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AtLarge Nutrition’s BCAA+ contains the branched chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine, and valine plus the amino acid glutamine.
Each of these ingredients can significantly improve your training results. Direct effects include (but are not limited to):
* improved response to training (i.e. bigger and stronger muscles)
* faster recovery
* reduced muscular soreness
BCAA: support intense training via a reduction in muscular damage, enhanced recovery, or both (1).
An anabolic state after intense training optimizes the body’s ability to recover and possibly supercompensate (grow bigger, stronger, or both). To achieve an anabolic state protein synthesis (the formation of new protein) must be stimulated and protein breakdown must be reduced. BCAA can do both.
BCAA potently stimulate protein synthesis. In fact, a relatively small dose of leucine by itself can stimulate protein synthesis equivalently to that of a much larger dose of a complete protein.
BCAA supplementation has also been shown to have a significant anti-catabolic (reduction of protein breakdown) effect via the suppression of post-training cortisol levels (1). This cortisol lowering effect also seems to promote increased serum testosterone levels in the post-workout environment (1). Testosterone has its own well known anabolic and anti-catabolic properties.
Glutamine: supplementation has a myriad of performance and recovery supporting effects.
High intensity exercise is glycogen dependent. Glutamine is an intermediate metabolite of the Krebs cycle and is thought to make the formation of glucose from non-carbohydrate sources more efficient thus providing more glucose for both glycogen replenishment and for use during intense exercise (2).
During inflammatory states such as those that might be incurred from a heavy training cycle, intramuscular stores of glutamine are significantly reduced leading to increased rates of protein breakdown (3). This obviously negative effect can be significantly mitigated via glutamine supplementation.
Glutamine is also of great importance to the immune system (serving as a ‘fuel’ for many immune cells) and thus the body’s reaction to the stress of intense training (3). A specific example of glutamine’s role in the immune system can be seen in the phenomena of overtraining. Part of the immune suppression that occurs during overtraining is attributable to glutamine use outstripping the body’s ability to synthesize it. Glutamine supplementation may thus help to prevent or reduce overtraining via promoting the maintenance of baseline blood plasma levels during intense training periods .
While we can't guarantee a body like Janeil's, BCAA+ can definitely help you achieve your goals!
AtLarge Nutrition’s BCCA+:
* potently dosed research proven formula
* incredible taste
* easy mixability
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1. Sharp, CPM and Pearson, DR. Amino acid supplements and recovery from high-intensity resistance training. J Strength Cond Res. 24(4): 1125-1130, 2010.
2. Favano A, Santos-Silva PR, Nakano EY, Pedrinelli A, Hernandez AJ, Greve JMD. Peptide glutamine supplementation for tolerance of intermittent exercise in soccer players. Clinics. 2008;63(1);23-32.
3. Newsholme, P. Why is l-glutamine metabolism important to cells of the immune system in health, post-injury, surgery or infection? J Nutr. 131: 2515S-2522S, 2001.
* The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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