BCAA provides the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. Branched chain amino acids are unique in that they are not broken down by the liver; they are primarily metabolized in skeletal muscle cells. These amino acids stimulate protein synthesis necessary for muscle formation.
Studies have reported that post-exercise protein intake helps to enhance the repair of muscle protein. Specifically, research has shown that branched chain amino acid intake after resistance exercise results in a positive protein balance (a greater rate of protein synthesis than breakdown). One trial found a greater level of protein synthesis after a resistance workout when leucine was added to the amino acid mixture than a protein formula without leucine. Branched chain amino acids also stimulate protein synthesis in muscle to help in the recovery period after endurance exercise.
- Provides branched chain amino acids involved in protein synthesis
- Includes 3 g of branched chain amino acids per scoop
l- leucine 1,500 mg.
l- isoleucine 750 mg.
l- valine 750 mg.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have liver or kidney disease or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you are taking Levodopa, a medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease