Amino acids are the subunits that make up proteins. They are necessary for the function of all cells, for tissue repair, and for the production of enzymes and neurotransmitters. The body uses 20 amino acids to construct proteins, but nine "essential amino acids" cannot be made by the human body and must be supplied by the diet in order to achieve proper protein synthesis and maintain overall health. People with limited diets or poor digestion may not get enough essential amino acids from their diet. In contrast to proteins or peptide-bound amino acids, NOW Amino-9 Essentials contains all 9 essential amino acids in their superior free-form state and in the proportions recommended by the National Academy of Sciences to optimize protein synthesis and tissue repair for adults age 19 and over.
|Serving Size: 5 tablets|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|L-Lysine (from L-lysine monohydrochloride)||888mg|
|L-Histidine (from L-histidine monohydrochloride)||328mg|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Croscarmellose Sodium, Silica and Tablet Coating.
As a dietary supplement, take 5 tablets 1 to 3 times daily. Competitive athletes and individuals engaged in resistance training may take 10 tablets 3 times daily. Taking with juice or other beverage is recommended due to the bitter taste of free-form amino acids. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW L-Carnitine, D-Ribose and Creatine.
Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant/lactating women, those taking anti-depressant medications (such as SSRI's or MAOI's), or those with liver disorders, high blood pressure or phenylketonuria (PKU) should consult a health care practitioner before using this product.