AminoWise is a unique essential amino acid formula distributed by Young Living Essential Oils.
To learn what’s included in AminoWise, how to use it, how to order it, and answers to other common questions, scroll down or use the shortcuts to jump to the section you need.
AminoWise™ by Young Living
Amino Acid Supplement
AminoWise supports the maintenance and development of muscle, post-workout and with aging.
The Branched-Chain Amino Acids (2:1:1 leucine, iso-leucine, valine), l-citrulline, l-glutamine, ß-alanine, l-arginine, and l-taurine support the maintenance and development of lean body mass and enhance exercise performance.* The amino acids also support lean body mass and optimal health while aging, a time when a loss of muscle tissue is common.*
NingXia wolfberry, polyphenol extract, zinc, vitamin E, and lemon and lime essential oils provide a good source of antioxidants, while sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium support optimal hydration.*
Naturally sweetened with stevia, and fructo-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic fiber which may support healthy digestive function.*
It tastes surprisingly delicious, especially for a naturally-sweetened and flavored amino acid supplement. Mixes easily with water.
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Carbohydrates||5 g||2%*|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol acetate)||10.8 mg||70%|
|Calcium (as calcium citrate)||3 mg||<1%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)||2 mg||<1%|
|Zinc (as zinc gluconate)||1.4 mg||10%|
|Sodium (as sodium citrate)||46 mg||2%|
|Potassium (as potassium citrate)||12 mg||<1%|
AminoWise™ Muscle Performance Blend 5.7 g**Branched Chain Amino Acids (2:1:1 leucine, iso-leucine, valine), l-citrulline, l-glutamine, ß-alanine, l-arginine, l-taurine
AminoWise™ Recovery Blend 1.2 g** NingXia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) fruit powder, Lime (Citrus latifolia) fruit powder, Polyphenols extract, Zinc, Vitamin E, Lemon (Citrus limon) peel oil, Lime (Citrus latifolia) rind oil
AminoWise™ Hydration Blend 277 mg** Sodium citrate, Potassium citrate, Calcium Citrate, Magnesium citrate
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Fructo-oligosaccharides, Tapioca maltodextrin, Citric acid, Natural flavors, Calcium silicate, Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaf extract, Silica, Tapioca starch
Mix 1 scoop with 8 ounces of water following exercise, or between meals during the day.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (12 g)
Servings Per Container: About 18
AminoWise Health Benefits
If you’ve read my articles, you know I stress the health benefits of a high-protein diet, and/or essential amino acids supplementation.
It’s no surprise, then, that I’m a fan of AminoWise for most people. The health benefits of AminoWise include:
- Helps support muscles during and after exercise to help fight fatigue and enhance recovery.*
- Decreases fatigue and enhances muscle recovery during and after exercise*
- Reduces lactic acid induced by exercise through complex blend of antioxidants and minerals*
- Helps support the production of nitric oxide which can improve vascular blood flow*
- Contains branched chain amino acids which have been shown to stimulate protein synthesis, and aid in preventing muscle breakdown*
- Supports hydration by replenishing important minerals lost during exercise*
- Provides a good source of vitamin E and zinc
Common AminoWise Questions
The following are common questions about using AminoWise. The answers are based on my knowledge of, and experience with formulating and educating on nutritional products. They don’t necessarily reflect the perpective of Young Living.
Should I take AminoWise before or during exercise?
In my opinion, for most people, it’s best to avoid any macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat, amino acids, etc.) before or during exercise.
The only time I recommend using AminoWise before or during training is if:
- you’re a physique competitor/bodybuilder in the last several weeks leading up to a show.
- you’re an older adult with sarcopenia.
- you have a wasting disease, as essential amino acids help the body maintain lean body mass.*
- you’re competing in an intense strength or endurance event.
One caveat for using AminoWise during competition…it does contain prebiotics. You might want to test it out before your big event, just to make sure you don’t get gassy. The gas might be a competitive advantage for you against your competitors, but it also might make your stomach a little uncomfortalbe. That said, most people won’t react that way.
If amino acids enhance performance, why wouldn’t I use AminoWise before or during every workout?
The benefit of a training session comes from how your body adapts after your session, not necessarily from the session itself.
It’s my belief that when you create a greater training stress during your session, you can reap greater rewards from the session in how your body responds afterwards.
Does AminoWise have enough electrolytes for endurance training in the heat?
No, I would still recommend additional electrolytes to replenish those lost during your event, even if you use two or three servings of AminoWise as well.
When is the best time to use AminoWise?
For the average, healthy person, one or two servings after a training session is a great time to use AminoWise.
Between meals is also a great time, especially for those who are more likely to lose lean body mass, such as those on a weight loss diet, older adults, or those with a higher rate of muscle loss.*
Who benefits most from AminoWise?
Essential amino acids are most valuable for those who:
- are trying to reach single-digit body fat percentages.
- are on very-low calorie diets.
- are older adults who have difficulty following a high-protein diet or who have sarcopenia or cachexia.
- have a hard time eating enough protein, either due to unpredictable schedules or because of dietary preferences such as those on vegan or vegetarian diets.
- are under a higher-than-normal level of stress.
- are on a higher-volume training plan, such as two-a-days for football season.
Can children or teens use AminoWise?
Essential amino acids are safe. In fact, they may be helpful for kids who are fussy eaters, or who don’t get in enough protein, especially if they take part in school sports.*
How much does AminoWise cost?
AminoWise is not cheap becasue it’s not cheap. Like all other supplements and essential oils, you get what you pay for when it comes to quality and efficacy.
Retail customers: $44.41
Wholesale members: $33.75
Essential Rewards Wholesale Members save even more by accruing points toward future orders.
Still have questions?
Ready to order AminoWise?
If you’re not yet a Young Living member, it’s quick and easy. You can join as a retail customer and pay full-price (but who wants to do that??).
Or, join as a Wholesale Member with a Premium Starter Kit. You get the Premium Starter Kit at a Killer discount, and make Young Living Essential Oils a regular part of your lifestyle. When you set up your account, just remember to add AminoWise to your order.
Oh, and one last thing…when you join through Vanessa (my wife) and I, you get exclusive access to our Healthy Living With Essential Oils Facebook group. It’s loaded with education and support content.
Of course, if you’re already a Young Living member, you know how to order, so get started on AminoWise today.