Amino acids are thought to enhance athletic performance in a variety of ways. These include preventing negative effects associated with overtraining, preventing mental fatigue, increasing the production of anabolic hormones, and modifying the body’s use of fuel while exercising.
While amino acid supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA, they are generally considered safe for most people, as long as they are taken at the recommended doses. Before taking any amino acid pills, you should always consult your doctor. This is especially important for pregnant women, those with kidney problems, those taking medication, and athletes under age 18.
CVS carries a selection of the best amino acid supplements, including L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, and Theanine. In addition to amino acid pills which are available in tablets and capsules, we also offer liquid amino acids.