BCAAs by Metagenics is a great-tasting powdered branched-chain amino acid supplement which provides support for muscle protein synthesis (muscle building) in athletes, people with muscle-wasting disease and anyone who would like to add a little bit more muscle to their physique.
BCAAs have become an important part of the athlete’s supplement regime, and rightly so. The three branched-chain amino acids include leucine, isoleucine and valine, and they comprise almost 50% of muscle protein in the human body! The controllable key drivers of muscle growth is resistance exercise and amino acid availability. If any of the required essential amino acids (amino acids that the body can not make itself) are missing, that amino acid is the limiter of the process and muscle can not grow. So, it is essential to have an abundant amount of high-quality essential amino acids, and especially the most abundant muscle tissue essential amino acids- the branched-chain amino acids, after your workout.
To get more precise, the BCAA leucine has been shown to have the majority of muscle building effects. That is why Metagenics has created their version with a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine, ensuring you are getting the best and most up to date formula science has to offer.
Research shows that BCAAs are best taken within about an hour after your workout and right before bed, along with adequate whole protein to supply the rest of the essential amino acids your body needs to build muscle.
This product is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Calories (25), Sodium (as sodium chloride) (40mg), L-Leucine (3g), L-Valine (1.5g), L-Isoleucine (1.5g), Natural flavors, Citric acid, Malic acid, Rebaudiana leaf extract), Silica.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||1 Scoop (7.3 g)|
|Servings Per Container||30|
|Sodium (as sodium chloride)||40 mg||2%|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
Directions: Blend, shake, or briskly stir 1 scoop (7.3 g) into 8 oz of chilled water before and after exercise or with a meal as directed by your healthcare practitioner.