Code Red Aminos

$29.99

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Your fitness and training journey starts today with Code Red Series Aminos, only from 5% Nutrition. This outstanding product supports muscle growth, helps enhance recovery, and helps prevent muscle protein breakdown during intense training or caloric restriction. Code Red Series Aminos promotes hydration and remains completely stim-free. However, the best part about this product: it tastes great!

Let's begin by setting our objectives and relentlessly working towards attaining them. At 5% Nutrition, we specialize in manufacturing great-tasting and innovative sports nutrition products that help you train and perform at your best. Our Code Red series from 5% Nutrition is a must-try, whether you're an experienced supplement user or just starting out.

What Are Amino Acids?

If you’re new to lifting, you might wonder exactly what amino acids are. Commonly known as the “building blocks” of protein, amino acids are constructed from base elements such as nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. 20 different aminos are used to help to make proteins. When you consume a protein food, your digestive system breaks the protein down into amino acids. Then, your body will combine the amino acids into sequences or “chains.” These amino acid chains are responsible for hundreds of vital bodily functions. These functions include supporting muscle growth through protein synthesis and promoting post-workout recovery.(1)

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Recovery

Aminos supports post-workout recovery.†

Grow

Aminos supports protein synthesis.†

Hydrate

Aminos supplies Coconut Water for hydration and improved performance.†

Recovery

Aminos supports post-workout recovery.†

Grow

Aminos supports protein synthesis.†

Hydrate

Aminos supplies Coconut Water for hydration and improved performance.†
INGREDIENTS
HOW TO USE
SUPPLEMENT FACTS
  • BCAA 2:1:1 BLEND

    Of the 20 amino acids mentioned above, there are 3 amino acids which are critically important for muscle buildong. They are called Branched Chain Amino Acids, or BCAAs.

  • L-LEUCINE – 2,500 MG

    The reason they are so important is because of Leucine. This amino acid is directly responsible for stimulating protein synthesis. What is that, you might ask? It’s a biological process that’s a direct trigger of muscle growth.

    The signaling pathway for this is known as the mTOR pathway and is the main protein synthesis regulator. The mTOR pathway can “sense” environmental signals, including intense exercise, and nutritional signals, such as the BCAAs. These signals increase the processes of the body that lead to muscle growth.

    As noted, Leucine is one of the BCAAs, which are also Essential Amino Acids or EEAs. The EAAs are amino acids that the body cannot make, so they must come from your diet and supplements. As well, Leucine makes up approximately 8% of your body’s total amino acid content. Plus, it is among the most concentrated amino acids in your muscles.(2,3,4)

  • L-ISOLEUCINE - 1,250 MG

    Isoleucine is important for muscle growth by supporting protein synthesis, the production of hemoglobin, and post-workout recovery.(5)

  • L-VALINE - 1,250 MG

    This BCAA supports protein synthesis and helps regulate energy production.(4)

  • EAA / AMINO BLEND

    An important point about the EAAs is that while Leucine is the primary driver of protein synthesis, all of them support Leucine’s role in this process. That makes an amino supplement like Code Red Series Amino even more important.

  • L-TAURINE - 1,975 MG

    Taurine is not an EAA, but it is a type of amino acid. You usually see it in energy drinks because it supports positive mental function. It also pulls water into your muscle cells, creating water-based muscle pumps and hydrating your muscles.(7)

  • L-GLUTAMINE - 100 MG

    This is not an essential amino acid, but it does become essential in times of stress, making it a conditionally essential amino acid. That’s because stress depletes the body’s levels of Glutamine. Stress includes the physical stress of working out. Also, Glutamine is the most dominant amino acid in muscle tissue. It supports protein synthesis and recovery. Also, it helps preserve muscle tissue in times of calorie restriction.(8)

  • L-LYSINE HYDROCHLORIDE - 100 MG

    Lysine fights fatigue and supports protein synthesis. It also has several cardiovascular benefits.(9)

  • L-THREONINE - 100 MG

    Threonine helps the body absorb protein and helps the body maintain protein balance. It also supports muscle growth through protein synthesis.(10)

  • L-PHENYLALANINE - 100 MG

    This amino supports muscle contractions and promotes a more positive mood, better concentration, and improved motivation.(11)

  • L-TRYPTOPHAN - 50 MG

    This amino acid is commonly used to improve sleep, and support a positive mood.(12)

  • L-METHIONINE - 50 MG

    Methionine supports digestion and promotes fat metabolism. It also acts as an antioxidant.(13)

  • L-HISTIDINE - 25 MG

    This amino supports digestion, protein synthesis, and muscle repair.(14)

  • COCONUT WATER CONCENTRATE - 400 MG

    Coconut water is a concentrated source of electrolyte minerals and other nutrients. In addition, Coconut water also contains flavonoids which are antioxidants. 

  • Mix 1 scoop (1 serving) with 8 ounces of water

  • Consume once daily

Southern Sweet Tea

Italian Lemon Ice

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ingredients

Products manufactured with Good Manufacturing Practices Facilities in the United States. We use only the highest quality ingredients in efficaciously dosed formulas. We independently testing each lot before releasing a product to our customers. Products manufactured with Good.

5g BCAA Blend
2.5g EAA Amino Blend
100mg L-Glutamine

HIGHEST QUALITY

ingredients

Products manufactured with Good Manufacturing Practices Facilities in the United States. We use only the highest quality ingredients in efficaciously dosed formulas. We independently testing each lot before releasing a product to our customers. Products manufactured with Good.

5g BCAA Blend
2.5g EAA Amino Blend
100mg L-Glutamine

Products manufactured with Good Manufacturing Practice facilities in the United States

We use only the highest quality ingredients in efficaciously dosed formulas

We independently test each lot before releasing products to our customers

References

  1. What to know about essential amino acids; www.medicalnewstoday.com.
  2. Leucine benefits, dosage, and side effects; examine.com.
  3. Wolfe RR; “Effects of amino acid intake on anabolic processes”; Can J Appl Physiol. 2001; 26 Suppl:S220-7; Retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
  4. Wolfe, RR; “Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality?”; J Int Soc Sports Nutr; 14(1):30; 2017; Retrieved from jissn.biomedcentral.com .
  5. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6306, l-Isoleucine. Retrieved January 18, 2024 from pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 
  6. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6287, Valine. Retrieved January 18, 2024 from pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 
  7. Characteristics and Properties of Taurine; www.botanical-online.com.
  8. Hall, J C et al.; “Glutamine.”; The British journal of surgery vol. 83,3 (1996): 305-12. doi:10.1002/bjs.1800830306; pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
  9. Unni US, Raj T, Sambashivaiah S, Kuriyan R, Uthappa S, Vaz M, Regan MM, Kurpad AV. The effect of a controlled 8-week metabolic ward based lysine supplementation on muscle function, insulin sensitivity and leucine kinetics in young men. Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec;31(6):903-10. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2012.03.008. Epub 2012 Apr 22. PMID: 22524975. 
  10. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6288, Threonine. Retrieved January 18, 2024 from pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 
  11. National Library of Medicine - Phenylalanine | C9H11NO2 | CID 6140; pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
  12. Asako M. Kikuchi , Aya Tanabe & Yoshihiro Iwahori (2021) A systematic review of the effect of L-tryptophan supplementation on mood and emotional functioning, Journal of Dietary Supplements, 18:3, 316-333, DOI: 10.1080/19390211.2020.1746725.
  13. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6137, Methionine. Retrieved January 18, 2024 from pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 
  14. National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6274, Histidine. Retrieved January 18, 2024 from pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Product Warnings

Not intended for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional prior to consumption if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including but not limited to: diabetes, high or low blood pressure, heart, liver or kidney disease, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke or are taking any prescription medication.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and with lid tightly secured.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.