BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) (Instantized)

$12.00

Supplementing with Instantized BCAA powder can allow greater rates of protein synthesis and delayed fatigue since most hard training athletes' bodies are deficient in branched chain amino acids. When the body undergoes physical stress, BCAAs can be used as an alternate fuel source to fuel protein synthesis and delay fatigue. Read the full product description for more information.


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What are BCAAs?

BCAAs, or Branch Chain Amino Acids, are often referred to as the building blocks of the human body, due largely to the fact that they make up more than 35% of a person’s skeletal muscle mass. Not only that, but they are also vital for molecular development and growth to take place as well. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein molecules, so naturally, a great deal of bodybuilders and strength athletes tend to include BCAAs as part of their supplement regime. They are comprised of three amino acids, which are: Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine, and they get their name due to the fact that their molecular chemical structure resembles the branches of a tree, hence the name Branch, or sometimes, Branched chain amino acids.

How do they work?

BCAAs are known as essential amino acids, due to the fact that the body needs them, but cannot synthesize them naturally. Because of this, they have to come in the form of supplements, beverages, or whole foods. Each of the amino acids making up BCAAs however, functions in a different way. Leucine for example, is considered a potent muscle building amino acid, due to the fact that this is actually the only protein that has been found to contribute directly to protein synthesis. Because of this, post-workout recovery heavily relies on this amino acid. On top of that however, it also contributes towards the production of sterols, which are essential for the formation of steroidal hormones such as HGH or Testosterone, which also help build muscle. Isoleucine plays a vital role in the utilization and mobilization of fat, in which it helps to body convert it into energy. Valine however, is considered most useful for energy production purposes as it can easily be broken down and converted into glycogen, which can then be used for energy. Combine the three together, and you have a pretty awesome muscle-building supplement.

What are the benefits of BCAA supplements?

 

Though there are many, many benefits associated with BCAAs, rather than covering them all in great detail, we’ll instead take a more direct look at some of the most prominent benefits one can expect when using BCAA supplements:

Muscle growth and repair

As mentioned, BCAAs play a crucial role in the growth and repair of muscle tissue, due largely to the fact that they help assist with protein synthesis, in which the body literally synthesizes new muscle proteins to replace damaged and worn down ones. On top of that however, the additional energy you receive by using BCAAs, is also beneficial as the more energy you have, the more productive your workouts will become.

Fat loss

Another great benefit of BCAAs is the fact that they can help you to lose body fat, whilst preserving lean muscle mass. This is mainly down to isoleucine, which as mentioned, helps assist with fat mobilization and utilization, which basically means that it helps allow the body to burn fat as a primary energy source. This is ideal because you actually fuel your workouts with your body fat stores, so the more fat you burn, the more energy you have, which means that you can exercise even harder and more intensely.

Energy production

Another reason why people tend to supplement with BCAAs is the fact that they also help to boost the metabolism and assist with energy production. Isoleucine for example, helps to burn body fat for energy, whereas valine can actually be converted directly into glycogen, which the muscles use as a primary source of energy.

Other benefits include:

  • Increased muscle mass
  • Fat loss
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved immune system
  • Increased metabolism
  • Increased post-workout recovery
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • And more...

How and when should they be taken?

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 1 - 6 Capsule(s) 1 time(s) per day. Store in a cool, dry place.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 time(s) per day. Mix product well in 1-2 cups of liquid (water, juice, etc.) immediately before consumption. Store in a cool, dry place.

BCAAs VS EAAs

So, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between BCAAs, and Essential Amino Acids, or EAAs. In reality, essential amino acids actually contain BCAAs, except for the fact that they also contain other amino acids, so the concentrations of BCAAs are not as strong. EAAs are still beneficial, but experts recommend prioritizing BCAAs over EAAs, as they are considered three of the most beneficial of all essential amino acids.

What can they be stacked with?

BCAAs are a very potent muscle building supplement, and because of this, they are often stacked with other muscle building supplements. Common muscle building stacks include: pre-workout supplements, whey protein, BCAAs, and L-Glutamine.

BCAA Ingredients

Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
L-Leucine .............................. 250 Milligrams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 125 Milligrams
L-Valine ................................ 125 Milligrams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin.

Per Scoop

Blue Raspberry

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Blue No. 1.

Fruit Punch

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Red No. 40.

Green Apple

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Malic Acid, Silicone Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Green No. 3.

Orange

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric acid, Malic Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Yellow No. 6.

Pink Lemonade

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Silicone Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Red No. 40.

Unflavoured

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%).

Watermelon

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop):
L-Leucine ............................. 2.5 Grams
L-Isoleucine .......................... 1.25 Grams
L-Valine ............................... 1.25 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavour, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin (less than 1%), FD&C Red No. 40.

Potential side effects

Though considered extremely safe, you should always consult your doctor before taking any new supplements. Pregnant and breast feeding women however, are advised not to use them as not enough is yet known about their safety. Some users have reported the following side effects when using BCAAs:

  • Irregular blood sugar levels
  • Slight dizziness and light headedness
  • Slight stomach cramps and upset

Cautions and Warnings

Ensure to drink enough fluid before, during, and after exercise. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.

Allergy statement

Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

This product may contain milk, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts. 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1911 reviews
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Terry Boudreau
Did not recieve

I have not received my package

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Hugo Gilbert

Vert good product

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Nicole Moody
Developed severed head pressure, ocular pain and migraines using BCAAs

Sadly, although I took this according to directions (one scoop daily as provided), I had a non-stop headache for the week that I used them. The taste is also absolutely disgusting, but I was willing to hold my nose and gulp it down if it provided the health and energy / fat burning qualities that they're purported to convey.
Very disappointed because as a person with low energy, I was really looking forward to the beneficial results.

L
Logan Kwiatkowski
Haven’t received ywt

Ordered 3 weeks ago still haven’t received

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Al Querney
Good

Not huge yet but tastes good

benefits

Ingredients for Capsules - 150 x 500 mg

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 22%
Saturated Fat 0g 22%
Unsaturated Fat 0g 22%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg 18%
Sodium 0mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1911 reviews
85%
(1622)
9%
(165)
2%
(45)
1%
(23)
3%
(56)
T
Terry Boudreau
Did not recieve

I have not received my package

H
Hugo Gilbert

Vert good product

N
Nicole Moody
Developed severed head pressure, ocular pain and migraines using BCAAs

Sadly, although I took this according to directions (one scoop daily as provided), I had a non-stop headache for the week that I used them. The taste is also absolutely disgusting, but I was willing to hold my nose and gulp it down if it provided the health and energy / fat burning qualities that they're purported to convey.
Very disappointed because as a person with low energy, I was really looking forward to the beneficial results.

L
Logan Kwiatkowski
Haven’t received ywt

Ordered 3 weeks ago still haven’t received

A
Al Querney
Good

Not huge yet but tastes good