I'm currently supplementing with protein shakes but have been reading about using amino acids instead. I know that the shakes contain some of the aminos but there's a lot of empty calories packed in there too. I do take them partly to maintain weight because I shed too much weight in my first season so I'm trying to be very cognizant of my nutrition and weight this year. Are the shakes just too much protein for my body to absorb post-workout? Would the aminos be better or is there something better that I should be considering?