Primeval Labs fans have been clamoring for a comprehensive amino acid supplement for years now, but truth be told, developing the perfect profile (and flavor) is no small feat.
Sure, it’d be easy to just pump out some underdosed BCAA-only supplement, but that doesn’t provide everything your body needs to effectively synthesize muscle tissue. But, that’s not good enough for us!
The long wait is over now as we’ve launched EAA Max -- the best tasting, most effective, and efficaciously-dosed amino acid supplement on the market. EAA Max provides a full essential amino acid profile PLUS a full serving of 2:1:1 BCAAs for maximal muscle growth, repair and recovery!
EAA Max is your all day, every day amino acid supplement. Use it on training days for intra workout fuel, or on non-training days as a way keep a steady supply of essential amino acids pumping into your muscles. Mix a scoop or two into a half gallon water bottle and sip throughout the day.
That’s the great thing about EAA Max it can literally be used ANYTIME, ANYWHERE to enhance muscle growth and recovery!
Where Other Amino Acid Supplements Fail
- Underdosed ingredients
- Incomplete amino acid profile
- Ridiculous Leucine:Isoleucine:Valine ratio (ex. 8:1:1, 10:1:1, etc)
- Terrible taste
- Lacking crucial electrolytes
Why Choose EAA Max?
Typical amino acid supplements only contain the three branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) consisting of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. While there’s nothing wrong with BCAA supplements, they’re simply not the full spectrum of amino acids needed for proper protein synthesis and repair. Think of it like playing a game of football with only 6 of the 11 players -- it just won’t work!
Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s), on the other hand, contain the entire range of amino acids your body demands when it needs to build new tissue. EAAs are called "essential" because the body cannot synthesize them on its own. You MUST obtain them through food or supplements.
Furthermore, most individuals aren’t eating a diverse enough diet, and therefore miss out on crucial EAA-rich foods. Plus, some may be eating a well-balanced diet, but may not be absorbing the nutrients properly. Either way, the end result is EAA deficiency and lack of gains!
EAAs not only stimulate protein synthesis, but they support energy production and cellular repair. Additionally, EAAs are needed for complete and healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Perhaps most importantly, EAAs protect each cell’s mitochondria -- the “power plant” of the cell that generates ATP!
When you add it all together, the answer is clear, choose EAAs!
Benefits of EAA Max
- Increases muscle protein synthesis
- Prevents muscle protein breakdown
- Enhances performance
- Supports hydration
- Improves metabolism
- Combats hunger
- Speeds recovery
- Supports muscle growth
- Enhance mitochondrial function
- Ideal for training AND non-training days!
EAA Max Ingredients
Branch Chain Amino Acids
- L-Leucine (2,500mg)
Leucine is the best known, and well researched, of all the amino acids. It’s also the BCAA to which most of the benefits of BCAA supplementation is attributed. The reason being, is that Leucine as a powerful stimulator of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR).
Note: mTOR used to stand for mammalian target of rapamycin until recently
mTOR is a cellular signal “highway” that serves as the primary regulator in the body of cell growth, proliferation, survival, and metabolism. Specifically, mTOR1 is the one responsible for muscle protein synthesis (i.e. building muscle). Additionally, leucine is also helpful for preventing muscle protein breakdown (a.k.a. catabolism) -- keeping you anabolic even during periods of fasting!
It’s easy to see why Leucine is widely regarded as the “king” of all amino acids when you put these benefits together.
- L-Isoleucine (1,250mg)
Think of Isoleucine as the weaker “younger brother” of Leucine. It’s a more mild stimulator of muscle protein synthesis -- weaker than Leucine, but stronger than Valine. However, where Isoleucine does stand out is in its ability to significantly increase glucose uptake as well as glucose use during high intensity exercise.
- L-Valine (1,250mg)
Last of the BCAAs is Valine. Though not studied to the extent of Leucine and Isoleucine in isolation, Valine has been shown to be essential for energy conversion in the body as well as enhance glycogen synthesis in skeletal muscle, preventing catabolism.
While it may seem inconsequential compared to the previous two BCAAs, Valine is the third critical “leg” of the BCAA trifecta that contributes to increased muscle protein synthesis, repair, and growth.
Essential Amino Acids
- L-Lysine HCl (300mg)
First up for the Essential Amino Acid portion of EAA Max is L-Lysine. Among Lysine’s major functions, most pertinent to its inclusion here is its role in constructing muscle protein, aiding injury recovery, and supporting calcium absorption.
Additionally, Lysine is also necessary for carnitine production. Carnitine is a substance in the body that supports energy production via fat conversion. It also plays a vital role in synthesis of collagen, skin, cartilage, and tendons.
- L-Threonine (225mg)
Threonine was the final amino acid to be discovered by William C. Rose. It’s an alpha amino acid necessary for the synthesis of proteins in the body. Specifically, threonine is needed for the synthesis of serine and glycine to drive muscle protein synthesis. Additionally, threonine also teams with methionine and aspartic acid to assist the liver with the digestion of fats, also known as lipotropic function.
- L-Phenylalanine (200mg)
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid vital to optimal Central Nervous System functioning. It easily crosses the blood-brain barrier where it’s converted into tyrosine and used for the production of dopamine, along with two other important neurotransmitters in adrenaline and noradrenaline. This makes phenylalaine essential to the normal functioning of the central nervous system, as these three highly important neurotransmitters basically dictate the way you interact and view your surroundings.control the way you perceive and interact with your environment.
Furthermore, increased levels of these three neurotransmitters translate to increased energy, mood, and focus -- all critical attributes to maintaining performance when training.
- L-Tryptophan (50mg)
As the sole precursor of serotonin, L-tryptophan is vital to optimal serotonin production on the brain, which is an important factor in cognition, behavior, and overall mood. The problem is that Tryptophan is the amino acid with the lowest concentrations in the body, so supplementing with extra ensure you have the adequate raw materials needed for sufficient serotonin production, and don’t have to worry about any bouts of depression!
Interestingly enough, researchers have observed that only the “L” form of amino acids (other forms such as DL-Tryptophan, DL-Phenylalanine, etc. exist) can be used by the body for protein synthesis and cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). This is why Primeval Labs includes ONLY the L-based amino acid forms in EAA Max -- quality matters!
- L-Histidine (25mg)
Histidine is a precursor to histamine and an essential component for cognitive functioning and wakefulness. The reason for this is that histidine is needed for the development and maintenance of the myelin sheaths that cover nerve cells and support signal transmission from the brain to all the various component of the body.
Additionally, histidine also forms the crucial second half of the beta alanine + histidine “equation” for carnosine production. Without adequate histidine, you can take all the beta alanine you want but still not produce sufficient carnosine to take advantage of the increased acid buffering and endurance it provides!
- L-Methionine (20mg)
Last but not least of the EAA portion of EAA Max is Methionine. Among the numerous critical functions that Methionine is involved in, first among those is its role as a lipotropic, substance that assists the liver with fat digestion. Furthermore, methionine also acts as a precursor for L-Cysteine, a powerful antioxidant in the body which helps defend against free radicals and oxidative stress brought on by intense exercise.
Muscle Energy & Nutrient Delivery
- Cluster Dextrin® (2,000mg)
Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD) is the ideal carbohydrate you want going into an intense workout. It’s unique molecular structure facilitates rapid digestion with no GI upset or “carb coma” like other functional carbohydrates.
Cluster Dextrin doesn’t raise blood sugar levels, yet gets immediately transported into muscles where it can provide a reliable source of energy and enhance nutrient delivery, thereby supporting muscle growth and repair. This is the exact carbohydrate you want packaged with your essential amino acids for maximal nutrient transport and absorption!
- D-Ribose (500mg)
D-Ribose is a supplemental variation of ribose, a sugar produced from the digestion of glucose, that combines with adenine to form ATP, the primary energy driver of cellular metabolism.
During intense training, ATP is rapidly depleted, which leads to decreased stamina and performance. D-ribose effectively regenerates ATP reserves in the cell following exercise[12,13], which keeps performance at peak levels throughout even the most grueling training sessions. due to the demands placed on the muscle.
Mix one scoop of EAA Max (11.8g) in 10-12oz of cold water and consume during exercise on training days. On non-training days, EAA Max can be consumed throughout the day for improved recovery and muscle building.
Maximize Muscle Building with EAA Max!
The wait was long, but it was well worth it. EAA Max is the culmination of years of research and testing that has resulted in a truly effective, properly dosed EAA supplement that also tastes phenomenal!
The wait is finally over, EAA MAX is here!
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Taste: 9/10 The taste for this is very refreshing with the blend of mango and pineapple being very close to split 50/50. I will not lie that I expected a much bolder taste because of the fruit taste being advertised. Mango and pineapples are very sweet, but the drink covered the amino taste very well and made it a much lighter in flavor, which is pretty good to avoid any stronger artificial tastes. I used in with various oz of water and surprisingly you didn't loose the mango pineapple taste even when I mixed it in 22oz of water, which is a good thing if you like to mix aminos with plenty of water to hydrate. Mixability: 7.5/10 There is some foaming that occurs with this and it takes a while to settle. More often than not I found myself seeing some graininess left at the bottom of the shaker and left for a bad chemical like taste. For the most part it mixed well but it could definitely be improved in these two areas. When I used it with 22 oz of water I didn't notice this, perhaps because the powder had more time to dissolve in the water during my workout and more water made for less air for foam. Performance: 9/10 Since introducing aminos and carbs as my intras I have been having great workouts with much better pumps and endurance. I didn't notice anything exceptional from this product, but it has the essential profile and a bit of carbs in there to aid in endurance. I typically used in in the mornings with a bit of caffeine as my commute drink to work. I noticed it aided a bit in appetite suppression compared to just some caffeine. Conclusion: 9.5 Based on average score I would have given this an 8.5, but I am giving it a 9.5 because of the following. 1. Used as an intra with ~22oz of water + some carbs and you got yourself a great tasting endurance/performance drink 2. I discovered this particular flavor made for an AMAZING margarita... it was Friday night and wanted to enjoy myself a bit. I did 8 oz of water with 1 scoop and 1 shot of Tequila Reposado.. WOW. Low calorie delicious drink! The wife loved it and we had another cocktail the day after. If you are looking for an intra drink do not hesitate to pick this up to try for yourself.
Amazing taste! Drinking this is actually a treat.
Been having excellent recovery and results since I moved to this EAA from BCAA only. Orange sherbet tastes great!
Ordered the Orange Sherbet flavor, By far the closest thing to Orange Creamsicle in the world. I have to say the best tasting around, and was nice to get a break from the same old Fruit Punch.
I can't really tell if it's any different from the myriad of BCAA and EAA product on the market, but with the wide-list of flavors and easy mixing...I like the product and continue to use it over others.
Hands down the best tasting amino product I’ve ever had. And can definitely tell the difference with my recovery
I chose the mango pineapple flavor and it was great. The flavor is great, and it also seems to help me feel better.
I work 2 physical Jobs, Group instrustor and a Professional Installer, But the time I get to train, I’m drained, EAA MAX has Refueled and Recovered Me enough to get me through my workouts! Today was one of those day and it never failed on me one bit! BEST TASTY AND BEST PROVEN EAAs ON THE MARKET
Loving the cherry lemonade. Mixes very easily.