MusclePharm BCAA 3:1:2 provides Branched Chain Amino Acid Complexes which are the foundation to your body. These caps support lean muscle growth, reduce muscle breakdown, and include protein synthesis. Demand more from your body with this unique patent pending BCAA ratio which delivers the right amound of amino acids during all phases of muscle development and maintenance.
Reduce Muscle Soreness Post Workout
Perfect Before, During, or After your Workout
Train Harder, Recover Faster, Build More Muscle
Supports Muscle Endurance During Your Workout
There are 20 different amino acids that can make up thousands of different proteins within the human body. Nine of the twenty are considered to be essential amino acids. This means they cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through your diet. Of those nine essential amino acids, three are the branched chain amino acids or BCAAs; Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. "Branched Chain" refers to the chemical structure of BCAAs which are found in protein rich foods like eggs, meat, and dairy products just to name a few. They are also a popular dietary supplement, typically sold in powder form.
1. Increased Muscle Growth
One of the most popular uses of BCAAs is to increase muscle growth. The BCAA leucine activates a pathway in the body which stimulates muscle protein synthesis, which is the process of making or building muscle.
2. Decreased Muscle Soreness
Some research suggests that BCAAs can help decrease soreness after a workout. It's common to feel sore a day or two after a tough workout, especially if your returning to workout out after some time away, working out new muscles, or doing a new routine. While the cause of muscle soreness isn't clearly understood, researchers believe its a result in tears in the muscle after exercise. BCAAs have been shown to decrease muscle damage which may help reduce the length and severity of post workout soreness.
3. Reduced Fatigue
Just as BCAAs may help to decrease muscle soreness from exercise, they may also reduce exercise induced fatigue.
4. Prevent Muscle Deterioration
BCAAs can help prevent muscle wasting or breakdown. Muscle proteins are constantly broken down and rebuilt or synthesized. Muscle wasting is a sign of malnutrition. In humans BCAAs account for 35% of the essential amino acids found in muscle proteins, and 40% of the total amino acids required by your body. It's important that BCAAs and other essential amino acids are replaced during times of muscle wasting to halt or slow its progression. Several studies support the use of BCAA supplmeents for inhibiting muscle protein breakdown.
Consume 1 serving one to three times daily. For optimal use, take between meals, 30-45 minutes before workouts, and or immediately after workouts.
Serving Size: 8 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
*Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Allergen Warning: This product was produced in a facility that may also process ingredients containing milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Consult a physician prior to use if you have any medical conditions. Do not use if you are pregnant or lactating. Keep out of reach of children. Allergen Warning: This product was produced in a facility that may also process ingredients containing milk, egg, soybeans, shellfish, fish, tree nuts and peanuts.
Reviewing the Effects of l-Leucine Supplementation in the Regulation of Food Intake, Energy Balance, and Glucose Homeostasis
João A.B. Pedroso, Thais T. Zampieri, and Jose Donato, Jr.*
Effects of leucine supplementation and resistance training on myopathy of diabetic rats
Carlos Eduardo C. Martins,corresponding author 1 Vanessa B. de S. Lima, 1 Brad J. Schoenfeld, 2 and Julio Tirapegui 1
Evidence that the branched-chain amino acid L-valine prevents exercise-induced release of 5-HT in rat hippocampus.
Gomez-Merino D1, Béquet F, Berthelot M, Riverain S, Chennaoui M, Guezennec CY.
D- and L-isoleucine metabolism and regulation of their pathways in Pseudomonas putida.
Conrad RS, Massey LK, Sokatch JR.
Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality?
Robert R. Wolfecorresponding author
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