Key ingredients of BCAA

L-leucine, leucine AKG, leucine ethyl ester

Leucine is an essential amino acid from ketogenic amino acid group. It naturally appears in protein products, meat, eggs and fishes or plant products. It’s one of the most important amino acids for any human and especially for athletes. It’s universal amino acid for athletes of all sports and advance level. Supplementing leucine is a must after workout, because without proper level of leucine muscle protein synthesis cannot occur.

L-isoleucine, isoleucina AKG, isoleucine ehtyl ester

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, isomer of leucine. It naturally appears in protein products such as almonds, nuts, meat, eggs and diary. Isoleucine is an universal pre and after workout amino acids, it is an alternative source of energy when there isn’t sufficient amount of glucose and/or fatty acid available, for example during intensive workout. Absolutely essential in muscle protein synthesis process. By supplementing isoleucine you can increase amount of free amino acids, which should protect muscles from breakdown and support creation of new muscle protein leading to better post-workout regeneration. Used with valine and leucine in BCAA supplements.

L-valine, valine AKG, valine ethyl ester

Valine is an essential amino acid that takes part in muscle protein synthesis as well as in energetic processes. Valine can be used by the body to satisfy energetic needs during stress periods, for example during intense physical exercises. Supplementing valine increases its level in the bloodstream, which can be used to protect muscles from breakdown and support muscle recuperation after the workout. Valine is an excellent supplement in strength, endurance and strength-endurance sports. Great for both mass building and reduction cycles.

Citruline malate

Compound made from one of the most important for nitric oxide production amino acid L-citrulline and malic acid. It is one of the most efficient vasodilating compound known to scientists. The fusion of citrulline and malic acid lets citrulline to freely diffuse into the tissue, where it plays it role as the NO (nitric oxide) precursor. Nitric oxide is responsible for vasodilation of blood vessels, which leads to better transportation of oxygen (which is important for endurance athletes) and nutritional substances such as amino acids, electrolytes etc. With citrulline malate, muscles are better fed, so they recuperate faster. Moreover, citrulline malate decreases lactic acid working in synergy with beta-alanine, that is also present in BCAA. It also reduces concentration of ammonia, produced by your body during diets rich in protein.

CARNOSYN® BETA-ALANINE

Patented form of beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in the body, that supports production of carnosine, compound responsible for removing lactic acid form muscles after intensive workout. Just like creatinol-O-phosphate, beta-alanine is an intracellular buffer, with the ability to buffer hydrogen ions (stabilizing pH in muscles) produced in muscles in the presence of lactic acid. Those ions inhibit muscle ability to work by impairing of muscle - nerve communication, which leads to failure of muscle contraction process. Half-life of beta-alanine is 40 days, so it’s maximum concentration depends more on length of supplementation and not on dosage. According to research, taking beta-alanine for 10 weeks increases carnosine concentration by 80%. What does in mean for an athlete? Increasing carnosine concentration in type II muscle fibers means those fibers can absorb more hydrogen ions H+ created as a byproducts of lactic acid, while maintaining optimal pH. You can workout harder and longer and with balanced diet rich in protein, you will get better progress.

TURINE

Taurine is non protein amino acid that enhance the transport of active compounds into muscles by modulating insulin pathway. Moreover, along with acetyl-L—glutamine, it provides the feeling of energy without anxiety or overstimulation of CNS. It also works as antioxidant, protecting you from malicious effects of free radicals produced during the oxidative stress that is the effect of intensive and long-lasting effort.

VITAMIN B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is one of the most important B vitamins, which helps in the proper synthesis of cysteine. Cysteine is an amino acid that is part of the tripeptide glutathione, which is a very effective antioxidant. Pyridoxine helps to maintain normal metabolism of protein and glycogen in the muscles, proper metabolism of homocysteine and helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system and helps to maintain normal energy metabolism.