Essential Amino Acids (EAA's)

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Essential Amino Acids (EAA's)

Essential amino acids are amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body, and must be consumed through a healthy diet or supplementation. Whilst most people would have the amino acids required through their regular diet, those that are involved in regular heavy training may require a boost of Essential Amino Acids in their diet as it assists with recovery after intense exercise.

Nutrients Direct’s proprietary blend contains a combination of Leucine, Lysine, Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Histidine and Tryptophan at the optimal ratio for trainers.

Data based on vanilla flavour ND Contour ND Hydroxyshred GARCINIA CAMBOGIA ACETYL L CARNITINE WHEATGRASS POWDER
Protein per serve (g) 18 25.9 0 0 0
Take For
Ingredients Whey & Casein Whey & Casein 100% garcinia cambogia 100% Acetyl Carnitine 100% Wheat grass
Carbs per serve (g) 2.1 3.1 0 0 0.5
Fat total per serve (g) 0.4 1.0 0 0 0.2
Sugars per serve (g) 1.7 2.6 0 0 0.2
Serving Size (g) 25 40   1 30
Serves per kilo 40 25 83 250 33
Additional Premium Ingredients Fat burners, fibre, colostrum Thermogenic whey protein blend to help build lean muscle and burn fat Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA) is an ingredient found in the fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia 100% pharmaceutical grade Acetyl Carnitine 100% Wheat grass
Notes Female blend to build muscle and burn fat Fat burners, vitamins & minerals, colostrum Assists with appetite suppression and weight loss Releases stored body fats into the bloodstream Contains Chlorophy to help remove toxins
Flavours Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Strawberry Choc, Vanilla Natural Natural  
  • Aids recovery after intense exercise
  • Must be consumed through a healthy diet or supplementation
  • Important for muscle building

Obtain Better Training Results with Essential Amino Acids!

When it comes down improving the results you obtain from your training, amino acid supplements can certainly contribute to your overall success. Amino acid supplements that are particularly important are essential amino acids, because these amino acids cannot be synthesised by the human body.

Nutrients Direct offers a combination of essential amino acids in the range of amino acids supplements, which includes our Essential Amino Acid Supplements. To learn more about this particular supplement and its benefits, please read our information below.

Which Specific Amino Acids Can I Find in Essential Amino Acid Supplements?

Our Essential Amino Acid Supplements contain a combination of leucine, lysine, valine, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, histidine and tryptophan. Each of these amino acids in amino acids supplements has specific benefit for athletes, but also health benefits in general. Let us take a closer look at some of these amino acids to understand their function and advantages better.

What Is Leucine?

Leucine is actually not a part of the essential amino acids group, because leucine is a branched chain amino acid, together with other amino acids such as valine and isoleucine, also present in our supplement. That being said, branched chain amino acids are really special compared to other types of amino acids, because branched chain amino acids are not degraded by liver enzymes, so they can enter the tissues of the body a lot easier.

Studies have indicated the leucine is one of the most important amino acids for your muscular health. It is also commonly found in powerful protein supplements, for example whey protein. Many researchers believe that the presence of leucine actually improves the function of whey protein and gives the protein its ability to increase muscle mass more effectively.

While leucine has known to be very effective for muscle growth, the amino acid can also regulate sensitivity to insulin and has a catabolic effect on fat. It is also one of the two amino acids in existence that cannot be converted into sugar, making the amino acid extremely suitable for weight loss purposes as well.

What Is Lysine?

Lysine is an amino acid that is present in the protein of certain foods, which includes bean, cheese and yoghurt. Like most essential amino acids, this amino acid cannot be made by the human body, so athletes have to depend on supplements or protein-rich foods to obtain this amino acid.

Considering the function of lysine as a building block of protein, the importance of this amino acid cannot be stressed enough. Because of this function, lysine plays a crucial role in functions such as calcium absorption, muscle protein building, injury recovery and hormone production.

Researchers have also looked into some of the additional medical benefits of lysine. Scientists now believe that lysine could be an option for the treatment of herpes and cold sores; this may prove beneficial for people suffering from physical conditions inducing these symptoms.

What Is Valine?

Valine is one of the protein-building amino acids, also known under the name proteinogenic amino acids. Valine is commonly used by athletes, since this amino acid can increase muscle growth and decrease muscle breakdown, in other words, keep the catabolic and anabolic state in balance.

Studies have also indicated that Valine could provide athletes with more energy during their training, more specifically in the form of glucose. For that reason, supplementing with Valine could prove especially beneficial for athletes following a rigorous training plan.

Last but not least, Valine can remove some of the toxins in our system. Researchers found that Valine has the ability to remove unnecessary nitrogen from the liver, which could potentially harm the body. Therefore, Valine cannot only contribute to better training results, but also to better health in general.

What Is Threonine?

Threonine is another one of the amino acids with a countless amount of benefits. For athletes specifically, threonine promotes good muscle growth by maintaining the right balance of protein in the body. In addition to that, medical researchers have found that threonine has a positive influence on the cardiovascular system, liver, central nervous system and the immune system.

In some cases, threonine can have an anti-ageing effect as well, because the amino acid is needed to create two other amino acids glycine and serine. Glycine and serine are responsible for the production of muscle tissue, but also elastin and collagen, two substances that keep our skin elastic and youthful.

Threonine can be obtained from a variety of dietary sources as well, which is not limited to animal products. Threonine is also present in vegetables such as leafy vegetables and mushrooms, although in a lesser degree than the amino acids found in supplements.

Should I Use an Essential Amino Acid Supplement?

The use of a supplement is only recommended once you have consulted a health professional and have been subjected to a thorough physical examination; this to rule out any underlying conditions that could have a negative interaction with your supplement.

Essential amino acid supplements are often advised for athletes on a vegetarian or vegan diet, considering most amino acids are obtained from animal products. Even though some amino acids are also present in other foods, the amount of amino acids present in these non-animal sourced foods can be considerably lower compared to animal products. If you believe you are suffering from a shortage in amino acids, please contact your health professional for advice before you consider a supplement.


Adding essential amino acids to a nutrition plan can be a solution for vegetarians and vegans struggling to build muscle. That being said, the benefits of essential amino acids are not reserved only to vegetarians and vegans, because the benefits of these substances will apply to every athletes looking for more muscle mass.

To ensure you can build more muscle mass while enjoying a vegan or vegetarian diet, you must also ensure you are enjoying the right nutrition aside from your supplements. While supplements can be used to add some essential amino acids in your regular diet, vegetarian and vegan athletes must still attempt to obtain a good balance in their own nutrition. Of course, when you start to exercise more rigorously, it does become more difficult to achieve that perfect balance, which is where essential amino acid supplements come to play.

In addition to our essential amino acid supplements, vegan and vegetarian athletes can also get their essential amino acids from rice, beans, Ezekiel bread, Seitan, hummus, pita, Quorn, soy and buckwheat. So, there are many other food sources they should consider. Of course, vegetarians are more likely to be short of certain vitamins and minerals that can be found in meats and dairy products, so they must find food sources to supplement these vitamins and minerals as well. If you believe you may be short of vitamins and minerals due to a vegan or vegetarian diet, please visit your local doctor for a check-up and some additional advice on your diet.



Serving size: 10g
Servings per package: 250g – 25, 1kg - 100, 2kg - 200


Average Quantity Per Serving

Average Quantity Per 100g
Energy 0 kJ 0 kJ
(0 Cal) (0 Cal)
Protein (dry basis) 0.0 g 0.0 g
Fat, total 0.0 g 0.0 g
- Saturated 0.0 g 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Sodium 0 mg 0 mg
Potassium 0 mg 0 mg
Isoleucine 1100 mg 11000 mg
Leucine 2500 mg 25000 mg
Lysine 1600 mg 16000 mg
Methionine 900 mg 9000 mg
Phenylalanine 450 mg 4500 mg
Threonine 1350 mg 13500 mg
Tryptophan 250 mg 2500 mg
Valine 1400 mg 14000 mg
Histidine 450 mg 4500 mg

Ingredients: 100% pharmaceutical grade L Leucine, L Lysine, L Valine, L Threonine, L Isoleucine, L Methionine, L Phenylalanine, L Histidine, L Tryptophan.

May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.

Formulated Supplementary Sports Food.
This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program.

Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.

Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.


Directions for use:

As a dietary supplement consume 10g (2 heaped teaspoons) with your preferred amount of water or fruit juice once to twice daily.

Serving suggestion:

Essential Amino Acids should be taken both before and directly after training.


100% pharmaceutical grade Leucine, Lysine, Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Histidine and Tryptophan.

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