|Number of Servings||30|
|Serving Size||10 g|
|Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian||Vegetarian|
|Size Per Pack||300 g|
|Objective||Muscle Recovery,Boost Energy|
Among the most beneficial and effective supplements in any sports nutrition program are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs).
These are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine.The combination of these three essential amino acids make up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the human body, and plays an important role in protein synthesis, and thus muscle growth and repair.Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the human body and is arguably the most important in the process of building muscle and gaining strength.
As a non-essential amino acid, Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body which can be found in the central nervous system, white blood cells, the brain and skeletal muscles.It can help improve exercise performance and body composition. Similar to Glutamine, Taurine can also be considered a conditionally essential amino acid as during times of extreme physical exhaustion the body does not produce enough and supplementation is required.
BCAAs can be taken at any time during the day, preferably on an empty stomach to avoid competition for absorption with other amino acids. Although the most beneficial time to take the BCAAs are directly before or just after training. One study used approximately 3400 mg of Leucine for a 170 pound man for recovery and tissue synthesis for lean individuals needing to build muscle. This study used Whey protein mixed with extra Leucine. The diet consisted of 55% carbs and 15% proteins with added Leucine taken throughout the day. Another study indicated the use of BCAAs with approximately 50% Leucine as the base with Whey proteins at 1.26 grams per kilo, which is about 107 grams per 170 pound individual.
Safety And Precautions
Studies related to experimentation of higher dosage of BCAAs in rats - an excess of 15 grams per kilo gram of body weight, have shown to decrease B3 blood levels and tissue levels. For a 100 pound man that would be about 750 grams. Based on the dosages as listed above, it is always good to make sure that enough b-vitamins the supplement program maintains a high protein level in the body. Acceptable dosages seem to be around 4-20 grams, depending on body weight and event of use.