ORIGIN AMINO (BCAA/Intra-Workout) Review

ORIGIN AMINO (BCAA/Intra-Workout) Review


ORIGIN AMINO isn’t your typical “outdated, run-of-the-mill, same as everyone else” BCAA/intra-workout supplement.

In fact, we’re confident in saying that this is the most fully-loaded formula for enhancing muscle recovery, growth, and hydration for pre-, intra-, and post- workout consumption.

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This ORIGIN AMINO review aims to do a few different things:

  • Introduce you to ORIGIN AMINO – brand new release from ORIGIN SUPPLEMENTS; and
  • Educate you on the formula, ingredients used, and their respective purposes

Introducing ORIGIN AMINO – A Comprehensive Review

origin amino review ORIGIN AMINO is a true one-hit wonder in the world of BCAA, amino acid, intra-workout, and post-workout supplements.

Now, we don’t say this lightly, considering how over-saturated this supplement category has become over the past several years.

When it comes to accelerating muscle recovery post-workout, most of us tend to gravitate towards a BCAA-based recovery supplement.

Here’s what separates ORIGIN AMINO from the rest of the pack:

  • Complete formula transparency
  • Efficaciously-dosed ingredients
  • Contains BCAAs & EAAs (Essential Amino Acids)
  • Contains L-Glutamine, L-Citrulline Malate (2:1), & L-Arginine AKG (2:1)
  • Contains Electrolytes & Coconut Water
  • Includes 30 Servings Per Tub
  • Packs 16.90 Grams Per Serving
  • Incredible Flavors (Fruit Punch & Watermelon)

For any other BCAA supplement, you’d be hard pressed to find 2-3 of any of these elements in a single product. ORIGIN AMINO packs this into every single serving. 

After reading our entire ORIGIN AMINO review, we’re confident you’ll be excited to add this to your supplement regimen.

ORIGIN AMINO Formula – Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

ORIGIN AMINO FORMULAWith nearly 17 grams of key ingredients per scoop, along with 100% formula transparency, we encourage you to try something:

Go grab your current BCAA/recovery supplement, and compare the supplement facts panel to ORIGIN AMINO’s below.


If you take a look at your existing BCAA product, we’re confident you’ll find each serving contains anywhere from 6-10 grams, per serving. Not here. Not ORIGIN AMINO.

Let’s break this formula down by each of its three complexes:


  • BCAA 2:1:1 – 8,000 mg
  • L-Glutamine – 1,500 mg
  • L-Citrulline Malate 2:1 – 1,000 mg; and
  • L-Arginine AKG 2:1 – 750 mg

These doses are impressive, considering how much it must cost the company to produce each tub. Seeing these kinds of doses shows us something in particular that we love to see – that they’re more focused on your results in the gym, than they are about their bottom line. If they weren’t, these doses would be significantly less.

BCAAs yield benefits related to training in a fasted state, while L-Glutamine plays a significant role in muscle recovery and preventing over-training.

L-Citrulline Malate helps to improve muscle endurance and aerobic performance (while reducing muscle soreness), and L-Arginine AKG aids in promoting healthy immune system functionality and increased protein synthesis.

With this being only the first (of three) complexes in ORIGIN AMINO, color us here at Supplement Demand, impressed!

Essential Amino Acid Complex:

  • L-Phenylalanine – 350 mg
  • L-Lysine – 300 mg
  • L-Threonine – 150 mg
  • L-Histidine – 100 mg
  • L-Tryptophan 75 mg; and
  • L-Methionine – 25 mg

With the added Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine (included in the BCAAs from the first complex), ORIGIN AMINO contains all nine essential amino acids per serving, in the organic (and highly preferred) “L” molecule series.

Essential amino acids are simply amino acids which can’t be produced naturally within the body, and thus, are required via supplementation or dietary means.

As the “building blocks” of our bodies, amino acids are necessary for the body to perform a wide variety of functions, including the repair of organs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nails, skin, hair, and glands.

Essentially (pun intended), it’s pretty kick ass that ORIGIN AMINO includes a full dose of EAAs per serving.

Electrolyte Hydration Complex:

  • Coconut Water
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • Dipotassium Phosphate
  • Magnesium Phosphate
  • Calcium Carbonate

This added complex, containing the popular recovery-inducing coconut water, plus the four primary electrolytes used in recovery, makes ORIGIN AMINO unique, and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before from a BCAA/Intra supplement.

We’re all familiar with the hydrating effects of coconut water, but what you may not realize is that it’s typically fat- and cholesterol-free, and contains more potassium than four full bananas.

What’s unique, is that ORIGIN AMINO includes a combination of the four electrolytes responsible for “maintaining the balance of fluids” between intracellular and extracellular regions of our muscles.

When you consider the entirety of this formula, ORIGIN AMINO covers all bases of hydration and recovery.

ORIGIN AMINO Review: Gym Use, Taste, & Mixability

Having used ORIGIN AMINO for the past fourteen days straight, in various different capacities, the Supplement Demand team has concluded this:

ORIGIN AMINO is the single most effective, complete, and best tasting intra-/post-workout recovery supplement at this point in 2016. 

Not only did Bradley Martyn and Calum von Moger (founders of ORIGIN SUPPLEMENTS) take the time to formulate ORIGIN AMINO to effectively accomplish everything it was designed to, but also… they absolutely nailed the flavors!

As with most BCAA supplements, which are intended to be consumed at any point during the day, flavor and overall taste profiles are of the utmost importance. ORIGIN AMINO gets a 10/10 on the flavor score card!

ORIGIN AMINO Highlights:

  • Contains 8 grams of BCAAs per serving
  • Contains L-Glutamine, L-Citrulline-Malate, & L-Arginine AKG
  • Contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids per serving
  • Includes 4 hydrating electrolytes per serving
  • Contains almost 17 grams per serving
  • Incredible flavor profiles (fruit punch is our favorite)

ORIGIN AMINO has our highest recommendation for any BCAA/Intra-/Post-Workout supplement that has been tested and reviewed by the team at Supplement Demand. If muscle growth and recovery is an emphasis in your supplement regimen – do yourself a favor and give this a 30-day test run.