Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) include the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine and can be taken in supplement form before, during or after exercise to help improve exercise performance and endurance and potentially aid muscle recovery.
Amino acids are necessary for the growth and repair of muscles and tissues. Without amino acids, protein breaks down in the body, leading to muscle loss. There are a total of 20 amino acids needed by the body. About half are non-essential, meaning they are produced by the body; the other half are essential, meaning they must be obtained from food or supplements.
Amino acids from food travel first to the liver, where they’re broken down for use as fuel or assigned to muscle repair. BCAA's bypass the liver and go directly to the muscles for fueling, building and repairing. Thus, they can be used during a workout for endurance and after for muscle-building.
During exercise, increased levels of serotonin, the hormone that regulates mood, can cause fatigue. As a neurotransmitter, serotonin signals the brain that the body is tired as the amino acid tryptophan travels to the brain. Several studies have proven that BCAAs, specifically valine, can potentially help reduce serotonin levels and help prevent tryptophan from entering the brain as a means of bypassing exercise fatigue. Also added is glutamine for its anti-catabolic properties and antioxidant Vitamin C.
Instant BCAA 8:1:1, L-Glutamine, citric acid, flavour, sucralose & acesulfame-K (sweeteners), beta carotene E160aii (colouring).
Instant BCAA 8:1:1, L-Glutamine, citric acid, flavour, sucralose.& acesulfame-K.(sweeteners), beta carotene E160aii & quinoline E104 (colouring). E124 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention on children.
Instant BCAA 8:1:1, L-Glutamine, citric acid, flavour, sucralose & acesulfame-K (sweeteners), red beetroot E162 & ponceau E124 (colouring). E124 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention on children.
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Mix one scoop (12 g) with 250-500 ml of cold water, juice or simply add it to your favourite sports drink. Consume IBCAA powder immediately before, during or after a workout, within 30 minutes of preparation. Do not exceed the daily recommended amount.
SPOON STIRRED: Stir for about 15-20 seconds.
SHAKER: Shake for about 10 seconds to ensure a good mix.
TIP: Try adding IBCAA Complex powder to your favorite protein powder, meal replacement product or weight-gainer shake.