SUCCEED! AMINO Sportsdrink


"Nutritional products for competitive athletes"

SUCCEED! AMINO sportsdrink is a specialty product intended for use in lengthy training or racing. It contains easily digested carbohydrates for muscle fuel, electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat, and amino acids that are specifically useful in athletic endurance events. Most sportsdrinks contain carbohydrates and electrolytes. Some are high in fructose that causes stomach distress in many athletes who use such drinks for hours on end. All SUCCEED! sportsdrinks have no fructose so that they can be used during long events without stomach problems.

But the unique performance advantage of SUCCEED! AMINO comes from the amino acid content. In a long run such as an ultramarathon, 5 to 9% of the total energy needed comes from amino acids, especially those in the branched chain family. The reduced concentration of those in the blood gives rise to mental fatigue and loss of concentration after many hours of exercise.

If amino acids are not taken during the event, they are scavenged from the athlete's own muscle. SUCCEED! AMINO contains branched chain amino acids to provide energy and prevent muscle breakdown. It also contains other amino acids. All amino acids used are pure, L form, pharmaceutical grade.

The amino acids aid in the following:

There is no tryptophan in SUCCEED! AMINO. That amino acid is a natural sleep inducer that is not desirable when an athlete is trying to perform in a fatigued state. Body builders drinks such as Metabolol II are very high in tryptophan and should not be used in an endurance event without an additional source of branched chain amino acids to counteract the tryptophan. SUCCEED! AMINO provides those extra branched chain amino acids, so the two can be used during the same event.

How to Use it:
SUCCEED! AMINO is formulated to support exercise that lasts for more than two hours. For events of shorter duration, the extra cost is not justified and the less expensive SUCCEED! ULTRA is more cost effective

When running for a long time, it is necessary to have a steady supply of energy drink. That implies carrying a bottle so you can drink between aid stations or water stops. Use the scoop provided (2 tablespoons capacity) and a funnel to put the powder in the bottle, add half the water, cover, shake to mix and then add the rest of the water. On a long run, you could put the powder in small containers (such as a 62 ml Nalgene bottle) and empty one in your bottle at a water stop.

The amino acids do not dissolve immediately, so the mix may appear frothy for a few minutes. They dissolve faster in warm water than in cold.

The normal concentration is two tablespoons of powder to one cup of water. Many athletes use commercial drinks only half to avoid stomach upset from fructose. That is not necessary and undesirable with SUCCEED! AMINO. For maximum benefit, use it full strength!

How much to drink varies from person to person and with the temperature and humidity conditions. Drinking lots in hot weather is obvious, but you should also drink plenty when it is cold and dry. Do not start dry and wait until you are thirsty before you drink. By the time a sense of thirst develops, it's too late and you're on the way to dehydration.

As a rule of thumb, figure 1/3 to 1/2 cup of fluid per mile of running. A small bike bottle holds about 2.3 cups and a large holds about 3.2 cups. Measure yours by filling with water and emptying the water into a measuring cup.

Solutions of proteins can spoil. Mix only in clean containers and refrigerate unused portions. If you have small portions of the mix left after an event, drink it to help your recovery. Wash bottles thoroughly after use.

Servings per pound: 26

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Serving Size 8 fluid ounces
Carbohydrate 16.4 grams
Protein 0.52 grams
Fat 0 grams
Calories 67.7
Sodium 103 mgms
Potassium 50 mgms
Magnesium 10 mgms
Calcium 5 mgms
Zinc 3.8 mgms
Chromium 77 mcgm
Vitamin B6 32% RDA
Vitamin B12 16% RDA
Vitamin C 3% RDA
Biotin 2.2% RDA

maltodextrin, citric acid, sodium chloride, potassium citrate, aspartame*, leucine, isoleucine, valine, L-form amino acids, magnesium aspertate, potassium aspertate, red 40, magnesium oxide, natural flavor, vitamin C, calcium phosphate, cherry juice solids, BHA, vitamin B6, zinc picolinate, blue 1, chromium picolinate, biotin, vitamin B12. (*phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine)

A note to the user:
SUCCEED! AMINO is a concentrated carbohydrate, electrolyte and amino acid source designed for fluid and energy replacement use by serious athletes. It is not intended for any purpose other than that stated on the information sheet provided with shipment. Please read that information so that you can get the best results from the product. It is not intended to be a food replacement, diet. product or casual beverage. The use of the product does not in any way reduce the need to follow a nutritionally sound diet.

SUCCEED! AMINO is the product of lengthy research and field tests by runners ranging form back of the pack to international and national class champions. Every effort has been made to be sure that the product is safe for its intended use.

SUCCEED! SPORTSDRINK, INC. expects that the product will fulfill the claims made for it if used as directed.