Ep. 377 Unlocking the Benefits of Essential Amino Acids for Muscle Health with Angelo Keely

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I am delighted to connect with Angelo Keely today, the Co-founder and CEO of Kion. 

Angelo started Kion in 2017, aspiring to create an unparalleled and healthy work culture within a high-growth consumer products company dedicated to motivating their customers to continue along their journeys to personal health.

In our conversation, we explore the advantages of essential amino acids (EAAs), their role in muscle function, how they differ from branched-chain amino acids, and their impact on metabolic processes. We explain the importance of sourcing around essential amino acids, address concerns related to muscle loss, caloric restriction, and fasting, and discuss how EAAs support overall muscle health. Angelo also shares his insights on caffeine, creatine, omega-3s, stress management, and sleep. 

Stay tuned for today’s informative and engaging conversation with Angelo Keely.

“Middle-aged and older adults stimulate little protein synthesis from the food itself. It is more likely to come from exercise like resistance training.”

– Angelo Keely


  • Raised in Austin, Texas — parents in the supplement and health food business
  • He was stabbed and nearly beaten to death at 16 years old during a bad LSD trip
  • He has been involved in nutrition, functional fitness, yoga, and meditation for over 20 years
  • He was part of a small rescue party for a bus accident in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas at age 21 while doing advanced yoga study at an ashram
  • Started professional career and lived in France and India for several years
  • Speaks multiple languages
  • Happily married with two kids — always focused on the balance between career and family
  • Aminos were one of the most important supplements mom gave to Angelo as a small child
  • Angelo started Kion in his garage — a classic entrepreneur story 
  • Building Kion is an effort to build the best possible company for everyone it touches —seeking fun, a great life, and integrity in everything we do

Bio: Angelo Keely

Angelo is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, an active lifestyle, supplement, and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a fun and active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions.

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