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Essential Aminos



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If you purchase this product you will earn 39 Points!
If you purchase this product you will earn 39 Points!








There are 20 different amino acids, but only nine amino acids are classified as essential: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. They trigger muscle protein synthesis, but since they don’t occur naturally in your body, they must be consumed. We’ve added three more grams for a total of 10 grams.

Branched Chain Amino Acids

Of the nine Essential Amino Acids, three are “branched-chain” which refers to their chemical structure. These are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These play very specific roles in muscle-building including maximizing anabolic state, reducing muscle breakdown, and lessening post-exercise soreness. We’ve added one more gram for a total of 7 grams.

New Flavor

In addition to our current offerings of Strawberry Lemonade, we’ve added a delicious Fruit Punch.


Putting on muscle is a balancing act, pivoting on your ability to adapt to training stress and recover from everything else that life throws at you. A poor diet, pushing your training too hard for too long and factors beyond your control (like a nasty flu virus) can all slam the brakes on your “gains train.” If you want to push towards your recovery limits, you’re going to need an “ace in the hole.”

  • Granite Supplements’ Essential Aminos provide a 10g / dose of all the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) because it’s the dietarily essential [not the non-essential1] amino acids that trigger muscle protein synthesis2-4. Leucine (3.5g) sits atop this EAA blend because of its primacy in triggering protein anabolism5-7. We were sure to focus on the other branched-chain aminos (BCAAs; Isoleucine and Valine at 1.75g each) as well because the BCAAs are known to reduce muscle breakdown and post-exercise soreness and damage8,9.
  • The amounts of the other EAAs blended in Essential Aminos are based on the anabolic EAA mixture used extensively in research2,10-13, adjusted slightly to take advantage of the anabolic signaling6 and insulin-releasing14 effects of lysine and phenylalanine.
  • This power-packed EAA supplement can thus be employed in conjunction with a small amount of carbohydrate (~35g; which could come from our Intra-Carb product) to enhance post-workout protein synthesis11,15 and gains in muscle mass16. If you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place with little to no good protein sources, EAA’s can boost the protein-synthetic effect of an otherwise suboptimal protein source, e.g., one that is too small7 or otherwise dilute in protein content or lacking in EAAs, such as some plant protein sources17. You might also use EAA to “bridge” the gap between two widely-spaced meals when you simply can’t slip away to consume a complete protein source or have a meal.

** Please see full EAAs documentation for citations and references.

Fruit Punch

Strawberry Lemonade


Five sources of protein

Provides balanced and varied amino acid profile and 23g protein to build lean muscle and recover after exercise.

Slow releasing formula

Enables sustained release for a greater impact and fuller/longer effect

Digestive enzymes

Reduces bloating and stock discomfort

Whey Concentrate

provides unique protein subfractions

Micellar Casein

Slow-digesting protein that contains all the essential amino acids your body needs

Whey Isolate

Higher percentage of protein per gram

Grass Fed Beef

Sourced from cows in Sweden in a hormone-free, antibiotic-free, non-GMO, grass-fed environment under strict EU animal health regulations.

Egg Whites

Clean protein that is high in muscle promoting amino acid leucine.

3 bold Flavors

Chocolate, Vanilla, Salted Caramel

Ability to simply mix with water

Gluten Free

Soy Free


Mix one scoop (14.5 g) into 6 to 12 ounces of water and shake or stir. Consume before, during, or after training.

50 reviews for Essential Aminos

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dan Sullivan (verified owner)

    You can read the label and decide for yourself but the flavor in about 16oz of water is the most refreshing and tasty supplement I have ever had.I enjoy it with a with water and ice even when I’m doing yard work let alone a heavy gym session.Love It!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Terry Tomlin (verified owner)

    I have tired plenty of amino products but this is just on another level and i get through my workouts a lot better using this product!!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    David Louis White (verified owner)

    Taste like candy, works very well. can’t ask for much more! Also no artificial dyes is a huge bonus

  4. 5 out of 5

    Atomic Blonde PT (verified owner)

    Love the strawberry lemonade. Its not just BCAAs…. Its EAAs with electrolytes! Love the research that went behind in making the product to provide key quality ingredients to optimize recovery. Only the best to help reach my fitness goals. 🙂

  5. 5 out of 5

    Adam (verified owner)

    “This sits atop a very short list of supplements I’ll spend my hard earned money on (also: fish oil, curcumin, whey).

    Taken as an intra workout, this stuff facilitates a great pump, minimizes doms and has me ready to train again sooner.

    A must have if you like to go all out in the gym.

    Flavor is great… and it’s Granite, so you know the contents match the label.”

  6. 4 out of 5

    Andy (verified owner)

    “I love these aminos. I definitely feel a difference taking these intraworkout. The only things I would change would be to make the container a bit wider and replace the sucralose with stevia. By the time I‚Äôm halfway through the container I have a hard time getting my hand in far enough to scoop out what‚Äôs left. And as for sucralose, it‚Äôs been linked to a few issues, particularly disturbing gut biomes and GI problems, which stevia doesn‚Äôt cause.

    Overall, though, this is a very complete supplement and is the perfect solution to intraworkout recovery.”

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michael (verified owner)

    I love this product! It tastes great and is high quality. I’ve been using it for several months now. However, the bottle size is considerably smaller than what it used to be for the same price! This product is also very expensive. I will be looking for a replacement soon!

  8. 5 out of 5

    N/A (verified owner)


  9. 5 out of 5

    Monica Hale (verified owner)

    Great tastes and mixes well

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Horneck (verified owner)

    One of the containers was broken upon arrival. The bag used to ship isn’t sufficient protection.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Adriel Lasala (verified owner)


  12. 5 out of 5

    moummar Nawafleh (verified owner)


  13. 5 out of 5

    Cece Smith (verified owner)


  14. 4 out of 5

    Hansel Lopez (verified owner)

    I wanted it to be moe sour

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jorge Guerrero (verified owner)

    Granite’s EAAs. Stumbled upon them in one of John Meadows youtube videos discussing the benefits of EAAs and have been living the results. Significantly help in recovery and muscle building when i use them as an intra workout. One scoop in the shaker mixed in with a gatorade and i am set! A must buy for anyone looking for a solid intra workout.zz

  16. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Gibson (verified owner)

    I like the taste of this so much that I had to give a review and I never give reviews!

  17. 3 out of 5

    Tina Riggs (verified owner)


  18. 5 out of 5

    Jack Scarr (verified owner)

    About to purchase my second bottle and I’m extremely pleased with results so far! I switched over from a BCAA supplement and noticed an immediate difference. I can workout harder and longer, and experience less soreness while also seeing reduced time for recovery. I saw your video with Juji and checked out the channel where I found info about EAAs and a plethora of other info. I recommend this to anyone who takes a BCAA supplement already.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ivana Ivusic (verified owner)

    Feeling great with recovery and endurance!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Cathcart


  21. 5 out of 5

    Jorge Castro

    Thank you for the honesty, great company.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Wes Farquhar

    Unflavored aminos are bitter and revolting. These are a game changer. Great value per serving size and container.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Charles Edmonds (verified owner)


  24. 5 out of 5

    Danny Mazur


  25. 5 out of 5

    Juan Torres


  26. 5 out of 5

    Heather Liner

    Happy with my purchase

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Toombs


  28. 4 out of 5

    Shelly Toombs


  29. 5 out of 5

    Marco A Barrera


  30. 5 out of 5

    logan Asher


  31. 5 out of 5

    Jarred Ward

    Great tasting product.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Rico


  33. 5 out of 5

    steve kochankovski

    tastes great

  34. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Stecki (verified owner)


  35. 5 out of 5

    Chun Wah Mui (verified owner)


  36. 5 out of 5

    michael hill


  37. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Burbeck

    As far as the amino acids, they do their job, but I was particularly impressed with the taste!

  38. 5 out of 5

    Garrett Edwards

    This formula is the best by far. Granite Supplements knows how to not only offer an exceptional ingredient profile, but the flavor is outstanding.

  39. 5 out of 5

    Laurita Franklin

    I use this during the day to make my water taste better. I’m not sure what it does, but I love the taste.

  40. 5 out of 5

    David Schnitzer

    thumbs up!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Hugo Casutt

    good taste

  42. 5 out of 5

    Ricky Garza

    These aminos are the best, from the taste to the extra push it gives you in the gym! This is the only amino supplement I will ever use!

  43. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Byrd

    Has made a noticeable difference in my workouts.

  44. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Salter


  45. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Gitin

    First time taking EAAs, switched from only BCAA after hearing about EAAs. Mixes completely with water in shaker cup, and the taste isn’t too artificial.

  46. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Bowman

    It’s exactly what you’d expect coming from John!

  47. 5 out of 5

    Derek Jacobsen


  48. 5 out of 5

    Julio Camacho (verified owner)

    So far so good great taste I’ve been using it with green gator aid feeling replenished during work out and recovering better

  49. 5 out of 5

    Beast from Tuck’s Powerdome (verified owner)

    There is a reason this has an average rating of 5 stars.

    I’ve tried several products off and on and this one is my top 3 BCC/EAA, if not the top 2 or … favorite actually.

    I cannot have a lot of colorings and dyes in my diet (too much red #40 causes me issues) so this is great, and it’s a heavy dose of BCAA/EAA which I already use anyways. The quality of the powder seems higher than other brands and I actually got more blood flow somehow, although not much. Highly recommended. For people still eating tuna and ramen like me on a budget, it’s a treat, but well worth it.

  50. 5 out of 5

    ANGEL MARQUEZ (verified owner)

    Mr. Meadows thank you! Your essential aminos is amazing, you did not disappoint. I love the taste as well strawberry lemonade.

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