This product supplies three essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, combined in a 2:1:1 ratio, which is thought to be the optimal ratio for these three amino acids. As with our other amino acids they are presented in their ‘free-form’, which means they are ready to be absorbed and used by the body.
The BCAA’s are present in high protein foods such as meat and dairy products. There is much interest amongst sports therapists in the BCAAs, since they are the only amino acids actually metabolised in the muscle. Indeed they make up approximately 33% of muscle protein and hence are a popular supplement for people undertaking high intensity sport or resistance training.
BCAAs are also burned for energy (oxidized) during exercise, so they are also an important exercise fuel. BCAA supplementation may lower lactate levels after resistance training and improved muscular oxidation.
- 3 ‘essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine
- Aids recovery and builds muscle
- Increases production of growth hormone Free Form amino’s for easy absorption.