PerfectAmino® contains the eight essential amino acids the body needs to support and maintain its muscular, skeletal, enzymatic, and hormonal systems. The essential amino acids in PerfectAmino are in the exact proportions needed for maximum utilization by the body.
AMINO ACIDS – THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF PROTEIN
Many people know that protein is essential for optimum health, but most assume they are consuming enough from food. So why the need for an amino acid supplement? The simple answer is that – yes, you do get good quality from foods such as eggs, meat, fish and nuts but much of the protein in food is not converted into body protein – it just makes waste that the body has to get rid of plus extra calories.
Almost everyone is protein deficient without realizing it – it plays out as a nagging injury that won’t heal in the athlete, or brittle bones in the menopausal women, or constant colds in the child. Protein deficiency is very often something you are aware of, but you just can’t identify and neither does your doctor. Not getting enough protein may mean low hormones, or a low immune system and risk of disease or cancer. So what’s the solution? PerfectAmino is an amino acid supplement that is 99% utilized by the body to make protein. No other form of protein comes close!
PerfectAmino® Nothing else is utilized as well to make protein.
What’s the Difference Between Protein Sources?
Quality, quality and quality.
The chart illustrates the Amino Acid Utilization (AAU™) that PerfectAmino offers, dramatically greater than dietary protein sources.
At the low end of the spectrum are branched chain amino acids – only 1% of their content is utilized by the body with 99% resulting in waste that your body must then process and eliminate.
Whey and soy proteins – only 18% or less of their content is utilized by the body with 83% leaving as waste.
Food like meat, fish and poultry fare a bit better with 32% being absorbed and 68% being wasted.
Eggs are the winners in the food stakes with 48% being utilized and 52% converted to waste.
Now compare those numbers to PerfectAmino – a massive 99% is put to work by the body, with only 1% leaving as waste. Not only that, but PerfectAmino is absorbed by the body within 23 minutes! And there is only 0.4 of a calorie per tablet.
In my medical practice I routinely encounter patients who are severely deficient in one or more essential amino acids, and this deficiency may be preventing them from healing. Also, as a participant in triathlons and other sports racing events, I encounter athletes of various levels who maintain relatively intense training regimens. These individuals often require higher doses (as compared to the minimum recommended five tablets) of an essential amino acid supplement like PerfectAmino to provide their bodies adequate building blocks for protein synthesis – critical for healing from disease, muscle recovery and stamina, etc.
I have gone to great lengths to ensure that PerfectAmino has been produced and tested in a manner that assures its quality, purity, and effectiveness. PerfectAmino is manufactured in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility, and the end product has been laboratory tested for product consistency and purity. This testing includes testing for heavy metals content far beyond that required by FDA regulations.
What's Inside PerfectAmino®
PerfectAmino ingredients contain the eight essential amino acids:
Tryptophan encourages the release of serotonin and melatonin.
Lysine deficiency can result in a deficiency in niacin (Vitamin B). It is beneficial in treating and preventing herpes.
Methionine supplies sulphur and other compounds required by the body for normal metabolism and growth.
Valine is needed for muscle metabolism, tissue repair, and for the maintenance of proper nitrogen balance in the body.
Leucine stimulates muscle protein synthesis and may be the major fuel involved in anabolic (tissue building) reactions.
Isoleucine is important for blood sugar regulation, muscle development and repair and energy regulation.
Threonine is important for antibody production. It can be converted into glycine and serine.
Phenylalanine stimulates certain hormones including adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are activating substances in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
PerfectAmino ingredients contain no fat, sodium, sugar, yeast, gluten, soy, corn, wheat, rice, GMO, preservatives, excipients, dairy or animal products. (Store in a cool, dry place.)”
10 Top Reasons You Should Be Using PerfectAmino Every Single Day
PerfectAmino is 99% utilized for power, energy, and recovery. Essential amino acids that we get from foods (meat, eggs, beans, and nuts) have to first be digested before they’re available to muscles, tissues, and cells. For a variety of reasons, the digestive process is not perfect. Aging, stress (both physical and emotional), gastrointestinal imbalances, unhealthy dietary choices, and the use of medications all get in the way of the body’s ability to enzymatically metabolize and process foods and render their essential amino acids bioavailable. Since PerfectAmino provides a (vegetable-based) trove of all eight essential amino acids in their pure, elemental form, no digestion is required.
PerfectAmino is very quickly absorbed. Even if your digestive systems were perfect, it would take several hours for your body to be able to utilize the amino acids it has processed and released into the bloodstream. When taken on its own, PerfectAmino is absorbed into the bloodstream within 23 minutes for nearly instant strength and recovery.
PerfectAmino is perfectly formulated. PerfectAmino is a comprehensive formula featuring a unique combination of all 8 essential amino acids (50% of which are branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs). This formula is so complete that it could serve as your sole source of protein, although we recommend it as a super-supplement to a healthy diet. If you consumed only BCAAs or vegetable-based proteins (which don’t have optimal levels of ALL the essential amino acids your cells and systems require), your health—and performance—would be impacted.
PerfectAmino does not create metabolic waste. Because PerfectAmino is completely absorbed and 99% utilized for anabolic (growth and repair) purposes, there is no nitrogen waste (a by-product of protein metabolism) to tax the kidneys. This makes PerfectAmino the ideal source of pure, elemental protein for people who seek diabetes-health or kidney-support nutrition. Animal, dairy or vegetable proteins are, on the other hand, at best 30% utilized by the body for its anabolic needs.
PerfectAmino fends off inflammation. Humans evolved hunting and eating whole animals as food. In modern times, however, we primarily eat animal flesh, which is high in the inflammatory amino acid, methionine, and low in the anti-inflammatory amino acids, glycine and proline (found in tendons, ligaments, and organs). Since PerfectAmino is so low in methionine, its regular use will reduce inflammation by displacing methionine.
PerfectAmino helps maintain muscle mass. Age and training stress contribute to lean muscle loss. Since PerfectAmino is properly-balanced and 99% utilized by the body, almost everyone can maintain high levels of the essential amino acids responsible for muscular growth and recovery, regardless of their age or how much they train.
PerfectAmino can take the place of excess protein and boost fat loss. Each 10 gram serving of PerfectAmino (2 scoops or 10 tablets) is equivalent to approximately 35 grams of a dietary protein yet only contains a few calories. Therefore, by replacing 35 grams of protein with PerfectAmino, you can reduce 140 calories from your daily diet (35 grams of protein x 4 calories/per gram). And since PerfectAmino enhances muscle mass, this reduction in calories will not lead to reduced muscle mass or a slower metabolism.
PerfectAmino tackles hunger and food cravings. PerfectAmino offers your hard-working body nutrients that reduce false hunger signals. Additionally, since the product is not digested or metabolized, for enhanced benefits it can be taken just prior to high-intensity interval training, intermittent fasting or cold therapy.
PerfectAmino is super-convenient. Mix one or two scoops in 6-8 ounces of water and you’re ready to go! No hassles! If you wish, you can get creative on a hot (or intense) day and blend the powder with some ice and frozen berries!
PerfectAmino can help everyone! Athletes take advantage of it for muscular strength and recovery. Healthcare practitioners are recommending it to their patients to use before and after procedures (since it cuts down on recovery time). People who seek kidney-health support use it as a source of waste-free protein. Others utilize it to lose fat weight and reduce inflammation.
PerfectAmino provides the 8 essential amino acids for building protein that are not produced by the body
Is the most effective protein supplement for building muscle and bone
Promotes fast recovery after hard training
Increases energy levels
Supports a healthy immune system
Is a great source of protein during weight-loss, almost 0 calories
If you’re not yet using PerfectAmino, now’s the best time to give it a try!
Maximum daily intake should not exceed 30 tablets.
* It is okay to take PerfectAmino with food, such as fruits, vegetables or grains, but try to AVOID taking with other fats or proteins (wait at least 30 minutes before or 1-2 hours after eating fats or proteins).
If taking 2 or more doses per day, wait at least 2 hours between dosages (no more than 10 tablets in a 2 hour period.)
It is best to take PerfectAmino every day, no matter what. If you happen to take it at the "wrong time" or with other proteins or fats, that is okay, and is far better than not taking it at all.
Quantity per serving depends on gender and weight. Please see the infographic below for recommendations on how many tablets to take based on your weight.
PerfectAmino Usage Chart:
PHASE 1 Daily Minimum Serving
6-10 tablets in the morning. Okay to take with food (not fats or proteins).
5-10 tablets in the morning. Okay to take with food (not fats or proteins).
For Both, Men & Women
PHASE 2 Moderate exercise or minor health conditions
Phase 1 plus an additional serving. Best to be taken 20-30 mins before training, but can be taken during or just after.
PHASE 3 Intensive activity / Chronic conditions
Both, Phase 1 & 2 plus an additional serving approx.. 30 minutes before bed.
For both, boys and girls, up to 1 tablet for every 5 lbs. of body weight, not to exceed 30 tablets daily.
Can be crushed and added to juice or applesauce (or other light carb) or honey.
Still confused on how much you should take?
Download and print this handy infographic to put on your fridge!
BodyHealth is proud to announce that our flagship product PerfectAmino* has been rigorously tested and is now NSF Certified for Sport! A product with this certification goes above and beyond the established standard for quality in dietary supplements. It demonstrates a company's commitment to providing athletes with a clean, safe product, while promoting fair play in sport. Products that are NSF Certified for Sport are approved by most professional sports teams to be free from banned substances, as well as ensuring the ingredient label claims are accurate.
Many of our customers are athletes. They range from people who exercise a few times a week, weekend warriors, amateur athletes all the way to top professional, elite athletes. So, why do they take PerfectAmino?
I first met this MD and 41-time Ironman triathlon finisher at the Half-Ironman World Championships in Florida six years ago, and interviewed him a few weeks later in the podcast episode “A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician.
Adding protein after a workout is a popular practice among athletes and body builders but, in fact, protein is an important part of everyone’s diet...
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Frequently Asked Questions About PerfectAmino®
Q: What is PerfectAmino?
A: PerfectAmino is a dietary protein substitute that contains 8 essential amino acids in a highly purified, free, crystalline form.
Q: What are essential amino acids?
A: Essential Amino Acids are nutrients that are indispensable for human life because they cannot be synthesized within the human body, therefore, they must be supplied through the diet.
Q: Are amino acids from animal or vegetable source?
A: Amino acids cannot be classified as either animal or vegetable. They are, simply, natural compounds.
Q: Where are the amino acids sourced from?
A: The amino acids in PerfectAmino products are derived from plant based sources such as beans and peas mixed with a culture that breaks them down to a sugar form. Then the individual amino acids are extracted from the broth using a process involving centrifugal force which separates them by their weights. They are pure, pharmaceutical grade, crystalline amino acids. There are no plant residues or sugars, yeast, gluten, soy, corn, wheat, rice, preservatives, excipients or animal products. They are vegan. They are produced in a cGMP Laboratory in the USA.
Q: What is the daily recommended dosage of PerfectAmino for an athlete to get the best results in the shortest time?
A: Even though individual dosage may vary according to nutritional status, age, gender, and the intensity and frequency of physical activity, the average suggested daily dosage should be: * For the professional athlete: 10 tablets of PerfectAmino, 30 minutes before training, in conjunction with the daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. And an additional 10 tablets of PerfectAmino to be taken 30 minutes before the next meal (lunch or dinner).
Q: It has been said that during an athletic performance the use of PerfectAmino may optimize muscle mass, strength and endurance, and may minimize the muscle recovery period after physical activity, is that true for everybody?
A: Yes. Whether, you are 15 or 75 years old, an amateur or a professional athlete, you may experience positive results related to your muscle mass, strength and endurance. The results may vary, of course, according to your age, gender, health status, and the intensity and frequency of your workout.
Q: Is PerfectAmino a natural product?
A: Yes, PerfectAmino is a 100% natural product.
Q: How long does it take to digest PerfectAmino?
A: PerfectAmino is digested within 23 minutes from its ingestion.
Q: Does PerfectAmino have any drug or food interaction?
A: No. PerfectAmino does not have any drug or food interaction. However, before taking PerfectAmino or other dietary supplements consult your physician.
Q: May protein supplements be taken with PerfectAmino?
A: No. Protein supplements should not be taken in conjunction with PerfectAmino. This may prevent: a lowering of BPS/min; an increase in the nitrogen catabolites; and an overloading of digestive functions
Q: How long do you have to use PerfectAmino to be able to feel or measure positive results?
A: Results may vary. However, you may be able to feel or measure an increase in muscle endurance after the first or second time using PerfectAmino (in the suggested dosage). Meanwhile, you may be able to measure an increase in muscle strength after the first or second week using PerfectAmino (in the suggested dosage). Later on, by using PerfectAmino, during physical activity, you may be experiencing, week after week, an increase in muscle mass, strength and endurance, joined with a shortened recovery period after physical activity. Eventually you may realize that this dramatic improvement is not the result of a "psychological effect" but has indeed been caused by a natural physiological effect.
Q: I've read there are 9 'essential' amino acids. Why did you leave out Histidine in PerfectAmino?
A: Histidine is actually not essential. When you take PerfectAmino the Histidine level in the blood will rise within 1 hour. The absolute genius of PerfectAmino is that when you have the essential 8 all the others can be made as needed.
Also worth noting: Arginine, sometimes also touted as an “essential” amino acid, levels will rise alongside Histidine after taking PerfectAmino. When you take PerfectAmino, the body has all it needs to make any and all proteins - That, by the way, is why it's called PerfectAmino!
"I want to reach out and personally thank Dr. Minkoff and his world-class crew at Bodyhealth for doing what it took to bring 'PerfectAmino' to the marketplace!
As a professional coach/trainer/multi-sport athlete since 1981, I have done my best to bring awareness to athletes and all people the vital importance of being in a positive nitrogen balance. It's hard to gain such an ongoing state of cellular foundation, repair, and regeneration without overloading the GI Tract via 'natural' foods these days, so a quality amino acid supplement is first and foremost my most fundamental priority as a coach and as an athlete.
Last weekend, at age 52, I was beyond belief as I took the win in America's (if not the world's) highest Nordic marathon; the Leadville Loppet (44k) in 3:46:48. I won the race in an average temperature of -16 degrees, in whiteout conditions, and at an average elevation of over 10,285'. You can only imagine how thankful I was to know that with each ski stride, with each poling motion exploding from my core fitness that i knew my cellular fitness was above and beyond that of racers over 3 decades YOUNGER than myself…all over whom were and finished behind me! Trust me, get on and STAY ON the Bodyhealth products, especially the new, PerfectAmino! Because we are only as old as the vibratory state of our cells. See YOU on the Start Line, no matter what your age!
- Coach Steve Ilg - USCF/CPT/RYT 500, "America's Outdoor Athlete" - Outside Magazine, Author of "Total Body Transformation."
Hey Guys! Quick update! I had my first race of 2015 - a double Duathlon. I did this last year and was 3rd so I wanted to test out my fitness a year older. I’ve been taking my daily doses of PerfectAmino, which included this race day, 10 in the morning, 40 mins before race then 5 immediately after and another 5 about 2 hours before bed to aid in sleep recovery. I drank Kaqun water before, during, and after the event as well.
Lately I’ve been coaching and playing with the rugby players. This added workout, along with my BodyHealth products, has given me my aggressiveness back. About 100m into the first run of 3, I jumped through the bushes and into the lead just to blow everyone up. It worked. The plan wasn't to stay in the lead only to disrupt the flow.
This year the 3 runs were in technical and muddy single track. The two bike segments are very technical and high power. I averaged about 280 watts. I kept my run pace just below 7 min.
RESULTS: I finished top 10 overall, 1st in my age group and 3rd in the open masters! I felt great and still feel great this morning, off to a super start! Oh, and BTW, I was 3 minutes faster than last year! BOOM! Be well,
- Jukka Valkonen
I am a 54 year old Triathlete and this product makes me perform like I am in my twenties again. I have exhaustingly researched and taken performance supplements for the last 3 years trying to find the best supplement to naturally enhance athlete performance. Let me save you the time and money, this is it.
Every morning I take my PerfectAmino first-thing and I never skip a day. This is the best thing I have found. Best regards,
- John Green - Consultant/Triathlete
I am a 44-year old weekend-warrior athlete. Last year I did 22 events, including 5K, 10K, half-marathon and obstacle-course-races like Tough Mudder. I rely on PerfectAmino to help me with my work outs, increasing my strength and energy, while reducing or eliminating soreness and recovery. PerfectAmino is a part of my daily routine, whether I'm training or not. Infact, I just did another half-marathon on Sunday (3 days ago) and had my PR of 1:59, beating my last one by 8 minutes!
- Chris A.
I’ve used this formula for years and counted on it to help me consistently train and race with good results. PerfectAmino continues to give me that performance/recovery edge and it’s far more economical than others – a big plus.
- Cherie Gruenfeld - 12x World Ironman Champion
I started taking PerfectAmino 30 minutes before my morning shake and before long I started noticing that I would stay full longer than before. My blood sugar seemed to be more level and I felt great. I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, so I have learned to be very in-tune with my body and I definitely noticed the change in my hunger and energy.
I have been taking PerfectAmino before and after my training sessions and really enjoying it.
- Major Ed Arntson - US Army Rangers
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Gives me energy whenever I needed it. I also give it to my husband who had a fall causing broken ribs; surely it's helping him to recover much faster.
We'll always be taking PerfectAmino to keep us healthy.
Thank you for this excellent product.
I was bedridden for almost 2 years due to lumbars collapsed. With chronic pains as a daily companion, it progressed to muscle atrophy that even movements physically was a real struggle. I thank God for Body Health’s PERFECT AMINOS, I slowly regained my muscle strength and now I am able to use my walker.