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THE TRUE STRENGTH OF BCAAs
The Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are valued for their anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. Used in the 2:1:1 ratio before and/or during endurance exercise, they may help spare muscle tissue. Used after strength training, BCAAs help kick-start protein synthesis which plays an important role in muscle growth. We included 5 grams of glutamine because this conditionally essential amino acid may help support recovery after intense exercise.
- Supplement Facts
Mix 2 scoops of PRO BCAA™ in 10-12 oz of cold water or your favorite beverage and consume before, during or after exercise.
SUGGESTED USE : To help spare muscle tissue during endurance effort and/or support muscle building after strength training.
FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS: Use as needed in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise including both strength and cardiovascular training.
Serving Size 2 Scoop Servings Per Container 20 Amount Per Serving % DV Total Carbohydrate 1.00 g 0% Calories 5.00 Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid acerola fruit extract) 230.00 mg 383% Sodium (as sodium chloride) 100.00 mg 4% Potassium (as potassium chloride) 50.00 ml 1% 2:1:1 BCAA Blend (L-Leucine L-Isoleucine L-Valine) 8.00 g ** L-Glutamine 5.00 g ** PhytoBlend 160.00 mg ** Grape Seed Extract Red Wine Grape Extract (Vitis vinifera)(fruit) (Meganatural®) Citrus Bioflavonoids ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Salt, Tartaric Acid, Lecithin, Sucralose, Potassium Chloride, FD&C Red #40
Warning: CONTAINS SOY (LECITHIN) INGREDIENTS.
Manufactured BY OPTIMUM NUTRITION, INC.975 Meridian Lake Dr., Aurora, IL 60504
- Health Notes
Branched-Chain Amino AcidsBranched-Chain Amino AcidsThis nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
- Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:Athletic Performance and Mental Decline During Exercise at Extreme TemperatureDose: Refer to label instructionsSome research has shown that branched-chain amino acids help prevent muscle loss at high altitudes, prolong endurance performance in the heat, and improve exercise-induced declines in mental functioning. (more)Athletic Performance and Post-Exercise Infection at Extreme TemperatureDose: Refer to label instructionsSome research has shown that branched-chain amino acids may support immune fuction and improve infection at high altitudes and prolong endurance performance in the heat. (more)Kidney FailureDose: Refer to label instructions(more)Athletic Performance and Mental Decline During Exercise at Extreme TemperatureDose: Refer to label instructions
Some research has shown that supplemental branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) (typically 10 to 20 grams per day) do not result in meaningful changes in body composition,1 nor do they improve exercise performance or enhance the effects of physical training.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 However, BCAA supplementation may be useful in special situations, such as preventing muscle loss at high altitudes and prolonging endurance performance in the heat.8, 9 One controlled study gave triathletes 6 grams per day of BCAA for one month before a competition, then 3 grams per day from the day of competition until a week following. Compared with a placebo, BCAA restored depleted glutamine stores and immune factors that occur in elite athletes, and led to a reported one-third fewer symptoms of infection during the period of supplementation.10 Studies by one group of researchers suggest that BCAA supplementation may also improve exercise-induced declines in some aspects of mental functioning.11, 12, 13References
1. Kelly GS. Sports nutrition: A review of selected nutritional supplements for bodybuilders and strength athletes. Alt Med Rev 1997;2:184-201.
2. Van Hall G, Raaymakers JSH, Saris WHM, Wagenmakers AJM. Supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) and tryptophan has no effect on performance during prolonged exercise. Clin Sci 1994;87:52 [abstract #75].
3. Blomstrand E, Hassmen P, Ek S, et al. Influence of ingesting a solution of branched-chain amino acids on perceived exertion during exercise. Acta Physiol Scand 1997;159:41-9.
4. Madsen K, MacLean DA, Kiens B, et al. Effects of glucose, glucose plus branched-chain amino acids, or placebo on bike performance over 100 km. J Appl Physiol 1996;81:2644-50.
5. Davis JM, Welsh RS, De Volve KL, et al. Effects of branched-chain amino acids and carbohydrate on fatigue during intermittent, high Intensity running. Int J Sports Med 1999;20:309-14.
6. Vukovich MD, Sharp RL, Kesl LD, et al. Effects of a low-dose amino acid supplement on adaptations to cycling training in untrained individuals. Int J Sport Nutr 1997;7:298-309.
7. Freyssenet D, Berthon P, Denis C, et al. Effect of a 6-week endurance training programme and branched-chain amino acid supplementation on histomorphometric characteristics of aged human muscle. Arch Physiol Biochem 1996;104:157-62.
8. Schena F, Guerrini F, Tregnaghi P, et al. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation during trekking at high altitude. The effects on loss of body mass, body composition, and muscle power. Eur J Appl Physiol 1992;65:394-8.
9. Mittleman KD, Ricci MR, Bailey SP. Branched-chain amino acids prolong exercise during heat stress in men and women. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1998;30:83-91.
10. Bassit RA, Sawada LA, Bacurau RF, et al. The effect of BCAA supplementation upon the immune response of triathletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000;32:1214-9.
11. Hassmen P, Blomstrand E, Ekblom B, Newsholme EA. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation during 30-km competitive run: mood and cognitive performance. Nutrition 1994;10:405-10.
12. Blomstrand E, Hassmen P, Ek S, et al. Influence of ingesting a solution of branched-chain amino acids on perceived exertion during exercise. Acta Physiol Scand 1997;159:41-9.
13. Blomstrand E, Hassmen P, Ekblom B, et al. Administration of branched-chain amino acids during sustained exercise-effects on performance and on plasma concentration of some amino acids. Eur J Appl Physiol 1991;63:83-8.Athletic Performance and Post-Exercise Infection at Extreme TemperatureDose: Refer to label instructionsKidney FailureDose: Refer to label instructions
The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs are considered essential amino acids because human beings cannot survive unless these amino acids are present in the diet.
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