BCAA 1000 OVERVIEW
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) known as L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine are free form amino acids (FFAA) and essential amino acids EAA’s. BCAAs are present in high quantities in high protein foods such eggs and meats as well as whey protein.
Around the world BCAAs are extremely popular among athletes and bodybuilders because of its unique capacity to promote anabolism (muscle growth) and prevent catabolism (muscle breakdown.)
Recently, supplement companies have been adding BCAAs to pre-workout formulas; however, the inclusion of BCAAs in pre-workout formulas typically limits the users ability to increase the dose. An added serving of one of these products may in many cases increase the dose of added stimulants to cautionary and unsafe levels.
In an effort to influence customers and distinguish their BCAA product from one another, supplement companies are offering speculative versions of 3:1:1, 3:2:1, 4:1:1 and even 8:1:1 of Leucine to Valine and Isoleucine. Regardless of the gimmick, the most popular and clinically validated arrangement used by APT SPORTS® is a 2:1:1 ratio of BCAAs.
Stand-alone versions of BCAAs are the most popular between the category and capsulated products like BCAA 1000 the most versatile allowing for maximum control over intake dose and convenience.
L-Leucine – 500 mg
Leucine is an essential amino acid known for promoting muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and reducing protein catabolism. Muscle protein synthesis by activating the mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway. Leucine may also promote recovery by increasing glucose uptake to muscles, and thus facilitating muscle glycogen replenishment.
L-Isoleucine – 250 mg
As an isomer of Leucine, Isoleucine is similar to Leucine in that it can promote muscle protein synthesis, however Isoleucine’s synergy among the BCAA’s lies in its ability to increase glucose uptake in muscles.
L-Valine – 500 mg
Similar to its Leucine and Isoleucine counterparts, Valine is an essential amino acid containing a branched side-chain. Valine may also contribute to muscle replenishment, as its methyl carbons can be used to create glucose, and thus glycogen.
SERVINGS PER BOTTLE
BCAA’s is an acronym that stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids referring to the three essential amino acids: L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. They are unique in that they possess both anabolic (promote growth) and anti-catabolic (prevent breakdown) properties. This fact alone should make BCAA’s a critically essential part of every athlete and bodybuilders supplement arsenal.*
BCAA’s are absorbed directly into muscle and metabolized very quickly which is why BCAA’s are a perfect anytime supplement.* However, the optimal time is to consume BCAA’s:
- Immediately Upon Awakening*
- Immediately Prior to Training*
- During Training*
- Immediately after Training*
This intake strategy helps promote anabolism (muscle growth) while concurrently helping preventing catabolism (muscle breakdown).*
WHEN TO TAKE BCAA
- Anytime on an empty stomach
- First thing in the AM
- Immediately prior to training
- Immediately post-workout
- Prior to a protein rich meal
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