BSN AminoX Reviewed

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BSN AminoX offers us an option for a stimulant or stimulant-free Branched Chain Amino Acid product that will aid your muscles, endurance, and energy levels in a great way. Recovery times will become faster while using this product meaning those sore muscles after an extremely long run, a day of heavy lifting, or training for your next fight will become a thing of the past. This product offers a good variety of flavor and size choices which keeps it interesting and increases the convenience of buying it when you want to. Not all supplements such as this offer anything more than the BCAAs your body can't produce by itself, this one, however, contains ingredients to help with endurance and your overall performance regardless of your activity. It is safe to use this product at any time of day if you choose the stimulant-free option. You will find that the lack of stimulants make sleeping easier and you won't suffer the other common side effects associated with stimulants. In addition to the BCAAs, you will also get other essential Amino Acids to improve recovery, maintenance, and muscle growth. Overall, this is a solid product that will help you reach your goals a bit easier and move on to new ones you may never have thought possible.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Use Anytime
  • Stackable
  • Good Flavor Variety
  • 10 Calories/Serving
  • 1 Gram Carbohydrates¬†
  • Zero Sugar
  • Stimulant & Stimulant Free Options
  • 10 Grams BCAAs
  • Uses Proprietary Blends.
  • Contains Soy
  • Exceptionally Sweet
  • Artificial Tasting


BSN stands for Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition. They have been in business for almost two decades and they are a leader across the globe in nutritional supplements. Their products are known for producing the results you hope to get from other brands. So many people have faith in this brand and it is because not only do they win awards left and right for their superior supplements but also because they stand with their customers to ensure they are getting the support they need to lead the healthiest lives possible. From Protein powders to pre and post workout supplements they have you covered with products that truly work and that you will be able to notice the difference in your performance while taking them.


The taste of this product is not the best but it is also not the worst. It is very sweet but many customers have found that using more water than suggested cuts this down and improves the flavor. Another thing that using more water will help with is the overpowering flavor. It has been frequently noted that this product carries a very potent taste. They do use Sucralose, this means we know the culprit for the oversweetness and bad aftertaste that consumers are experiencing. Sucralose is infamous for these two things. The taste of a supplement is not super important, as long as it is decent and you can swallow it, the effect is what matters the most.


BSN AminoX comes in a decent amount of flavor options. The nine you have to choose from include an unflavored option for stacking, Fruit Punch, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Green Apple, Strawberry-Dragonfruit, Strawberry Orange, and Tropical Pineapple. These are the choices for the stimulant free variety. Deciding you want the version containing stimulants will give you a few flavor choices. They are all flavored like popular sodas. You can choose from Cola, Cherry Cola, and Dr. Amino. Consumers agree that they taste as you would expect them too. With a good choice of flavors you won't get bored and you are sure to find at least a couple that you actually like the taste of.


This supplement may be overly sweet but it is awesome when it comes to consistency. If you are new to using supplements you may not have experienced this but for many of us, the fear of a gritty, undissolved drink is a thing of nightmares. Not only do you lose part of your serving because it is stuck to your water bottle but the feel of it in your mouth is unbearable. When using this product you won't have to worry about it. It dissolves quickly and completely, leaving you with a smooth drink that tastes decent. It is also important to note that the chalky feel we associate with BCAA products does not seem to be part of the equation here.


When using this product you will be getting a great dose of Branched Chain Amino Acids. These three essential Amino Acids are proven to help with the recovery, maintenance, and growth of your muscles. Reduced soreness is what you will notice, other than that you really won't feel an effect from the BCAAs. This product also carries ingredients that will help increase your circulation. Doing this will give you a more effective workout. Your muscles will become less fatigued and you will be able to sustain stellar reps from the beginning to the end of your fitness routine. When working towards a healthy lifestyle and muscle growth this product is quite effective and will help you along the way.


First, we need to mention that this product uses proprietary blends which means you will not know the exact amount of each ingredient in this formula. BSN offers a great mix of not only Branched Chain Amino Acids but also essential Amino Acids that will help you and your muscles more completely. The blend consists of the three BCAAs, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine, which are all micronized. L-Alanine, Micronized Taurine, and Micronized L-Citrulline are the essential Amino Acids that are included in this mix.

There is also a blend to help with endurance. It is comprised of Citric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cholecalciferol, and Malic Acid. This blend also gives you all of the Vitamin D you need in a day. There are a few other ingredients including natural and artificial flavoring, Lecithin, Sucralose, natural and artificial coloring, and Acesulfame Potassium. These ingredients are used for taste, consistency, and coloring.


Allowing your muscles to recover is very important in healthy muscle growth. By adding a BCAA booster you will not only make the most of your recovery time you will also be helping to protect and further strengthen your muscles. The essential Amino Acids that this product contains also help take your performance up a notch. They will help you recover more quickly between sets and your circuit around the gym. They also give you the endurance to go that extra mile whether you are in a fitness class, training for a bout, or getting ready for a marathon.


L-Citrulline is known for helping to increase blood flow. By doing this you will gain endurance and a faster recovery time between sets. Your muscles will be getting extra Oxygen and added nutrients that will give you that extra push to end just as strong as you start. Adding endurance is obviously something we can all use especially on those days that heading to the gym is not at all what we want to do. Once you see how great you perform with increased circulation you will quickly look forward to your gym sessions again. Your pumps will be better and you won't have that feeling of one more rep and my muscles are going to fail.

Vitamins & Minerals

This product doesn't contain as many vitamins and minerals as others out there but it does give you a boost with some. You will be getting one hundred and twenty-five percent of what you need in terms of vitamin D. This product also contains Sodium. It is a mineral and an electrolyte. Electrolytes do help when you have a serious sweat fest, allowing your body to use your water intake more efficiently. It is important to note that too much Vitamin D is not necessarily a good thing. Vitamin D is fat soluble and therefore the body has a harder time getting rid of the extra. You will want to take this kind of thing into consideration, especially if you are taking any other multi-vitamins or supplements containing Vitamin D.


As previously stated you can buy this product with or without the stimulant, caffeine. The version of BSN AminoX that does contain caffeine has one hundred and fifty milligrams per serving. This is substantially less than a cup of coffee and for those of you that drink caffeinated beverages, this may not give you the boost you are looking for. As for those of you that avoid caffeine and keep your intake very low, this is a decent option for you to get a bit of caffeine energy boost but it should not be enough to give you the jitters or a terrible crash. Crashing is commonly associated with caffeine and it is when your supplement wears off and you feel like you hit a brick wall. This can be very detrimental to the rest of your day if you workout in the morning.


Fillers always need to be taken into consideration when purchasing supplements like this or honestly even in your Testosterone boosters, Protein Powders, and Pre-workouts too. Companies add fillers like Maltodextrin to fool customers and testing facilities into thinking their product is better than it is or that you are getting more than you are. They do this so they can drive up prices. When you give BSN's BCAA booster a try you can do it with confidence that you are not getting filler ingredients. Some would disagree because they do use artificial coloring and it can be considered a filler, however, they use a tiny amount and it is not actually being used as a filler ingredient.


Both the stimulant-free and the caffeinated option carry the same serving size. Two scoops or about fifteen grams. This is a bit higher than other options in this category but it mixes so well that the added powder is no big deal. The caffeinated version only has about twenty servings which means if you want it for an entire month you may need to buy extra. The stimulant-free variety gives you a bit more option. You can purchase it in a thirty or seventy serving container. This is awesome once you find the flavor you prefer as you can buy plenty to ensure you don't run out every month.

Side Effects

There are not many reports of this product causing negative side effects. That is not to say that it won't happen to you. The ingredients used in this product have been known to cause stomach upset, nausea, and increased bowel movements. More importantly, there are some serious side effects to taking any BCAA supplement. You could experience a lack of coordination or fatigue. You also want to avoid BCAA boosters if you are nursing or currently pregnant. If you take other medication you may want to discuss using this type of supplement with a healthcare professional. Overall, the lack of comments about side effects makes us confident that this product with be safe for most people.


The most important advantage of this product is the fact that it really works in terms of aiding your muscles with what they need the most. Increased recovery time will allow you to work harder on a daily basis. The lean muscle that you gain while using this product will also be protected and maintained because of the great BCAA and essential Amino Acid blend that is used. The flavors are decent and you will be able to mix it up easily. It contains ingredients to help with your circulation which does indeed help your overall performance. You will notice the difference in your drive and focus from the first time you use it and it will continue as time goes on.


This item does contain Sucralose. This causes it to be overly sweet and there are reports of this being true about this product. It also leaves a pretty bad aftertaste in your mouth. Wanting the version that contains caffeine means you won't get enough to last a full month which is not only frustrating but starts to become more expensive. For some, you will not get the boost in energy you are looking for but for others, it will be perfect. There are some side effects associated with this type of supplement but there are very few reports of them occurring. Overall, there is not much in the category of disadvantages in regards to this BCAA booster.


This product is exceptionally affordable. Basically, every bank account will be happy that you didn't add in a crazy expensive product when you can get one that is just as good but half the price. Value does not only have to do with the cost, it also has to do with how well the product works, the quality of the ingredients, and many other factors. When you weight it all out and look at this product as a whole, we would say it is an excellent value. BSN has given us a product that works very well and will help you attain your goals easier than ever before. Set a new standard and give this product a try, you won't be disappointed.

Bottom Line

We feel like you really can't go wrong with this product. Sure, it has some disadvantages but compared to the advantages and features of this product it really makes the disadvantages seem minimal. It is very affordable and comes in a good variety of flavors and you even get some variety in size choices. Your muscles will not only feel better but they will strengthen and grow more quickly. When you think about what you want out of a supplement like this and you decide to give this one a try you will see that it exceeds your expectations. BSN has created a line of great nutritional supplements and this is absolutely one of them.