Optimum Nutrition BCAAs are also known as Branch Chain Amino Acids.
Branch Chain Amino Acids are made up of essential aminos. These include Valine, Leucine and IsoLeucine.
Studies show that taking BCAAs before workouts help with the decrease of muscle damage and increase muscle protein synthesis (muscle building).
Optimum Nutrition BCAAs assist in the prevention of muscle breakdown and help to reduce muscle damage, which can often be cause during physical exercise.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA powder provides essential Amino Acids in a 2:1:1 ratio. Delivering Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. This is a proven ratio that can help to maximise muscle recovery following intense training.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA powder can be used throughout the day before or during and after workouts to maximise recovery. And can be added to water, favourite fruit juice or pre/post workout shake.
Leucine is part of the 3 main amino acids. Leucine is often referred to as the “main” amino as this is the best muscle building amino. Our body does not create this so it must be supplemented. Leucine is a muscle builder because it activates a protein called mTOR which induces protein synthesis.
IsoLeucine is also part of the amino blend. This has the ability to induce muscle protein synthesis. However, it is not as strong as Valine. It is used as fuel by muscle cells, sparing other amino acids from being burned up.
Valine is the third amino acid. Valine, an essential amino acid, has a stimulant effect. It is needed for muscle metabolism, tissue repair, and the maintenance of a proper nitrogen balance in the body. Valine can be used as an energy source by muscle tissue.