Magnum Nutraceuticals

Hi-5 , 24 Servings Strawberry w/ Black Cherry Kicker

BCAA Powder To Support Muscle Growth And Energy*
Designed To Increase Muscular Energy Levels And Exercise Capacity*
9.4  out of 10  (23 Reviews)

Product Overview

Magnum Nutraceuticals Hi5. Amino Acids Perfected.
Gain Lean Muscle* Increase Fat Loss* Improve Recovery* Reduce Fatigue*

5 phase muscle system!

Magnum HI-5 is a full-dose amino product that packs a serious punch. When other amino acid products on the market have stopped working, Magnum HI-5 is just getting started. Magnum HI-5 creates an anabolic environment in your body – key for building muscle – using a series of carefully sequenced essential amino acids.* But that’s not all. HI-5 also supports your Immune function and helps with fat burning and post-training recovery, all while oxygenating and hydrating your cells.* Change the physiological environment in your body – the results will take your breath away.*

  • Lean Muscle*
  • Strength*
  • Recovery*
  • Fat Loss*
  • Muscular Energy*
  • Help support recovery*
  • Increase muscular energy levels and exercise capacity*
  • Increase oxygen, nutrients and blood-flow to working muscle tissue*
  • Decrease whole body delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)*
  • Increase the rate your body synthesizes protein*
  • Support healthy adrenal glands and andendocrine system*

magnum hi-5 is the best choice for your amino acid drink because:

  • High quality ingredients for better, faster results*
  • It is 100% Human Hair and Bird Feather free! We chose to use fermented amino acids in Hi-5 because we care about what we put in our bodies.*
  • It TASTES AMAZING due to the combination of two unique flavors that utilize different rates of release – this creates a “one-two punch” for your taste buds.*
  • It offers the most powerful and scientifically backed recovery ingredients in their full clinical doses.*
  • Clinically dosed and fully disclosed BCCA and HICA for muscular energy, recovery and less DOMs.*
  • It is the ONLY amino acid product on the market to include an adaptogen/ anti-fatigue pack to help heal speed your recovery while simultaneously increasing your muscular endurance.*
  • Its Mitoburn Blend™ allows additional fat to enter the mitochondria where it can be efficiently burned as energy while you train.*

One of the key ingredients in Hi-5 is HICA, which in one particular study aided the subjects in gaining an average of 0.88 lb of lower-body lean mass. In contrast, those taking a placebo actually lost lean mass.*

HICA is a powerful non-hormonal, natural support for muscle growth.* Magnum Hi-5 contains Leucic Acid, also known as Alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA), a natural metabolite of the branched chain amino acid, Leucine.

HICA works by increasing the rate of protein synthesis, and decreasing the rate of muscle protein breakdown.* In addition, claims also include muscle and strength support, increased recovery from workouts, and reduced muscle soreness*. Its mechanism of action has been suggested as an independent mTOR signal transducer, which is a “cell-signaler” for muscle protein synthesis (anabolism). Leucic Acid also interrupts muscle protein breakdown by activating nuclear factor kappa B and inhibiting caspase-8.

This specialized amino acid can reduce muscle breakdown, especially during intense training and dieting. One Finnish study suggests that competitive wrestlers who were training three times a day and taking HICA had less delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and were able to gain two pounds of muscle despite the overtraining.* In a follow-up study, the Finnish researchers reported that soccer players who took HICA for four weeks during an intensive training period also had less DOMS than the placebo group. HICA users also gained a pound of muscle on their legs while the placebo group lost a pound.*

Other key ingredients in Magnum Hi-5 such as Leucine, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate and Rhodiola Rosea have been clinically studied and suggested to increase your body’s ability to recover and fight stress.*

magnum hi-5 is designed to help:

  • Protect your muscles from catabolism*
  • Reduce your delayed onset muscle soreness*
  • Accelerate your lean muscle gains*
  • Increase your anaerobic and  aerobic capacity*
  • Increase fat loss*
Research suggests that increasing the concentration of Leucine in an EAA supplement consumed during steady state exercise elicits a greater muscle protein synthesis response during recovery, promoting faster and more complete muscle recovery.*

Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances post exercise muscle protein synthesis.*

Authors: Stefan M Pasiakos
Source: Am J Clin Nutr September

This randomized crossover study examined whether EAA supplementation with 2 different concentrations of leucine affected post–steady state exercise MPS, whole-body protein turnover, and mammalian target of rapamycin 1 (mTORC1) intracellular signaling.

Muscle protein synthesis was 33% greater after consumption of Leucine+Essential Amino Acids than after consumption of Essential Amino Acids alone. Whole-body protein breakdown and synthesis were lower and oxidation was greater after consumption of Leucine+Essential Amino Acids than after consumption of Essential Amino Acids alone.*

Muscle Protein Synthesis When taking Leucine+Essential Amino Acids
These findings suggest that increasing the concentration of Leucine in an Essential Amino Acid supplement such as Hi-5 consumed during steady state exercise elicits a greater Muscle Protein Synthesis response during recovery.*

Magnum HI-5 – not just an amino acid product but a true high quality muscle, strength, and growth system that works in 5 unique but complimentary ways


Anti-Catabolic, Lean Muscle, Strength, Recovery, Muscular Energy, DOMS Reduction, Increased Protein Synthesis*


Mental and Physical Performance, Muscular Fuel, Recovery, Immune Support, Anti-Fatigue, Ammonia Management, Increased Protein Synthesis, Anti-Catabolic*


ATP, Energy, Immune Support, Reduces Fatigue, Muscular Pumps*


Increases Anabolic Hormone Receptor Sites, Mitochondrial Energy Production, Fat Loss, Muscular Recovery, DOMS Reduction, Muscle Tissue Growth*


BCAA Utilization, Oxygen Delivery, Hydration, Supports Muscular Contractions, Buffer Lactic Acid, ATP Creation*

L-Carnitine L-tartrate is the supplement form of carnitine, which is found in almost all of your body's cells and is particularly concentrated in skeletal tissue. It plays a crucial role in helping your body burn, or oxidize, fat for fuel. So that your body can use fat as an energy source, carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids into specialized fuel manufacturing centers called mitochondria. Once inside, the mitochondria can burn the fatty acids to produce energy. In addition, carnitine helps transport waste compounds out of the mitochondria to prevent accumulation.*
Because deficiencies have been linked to a definite impairment of muscle function, there have been numerous studies performed on carnitine’s role in supplementation.

L-Carnitine L-tartrate supplementation favorably affects markers of recovery from exercise stress.*

Authors:Volek JS, Kraemer WJ, Rubin MR, Gómez AL,  Ratamess NA, Gaynor P.
Source: Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. (2002); 282:E474-482

L-Carnitine is a nutrient that helps turn body fat into energy. By releasing fat into your bloodstream, it’s possible for carnitine to assist with burning more body fat and helping you with your weight loss efforts. The L-Tartrate version of L-Carnitine has been shown to be superior to L-Carnitine for muscle recovery and maintaining a hormonal balance. L-Carnitine L-Tartrate promotes an appropriate hormonal balance by improving androgen receptor activity. Its ability to promote recovery from high intensity exercise makes it a dual threat as a training and fat loss aid.*
Researchers examined the influence of L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT) on markers of purine catabolism, free radical formation, and muscle tissue disruption after squat exercise. 10 resistance-trained men consumed a placebo or LCLT supplement for 3 weeks before obtaining blood samples on six consecutive days (D1 to D6). Blood was also sampled before and after a squat protocol (5 sets, 15-20 repetitions) on D2. Muscle tissue disruption at the mid-thigh was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before exercise and on D3 and D6 compared with placebo. These MRI scans showed a 45% decrease indelayed onset muscle soreness (muscle tissue disruption) in comparison to the placebo area.*

Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness
The addition of L-Carnitine L-tartrate in Hi-5 will help your body burn more fat for fuel, promote healthy hormonal balance by supporting androgen receptor activity, and speed up recovery post training while decreasing the level of delayed onset muscle soreness.*

"we care about what we put in our bodies"

Muscular energy, anti-fatigue, anti-catabolic, maximized blood flow to working tissue, improved recovery, and supporting immune function are all actions that set Magnum Hi-5 at the top of the amino acid category.*

But even beyond Hi-5’s amazing functions is its groundbreaking, top of the food-chain ingredient profile, and raw material selection. Every ingredient in Hi-5 is high quality and every amino acid comes exclusively from fermentation. This means zero human hair or bird feather derived amino acids were used when manufacturing Hi-5. Yes, you read that correctly, amino acids are sometimes derived from human hair and bird feathers, and that human hair has been known to come from prisoners in far off lands. We manufactured Hi-5 with 100% fermented amino acids because we care about what we put in our bodies and we know that Magnum customers care as much as we do. *

Rhodiola rosea root is a well-known adaptogen (able to relieve/increase resistance to stress). There are many active ingredients present in Rhodiola which may affect the levels and activity of neurotransmitters and hormones responsible for emotions and feelings of wellness. Rhodiola is able to increase endurance exercise performance as well as liberating more energy for exercise and relieving stress.*

Effect of extracts from Rhodiola rosea and Rhodiola crenulata (Crassulaceae) roots on ATP content in mitochondria of skeletal muscles.*

Authors:Abidov M, Crendal F, Grachev S, Seifulla R, Ziegenfuss T.
Source: Bull Exp Biol Med. 2003 Dec;136(6):585-7.

Researchers studied the effects of oral treatment with extracts from Rhodiola rosea and Rhodiola crenulata roots on the duration of exhaustive swimming and ATP content in mitochondria of skeletal muscles. Treatment with R. rosea extract significantly (by 24.6%) prolonged the duration of exhaustive swimming in comparison with the control group and the R. crenullata group. R. rosea extract activated the synthesis or resynthesis of ATP in mitochondria and stimulated reparative energy processes after intense exercise. R. rosea is most effective for improving physical working capacity.*

ATP Content in Mitochondria of Skeletal Muscles
Studies suggest that Rhodiola rosea is the only form of Rhodiola effective in promoting increases in skeletal muscle ATP, thus facilitating an increase in the speed of recovery post workout. Magnum Hi-5 uses only Rhodiola rosea in its formulation for the best possible results.*


Anyone who is a competitive athlete*

Anyone trying to break through strength or muscular plateaus *

Anyone wanting to recover from intense training sessions*

Anyone on a low calorie diet, who wants to ensure they do not burn muscle tissue as fuel*

Magnum Hi-5 was formulated with five simple goals in mind

All intended to help you reach your muscle and strength goals quicker and with less stress:

  1. Maximum muscular strength & endurance*
  2. Increased rate of recovery*
  3. Reduced DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)*
  4. Optimum blood flow for improved nutrient transport*
  5. Support the endocrine (hormone) system and promote a healthyimmune system to help keep you in the gym*

How quickly can I expect results from Magnum Primer?

Many consumers say they feel an increase in energy and wellbeing in as little as five to ten days.* Remember that this product is providing the building blocks for every cell in your body.

How quickly can I expect results from Magnum Hi-5?

You should start to see results in your first week to 10 days of training.*

What results can I expect from taking Magnum Hi-5?

Reported results include better/quicker recovery and less muscle soreness on day two following anaerobic training. Better muscular pumps, better muscular endurance, and leaner, tighter muscles are also all reported results after implementing Hi-5 into your supplement regime.*

Will I get jitters from Magnum Hi-5?

No. Magnum Hi-5 does not contain any stimulants and as such can be taken at any time of the day.*

Why have Adaptogens been added to Magnum Hi-5?

Adaptogens are a variety of plants that may be used alone or in combination with one another. It is thought that these whole herbs, when used alone or in combination, promote the balancing of the endocrine (hormone) system and boost the immune system.* In this way, the herbs are thought to promote homeostasis, or a state of balance and stability, in the body. In the 1940s, Dr. Nikolai Lazarev defined adaptogens in a way that made sense to Western systems of herbalism and medicine. Lazarev coined the term "adaptogen" to mean an agent that supports the body's ability to resist stress by countering undesired stressors, whether physical, chemical, emotional, or biological. Since weight training and competitive sports are very strong physical stressors, the adaptogens in Hi-5 have been added to aid in quicker and more complete recovery from training and competing.*

Why did Magnum choose to use fermented amino acids in Hi-5?

Well, unknown to most supplement buyers, some of the amino acids they’ve been consuming in recent years are from human hair (with a large portion of this coming from prisoners in other countries) or a combination of human hair and bird feathers. At Magnum we are very particular about what we choose to put in our bodies and as science progresses so to do our options. For years Magnum customers have asked why we haven’t launched an amino acid drink and our answer was always, “We can’t yet create the formula we want to put our name on.” but now, with the advances in fermentation technology we’re able to launch with 100% fermented amino acids and zero human hair or bird feather derived amino acids.

What is the optimal way to take Magnum Hi-5?

We recommend that you take 1 scoop 30 minutes prior to your workout or, alternately, 1 scoop during your workout as an “inter” workout supplement.*

Are there any products you recommend to take with Magnum Hi-5?

Yes, Magnum Hi-5 has been formulated to work synergistically with many Magnum products but some suggestions would be to stack Hi-5 with Big C, Thrust, Rocket Science, and Magnum Serum for an amazing stack.*

Ratings & Reviews

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23 Ratings
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5 Ratings
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Jan 20, 2019
  • 10 Strawberry w/ Black Cherry Kicker

This is the only BCAA I'll drink! Made from food source rather than human hair or bird feathers. I love both flavors and will drink a scoop during my workout/cardio and then later in the day to help aid in recovery. It's also great to have if you don't feel like drinking water but want a 0 calorie drink!

Jul 27, 2017
  • 10 Strawberry w/ Black Cherry Kicker

This is by far my favourite amino acid product on the market because it tastes great and its actually sourced from FOOD instead of something nasty bird feathers or human hair. I will drink it any time of the day, not just intra workout (although it is a GREAT intraworkout) I love that is has l-carnitine in the formulation to help with fat burning!

Oct 10, 2016

I used Hi-5 as an intraworkout drink while dieting. The taste was okay, not stellar but definitely drinkable. Mixing in some lemon-lime creatine, though, the combination was amazing; so credit for playing well with others. It helped my endurance exercising for an hour to an hour-and-a-half with electrolytes and adaptogens. I appreciate the healthy additions to make this more than just an amino beverage. 24 scoops was enough to carry me through my workouts for a month which is how long I like my supplements to last at a minimum.

Sep 14, 2016

The best BCAA blend on the market! I love mixing this with opus for a intra workout drink to keep the muscles going for more reps and sets! AND its make with the best products in the world!

Aug 04, 2016

Loved this amino acid product! Fit really nicely into my workouts by giving my energy and keeping me hydrated. I used during a cut, so it probably helped with maintaining muscle during the calorie deficit.

Mar 16, 2016

DOES IT ALL!!! While on this Magnum stack I lost fat and added muscle! This does it all! I had crazy endurance during my workouts! Also used it before some long runs and I set personal bests for time and distance! Very little muscle soreness after intense workouts. in fact I would say the perfect amount! This Hi5 really does it all and I would highly recommend it to anyone! Great taste, mixes super easy and gives great results!! JOB WELL DONE MAGNUM!

Feb 15, 2016

Has a thick and smooth non clumping powder which never loses its appearance. Mixes well with no foam but did leave behind some grit/debris at bottom of shaker. The flavor wasn't my favorite as my taste buds didn't really get a strong taste of either but it wasn't bad. Just was expecting something more amazing tasting. Its all about results for me though so that isn't the deciding factor. I didn't feel very sore or drained at all while taking this so it produced excellent muscle recovery and my endurance increased. Stacked with Limitless and Quattro I managed to lose 7 lbs during the course of taking them and my body is looking more lean and muscular for sure.

Jan 27, 2016
Verified Buyer

Gotta love on Magnum too 😊 I love the flavor & the fact this has some Carnitine in it! It really does help with recovery. I will use this during cardio & workouts as I alternate this with 2 others depending on what taste I'm looking for. This one doesn't have caffeine, but the carnitine perk is nice. Magnum supplements are high quality!

Jan 15, 2016

@hardmagnum Hi 5 BCAA are part of my daily supplements. I use the product 1-2 times a day...usually during my workout and in the evening if I am feeling sore. This product helps increase recovery, power, strength and decrease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) . Fruit punch with mango kicker is my favorite!!! I love making it with ice cold water so good and refreshing!

Jun 19, 2015
Verified Buyer

**** yeah!

Jun 16, 2015
Verified Buyer

i love this product!! i saw myself getting more defined and cut and thought i was just loosing weight but the scale said otherwise! i was putting on pure muscle mass and loosing fat. what more could you want. started seeing results after only a week of use! definitely recommend this product. the only downfall is its pricey. but you gotta pay for quality.

Jun 03, 2015

absolutely in love with this stuff, tatses great, keeps me hydrated and helps with reducing DOMS the next day. My new fave BCAA drink...and that is saying alot! Really loved the Fruit Mango with Peach kicker, but IMO it tasted more like Mango with a tropical kick...which is good, because i love mango!

Apr 25, 2015

I recently picked up a bottle of this to review at the Arnold and got the blue raspberry with peach kicker flavor. Unique sounding in its name, which it lives up to perfectly. This flavor is a little strong on the "blue" component, so I prefer to water it down a bit - or else it can become to sweet/syrupy. But the peach kicker part is a bonus and definitely present on the backend. Profile is close to perfect for this product. There really is not anything not to like. Magnum consistently makes high quality products. A 2:1:1 ratio of BCAAs plus added HICA, an impressive blend of adaptogens (rhodiola, astragals, cordyceps and betaine), and LCLT all with good data to support performance. Highly recommended.

Feb 12, 2015

I've tried a TON of different amino acid blends, and Hi5 has been BY FAR the best tasting!!! It's almost hard to stop drinking the stuff, flavour is exceptional. Mixes much better than a lot of other amino blends, helps with recovery and a standup product.

Jan 18, 2015
Verified Buyer

I won't go to the gym without it. I especially like mixing my Opus pre workout by Magnum with it! It has increased my endurance and recovery time.

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What's in Magnum Nutraceuticals Hi-5

Serving Size: 1 scoop (12.6g)
Servings Per Bottle: 24
Amount Per Scoop % Daily Value
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 55 mg 92%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 13.75 mg 688%
Calcium (Silicate) 25 mg 3%
Magnesium (Oxide) 62.5 mg 16%
Sodium (Phosphate) 62 mg 3%
Potassium (Phosphate) 111 mg 3%
L-Leucine 2 g
L-Isoleucine 1 g
Valine 1 g
DL-Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic Acid (HICA) 865 mg
Citric Acid 700 mg
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate 500 mg
Rhodiola Rosea (root) 200 mg
Astragalus (root) (Astragalus membranaceus) 200 mg
Cordyceps Sinensis Extract (fruit body) 200 mg
Beet Root Extract (Beta vulgaris) 200 mg
† Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients:
Natural Strawberry Flavor, Natural and Artificial Black Cherry Flavor, Beet Juice Powder, and Sucralose.

Directions For Hi-5: Mix 1 scoop in 16-20oz of water, 30 minutes prior to exercising or add it to your water bottle and drink while you train.

Warnings: Do not use if you are under 16 years of age, pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician before use if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription drugs.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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