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Essential Aminos

61 reviews



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.




61 reviews for Essential Aminos

  1. If you have ever used high quality EAA, know Granite did an AMAZING job of covering that terrible flavor. These taste great and I use them every single day in the off season to help with muscle recovery.

    Cris Edmonds

  2. We all know that Aminos are critical to building muscle. Granite EAA’s are the best tasting amino product I’ve used. It also ends the debate over which aminos are more effective, by including 7 grams of BCAA’s.. Granite Essential Aminos are a complete amiino product. Some drink EAA’s ias a intra workout, and some drink them post workout. I drink them all day long.


  3. The essential aminos have become one of my favs, especially the green apple flavor! Digestibility is great, performance stays high, and recovery is the best it’s been. Very happy with this product especially how it never bothers my sensitive GI!

    Alexia Tuttle

  4. I use Granite EAA because it provides a full dose of essential amino acids per servings that consistently aids in my recovery. I use 1 scoop after every training session. It tastes great, mixes well, and helps with my overall soreness from training. I highly recommend trying the Green apple flavor!

    Justin Randall

  5. I started using these EAAs based on the recommendation by my coach. I’ve previously used many other brands of EAAs and BCAAs. This product provides 10 amino acids in total as well as electrolytes. I’ve gotten the strawberry lemonade flavor each time and it tastes great – not artificial at all and the color looks/is natural as it comes from red beet color instead of red40 or some other artificial dye. Highly recommend!

    Hannah Potter

  6. I absolutely LOVE Granite Supplements. Full disclosure supplements and their solubility is great. The flavors are awesome and truly the best thing is this is NOT just the highly marketed BCAAs, this is also EAAs and BCAA together.

    Anyone looking to make changes to their health generally, lift weights, or compete in bodybuilding, this is really the product for you


  7. This is amazing. I’ve been working out for the pass 10 plus years. I used to take regular BCAA and I didn’t see any results with the soreness after a workout, especially after doing legs. But with this Aminos holly cow, my leg soreness that would’ve take 3 days to get better, now I can barely feel any soreness after a workout. This is amazing. I take mines 20 minutes before a workout with beta alanine and the results are incredible. I work in construction so the soreness sometimes kept me away from the gym. Highly recommend to anyone!👍🏽

    Christopher Perdomo

  8. Fun Fact about John Meadows, besides the fact that he is an IFBB Pro band has his own YouTube channel, he used to be in Corporate Finance.
    Thus, the product he made here went through extensive testing and research. Although it’s better to get workout nutrition from real, whole foods, intaking EAAs with proper protein/carb/fat macronutrition helps aid in recovery and muscle building.

    The best research I’ve found comes from the NIH and proves essential aminos aid in recovery and reduced muscle soreness.

    Keep in mind though, this is an expensive product. Supplement wisely.

    Tom A.

  9. Not all Aminos supplements are the same. Most claim to have 7-10 grams of amino acids. Be careful! Not all amino acids are created equally! Most of the “big name” companies only offer 5 grams BCAA’s. These are the most important for muscle protein synthesis and rebuilding, so keep reading.

    Granite Essential Aminos provides 7 grams of BCAA’s using Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine at a 2:1:1 ratio. Granite has a total of 10 Essential Amino Acids (EAA) for a total of 10 grams. Big difference from the major companies which mostly only contain up to 6 EAA. And the taste is amazing and completely mixes with cold water, unlike some others which don’t completely mix.. This was a very easy choice for me to make the switch from a major brand I was using previously.

    Ive been working out for 15 years with a modified cross fit and lifting routine. Since making the switch to Granite and coupling Granites Essential Aminos with Granites Protein three months ago, I have seen the most noticeable gains. Friends and coworkers have also noticed. I highly recommend Granite products if you are serious about your workouts and want to see a noticeable difference.

    David V

  10. I had been taking BCAA’s for a while, then I found John Meadows’ videos and started watching them daily. I enjoy his training tips and figured I should try his products. In one video he explained the difference between the BCAA’s and EEA’s, so I gave them a try. After changing over to his EAA’s, I started to notice a difference in my recovery time as well as longer endurance during workouts. In my opinion, it’s a great product!

    Rad G

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


  13. 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.

    Beast from Tuck’s Powerdome

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

    Julio Camacho

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    Derek Jacobsen

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

    Kyle Bowman

  17. 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.

    Alexander Gitin

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    Cassandra Salter

  19. Has made a noticeable difference in my workouts.

    Kathy Byrd

  20. 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!

    Ricky Garza

  21. good taste

    Hugo Casutt

  22. thumbs up!

    David Schnitzer

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

    Laurita Franklin

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

    Garrett Edwards

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

    Timothy Burbeck

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    Kevin Stecki

  29. tastes great

    steve kochankovski

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    Anthony Rico

  31. Great tasting product.

    Jarred Ward

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    Shelly Toombs

  36. Happy with my purchase

    Heather Liner

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    Juan Torres

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    Charles Edmonds

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

    Wes Farquhar

  41. Thank you for the honesty, great company.

    Jorge Castro

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    Christopher Cathcart

  43. Feeling great with recovery and endurance!!

    Ivana Ivusic

  44. 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.

    Jack Scarr

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    Tina Riggs

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

    Maggie Gibson

  47. 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

    Jorge Guerrero

  48. I wanted it to be moe sour

    Hansel Lopez

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    Cece Smith

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    moummar Nawafleh

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    Adriel Lasala

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

    Jeff Horneck

  53. Great tastes and mixes well

    Monica Hale

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  55. 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!


  56. “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.”


  57. “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.”


  58. 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. 🙂

    Atomic Blonde PT

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

    David Louis White

  60. 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!!!!

    Terry Tomlin

  61. 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!

    Dan Sullivan

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