What are amino acids?

Amino acids are the cellular building blocks of protein in your body.

Amino acids play a role, either directly or indirectly, in nearly every physiological function. Each amino acid serves multiple purposes and works in concert with other amino acids.

What are essential amino acids?

There are 20 dietary amino acids relevant to human biology. Eleven are non-essential (NEAAs), meaning that the body can synthesize them. Nine are essential (EAAs), meaning they must be obtained from the diet.

The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine, and tryptophan.

What is the relationship between amino acids and protein?

Amino acids are the cellular building blocks of protein.

When amino acids are connected together by peptide bonds, amino acids form a polypeptide, which is another word for protein.

Muscle is the main reservoir of amino acids in the body and requires protein to grow in mass.

What’s the difference between Essential Amino Acids and Branched Chain Amino Acids?

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three Essential Amino Acids (EAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine. So all BCAAs are EAAs, but not all EAAs are BCAAs.

Leucine, isoleucine and valine are called "branched chain" because they’re the only amino acids to have a chain that branches to the side. While BCAAs are vital for energy production and muscle metabolism, BCAAs alone do not stimulate muscle protein synthesis.

In fact, the few studies measuring the response to BCAAs have shown a decreased rate of muscle protein synthesis.1 This makes using only BCAAs somewhat like fielding a baseball team with only three players.

1 Wolfe, Robert R., Essential Amino Acids for Everyone (unpublished, 2016), 63.

Why isn’t taking whey, pea and other protein powders enough?

The role of protein in food is not to provide our bodies with proteins directly, but to supply the amino acids from which the body can make its own proteins. When we eat foods that supply each essential amino acid in adequate amounts, our body supports protein synthesis.

MyoHealth contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids and is clinically-proven to support optimal protein synthesis for the body to convert beyond energy to build lean muscle mass.

Studies showed MyoHealth is more effective than whey protein isolate:

  • 3x greater anabolic response
  • Greater net gain of muscle protein
  • Faster acting

Can I still take whey protein with MyoHealth?

Yes, the amount of whey protein in a third-party supplement varies widely due to different processing methods.2 However, thanks to the presence of all nine EAAs in MyoHealth, your body will be able to absorb more of the whey protein you ingest.

2 Robert Wolfe, Essential Amino Acid Solutions for Everyone (unpublished, 2016), 64.

Why is it important for me to build and maintain muscle as I get older?

The older you get, the higher the rate of muscle loss you experience. Muscle serves many metabolic functions beyond physical movement. This includes supporting bone health, enabling greater survival in the case of heart failure and cancer, and providing proper brain and nerve function.

How much MyoHealth should I take each day?

For suggested use for each of our products click here for Usage Tips.

How long do I need to take MyoHealth? What can I expect?

MyoHealth is not designed to be weight loss system or meal replacement. It is, however, the only US patented product clinically proven to help you build muscle strength and health faster at any age.

Therefore, when taking the recommended dosage of MyoHealth with a healthy diet, nutrition and exercise program, you may find your lean muscle mass increase, helping you to look and feel fitter.

Do I have to exercise for MyoHealth to be effective?

Yes, exercise enhances the results of MyoHealth.

While the nutritional benefits of MyoHealth alone are tremendous, the synergy between amino acids and physical exercise is even greater, to the point where when combined together, you will start seeing and feeling the positive effects within 30 days.

What kind of benefits does MyoHealth offer for serious athletes?

MyoHealth provides cardiovascular and metabolic benefits if taken in the first hour after aerobic exercise OR before and during resistance workouts for athletes wanting to gain muscle mass. 

Consumption of Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) in MyoHealth following aerobic exercise can replace the muscle protein broken down during exercise, while resistance exercise increases muscle mass and strength by increasing muscle protein turnover.

In addition, the EAAs will also increase the production and functioning of the mitochondria, which is the site in the cell where energy is produced.

What is muscle protein turnover?

Protein turnover in muscle refers to the continual renewal or replacement of protein. It is defined by the balance between protein synthesis and protein degradation.3

All proteins in the body are in a constant state of turnover, meaning proteins are continuously breaking down and new proteins are being synthesized.4

3 Eagle H, Piez KA, Fleischman R, Oyama VI. Protein turnover in mammaliar cell cultures. J. Biol. Chem. 234(3), 592–597 (1959).

4 Wolfe, Robert, PhD, Declaration by Dr. Robert Wolfe, PhD, Analysis of the physiological benefit of ingestion of 3 grams of specific formulation of amino acids, 2 (2015).

I’m an athlete. How much MyoHealth should I take?

Independent studies have shown that athletes experienced incremental benefits when taking up to 15 grams of EAAs per day.

We recommend 2-3 servings of MyoHealth per day when engaging in strenuous aerobic, endurance or resistance training.

Does MyoHealth have any side effects?

The Essential Amino Acids in MyoHealth are all Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA and have no demonstrated adverse effects.

Can I take too much MyoHealth?

The Essential Amino Acids in MyoHealth are considered a macronutrient and, therefore, the equivalent of food. We recommend following the suggested usage tips on this site and taking no more than 15 grams of EAAs per day.

Studies showed that up to 15 grams of EAAs per day deliver the maximum benefit for active people, while no increase in results was found beyond 15g.

What are the quality, testing and certification standards for your products?

In all we develop and manufacture at TriVita, we adhere to the following standards:

  1. Scientifically Validated Formulas
  2. Unique Delivery Systems
  3. Controlled Laboratory Studies
  4. Pure Ingredients
  5. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Compliant
  6. Third-Party Testing and Certification
  7. Quality-Controlled Packaging and Production
  8. Dedicated to Product Innovation
  9. Medical & Scientific Advisory Board
  10. Complete Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

What if I’m not happy with MyoHealth?

We offer a 60-day money back guarantee (less shipping and handling) with no questions asked.

Simply email us at memberservice@trivita.com or call TriVita Member Services at 1-877-850-2968 to request a Return Authorization Number.

Do you sell other health supplement products?

Yes, for a full list of our nutritional supplements, visit our web site at trivita.com.

References

  • 1.Robert Wolfe, Essential Amino Acid Solutions for Everyone (unpublished, 2016), 69.
  • 2.Robert Wolfe, Essential Amino Acid Solutions for Everyone (unpublished, 2016), 18
  • 3.Robert Wolfe, Essential Amino Acid Solutions for Everyone (unpublished, 2016), 29