BCAA 5:1:4 by Beast Sports Nutrition
Branched Chain Amino Acids
The Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine.
Create New Muscle Like a BEAST!
* Delivered in a 5:1:4 ratio
* Support muscle
* Reduce muscle breakdown
* Accelerate growth
* Accelerate recovery
Beast® BCAA 5:1:4: The Building Blocks in the Quest of More Muscle, Energy and Longevity.
Amino acids (AAs) are important biological compounds that serve as the building blocks for all proteins. Of the 20 standard AAs, three contain branched side chains, or a non-continuous link of carbon bonds: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are among the nine essential amino acids for humans meaning they cannot be made by the body and must be consumed through the diet. They account for ~35% of the amino acids found in skeletal muscle and make up 40% of the daily requirements for essential amino acids.
Whereas most amino acids are broken down and converted to energy in the liver, BCAAs are uniquely metabolized in skeletal muscle. Once ingested, BCAAs enter the blood stream and are directly absorbed into skeletal muscle where they can be used for energy, muscle repair and building and/or conversion into alanine or glutamine which can be shuttled to the liver for the formation of new blood glucose.* BCAAs can also cross the blood brain barrier where they are involved in the maintenance of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an important neurotransmitter in nervous system function. In addition to their ability to boost muscle synthesis, performance and recovery, a recent study in Cell Metabolism suggests BCAAs may have the power to support health by triggering cellular mechanisms that enhance mitochondrial number and function.* BCAAs are also important in immunity, brain function and other aspects of well-being.*
Through their diverse physiologic and metabolic functions, supplemental BCAAs demonstrate a wide range of potential benefits such as:
Increased protein synthesis
Through their signaling effects on protein synthesis, BCAAs exert a profound influence over the metabolic processes associated with protein synthesis, or the formation of new muscle tissue.
Reduced muscle tissue breakdown
Research suggests that consuming adequate levels of leucine may spare muscle tissue breakdown during intense exercise and dieting by activating regulatory proteins associated will cell survival.
Bolstered muscle strength and performance
The metabolic potential for BCAAs creates a glycogen sparing effect in muscle which, in turn, helps delay the onset of fatigue during intense exercise. BCAAs can also travel to the brain where they may help delay the onset of fatigue by reducing the uptake of fatigue inducing neurotransmitters.*
Enhanced recovery and longevity
Human studies examining the actions of BCAAs in skeletal have demonstrated that consuming BCAAs before during and after exercise can reduce muscle soreness and feelings of fatigue during intense workouts. They may also activate genetic defense systems that help protect the body from the detrimental effects of the reactive oxygen species associated with intense exercise and aging.*
BCAAs are an essential part of healthy nutrition. Optimize muscle development, athletic performance and support healthy aging with BEAST BCAAs.
Beast® BCAA 5:1:4 is designed to work with the entire Beast supplement lineup.This team of products is ready to help anybody who is serious about getting big, being strong, keeping fit.