• Scientifically superior 4:1:1 ratio of essential amino acids
• Activates protein synthesis
• Ignites fat burning
• Take before, during, or after your workout
• Ideal for strength training, powerlifting, and weight loss
BENEFITS OF BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS
BCAAs are made up of three essential amino acids called Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. These three amino acids are powerful muscle building, fat loss, and athletic performance tools that cannot be synthesized by your body. That means you need to supplement your intake of all three. How do these amino acids make a difference in your body?
Increases Protein Synthesis
• Protein synthesis plays a critical role in your body if you want to build muscle, burn fat, and enhance your recovery. Numerous studies have confirmed the ability of BCAAs to increase your body’s process of protein synthesis. (1,2) Protein synthesis promotes an anabolic environment in the body, which is especially important if your goal is building muscle mass.
Enhances Muscle Recovery
• Gains take place during your recovery phase, not during training. If you aren’t providing your muscles with everything they need to heal, grow, and strengthen, then you aren’t going to see the results you want. BCAAs are an excellent way to boost your body’s ability to recover, ensuring you can enter the weight room stronger than before. (3)
Ignites Fat Burning
• Want to burn fat WHILE you build muscle? BCAAs have been shown in various studies to support and ignite your body’s fat-burning ability. This effect is accelerated when you supplement with BCAAs in conjunction with resistance training. (4)
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2. Norton LE, Layman DK. Leucine regulates translation initiation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle after exercise. J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):533S-537S.
3. Negro M, Giardina S, Marzani B, Marzatico F. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation does not enhance athletic performance but affects muscle recovery and the immune system. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2008 Sep;48(3):347-51.
4. Mourier A, Bigard AX, de Kerviler E, Roger B, Legrand H, Guezennec CY. Combined effects of caloric restriction and branched-chain amino acid supplementation on body composition and exercise performance in elite wrestlers. Int J Sports Med. 1997 Jan;18(1):47-55.
5. Pasiakos SM, McClung HL, McClung JP, Margolis LM, Andersen NE, Cloutier GJ, Pikosky MA, Rood JC, Fielding RA, Young AJ. Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances postexercise muscle protein synthesis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep;94(3):809-18. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.017061. Epub 2011 Jul 20.