BCAA's are the Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. The name "Branched Chain Amino Acid" is derived from the structure of these compounds. Each one has a forked outcropping that looks a bit like a branch, hence the name. The three BCAA's are incredibly vital and actually fall into the category of Essential Amino Acids.
Essential Amino Acids are those that the body cannot synthesize on its own and therefore must obtain adequate amounts through dietary sources. In fact even though there are about 20 Amino Acids that muscles use for growth, BCAA's comprise roughly a third of the Amino Acids within muscle tissue.
Leucine is by far the most powerful of the 3 BCAAs as it cannot convert energy. This muscle building superstar is strictly ketogenic, so it is used to trigger muscle protein synthesis (growth) and this is why it is an advantage to have a higher ratio in your BCAA formula. an 8:1:1 ratio has been shown to provide improved results.
Isoleucine, is both glucogenic and can also be converted to glucose for energy during your workout. Valine is strictly glucogenic and can also be converted to glucose for energy during your workout.
Supporting performance during high intensity or endurance training is of utmost importance no matter what your goals. BCAA's make a great energy source for working muscles and can enable individuals to train for longer without fatigue.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (5g)
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Ingredients: L-Leucine (Ajipure®) L-Isoleucine (Ajipure®) L-Valine (Ajipure®)
Serving Suggestion: Mix 1-2 scoops 250 - 500ml of water or non acidic fruit juice and drink.
Consume immediately following exercise. Consume one serve per day.
FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD Not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious and varied diet. Should be consumed in conjunction with an appropriate physical training or exercise program.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.