Amino acids are something I take religiously during my workouts. Specifically amino blends that include BCAAs (branched chained amino acids). This helps with recovery and also gives you that sustainable energy you need to push and pull a little longer. I’m going to share one of my favorite BCAA products with my Amino IV review.
Amino IV is from a company called ‘PES’ which stands for Physique Enhancing Science. This amino acid supplement is advertised to increase lean body mass, enhance body composition, and reduce cortisol spike. These are obvious points to building lean muscle and preventing the breakdown of protein.
I’ll start out by saying that this is one of the few amino acid-based supplements that I’ve experienced noticeable results from. The sustainable energy during my workouts is the greatest benefit as far as I’m concerned. I did a fair comparison of training with no amino supplements for a week followed by using Amino IV twice a day. Simply put, I was able to train longer and had more energy with it.
Another thing that stood out were the changes in my body composition. I know most supplements advertise this but most don’t live up to it. This stuff actually helped get me a bit leaner, which is welcomed as you get a little older.
I can’t say I noticed super strength gains. I think a lot of that comes from your meal plan strategy (aka diet, which I hate that word) and perhaps supplements like creatines or test boosters. The endurance and recovery were the prominent factors in my PES Amino IV review.
The Amino IV label states that 2 scoops equals 1 serving. What I typically do is mix a little more than a scoop and a half before and during my workouts. This gives me almost 2 full servings. On weekends and/or non-training days, I generally take 1 serving in the morning or between meals.
> 1.5 scoops of PES AMINO IV pre workout
> 1.5 scoops of PES AMINO IV intra workout
* I’m considering bumping this up to 2 scoops each time
One thing I want to cover before concluding is the BCAA+EAA factor in Amino V. BCAA supplements are popular due to the effects L-Leucine has on increasing protein synthesis. In my Amino IV review we see that it includes a hefty amount of L-Leucine along with the other amimos that all play key roles in building muscle and helping with recovery.
Amino acids aren’t sexy or flashy like creatine supplements or pre workouts. But I personally think they’re more important. And to be honest, most BCAA and amino acids supplements I’ve taken work like they’re supposed to.
I touched on a few things in my PES Amino IV review that puts it above most of its competitors. Where as many of these supplements just reduce soreness and recovery time, Amino IV gives me an extra boost during training.
I also prefer the BCAA+EAA formula as opposed to just BCAA. As I mentioned above, I have seen visible results. It’s definitely worth adding to your regimen.
Train with Passion,