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Essential Amino Acids

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Product Overview

Product Overview

What are Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s)?

Amino Acids are complex chemicals that are the building blocks of protein, which are required for the creation of new tissue, and the repair of existing cells. An Essential Amino Acid cannot be synthesised or created by the body and therefore must be supplied from the diet.

 

Essential Amino Acids Benefits

The main essential amino acids required by the body are Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Lysine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Histidine, Methionine, and Tryptophan. This has 5000mg of Leucine per 15g serving which is higher than the standard whey protein and has zero fat and carbohydrates.

Who are Essential Amino Acids Suitable for?

Essential Amino Acids are recommended for anyone looking to increase their daily intake of amino acids. These can be found in small quantities in natural foods but are found in higher amounts when supplemented.

Key Benefits

  • Building blocks of protein
  • Only be supplied through our diet
  • 5000mg of Leucine per serving

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 15g split into two servings of 7.5g. Consume one serving 30 minutes before your workout and the second serving immediately post workout. Best consumed with your preferred amount of water or fruit juice.

1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (small) weighs 2.2g.

Ingredients

L Leucine, L Isoleucine, L Valine, L Lysine, L Phenylalanine, L Threonine, L Histidine, L Methionine, L Tryptophan.

Nutritional Information

Per 15g:
L Leucine 5000mg
L Isoleucine 890mg
L Valine 2200mg
L Lysine 2200mg
L Phenylalanine 1800mg
L Threonine 1500mg
L Histidine 710mg
L Methionine 500mg
L Tryptophan 200mg

Customer Reviews

Summary

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(87 Reviews)

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2

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Reviewed on 03/10/2014 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Brilliant product..awful taste

This is exactly what I've been looking for. Been using for a few weeks now and could see the effects already. Able to work out more and my recovery time has improved dramatically. Highly recommend it. Tast is awful but mixing it with Cranberry juice does the trick for me. Also put the powder after pouring the juice. Do NOT mix with water. trust me.

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4

Reviewed on 27/09/2014 by

Awesome.stuff

Just mix this with veggie juices/fruit juices... it clumps a bit so I add water after. I find my energy levels are much higher. Been using it for the last 6 months. I highly recommend it.

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4

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3

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3

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5

Reviewed on 18/09/2014 by

Good for recovery

If you are over 40 this is a must have product as it will cut your recovery times and lessen the effects of DOMS

Goes Well With:

Beta Aaline and NAc

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5

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5

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1

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5

Reviewed on 05/08/2014 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Great Product - Aweful Taste

One of the worst tasting Amino Acids I've ever had, although most of the unflavoured ones are unpleasant. Mixed it with MY PROTEIN WHEY and totally wrecked the normally amazing taste. Not sure what to mix it with, maybe a very powerful juice? Mixes very easily and well unlike many others I've tried that keep floating to the top like flour. Need some more time to really determine the results but from the ingredients I expect great results!

Goes Well With:

A very flavourful drink to cover the horrible taste.

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5

Reviewed on 13/05/2014 by

a way to take without the taste

First tried powder in my protein shake... bad move don't try. So next to avoid the horrible upset in my stomach I did this, took a big swig of my drink keeping liquid in mouth then topping up scoop and emptying it in mouth then a quick mix in mouth and gulp it. No horrid taste no queezy stomach and all the benefits. Seems to be working my system a bit better though shoulders mostly when working out seem to get a build up of lactic acid a bit faster than normal now

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5

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5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 15/04/2014 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Essential Amino Acids

5 Starts just mix 7.5g (1 1/2 5ml scoops) with pre and post workout flavoured protein shakes YOU CAN'T TASTE IT so its a plus plus situation. Your sfae in the knowledge your EAAs are all covered. WELL DONE MYPROTEIN.COM

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4

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1

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1

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4

Reviewed on 07/04/2014 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Great! but hold your nose

i have been using this for a month now, and have noticed less aching the next day and slight gains. i needed something new in my diet as i hit a plateau, so i turned to EAA's. i take this pre workout stacked with MyProtein caffeine powder and it prevents my energy levels dropping during training. highly recommend, but the taste is rancid. hold your nose when drinking it with a little bit of water.

Goes Well With:

water

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4

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2

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1

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5

Reviewed on 27/03/2014 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

The good, the bad and the ugly

Taste is horrid, really bad, and it doesn't mix very well either, BUT, once you manage to get it down you, the effect is HUGE. Great recovery during and after workout, even a long heavy one. I am amazed in times how much stamina I have in me.. can't live without it, but wow i wish it did not taste so bad. I found that if I mix it with beetroot juice its more or less drinkable, with anything else its just too overpowering.

Goes Well With:

Beetroot juice

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5

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3

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1

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5

Reviewed on 17/02/2014 by

cheap,effective, unbeatable

This product is the most effective supplement I've EVER taken! This was also my very first purchase and I've been blown away with the results and how fast it works, without a doubt this is a supplement that every strength trainer or bodybuilder should have.

Goes Well With:

Water

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4

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5

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4

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4

Reviewed on 28/01/2014 by

Higher doses (above 5g pre + 5g post workout) give me slight headache, sam as glutamine. So I'm taking it in smaller doses til my body adjusts to it. So far it works. I'm getting a lot less muscle soreness after working out. Mixes perfectly with everything. Tastes like cacao but not so bitter. Really great when mixed with hemp protein. To my friend it tasates horrible so I guess it's just a matter of personal preference.

Goes Well With:

Hemp protein

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5

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4

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1

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5

Reviewed on 19/12/2013 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Taste is bad but great product

Ok the taste of this is disgusting. I'm known for drinking cod liver oil straight from the bottle and having no complaints. The problem is that it is slightly metallic tasting and extremely bitter, the best thing to do is to mix it with some water and orange squash, sugar free and shake it up in a bottle. Leave it for a minute or two and then shake again and consume. Presto! I can't taste the amino Acids anymore and it's great as a PW shake.

Goes Well With:

Orange squash -sugar free and water

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5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

3

Reviewed on 18/11/2013 by

very good

Essential Amino Acids is a great supplement! ingredient profile is unbeatable really for what you pay, for me me it's a staple wouldn't train without it

Goes Well With:

intra workout, eaa,pepto pro, post maltrodrexrin eaa.

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5

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3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 05/11/2013 by

Savoury not sweet

Most people complain about this due to it's taste. The problem is everyone seems to try and mix it with something sweet. What I do is make a kind of soup with it. I'm vegan and use pea protein and EAA, both of which don't taste great or mix well. I mix the protein and EAA with herbs, spices, vegetable gravy granules and yeast extract and pour in some boiling water. This makes a lovely spicy pea soup that tastes great and is jam packed with not only protein but lots of other healthy benefits from the herbs and spices.

Goes Well With:

Herbs, spices, pea protein, vegetable gravy and yeast extract

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5

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4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 22/10/2013 by

1 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Rate the effect not the taste

Stop marking this (and other) products on the taste and mixability. I mix this in my protein shake and it tastes fine. The effect is excellent, which is the reason I bought it. Well done MYPROTEIN.

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Appreciation for it's effectiveness and hard work!

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1

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1

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1

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3

Reviewed on 17/09/2013 by

0 out of 1 customer found this review helpful

Yuk

This Essential Amino Acids powder is disgusting. I am used to a pretty bland protein powder that I mix with a little orange and chop my breakfast fruit on. This is bitter and doesn't mix and makes my breakfast taste terrible.

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5

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1

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1

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5

Reviewed on 03/09/2013 by

really effective

Essential Amino Acids are a very good post workout with whey. I've noticed a decrease in recovery time.

Goes Well With:

whey, creatine

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4

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3

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1

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5

Reviewed on 29/08/2013 by

Essential Amino Acids

The Essential Amino Acids tastes awful. It mixes well with boiling water when you leave it. I personally use boiling water with squash and mix and stir it profusely then leave it for 5 minutes, mix again and hey presto you can drink it. After my workout, I just throw it in my water bottle, run the hot water, shake it and drink it straight down. It will never taste good as it is really bitter, but I have got very used to it now. I have recommended this and Impact Diet Whey to all my mates as the results have been awesome!

Goes Well With:

Hot water and dilute squash

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4

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3

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3

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5

Reviewed on 26/08/2013 by

Amino acids

Essential Amino Acids are excellent value for money, I bought this product and within a week I noticed the benefits. I bought unflavored and mixed it with Myprotein's BCAA, LGlutamine, creatine and their whey protein. Taste wise it's better with juice or applied to a protein. I would recommend using a mixer as it sticks to a spoon and clumps. Myprotein gave me the shaker free with my order.

Goes Well With:

Creatine, BCAA'S, L-glutamine, juice and whey protein

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5

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3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 11/08/2013 by

Hard to take

Essential Amino Acids are very hard to take with just milk or water. The best way I found so far is mixing it in to a zero fat shape delight yogurt. It's still not nice but you can eat it.

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4

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2

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1

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5

Reviewed on 09/08/2013 by

Bad Taste GREAT effects

Yes, Essential Amino Acids taste foul when just mixed with water. Yes, it takes a long time to dissolve (about 10 minutes). But taste can be offset with something else (I take a mouthful of orange juice after downing the aminos) and in the two weeks I've been taking this product, already I can feel that I've gained muscle and strength. I initially bought 250g to try, and just ordered another 500g.

Goes Well With:

Whey protein and creatine gluconate - all together it makes a turbo-boosted post-workout shake!

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5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 08/08/2013 by

The Essentials

I mix this with my morning shake and also with my intra work out one. It mixes very well and whilst it does need the additon of flavouring once again is well worth the effort. I notice a fairly immediate increase in fullness whilst training and enjoy being safe in the knowlwedge that I'm well covered for all my aminos. I'll never prove it but my current contest prep would not be the same without this product and I've no doubt I am preserving prescious muscle whilst carbs are low. I'd recommend 8g twice a day with food. Thanks

Goes Well With:

Flav drops

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4

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1

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1

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5

Reviewed on 15/07/2013 by

Bitter taste

Essential Amino Acids tastes awful no matter how hard you try and disguise it. Saying that, it's still an essential part of the diet.

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5

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5

Taste:

5

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5

Reviewed on 20/06/2013 by

Love the product, wish is a little bit cheaper to be able to buy a lot more.

Goes Well With:

Anything

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4

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3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 03/06/2013 by

Great product

I bought this Essential Amino Acids to go with my Pulse V4 pre workout and then with my hurricane XS recovery shake. It's a great product and I can feel the difference, the only down side is it doesn't taste very good and can be hard to mix if using with pre or post workout shakes.

Goes Well With:

Pulse v4 Hurricane xs

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5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 21/05/2013 by

Essential Amino Acids

Love the Essential Amino Acids. I have noticed lean definition and increased strength. It doesn't taste very well on its own, but you don't really taste it if mixed with a whey protein shake or juice. I would highly recommend this product.

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3

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2

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 20/05/2013 by

Mix Badly but does the job

I mix my Essential Amino Acids my whey protein. It stays gritty and doesn't mix well, but it's better than just mixing with water as it just sits on the top. It tastes foul on its own also but with my protein shake I can't taste it! However the benefits outweigh the downsides, it's only a small amount and if you really can't stand it you could always put it in a capsule.

Goes Well With:

Whey protein (just)

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3

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2

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 24/04/2013 by

Essential Amino Acids

Essential Amino Acids tastes disgusting and the mixability is also very poor. This product will only mix with hot water or in a blender! Besides the bad taste and poor mixability the EAA's are very effective, having used them for a week I can feel the benefit; my muscles ache much less and recovery time is shortened.

Goes Well With:

Nothing! I mix with total gainer in a blender and I find this works for me.

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5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 16/04/2013 by

eaa

Essential Amino Acids are a quality product. They're ideal for post workout and upon waking.

Goes Well With:

bcaa, lglutamine

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Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 10/04/2013 by

EAA

Essential Amino Acids are a quality product especially when combined with BCAA. I've been using it for years both off season and for contest prep.

Goes Well With:

BCAA L-Glutamine

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4

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1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 07/04/2013 by

Essential Amino Acids

These Essential Amino Acids help with energy and recovery, before/during/after training 5g scoop straight in the mouth and wash it down with water or juice, no problem!

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4

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2

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 06/04/2013 by

Essential Amino Acids

I bought these Essential Amino Acids on recommendation of a friend. It has a bit of everything that I need in it so I don't have to pay out for several other amino acid products. I consume it in my shakes before and after a training session, I also mix it with an early cup of coffee. I have been using it for just over a month and I have noticed a difference in myself and my training, this is a fantastic product if you are on a budget. I will be buying more of this in the future, many thanks My Protein Team.

Goes Well With:

CLA and Impact Whet

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Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 02/04/2013 by

amino

This is my first time trying the powdered form of Essential Amino Acids, it didn't taste too bad and mixed well. The results are showing well, what a great price as well. I'm ordering more soon.

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5

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4

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 02/04/2013 by

Good Product

Overall, I would say Essential Amino Acids is a very good product, the taste isn't great but when mixed with other blends of protein it's not too bad. I made big gains and have increased my personal best, I believe that this contributed to it. Good product!

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3

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1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 21/03/2013 by

No pain No gain

I took the Essential Amino Acids because they are vegan, and I believed it would be a better taste than pea protein, but I was wrong. To mix them you need to warm the water like you make a tea, there is not another way, with cold water just forget it, you will shake until the end of times with no result. As about the taste it is really horrible, it is just like waste with puke... The only way that i can drink them is putting the juice of half lemon and 3 tea spoons of sugar, and I hate sugar but there is no other way, that way it is drinkable... The results in the work out are very good, its worth the trouble. I can lift easier, with more aggression specially now that i am on a diet... Overall, they do the job but there is something to be done about the taste

Goes Well With:

Lemon juice and sugar

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3

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2

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1

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3

Reviewed on 14/03/2013 by

Amino acid

The Essential Amino Acids was very had to mix at first. The flavour is absolutely disgusting. Compared to the others I've had, this is by far the worst!

Goes Well With:

Nothing

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4

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3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 28/02/2013 by

doe's the job

I've tried a few amino acids now and these do the job fine. Try mixing it 30 minutes before with dextrose powder and it does dissolve better. The earlier you mix it the better it is I find! As for taste, it's not the best!

Goes Well With:

dextrose and impact whey

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4

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3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 17/02/2013 by

Good once you know how!

Yes, Essential Amino Acids taste horrible. When I first mixed it (well, tried and failed) into a glass of water, I was horrified. However, I now get a mug of hot water straight out of the kettle, leave it to cool for a minute or two, dissolve and stir in one scoop at a time, then add a fair bit of orange squash and a dash of sweetener. It dissolves well in the hot water and the squash masks the taste/smell pretty well. It still sends a shiver down my spine when downing it but it's perfectly drinkable.It goes well with: hot water and orange squash.

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4

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1

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 08/02/2013 by

Where to start...

I bought this Essential Amino Acids anyway even after reading about the bad taste and mixability. I can honestly say that it is the worst tasting thing (well not the taste but the bitterness) I have had in a long time and it doesn't mix at all. First time use was in a protein shake and it destroyed the shake completely, it came back up and quick as it went down. I decided to try it with some orange juice (not squash) as that is quite bitter anyway and thought that might mask the horrible bitterness of this, and I have to say it did wonders. I didn't get any nasty taste whatsoever (was just like drinking the orange juice all on its own) however the mixability was still rubbish. I only use a tiny amount of orange juice and then a little bit more to swill the glass out and it all goes down like a treat. So for those who have problems with the taste just put it in orange juice and there will be no problems trust me! Plus now that I can drink it, it works pretty well, and I've noticed better gains and a slightly faster recovery time. I would give this 5 stars if only it didn't ruin the taste of a shake and the hassle of it not mixing so well. I can't complain, it's not supposed to taste like something you find in a fine restaurant, just get it down and it does the job!

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4

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1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 01/02/2013 by

Stop complaining about taste/mixability

If you're expecting the Essential Amino Acids to taste like anything half decent then I'd say turn away now. It does its job but you just have to mix it up a few hours before with some sugar free dilute! It's not pleasant but what were you expecting?

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3

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1

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1

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3

Reviewed on 13/10/2012 by

"Just wanted to review the taste thing everyone is on about. Yes, it is not nice at all. I tried it with cold water, and it did indeed smell awful, and would not mix in or dissolve, and it did taste pretty gross, but I have had worse! HOWEVER, guy at my gym said to put it into hot water, so I did. BIG improvement! Use hot water, and it does dissolve after a short time mixing/stiring. I then added some cold to make it a drinkable temperature, and noticed the smell was no way near as bad, and the taste was MUCH better, not really noticable at all if you just drink it all in one go. Not sure how effective it will prove to be as only been on it a week, but heard good things off others."

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5

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1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 27/09/2012 by

"I've been using this for about a month, and I've seen more gains this month than last month. Firstly, I'm just going to get tit out the way, The taste, the smell is awful. It's mixes horribly. However, you're a bodybuilder. Man up. I take mine with flavored squash, about 200ml of water and neck it, then I take my Pre-workout drink straight afterwards and the same post-workout. I can't add it to my other drinks because I enjoy them and these ruin it for me. It's fantastic though. I recommend it to everyone where I train and just tell them to man up. "

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5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 07/09/2012 by

I don't get what the problem is with the taste. And who says it doesn't mix with water. It mixes instantly and with out added sucralose or aspartame you do your brain some good. I think that this is a great product.

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5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 03/08/2012 by

"I don't know what all the moaning is about, I put this in my shaker with 500ml water and a large scoopful of Impact Whey, throw in some flavoured milk powder (chocolate or strawberry) and I cannot taste it, the results are definitley worth it! Worth the money"

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5

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5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Reviewed on 29/05/2012 by

"I was using a competitor product which is ranted about as being the bomb of recovery and protein synthesis in the natural body building world and it £50 a tub. It is about 1kg in weight but you only get 7,000 mg of EAA per scoop. With this stuff you get 15,000 mg of EAA and i would imaging in the right breakdown. You would be missing out not to buy this and assist your body in promoting in the recovery and anti catabolic / anobolic environmet you need without all the effort it takes to breakdown whey into EAA. You would need over 6 servings of whey to 1 serving of this stuff to release the same amount of EAA into your blood. This shit works. Best way to take it is in a my protein mixer with the metal mixing balls in shake well drink down then add somemore water so not to waste the dreggs and drink the rest. Then get on with it."

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1

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1

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1

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1

Reviewed on 24/05/2012 by

"Very disappointed with this product. Like many, I opt to supplement with free form BCAA and EAA products. Bad taste, unfortunately comes with this territory, however this product literally will not mix or dissolve in water and therefore its awful tastw cannot be disguised - as whatever you attempt to mix with, you are still left with a layer of gritty foam on top. This product is therefore let down by this and makes me wonder how well it is absorbed. Bring back the Ajinmoto BCAA powder or bring this up to the same standard Myprotein. "

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2

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1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

3

Reviewed on 09/05/2012 by

"CEE is like melted chocolate compared to this. doesn't mix in anything. i've tried the spoonful in mouth washing down method but the quantity thats needed makes it pointless and horrible. this has been the defining reason i'll be getting my protein solely from food now. i'll try to finish the bag but my taste buds will never be the same, or my gag reflex for that matter."

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2

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2

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

3

Reviewed on 22/04/2012 by

"dam..this is the worst thing i have ever tasted. i dont care how effective it is, i just cant knock this one back. I bought it recently, tried it twice once with a shake and once in water and nearly yacked up trying to drink it both times. the possible little gains from this product are not worth the torment of the dreadful taste. "

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3

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1

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1

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3

Reviewed on 17/04/2012 by

"Ok Masochists, the taste is bad. Normally I don't take any notice of peoples moans about taste, but I agree this time, it's not good. Don't mix in a cup/glass with water, either it don't mix or ends up around glass/cup. Solution: Flav Drops (strawberry is ok) Put EAA's straight into mough via a scoop. Swill/drink and knock back with some Flav Drops (3) in water. Works well for me, and zero kcals for those like me on a cutting phase."

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4

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3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Reviewed on 20/03/2012 by

"I've only been using this a couple of weeks now and i have to agree with everyone that this is probably the worst tasting suppliment i have tried. I have tried it in my protein shake, with apple juice, in diluting juice and straight in the mouth on a desert spoon washed down with apple juice and i have to say the least traumatic by far is straight in the mouth and washed down with apple juice...Luckily i never bought it for its taste factor, i bought it to help me gain maximum results in the gym. like the name says their essential for optimum muscle growth, its a no brainer really reguardless of taste!"

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3

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5

Taste:

3

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3

Reviewed on 21/02/2012 by

"Just recieved this product and was dreading the tasted due to the comments however I opened the bag and there was very little smell, tried a spoonful direct onto tongue and swallowed with water, very little taste, not sure what the big fuss is about at all. Cant comment on effectiveness yet but wanted give my opinion on the taste"

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4

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4

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1

Effectiveness:

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Reviewed on 25/01/2012 by

"I use EAA ,and CEE together, and both taste awful,but I can make the taste just right.Take Blackcurrant high juice(50ml),EEA(8g), CEE(3g),sweetener powder(half MP l.scoop),and mix them in a shaker.Use mint mouthwash(Don't swallow) before you drink this cocktail,and it will taste fine like this. "

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Reviewed on 03/01/2012 by

This is truly minging but mixed with my protein shake it’s not too bad. I also mix it with natural yogurt as it disguises the taste sufficiently.

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Reviewed on 03/01/2012 by

"THE SECRET!!! Add 50 ml of blackcurrant squash, 50 ml of water and 7.5 g of EEA's.Mix them in a shaker.Use mouth wash before you drink it!"

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Reviewed on 07/12/2011 by

"I can't write about the effectiveness.I just had twice.I could mix it properly just with an electric mixer.I mixed it with MP Chocolate Flavoured Impact Blend and milk,but it didn't help.I read reviews about the awful taste,but I thought it can't be worst than the creatine.Then I realised it's worse.I hope it's worth drinking it.I give it a chance.I have 500g of this product,and I will take all somehow,but please someone give me advice how it taste nicer.I won't put sugar in!"

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Reviewed on 02/12/2011 by

absolutley amazing product. All I do is wrap it in a spinach leaf (or you could wrap it in rolling paper) and swallow it straight away. This way it doesnt even touch your tongue.

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Reviewed on 07/07/2011 by

"just to clear up that even though the taste is yak, I'm MAN UP enough to drink it! don't be put off by the taste or smell, this product will SMASH your results into oblivion! thats a good thing :)"

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Reviewed on 28/06/2011 by

"Was between this and BCAA's. Chose this because it contains BCAA's along with other essential amino acids as the name suggests. If our body is defiicnet in any one of these amino acids, your body breaks muscle to obtain them. To keep it simple Im just providing my body with amino acids and lifting weights, Ill leave the rest to my body, no need to interfere by ingesting too much of one type. Trust me our bodies are very clever and as long as I keep providing Im sure theyll do a good job of building me lean muscle."

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Reviewed on 18/05/2011 by

love this product.

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Reviewed on 11/05/2011 by

"Started taking EEA's 2 months ago and now have some results. It has definitely helped me gain a few pounds. I have reduced body fat and increased muscle size far more quickly than before. I am 57 and do not want to ""bulk up"" just gain some nice lean muscle. This stuff works. Tasted awful for the first few times but now I don't even think about it. On a spoon, down the hatch and a guzzle of fruit juice to wash it down."

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Reviewed on 01/05/2011 by

Been using this for a couple of months now. Smells bad and if taken with water tastes bad too. So mix it with any kind of fruit juice and it's fine. I also mix it with impact weight gainer unflavoured with milk and it's fine and all mixes well. .Reading the recent comment on aching elbow joints i've noticed my knees and elbows aching also. Not sure if it's from the workouts as i've been lifting a lot more recently as my recovery time has reduced with this stuff but i don't care what it's from it's worth it. Man up... KC

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Reviewed on 10/03/2011 by

"This product is great for post workout ... if I take this in the evening I wake up with my muscles hard and feeling pumped.. as opposed to soft and broken. That makes it a no-brainer that it works. Taste considerations are secondary to the effectiveness of the product ... I do what some people have suggested; pile a tablespoon of it on my tongue and wash down with a drink or protein shake, can't taste it, doesn't taint your shakes this way and it's gone in under 5 seconds ... I actually think trying to mix it in a drink brings out the smell and flavour people have been complaining about. My only negative is that I feel like my elbow joints ache a bit if I take a lot. But yeah, they are great for me, which is why I come to this site. Thanks MP"

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Reviewed on 06/03/2011 by

"I don't understand all these comments about the taste - firstly, it's not that bad, and secondly, it's not important. How good is it? That's what we need to know. For me as a vegetarian, it's a useful source of protein other than just dairy and eggs. I'd like to know how MP came up with the formula, though. Protein has 3.2g of Leucine, and 700mg of Tryptophan in 25g (whey protein). So why 5g of Leucine, but only 200mg of Tryptophan in this product? Is 15g equivalent to 15g of protein/25g or more?"

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Reviewed on 04/03/2011 by

"well i read many reviews on this before buying all saying the taste is awful, and tbh when i got my first batch and opened the packet and smelt, i was a bit reluctant, luckily my american friend was beside me and told me it just smelt of maple syrup, which strangely it did, so i added it to my shake and it tasted fine and mixed extremely well, naturally there was a mild aftertaste but nothing as extreme as everyone else has been saying, besides its for your own good, so man up and get it down ya! yet another great product from MP....god i love this site.....XD"

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Reviewed on 23/02/2011 by

"whats all this about the taste its fine i add a splash of vimto and bang down it goes no worrys, you want worry about taste when doing some old school and downing some blended raw liver otherwise sounds to me like people just want to man up lol you think this taste bad then stay clear of creatine ester."

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Reviewed on 05/02/2011 by

It goes well with Coca Cola. I'm glad I found out about this. You can thank me for the tip by ordering with my referral code **CODE REMOVED** ;D

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Reviewed on 04/02/2011 by

"First try today of the dreaded tasting stuff. Surprised, it was not that bad. After wasting a measure in a glass of water and trying to mix it (total disaster) I resorted to an alternative method of ingesting it. Neat on a spoon and down the hatch. Washed down with a flavoured shake the taste very quickly disappeared. I have no idea on results yet but will post any updates. Taste is acceptable but could with a little something to make life easier."

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Reviewed on 18/01/2011 by

"This really is the best stuff for building lean muscle tissue without getting fat, faster recovery and reduced muscle soreness (DMS). I do laugh at the other posts where people also suffer from the horrid taste. At least I know I'm not the only one! All of the Amino Acid powders taste awful and do not mix that well but they are better than protein powders as they cut out the 'middle man'. protein is not essential in the diet despite what people say. It is the Amino Acids the body extracts from the protein. Amino Acid powders are far easy to digest and do not have the additional calories of protein, ideal if you are cutting up. The difference between winners and losers is that the winners do the things losers don't. Man up and neck the shot of amino acid powder! You will eventually get used to it even if you never like it."

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Reviewed on 01/10/2010 by

"If the taste is that bad, can't you just use the empty caps from MP?"

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Reviewed on 05/09/2010 by

"Foul, foul, foul. I can drink CEE with water, but this stuff is revolting with water. Gagville. One time I spent my whole routine throwing up. Amazing effects though."

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Reviewed on 04/08/2010 by

"When i opened this pouch for the first time i was instantly hit by a horrible smell and thought to myself ""oh here we go again, another buzzing, crap product"" but i must admit i was completly wrong. You can't really tell that you've put this stuff in your orange juice. I've been using this stuff for a few days now and so far, so good, non more soreness in the morning =] a great product"

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Reviewed on 16/06/2010 by

"15 yrs of training has led me to this GEM! nothing artifical about the effects like N.O. or Creatine which decrease when you come off them. this is prob the GREATEST supplement ever made and beats bcaa only tabs and powder, i have at least a days less D.O.M.S. and the results ive had on these have been fantastic. i can train more often and harder than ever before! the only thing i would say is its prob also the worst tasting supplement ive ever had so im only taking it cos it gives such fantastic results, please sort the flavour so i can sprinkle it on all my food ;)"

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Reviewed on 04/05/2010 by

"If you're fussed about the taste, then you're in the wrong business and you will never succeed in achieving your goals / good gains. I use this with a lot of other supps, but this is fantastic, got some great gains and a real good pump while on this."

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Reviewed on 11/03/2010 by

"Don't let the foul taste put you off, it does absolute wonders for reducing recovery time."

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Reviewed on 28/02/2010 by

Taken with a strong blackcurrant cordial the taste is fine although far from enjoyable but is worth it due to the benefits it provides.

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Reviewed on 05/08/2009 by

"Due to the really bad taste of this stuff, I found the best way to take it was by putting it into capsules. The capsule kit on here is easy to use, and makes taking this, BCAA and CEE easy and bearable."

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Reviewed on 04/06/2009 by

"av literally jus had my first dose ov this stuFF, guess wot, íts very nasty, Id rather injekt it than drink it, its that bad, lmao, but i know it works coz i usd to take tha tablets !!"

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Reviewed on 31/05/2009 by

"i dont care about the gains when a product tastes so bad, its by far the worst thing ive ever tasted, i used to put a small scoop in y workout water re-fils to provide steady aminos, made the water taste appalling.\n\nStick to EAA tablets if you can source them!! or mix with protein shake."

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Reviewed on 05/03/2009 by

"Research has shown that this stuff is incredible for gains, I ordered a batch and took my first 10grams today within pre-workout shake, the taste is very very unpleasant, I'd rather soak *** through a soak and I'm not kidding, I gagged and couldn't finish the shake, leaving me with a rotten aftertaste all workout, I'm not sure and will need to find the best way to take this stuff as I've got loads to take."

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Reviewed on 15/12/2008 by

"This product has really helped me hit my goals. The taste is strange and very unpleasant, the way ive found best is to do 7-8mg pre workout with high concentrate cordial and 150ml water and pin the nose, same for post work out. I have tried it with my Protein blend but makes the whole thing taste bad so best taken seperately for me."

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Reviewed on 02/12/2008 by

"this stuff tastes delicious compared to bcaa's and l carnitine.\nanyway its not sherbert, no pain no gain.\n"

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Reviewed on 29/08/2008 by

"Only just received these and tried it once or twice, doesnt mix well at all and tastes foul, tried it in with my usual milkshake an mixes in better but ruins the flavor SO i take it seperate, same as everyone else, hold your nose and down it then follow with something nice like orange juice to cover taste an then unplug nose, cant be doing this for the whole bag tho SO im gonna buy the pill kit and see how it goes, not tried training with these yet so will keep posted, i wouldnt suggest for beginers or fussy people, go for the tablets"

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Reviewed on 29/06/2008 by

"I'd agree the taste isn't too clever, tastes very organic! Just neck it, it's gone within 20 seconds, it aint gonna kill you! Take mine within minutes of finishing training. Nothing added just water. I seem top have great recovery with little soreness. Would recommend this."

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Reviewed on 23/04/2008 by

"These taste awful.\n\nReally really bad.\n\nI just downed 15g, I tried to make them taste nicer with a little Maple Syrup (10g). This DOES NOT WORK. Felt as though I was about to regurgitate the lot into my sink.\n\nI find the best way is to down the lot in one go, no point prolonging the agony.\n\nSince taking them they have helped my strength gains noticeably so they seem to work. No sign of them killing DOMS though, but hey, no pain, no gain!"

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Reviewed on 22/04/2008 by

"This are a good product. Needed if lifting big. simple.\n\nIf the taste is too bad for you, try mixing with 500ml of water and 2 scoops MP max whey.\n\nThis kind of stuff is just too hard to drink on its own and it needs to go with some whey or capped to make you keep taking them.\n\nWhen will they be back in stock?"

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Reviewed on 19/04/2008 by

They did decrease my recovery time but it tastes absolutely revolting to the point where I can only just get it down without gagging. If anyone's got any tips on making it more palateable please post them up!!!

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Reviewed on 03/01/2008 by

EAA's are superb when used pre workout (5-10g) with some fast carbs (dextrose/maltodextrin - 20-30g) for improving recovery and reducing DOMS.\n\nCombining them with BCAA's and Leucine post workout also works very well. The only criticism is the taste which is quite bitter.

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Reviewed on 06/12/2007 by

"This is my silver bullet, incredible recovery, DOMS disapeared training intensity increased, body fat decreased : 10 grams pre 10 grams post with 500 ml of water on training days, 20 grams dispatched between my meals for the days off. if I had only 1 supplement to buy it would be EAA."

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