(Vespa Amino Acid Mixture) is a unique sports drink that takes
a scientific approach to sports and fitness. It is based on the
same nutrient system used by giant hornets that have an amazing
endurance and can fly 100 km (62 miles) in a day. The secret?
Metabolism of fat. VAAM utilizes reserves of body fat into energy.
Energy Source is Found in
Japanese Giant Hornets' Stomach
hornets known as Vespa Mandarina Japonica, with bodies no bigger
than 5cm, can fly 100km in a single day at 20 miles per hour.
This would be the equivalent of a human running over two full
is especially remarkable considering they weigh about 2 grams,
making them one of the heaviest of all flying insects.
bees, which feast on pollen, adult hornets eat other insects and
then they chew the meat into a ball. They carry their feed back
to the nest which adds another gram to their weight. (The secret
to this remarkable stamina is a nutrient liquid produced by hornet
of their constricted trunks, adult hornets can't eat their catch.
Instead, the hornets feed these 'meatballs' to their young larvae.
Then in a new twist on nursing, the larvae then regurgitate a
clear liquid, which the adult hornets drink. This liquid
or "hornet juice" is the source of the hornet's strength
that gives them enough energy to fly 100km per day.
was discovered by Japanese biochemist Dr. Takashi Abe. Abe and
other researchers have been studying the wasp species to find
out what gave them their long lasting endurance. After isolating
the energy source of the hornet as an acidic juice found in the
hornets' stomachs they discovered that an optimum combination
of 17 amino acids — the primary ingredients in this ‘hornet
juice’ can produce large amounts of energy. This great secret
of nature combined with research into the physiology of exercise
has resulted in the development of VAAM (Patent #2518692).
researchers started testing it on lab animals then on human athletes.
They found that the elixir had astonishing powers to boost human
said "Our experiment showed that the hornet juice helped
lab animals and humans to transfer fat into energy more efficiently
and this is very important in helping athlete's performance."
The hornet juice, made up of amino acids reduced human fatigue,
slowed down the build up of lactic acid and improved body's efficiency.