Essential Sports Drink for Runners


Have you ever wondered why your body feels tired and sore during and after a race?

If you have been struggling through your runs or race with unexplained fatigue where your legs feel wobbly, your breathing is non-rhythmic or mentally fatigued, which causes you a whole bad running experience. It’s probably due to the lack of proper nutrients to fuel up your body pre-run, during-run, and post-run, depending on the distance of the race you are participating in. Food fuel is very important to a successful marathon or race; however, runners need to opt for the ideal food and allow the food time to digest fully.

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What if there’s something that could provide you with a quick and easy fuel to ensure better performance during your race? Running Malaysia Magazine would love to share with you about aminoVITAL®!

Ajinomoto Malaysia has recently launched its first-ever sports drink, called aminoVITAL® – an Apple Jelly Flavoured Drink with Amino Acids. It is the only sports drink with amino acids that comes in jelly drink in Malaysia. Most Importantly, they are the world’s leading producer of amino acids, which makes this product reliable!

Essential Sports Drink for RunnersWhat is aminoVITAL®?

aminoVITAL® is the Number 1 Amino Acids Brand in Japan when it comes to sports. It contains 3,000mg of amino acids, mainly Branched Chain Amino Acids, also known as BCAAs. Each aminoVITAL pack provides energy at 112 Kcal per pouch, which is most suitable for endurance Needlessly, to say, it caters to all athletes to ensure optimal performance!

The unique feature of aminoVITAL® is that the packaging size is in a 100g pouch, making it easy for athletes to travel with. Consumers no longer have to go through the hassle of mixing their energy drink with any water; unlike regular sports gel or powder, you can drink directly from the pack, and you’re ready to go!

As an athlete, we all prefer a nutritional snack’s convenience and effectiveness, such as a go-to energy bar or a pack of power gel. aminoVITAL® goal is to help improve athletes in their sport exercise and training.

So you’d ask,” How does it benefit me as a runner?“.

In comparison, most athletes are more familiar with the conventional protein shake-which must be broken down into amino acids before they can be used. It leads to a delay in the effectiveness of protein when taken as a supplement. In essence, amino acid supplements like aminoVITAL®, allows your body to digest and absorb three times FASTER than top protein-based products, making it effective for runners who regularly go on a hunt for time-sensitive and rapid bioavailability supplements.

Essential Sports Drink for Runners

While doing sports or exercise, our body needs proteins as it is the main component of muscle, and proteins are made out of amino acids. Thus, for our body to continue functioning at its optimal it needs more amino acids. Consuming amino acids takes up to 30 minutes to absorb, it can definitely help you in fueling the lack of nutrients that your body needs for you to perform better!

We highly recommend aminoVITAL®, as its amino acids have plenty of functions and benefits that are ideal for all types of sports and training. The essentials in amino acids include valine, leucine, and isoleucine. It is called branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) where people are more familiar. For long-distance runners, your body gradually runs out of energy sources and begins to break down muscle proteins to use BCAAs for energy, causing muscle damage. Thus, supplementing BCAAs before, during, and after your runs gives the body energy to move longer and reduce further muscle damage. This shows aminoVITAL® helps improve performance and enhance muscle recovery for people who run marathons or any endurance sports.

In Running Malaysia Magazine, it is recommended for runners to have a meal with high carbs and protein and low nutrients that slows digestion, mainly fat and fiber, however, high protein food takes a long time to break down and absorb into the body. Thus, for runner’s bodies to keep going, aminoVITAL® is a great choice for quick and effective consumption!

How To Drink aminoVITAL®?

While preparing for a race or marathon, it is recommended that runners drink 1 pouch, 30 minutes before their race. It will get the runner’s body well prepared throughout its race.

For example, if you are running a half marathon, it is optimal to take an aminoVITAL® pack 30 minutes before getting your body ready and another pack within 30 minutes at the end of your race recovery drink. If you’re running a full marathon of 42km or involved in any high endurance sports, it is best to consume up to 2-3 pouches per day or 1 pouch every 3-4 hours.

Essential Sports Drink for Runners

It is optimal to refuel and recover your body to reduce muscle soreness and get you ready for your next run. Thus, drinking aminoVITAL® allows quick recovery from fatigue, reduces muscle soreness, and averts metabolic syndrome, which is ideal for runners!

Additionally, aminoVITAL® is certified HALAL by CICOT (central Islamic Council of Thailand) which are all recognized foreign HALAL certification by the JAKIM.

aminoVITAL® – an Apple Jelly Flavoured Drink with Amino Acids is now available on Shopee and Lazada. To find out more about this product, head to their –

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