Aminolase TPA™ represents a breakthrough in protein nutrition and supplementation. Ideal for bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and anyone with an active lifestyle, Aminolase will improve muscle mass, accelerate muscle recovery and completely change the way we use and digest protein.1
Aminolase should be taken with protein rich foods and dietary supplements including: whey, milk, casein, soy, pea, and hemp protein. These supplements are some of the richest sources of all nine essential amino acids that the body is unable to produce on its own; however, all protein must first be digested and broken down into a usable form, which includes essential amino acids and beneficial peptides (i.e., Di and Tri-peptides). (Figure 1)
In order for protein to be used for muscle building, recovery and immune function, it must be broken down into a smaller particle size within 90 minutes of consumption.2 This transit time represents the time from which protein passes from the stomach through the small intestine where digestion and absorption primarily occurs; from there it will be assembled into muscle building protein (a bio-usable form).3 Protein that has not been digested within this 90 minute window will move into the large intestine where it will be broken down; however, since pathogenic bacterial counts are so high in the large intestine and colon, protein broken down here will be consumed by bacteria and not absorbed by the user. When pathogenic bacteria break down protein, large amounts of toxins, including ammonia are produced. This will cause the user to experience abdominal discomfort, including gas and bloating. Ammonia has also been shown to be one of the leading causes of colon cancer. Additionally, since absorbability of nutrients in the large intestine is so low, protein that has not been consumed by bacteria will simply be excreted from the body, resulting in increased kidney stress and wasted amino acids. This can be seen as essentially pouring your expensive protein down the toilet. (Figure 2)
Decreased Stomach Discomfort – An Added Benefit
When dietary protein is not broken down into its smallest components, large peptides are created that can cause stomach discomfort such as bloating, nausea and cramping. These symptoms should not be confused with food intolerances; generally, the underlying cause of protein-induced stomach discomfort is peptide sensitivity. Aminolase breaks down these large peptides, reducing the potential for discomfort that often comes from consuming protein supplements or dietary protein. (Figures 3-4)
As a general rule, the body does not have all the tools needed to completely disassemble dietary protein, especially protein supplements. Aminolase is necessary to ensure that the body is flooded with all the amino acids needed to build muscle, support immune function and recover from intense exercise.
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- Borsheim, E. , K. D. Tipton, S. E. Wolf, and R. R. Wolfe. Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise. Am. J PhysiolEndocrinoi.Metab 283 E648-E657, 2002.
- Kim SK: Small intestine transit time in the normal small bowel study. Am J Roentgenol 1968, 104: 522-4.
Directions: Consume 1 capsule of Aminolase™ per 25 grams of protein consumed. Aminolase capsules may also be opened and added directly to your favorite protein supplement. Aminolase is a vegetarian enzyme product which may increase protein bio-availability as much as 9x.
Delivery Methods: When Aminolase is removed from capsules and added directly to protein supplements, the enzymes will rapidly begin converting protein into amino acids. Amino acids have a significantly different taste profile compared to proteins, which may impact taste and texture. When mixing protein directly with Aminolase, taste may become extremely bitter and possibly unpalatable. For best results, swallow capsules and immediately chase with your favorite protein beverage.
A Bio-Sufficient Supplement
Aminolase on its own is bio-sufficient, meaning the supplement alone includes all the tools required to break down proteins into bio-usable form. Aminolase will:
- Build muscle mass and accelerate muscle recovery when used in conjunction with protein supplements, meal replacements and all protein-rich meals.
- Digest protein into bio-usable form, taking full advantage of the availability of essential amino acids for building muscle and improving muscle recovery.
- Greatly reduce stomach discomfort typically caused when protein supplements are not broken down into their smallest components.
- Maximize the performance benefit of dietary protein, assisting the body in absorbing more protein rather than excreting it.
Acid Stable Protease
A patent pending proteolytic enzyme that is capable of digesting every type of consumable protein; protease is responsible for digesting all ingested proteins and is one of the three enzymes found in our body’s natural pancreatic juices. Hundreds of prototypes were developed before the final product was chosen. Aminolase will completely break down and digest all protein-based foods or supplements. Aminolase works great with animal and vegetarian dierived proteins. This proprietary blend of proteases is active over a very broad pH range, making it extremely effective in Acid and Alkaline environments.