In an industry that was once overrun by inferior BCAA-heavy amino acid products, the recent market trend has been the development of amino acid complexes designed to deliver a full spectrum of quality BCAA’s and the all important EAA’s. With this latest shift, Modern Athletic Health has been attempting to weed out the contenders, from the pretenders. When we heard MAN Sports was releasing a new comprehensive intra-workout/EAA formula that was not only packed with vitamins and minerals, but a full-spectrum of amino acids and key electrolytes to fuel hydration, we had to check it out. MAN Sports Iso-EAA, a 3-in-1 intra workout cocktail designed to accelerate endurance and recovery, all the while keeping you hydrated and at your peak performance during exercise. We wanted to give our readers an inside look at what ISO-EAA brings to the table and what you should expect when utilizing such a product in your supplement repertoire. Scroll down to find out our thoughts about MAN Sports newest intra-workout powerhouse, ISO-EAA.
What is ISO-EAA?
At first glance, ISO-EAA may look similar to a lot of other amino acid “complexes” offered up by a host of other companies. But what really separates this from the rest of the pack? A simple look at the nutrition label will tell you every reason why this is a step up from your favorite intra workout powder.
Each scoop of ISO-EAA is packed with 23g of endurance boosting, muscle recovering, body hydrating ingredients to help you perform at your highest level.
8g BCAA’s: In a 2:1:1 ratio, BCAA’s play a key role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis (MPS) The 4g of L-Leucine, 2g of L-Isoleucine, and 2g of L-Valine will jump start recovery before you even leave the gym.
2.81g EAA’s: ISO-EAA also includes nearly 3g of quality Essential amino acids designed to prevent catabolism (or muscle breakdown) during strenuous exercise. Most other products on the market contain somewhere from 800mg-1.5g of EAA but ISO-EAA provides a WHOPPING 2.81g—double and nearly triple the leading competitors amount!
5g L-Glutamine: L-Glutamine has been known to provide numerous benefits to those who partake in different varieties of exercise. Studies suggest that L-Glutamine has the ability to improve endurance, reduce soreness and post workout DOMS, and improve muscle force recovery or time between max power output. Most clinical studies are conducted with right around 5g of L-Glutamine—the exact amount in Iso-EAA.
2g Taurine: Taurine can be considered the glue that binds all of these ingredients together. Taurine has been shown to have numerous benefits such as
• Reduction of cramps
• Improved electrolyte absorption
• Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
• Improved blood flow
Although Taurine is an amino acid, it is important to note why there is 2g included in ISO-EAA. Its ability to support and regulate healthy electrolyte levels make it the perfect ingredient for your intra-workout beverage.
14 Different Vitamins and Minerals: Quite possibly the biggest aspect that separates ISO-EAA from the rest of the market is its expansive vitamins and mineral content. These include important electrolytes (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium) but also minerals such as zinc and copper to regulate body functions including red blood cell production, sexual health, and energy production. We have yet to find another intra-workout product on the market to contain this quantity of vitamins and minerals!
The 3-in-1 recovery, endurance, and hydration complex combined in ISO-EAA is clearly the most comprehensive we have seen to date.
What flavors are offered?
As with all MAN Sports products, we feel obligated to touch on the various flavors they offer for their products. With ISO-EAA, while the flavor list isn’t extensive...yet, they do currently offer 3 delicious flavors in Jolly Watermelon, Rainbow Sherbet, and Apple Juice.
So, Why ISO-EAA?
No other product on the market contains nearly 16g of high-quality amino acids while also giving you the minerals necessary to keep your body functioning at a high level. Even more importantly is the fact that it comes form a trusted company like MAN Sports—one that has done their due diligence and time after time provides the highest quality ingredients and flavorings for each of their products.
Use the code MAH20 for a 20% discount at checkout on all your MAN Sports products including ISO-EAA. For ISO-EAA, that drops the price down from about $45 to a much nicer $36, or just over a dollar per serving. The verdict is in: MAN Sports ISO-EAA is definitely NOT a pretender. The 23g serving size packed with BCAA’s, EAA’S and hydration factors are more than worth the cost of the tub. The perfect storm that is ISO-EAA will give you everything you need to build muscle, recovery faster, and take your workouts to the next level.