BCAA acts as an anti-catabolic agent sparing muscle mass. The preservation of muscle mass may enhance the body composition and exercise performance when combined with a proper weight training program.
- Increased Endurance;
- Prevention of Fatigue;
- Improved Mental Performance;
- Increased Energy Levels;
- Prevents Muscle Catabolism (breakdown);
- Speeds up Regeneration.
How to take
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules before and after training.
Drug Class and Mechanism
BCAAs act as a fuel source for skeletal muscle during times of trauma or stress, help prevent catabolism (the breakdown of muscle for energy), while encouraging protein synthesis. BCAAs are administered to victims of severe burns or serious trauma for this reason.
Branched-chain amino acids are popular with athletes and strength trainers for their anti-catabolic properties, and possible glycogen sparing activity. More research is needed, however.
Additionally, BCAAs are also used as part of treatment for h epatic encephalopathy, and may help symptoms of tardive dyskenesia and phenylketonuria. While BCAAs were once thought to help improve symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig disease), it is now unclear as to whether there is any benefit. Recent studies have even shown that BCAAs may increase mortality rate in those with ALS, therefore it is not currently recommended that these individuals take BCAA supplements.
If you miss a dose of BCAA, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store BCAA at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep BCAA out of the reach of children and away from pets.
No absolute contraindications.
Possible Side Effects
This product contains only 100% pure pharmaceutical grade ingredients and is regularly tested to ensure the safety and quality. Each ingredient has been approved as safe by the FDA and all appear on the FDA's GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list. This product is manufactured in the USA under stringent GMP guidelines that have been set by the FDA. Each bottle comes with a 2 year expiration date and is double sealed to ensure freshness and potency. BCAA is completely Ephedra-free.
Because BCAA is an all natural nutritional supplement containing only the finest nutritional ingredients, there is no need to obtain a prescription.