaign to be better then you need adequate collagen to support;
- beauty through aiding dermal elasticity, hydration, to prevent premature aging
- bone and Dental health
- 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
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 first thing to be sacrificed is the collagen regeneration associated with reproduction and healthy menstruation, dermal collagen (cellulite, wrinkles, stretch marks), gut wall and oral mucosa (gums), bone and skeletal muscle.
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.
What is Astrigin® 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.
Pharmacological, in-vitro, animal and human clinical studies have demonstrated that AstraGin® Increases the steady-state absorption rate of;
- Arginine by 67%.
- Agmatine by 36%.
- Beta Alanine by 25%.
- Citrulline by 45%.
- Creatine by 33%.
- Leucine by 58%.
- Peptides by 41%.
- Tryptophan by 53%.
- Curcumin from turmeric by 92%.
- Folate by 50%.
Increases fatty acid absorption:
- Flaxseed oil 58%.
- Fish oil 100%.
- Omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) 39%
- Increase glucosamine absorption by 23%.
- Promotes glucose metabolism.
- Mitochondrial functions. Increase ATP production in the liver by 18%.
- Regulates appetite.
- Promotes good gut health, immune functions, and nutrition profile.
- Increases protein synthesis in muscle.
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.
When heading down the path of vegan amino acids, especially as an alternative to the collagen…
A modernization of traditional practices. Astragin combines Astragalus and Ginseng that has been shown to improve…
- Kakadu Plum
Healthy 'sugar' hit
Holy guacamole this stuff is sweet. That said its pretty awesome. I'm on the Kakadu Plum and I love that I know whats in it - no ****, blood or feathers. I feel good on it and thats good enough for me to keep going with it. This is the fourth product I have tried from ATP and yet again I am impressed.
Hi Sherie, Thank you so much for this feedback! Great to hear that you are loving it. - ATP Team
Love this stuff!
I think it's great, I even feel like it's giving me that extra energy boost in the gym. I do agree with a previous review that it's very sweet, but I mix it with double the water and it tastes great (hopefully that's okay to do). I actually never want to be without this product, and knowing it's clean is totally awesome.
Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for this feedback that's great news that you are getting more of a boost for it! We are sorry to hear that it is a bit sweeter than anticipated, we will forward this feedback onto the design and development team. - ATP Team
I have recently brought the Kakadu Plum flavour and now I’m obsessed. I can’t believe it’s actually good for you because it tastes so amazing! Never been happier with a supplement. Thank you ATP! 6/5 stars
The Kola flavour is delicious and refreshing with really cold water. Only a few days into using this in combination with T432 but nothing but positive things to say so far. Can’t wait to see the improvements long term!
The aminos are great and am grateful for such a product for vegans especially. I found it sickly sweet though.
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