BCAA MUSCLE BUILDING AMINO ACIDS
- 8g BCAA per serving
- Clinically-researched 2:1:1 ratio
- Added amino acids including Citrulline and Glutamine
- Calorie free, sugar free, carb free
- Delicious taste!
Branched Chain Amino Acids
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) refer to three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
BCAA supplementation promotes muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. BCAAs also are used to prevent muscular fatigue. Of these, leucine is the most heavily researched and appears to offer the biggest physiological benefit. 3-4 grams of leucine appears to be a good target for stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
Citrulline actually turns into Arginine after absorption and thus is a better method of obtaining supplemental l-arginine because it is not subject to reduced absorption.
The functions of citrulline as it pertains to supplementation included a reduction in fatigue and promotion of endurance in prolonged exercise, and it appears to apply to both aerobic and anaerobic. Moreover, citrulline appears to restore muscle protein synthesis rates.
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body, making up about 60% of the skeletal muscle amino acid pool. 5–10 grams daily is recommended. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that normally our bodies don’t need it from our diet. Supplemental glutamine is essential only under certain conditions, which include stress, trauma, muscular dystrophy, and illness, which can decrease glutamine levels by up to 50% (in severe cases).