2021 Buyers Guide to Amino Acids Supplements
Bulk Nutrients offers a huge range of Essential Amino Acid (EAAs) and Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAAs) supplements online.
Choosing the right one for you can be difficult, so try our handy Shop by Goal system to choose the right for you.
The Best Amino Acids for your Goals
Bulk Nutrients’ supplement range offers many options for you, whether it’s for general health, weight loss, muscle gain or sports performance, we’ve got a supplement for you.
Amino Acids for Weight loss – Acetyl Carnitine as it's been shown to benefit cognitive ability, memory and mood, however the major benefit is that it allows the body to use stored fat for energy more easily.
Muscle Gain with Amino Acids – Creatine Monohydrate as it's the best-known and well researched nutritional supplement which can help you gain strength and increase muscle volume.
Sports Performance & Lean Maintenance – BCAA Recovery as it's been proven to help reduce muscle soreness, shorten recovery time and create a better retention of maximum muscular force.
Amino Acids for General Health – L Glutamine as it can assist in preventing muscle wastage, perfect if you’re on a reduced calorie diet, or your body is undergoing injury recovery. When needed it can be broken down by the liver to produce glucose.
Bulk Nutrients stocks only pharmaceutical grade Amino Acids
Bulk Nutrients’ offers only 100% Pharmaceutical Grade Amino Acids.
To achieve the level of Pharmaceutical Grade, all our Amino Acids are higher than 99% purity with no binders, no fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances while maintaining strict quality control.
Bulk's most popular Amino Acids
Bulk Nutrients makes it easy by offering three main amino acids based products: BCAA Recovery, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) (Unflavoured) and Essential Amino Acids (EAAs).
BCAA Recovery combines a unique blend of aminos that work to keep you anabolic during your workout and assist your recovery after. It offers a high dose of Citrulline Malate which can improve muscular endurance with added electrolytes to keep you hydrated.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) (Unflavoured) is a combination of the three branched chain amino acids at a 2 (leucine), 1 (valine) and 1 (isoleucine) ratio, which is considered the most optimum for muscle growth and recovery.
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) a combination of all 9 essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Histidine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine and Tryptophan. These are considered the most important for muscle growth and repair.
Amino Acids Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to take Creatine?
When first taking Creatine it makes sense to take it around training time, that way more Creatine will be available to your muscle cells. Once you have been taking it for 2+ weeks timing is irrelevant as you are simply topping up the levels in your body which should already by high. Many people like to take it straight after training in their protein shake which makes sense, but really the best time of the day is whatever time means you will take it regularly.
Why do most Amino Acids taste unbearable?
Ever tried raw Glycine, Taurine or Alanine? They aren't all bad, these ones are quite neutral as are Creatine and Glutamine. Many amino acids however (like BCAAs) are quite acidic so they do taste rather bad. You can overcome this by adding them to a protein shake or even purchasing the flavouring we make for these. Alternatively, pre-flavoured and formulated blends like BCAA Recovery taste great as we have put in a great deal of time ensuring the flavouring / sweetener is optimised.
What are the most popular Amino Acids?
The most popular amino acids are Creatine, Glutamine, BCAAs and EAAs.
What is the best amino acid supplement for muscle growth?
Creatine Monohydrate by a big lead, followed by BCAAs and EAAs (which are a combination of amino acids).
Why do you source your Amino Acids and other select raw ingredients from China?
Virtually all of the world's amino acids come from China, where they make extremely high quality pharmaceutical goods. They may not tell you, but we can virtually guarantee the biggest supplement and pharmaceutical companies in the US, Australia and Europe use amino acids from China. We know as we share the same suppliers! The standard of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry is now very high and given our experience in the market (well over 10 years) we know how to verify the best suppliers.
What are Amino Acids?
To put it in its simplest terms, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They play an important role in Protein Synthesis, Anabolism and Anti-Catabolism and without adequate amounts can lead to muscle cells not healing and growing as fast.
Bulk Nutrients’ Amino Acids, like 99% of the world’s supply are from China as they offer some of the world's best practises. When combined with the stringent tests we have in Australia (significant investments in lab testing), we are extremely confident in our pharmaceutical grade raw amino acid products.