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Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) represent the functional components of proteins; all proteins are made from dozens – and in some cases thousands – of amino acids, and the BCAAs activate muscle protein synthesis and prevent muscle breakdown. The most important BCAA, leucine, initiates recovery while isoleucine and valine work to sustain intact muscle and fuel exercise.
- Vegan InstaAmino™ BCAA mixes easily
- Rehydration with electrolytes
- 2:1:1 ratio
- Great pre, during, and post exercise or anytime to stimulate recovery and growth
Vegan BCAA (as InstaAmino™)
BCAAs are integral parts of muscle proteins. BCAA supplementation:
- Increases muscle protein synthesis
- Improves recovery
- Enhances performance
Q: Why is BCAA supplementation so important?
A: The branched structure of BCAA makes them susceptible to being broken down. Since they are a major component in muscle, and muscle breakdown leads to muscle loss, fatigue, and poor performance, supplying BCAA in the form of a supplement helps prevent.
Q: How are BCAA advantageous to protein?
A: The benefits of BCAA vs. Protein include:
- Equal muscle protein synthesis with fewer calories
- Easy to mix and drink
- Less allergenic
- Reduced gastrointestinal discomfort
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