The present invention encompasses an amino acid composition for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Further, the present disclosure relates generally to the use of an anabolic amino acid composition for the stimulation of muscle protein synthesis. In particular, disclosed are compositions and methods of using the same for the prevention and/or treatment of a loss of any one of muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle function, and physical function, or any combination thereof, in a mammal, especially an adult mammal. Also provided are kits comprising a composition for the stimulation of muscle protein synthesis and, in certain embodiments, instructions for administration.
1. A method for stimulating muscle protein synthesis, the method comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising about 1 to 4 grams of the following concentrations of amino acids in terms of w/w %: about 1 to 2% of histidine, about 9 to 11% of isoleucine, about 35 to 38% of leucine, about 14 to 17% of lysine, about 2 to 4% of methionine, about 5 to 7% of phenylalanine, about 8 to 9% of threonine, about 9 to 11% of valine, about 0.005 to 0.8% of tryptophan, and about 8 to 11% of arginine, wherein stimulating muscle protein synthesis is increased approximately 50% compared to a subject not administered said amino acid composition.