NOW Sports Amino Complete

120 capsules
Now Sports - Amino Complete

Amino Acids are the primary structural units of protein. They are used by all the cells in the body for different cellular functions to sustain life. Amino acids are involved in the production of chemicals that support biochemical reactions like enzymes, neurotransmitters, hormones, and antibodies. There are 20 amino acids, 8 are the essential amino acids, and 12 are non-essential amino acids.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value







Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)



Proprietary Blend of Amino Acids

from Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, L-Glutamine, L-Arginine, Sodium Caseinate, L-Ornithine and Gelatin (Contains milk and soy proteins)

3.0g (3,000mg)


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.


Essential Amino Acids

  • L-Histidine 37 mg
  • L-Isoleucine 115 mg
  • L-Leucine 205 mg
  • L-Lysine 185 mg
  • L-Methionine 35 mg
  • L-Phenylalanine 72 mg
  • L-Threonine 141 mg
  • L-Tryptophan 37 mg
  • L-Valine 141 mg

Non-Essential Amino Acids

  • L-Alanine 135 mg
  • L-Arginine 306 mg
  • L-Aspartic Acid 246 mg
  • L-Cysteine 38 mg
  • L-Glutamic Acid 454 mg
  • L-Glutamine 200 mg
  • Glycine 167 mg
  • L-Hydroxyproline 44 mg
  • L-Ornithine 24 mg
  • L-Proline 179 mg
  • L-Serine 106 mg
  • L-Tyrosine 66 mg

 Suggested Use

Take 4 capsules 1 to 3 times daily with or between meals, preferably with juice.

Natural colour variations may occur in this product.


Amino acids, being the building blocks of proteins, are needed in the formation of cells, tissues, and vital organs. The cells need proteins to form nucleic acids like DNA and RNA. Muscle tissues, tendons, cartilages, hair, skin, nails, and glands are primarily formed out of proteins. Thus, amino acid supplements are recommended to stimulate muscle growth, supports healthy joints, rejuvenates the skin, and promotes healthy hair and nails. Different amino acids benefits the production of neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of mood, memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. Children need amino acids for normal growth and development. Amino acid supplements also promote the synthesis of enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and hemoglobin. Enzymes act as catalyst in accelerating biochemical reactions and protecting the body from diseases. Hormones help regulate metabolism, or the breakdown of food into more usable and absorbable form to maintain health. Antibodies are the cells of the immune system, which is the body’s primary defence against harmful microbes and toxins. Hemoglobin is the oxygen containing structure of the blood that supplies the heart, brain, kidneys, and liver. Additionally, amino acids help vitamins and minerals to carry out their functions all throughout the body.

Amino acids are famously known as the “building blocks” of proteins. Proteins make up cells, tissues, and different organs in the body. Next to water, proteins make up the highest concentration of the total body weight. Amino acids are involved in the production of enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, vitamins, and other chemicals needed to sustain life. Every muscle, hair, nail, tendon, and nerve is made up of a combination of different amino acids. There are 20 amino acids, classified into either essential amino acids or non-essential amino acids. The essential amino acids are the ones that the body cannot manufacture on its own, so they have to be supplied from the diet. There are 8 essential amino acids including Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, and Valine. Poor diet and problems with digestion may prevent the body from getting all these essential amino acids. The remaining 12 amino acids are the ones the body manufactures on its own, that’s why they are called the non-essential ones. The 12 non-essential amino acids are Alanine, Arginine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, and Tyrosine. However, certain illnesses, aging, malnutrition, and prescription drugs inhibit normal production of these non-essential amino acids. During these conditions, they become semi-essential amino acids. Meaning, they need to be supplied from the diet or from amino acid supplements. The best amino acid sources are protein rich foods like red meat, milk, dairy products, and poultry products. Amino acid supplements are available in combinations and single formulation. Now Foods Amino Complete is a balanced blend of amino acids to replenish amino acid deficiency from poor diet and other conditions that decreases amino acid levels in the body.