What is BCAA?
BCAA is a Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) powder that's been "instantised" to allow it to dissolve and mix well in a shake. Our BCAA is an ultra pure powder containing the amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine in a proven ratio. These essential amino acids have a similar structure to each other and play an important role in the development and preservation of muscle tissue. Of the three BCAAs, leucine appears to be the most important for muscle protein synthesis and can increase it by as much as 33%. It is for this reason that our BCAAs contain leucine, isoleucine and valine in the heavily researched ratio of 2:1:1.
How is this BCAA powder instantised?
Regular BCAA powders don't blend well. Our BCAA powder is instantised with a small amount of soy lecithin making it fully dispersible in water. This makes it much easier to drink than than standard BCAA and means they’re ideal for adding to a pre, intra or post-workout shake. Some people have a dislike for soy, but that's based on old studies that have since been disproven.
What are the performance benefits of BCAA?
BCAAs have a number of performance benefits. As discussed they are key to the growth, recovery and repair of muscle tissue, as well as the prevention of muscle tissue breakdown. This is of particular importance during and around intense training, as muscle cells can begin to breakdown. As BCAAs are metabolised in the muscles they can be used directly as an energy source when required, delaying the onset of muscular fatigue. BCAAs and in particularly isoleucine have been linked to the replenishment of glycogen stores, meaning that BCAAs can have a direct impact on the bodies energy levels, allowing for prolonged physical exertion.
How good is your instantised BCAA powder?
Our BCAA is subject to the same stringent checks as all our ingredients. We demand the highest quality, and for this reason all our ingredient suppliers must pass our thorough auditing process before being approved to supply. Our BCAA is packed and sealed in-house at our specialised production unit before being carefully packaged and delivered direct to your door. We perform frequent checks and independent testing on our product range to ensure that you receive only the finest quality nutritional supplements. An official Certificate of Analysis for this product is available via the link at the top of this page.
What goes well with BCAA?
BCAA works great with ZMA zinc and magnesium recovery formula boost recovery and increase natural testosterone levels. Also try adding 5g of Creatine Monohydrate to your iBCAA shake. Creatine helps to increase explosive energy allowing for more intense training and lean muscle gains.