Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) Capsules

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What are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)?

BCAA are essential amino acids and are referred to as branch chain amino acids because they have a chemical structure which separates them from the rest of the essential amino acid family. BCAA's make up 40% of total body protein content and represent around 15 to 25 percent of total protein intake overall. BCAAs are found in their greatest natural quantities in products such as red meat and many types of dairy. 

3 Essential Amino Acids
  • Leucine is the product of protein hydrolysis by way of various enzymes present in the pancreas. 
  • Isoleucine helps stimulate the production and circulation of energy throughout the body. 
  • Valine is essential in maintaining the structure of various proteins that it has been incorporated into.
Benefits

BCAAs are commonly taken by athletes and body builders as muscle-building and endurance supplements. BCAAs work with protein to help build strength and assist with muscle recovery after strenuous workout and may promote muscle endurance.

BCAAs may also help support healthy blood sugar levels, maintain healthy weight and reduce body fat, and support the liver

  • Helps build muscle strength & endurance
  • Assists with muscle recovery
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Promotes healthy weight
  • Helps reduce body fat
  • Supports the liver
Supplement Facts
Serving size: 3 Capsules
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 6
% Daily Value**
L-Leucine 750 mg *
L-Isoleucine 375 mg *
L-Valine 375 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet

Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.

As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules three times daily. Individual needs vary. For best results, use prior to workouts.

Serving Size & Timing

A single serving of BCAA supplement is three capsules, which is to be administered three times a day (more or less, depending on intended effect). The more athletically inclined will usually use more than this, but any deviation from the suggested serving size should be discussed with a health care professional beforehand.

This supplement should be consumed 30 minutes before any exercise or 30 minutes afterwards. Taking it with a meal is generally preferable, as it may help assuage any feelings of nausea that come with the taking of the supplement.

CONCENTRATION OF BCAAS

The blend of ingredients that has found to be most effective in BCAAs is a mixture of 2:1:1 of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, respectively. This means that a 1.5-gram serving of BCAAs will contain 750mg Leucine and 375mg of each Isoleucine and Valine. Supplements should be stored in an area that is both dry and cool and away from the light.

BCAAs have a grainy look and a white coloration. They are bitter in taste and are totally insoluble. The powder can be administered effectively by sprinkling on a meal, but since it is so bitter, the most common preference is to blend the supplement into some kind of smoothie or fruit-based puree.

BCAA SIDE EFFECTS

People that introduce BCAAs into their system too rapidly have reported experiencing fatigue, muscle stress and muscle pains; this should subside if introduced in smaller amounts and over time, rather than all at once. Although there are no known drug interactions associated with the supplement, it may be wise to first discuss use with a physician. This supplement should be taken in lower doses than recommended if liver and kidney issues are of a concern.

TIPS

During exercise, it is common to consume Branch Chain Amino Acids combined with a fast-release carbohydrate such as Dextrose or Maltodextrin. This is designed to prevent fatigue and thus improve athletic performance. BCAAs also stack well with L-Glutamine: together they form an unbeatable muscle-preserving duo.

SAFETY

Branch Chain Amino Acids have been well researched and are a safe supplement. We already consume them daily in our natural diet, and there is no known toxicity of Branch Chain Amino Acids. In addition, there are no known bans or restrictions in regard to supplementing with Branch Chain Amino Acids.

This is a capsuled product.

There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.

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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