AMINO is a blend of 5000mg of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Glutamine for lean muscle and recovery. BCAAs are the most abundant amino acids found in muscle tissue, and the most readily absorbed group of amino acids. AMINO contains the ideal ratio of two parts Leucine to one part Isoleucine and Valine.
These amino acids increase protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, which are essential to building lean muscle. BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle, and are considered “essential” because the body cannot build them from other compounds. Instead, they must come from diet or supplementation. Take our results to a whole new level with this great tasting drink!*
BCAA’s aren’t the sexiest supplement out there. They don’t hype you up with stimulants before a workout, they don’t promise to purge your body of fat and they don’t act as that post workout protein snack. What they do is small and relatively unseen in one workout. However taken daily, it’s those small changes over a long period of time that make a BIG difference!
Driven Nutrition’s Amino offers 4 grams of BCAA’s in each scoop and comes in 50 serving containers. For less than one dollar a workout you can start seeing what those BCAA’s could be doing for you! Read more…
Dysrupt is our Amino formula. But we removed the 1gm of glutamine, and replaced it with 700mg of Taurine, 120mg of Caffeine, and a b-vitamin complex. Taurine promotes cellular function during exercise while caffeine decreases perceived exertion and increases pain tolerance while working out. B-vitamins aid the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates to be used as energy. These additions to the amino formula make it a good choice to be taken before a workout.
Amino can be taken anytime of day for added recovery and protein synthesis. Read more…
We lift weights and train to build bigger stronger muscles, duh, but exactly how does the building process work? Resistance training triggers protein synthesis, a signal that tells our body to use proteins to construct new muscle tissue. Supplementing with BCAA’s during and after resistance training can increase the protein synthesis signaling, meaning more muscle growth!
BCAA’s Increase Muscle Protein Synthesis (mTOR)
We lift weights and train to build bigger stronger muscles, duh, but exactly how does the building process work? Resistance training triggers protein synthesis, a signal that tells our body to use proteins to construct new muscle tissue. Supplementing with BCAA’s during and after resistance training can increase the protein synthesis signaling, meaning more muscle growth! Even without resistance training BCAA’s can aid in the preservation of lean tissue and help prevent fat gain! Which brings us to reason number 2… Read more…
Let’s take a look at two extremely popular workout enhancers, BCAA’s (Branch Chain Amino Acids) specifically Driven AMINO and pre-workout specifically, Driven’s PreWod™. Both play an active role in your workout improving performance, recovery and endurance. Here we will break down the benefits of each and when is the best time to take one, both or possibly neither!
Lets first look at PreWod™ and breakdown the active ingredients with simple explanations of their role in enhancing your workout. Pre-Wod™ contains 200mg of caffeine anhydrous, about the same amount of caffeine in a large cup of coffee. The anhydrous state of Caffeine just denotes its water free form and thus when it enters your body (75% water) it is absorbed faster than a liquid delivered form of caffeine. Otherwise they are synonymous. Read more…