The overall rating for essential amino acids is 2.7 out of 3 meaning there is evidence that this supplement lives up to its expectations. Using this supplement should lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. Dosing
  7. References

Essential Amino Acids Simple Report

  • Supplement: Essential Amino Acids
  • Supplement Category: essential amino acids
  • Number of Products Containing Essential Amino Acids: 0
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.7 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 36 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Number of Claims: 5
  • Effective Dosage Range: 6 - 40 grams per day

Essential Amino Acids Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for essential amino acids is 2.7 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is clear on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. Using this supplement will lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for essential amino acids as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Essential Amino Acids

There are 8 studies in the database on essential amino acids; the research rating is 36. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for essential amino acids as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information. dfafdafdsfasdfasd

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
maintain muscle mass during weight loss

Protein Synthesis Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease protein breakdown
increase protein synthesis

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness


The Supplement Database includes 7 studies on essential amino acids dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 6 to 40 grams per day, the average dose being 14.68 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Essential Amino Acids.


Title of Study
An oral essential amino acid-carbohydrate supplement enhances muscle protein anabolism after resistance exercise
Effects of Amino Acid Intake on Anabolic Processes
Effects of Amino Acid Supplementation on Muscle Soreness and Damage
Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise
Independent and combined effects of liquid carbohydrate/essential amino acid ingestion on hormonal and muscular adaptations following resistance training in untrained men
Postexercise net protein synthesis in human muscle from orally administered amino acids
The Catabolic Effects of Prolonged Inactivity and Acute Hypercortisolemia Are Offset by Dietary Supplementation
Whey protein and essential amino acids promote the reduction of adipose tissue and increased muscle protein synthesis during caloric restriction-induced weight loss in elderly, obese individuals