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Go All In with All9 Amino - Dymatize All9 Amino Review


Recently, the hype around branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) has shifted towards essential amino acid (EAA) products. Dymatize has formulated the perfect solution with All9 Amino, offering the full spectrum of BCAAs and EAAs in one product. Now, the debate over which aminos are better can be squashed with a best-of-both-worlds option.

Amino Acids 101

Amino acid products are regarded for their role in supporting muscle protein synthesis, the necessary process the body goes through to help build muscle. To this extent, they also help the body recover from training sessions, ensuring you’re ready to train just as hard tomorrow. Although BCAAs have been a longtime staple in athletes’ supplement stacks, EAAs are quickly gaining traction, being cited as more beneficial. In an industry where people rarely agree, one thing is for certain: the nine amino acids provide necessary support for athletes. So, instead of arguing between BCAAs and EAAs, Dymatize put them together to satisfy both sides.

BCAAs vs. EAAs

Before you roll your eyes about another amino acid product, let’s take a look at the difference between BCAAs and EAAs, and how they’re commonly dosed, to showcase the benefit of All9 Amino.

Branched-chain amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These aminos are considered essential, as the body doesn’t produce them, so they must be consumed through food or supplements. The average serving size delivers a 5-gram dose of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio, with leucine leading the pack.

Essential amino acids include the three BCAAs listed above, along with six others: lysine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, and histidine. Again, the body is unable to produce these, so they must be consumed. Similar to BCAA products, average doses of EAAs range from 2 to 5 grams per scoop.

Packing a Punch

All9 Amino makes good on its name, delivering a solid dose of all nine essential amino acids in one scoop. With a total of 10 grams of EAAs per serving, of which 7.2 grams are the BCAAs, your body will be supported for muscle building, faster recovery, and optimum hydration. Not only does All9 Amino deliver a comprehensive amino acid profile, but it also contains other key vitamins and minerals critical to athletic performance and health.

A single scoop of All9 Amino delivers your full daily requirement (or more!) of Vitamin C and a variety of the all-important B vitamins, including B6, thiamin (B1), and niacin (B3). These four vitamins play a variety of roles to aid your athletic performance. Vitamin C supports the immune system, which is taxed during training sessions, leaving you more prone to getting sick. The B vitamins support the cardiovascular and muscle systems, help the body use carbs for energy, and even work to transport electrolytes in and out of muscle cells. Not only do these factors help keep your performance at an optimum level, but they’re critical for general health. By supplying a boost of these micronutrients in All9 Amino, Dymatize is ensuring you get what you need, when you need it the most—around training sessions.

The Lineup

With a collection of five different flavours, everyone is sure to find something they enjoy. With interesting combinations, such as Cola Lime Twist, Orange Cranberry, or Fruit Fusion Rush, along with single flavours such as Juicy Watermelon and Jolly Green Apple, there’s plenty of variety to mix things up throughout the week. Are you someone who likes tart and tangy things? Lean towards the Orange Cranberry or Jolly Green Apple. If you’re a sweets person through and through, Juicy Watermelon and Fruit Fusion Rush will top your list.

Cola Candy Flashback

The Cola Lime Twist flavor stood out in the flavour lineup for our taste testers, especially in light of the current soda-flavour craze. For our candy lovers on the panel, it was reminiscent of the coke bottle gummy candies, with a slight citrus tang. If you’re in the mood to change things up from the typical sweet fruity supplements, All9 Amino’s Cola Lime Twist is a must-have. No matter which flavour you choose, you’ll be supplying your body with a solid dose of amino acids.

Hydration Boost

A standout feature of All9 Amino is the inclusion of coconut water fruit powder, an ingredient known for its ability to boost hydration. Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes, which are lost rapidly through sweat. Replacing these as soon as possible around your workout helps ensure you’re able to perform at your best. Whether this means you boost them before you start training, while you hit your reps, or after you rack the last dumbbell, staying hydrated and keeping electrolytes in balance is easy with All9 Amino. Plus, the great flavours make it easy to get your water in for the day.

Pre, Intra, Post … Whenever!

Once you’ve stocked up on All9 Amino, you need to figure out when to take it. To be honest, you can use the product at any point in the day and it will be beneficial. Replenishing amino acid and vitamin levels can take place throughout the day, but many athletes opt to drink their aminos around or during their workouts. So, whether you opt to drink them before you hit the gym, to stay hydrated during your session, or following your workout when levels are lowest, you can’t go wrong. Just add one scoop of All9 Amino to 10 to 12 ounces of water, and you’re ready to go. Want a stronger flavour? Simply decrease the amount of water you use.

If you’re looking for a cool treat following a particularly hot and sweaty session, try blending a scoop with some ice and water to make a healthful slushie. How’s that for a refreshing treat after a long cardio session in the heat?

Confidence in Each Scoop

As if the stellar ingredient list and enjoyable taste isn’t enough, Dymatize goes one step further by marking All9 Amino with the Informed-Choice stamp of approval. This quality assurance lets you know that it’s been tested for banned substances by a world-class sports anti-doping lab. For athletes who compete in tested sports streams, it can be stressful to find supplements that are safe to use. Look for the Informed-Choice logo for confidence in what you’re using; just be sure to run things by your specific organization, as they all have different standards!

The next time someone asks you if they should purchase BCAAs or EAAs, you can give them this solution instead: a well-rounded product that has everything in one simple scoop.

Ashleigh Atkinson, MHK