Cellucor is a Texas-based supplement company thatâs about 15 years old and probably best known for theirÂ pre-workouts, of which they have fourteen. The most popular isÂ called C4, but Cellucor sells just about every product you can find in the fitness section of a supplement store, including several kinds of BCAAs.
We decided to try Alpha Amino, their more “advanced” BCAA blend that has a lot of extra ingredients than just the three core BCAAs. So what do they do?
Cellucor Alpha Amino Nutrition and Ingredients
The label doesn’t state how many calories are in a serving, but we do know there are 5 grams of BCAAs with a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
Then there are 3.75 grams of extra amino acids. There are actually eleven of them: l-glutamine, taurine, l-alanine, l-citrulline, l-arginine, l-lysine HCI, l-phenylalanine, l-threonine, l-methionine, l-tyrosine, and histidine. There’s no information about how much of each amino acid is included.
There are also about 200mg of electrolytes, about 70mg each of phosphorus and potassium and smaller amounts of magnesium and sodium.
Then there’s the “Alpha Amino Hydration Blend.” It contains betaine anhydrous, coconut water powder, and some electrolytes. I’ll discuss these ingredients in the next section.
Finally, there’s the “other ingredients”: natural & artificial flavors, citric acid and malic acid (which are also flavorings), sucralose (also called SplendaÂ®, an artificial sweetener), sunflower lecithin (for mixability), acesulfame potassium (another artificial sweetener), and red food dye number 40.