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BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) (Instantized)

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BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) (Instantized)

BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) (Instantized)

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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.

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. 

Customer Reviews

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BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) (Instantized)

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Sam
rocket pop BCAA

Not sure if it was just a bad batch. Had to throw out the Rocket Pop BCAAs
that I ordered because it tasted like stale cigarettes.

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Bree Bowes
Love it!

Tastes great and mixes well.

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Nicolas Roy
Très efficace

Le goût n’est pas bon mais ça fonctionne.

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Josh Keeton
Orange BCAAs

Flavor is almost undrinkable. Tried the fruit punch before and it was much better