Lab Series BCAA
High Leucine Branched Chain Amino Acids
100% Pure BCAA
- Pure pharmaceutical grade BCAA's .
- High Leucine for maximum mTOR signalling.
- Up-regulates protein synthesis
- No fillers, sweeteners or flavours.
Premium BCAAS Based On Real Research
The research is very solid on the benefits of Branched Chain Amino Acids. A large number of studies have investigated the health benefits of BCAA's and now multiple studies are targeting BCAA benefits for athletes. Strength and power athletes stand the most to gain from supplementing with BCAA's. They offer three key benefits to strength trainers:
1. During resistance training BCAA's are oxidized to produce energy which can contribute significantly to boosting workout intensity and performance.
2. Your cellular and circulatory BCAA levels fall dramatically during resistance training which contributes to fatigue and delay of recovery. Taking BCAA's during and post workout reduces fatigue and accelerates recovery.
3. BCAA's, and in particular Leucine up-regulate mTOR signalling and other signalling pathways to turn on protein synthesis for optimum muscle gains.
MAX'S BCAA 10:1:1 combines the highest quality ingredients to ensure you get the best possible results:
Micronized and Instantised BCAA’s – These BCAA’s have very small particle sizes and are specially treated to enable faster wetting and absorption
Pepform Leucine Peptides – Specific short peptides with high Leucine content have been shown to be taken up through the small intestine wall even faster than free form aminos, giving an fast Leucine spike to switch on protein synthesis
- Free Form BCAA’s – Traditional BCAA's take longer to absorb. They continue switching on protein synthesis after the faster instantised BCAA’s and Leucine Peptides levels begin to diminish.
What also sets MAX'S BCAA 10:1:1 apart is what it doesn't contain - It is FREE from fillers, flavours, colours and sweeteners. It is pure BCAA's, nothing else, so you get full potency and maximum results.
Muscle protein undergoes constant change and re-modelling through synthesis of new proteins and breakdown of existing proteins. Together, these processes are called protein turnover and produce muscle growth or hypertrophy when synthesis is greater than breakdown, and muscle wasting when synthesis is less than breakdown.
Resistance exercise produces diverse changes in amino acid metabolism and protein turnover in skeletal muscle. High training loads require large energy expenditure, and BCAA’s when available, can be oxidized to contribute significantly to these energy needs.
However high training loads puts muscle in a catabolic state, or in other words, muscle tissue starts to break down as a result of intense weight training and can continue to breakdown for many hours afterwards. Although intense training is catabolic, it clearly does not cause muscle wasting; instead, regular training is essential to optimize muscle growth or hypertrophy. To achieve muscle growth your metabolism must shift from catabolic during and immediately after exercise to anabolic during the post exercise recovery period.
Leucine plays an essential role in this shift. After resistance exercise net protein balance remains negative (protein breakdown is greater than protein synthesis), and remains negative until enough Leucine is ingested. Dietary BCAA’s reach the blood virtually unaltered from their levels in the diet, where it can be taken up by skeletal muscle. Leucine entering the muscle cells, not only halts the catabolic breakdown of muscle tissue, but by its activation of mTOR, initiates protein synthesis and muscle growth.
Leucine's effect on mTOR is synergistic with insulin. Together, insulin and leucine allow skeletal muscle to coordinate protein synthesis.
The take home message here is - optimal post exercise nutrition should include Leucine to stimulate mTOR, carbs to spike insulin, and dietary protein to fuel new protein synthesis and muscle growth which means protein (containing high levels of Leucine) and carbs immediately after training will stop muscle breakdown and optimise recovery and growth
What's the best way to take MAX'S BCAA's?
MAX'S BCAA 10:1:1 comes as a pure white powder with a bland taste. Lot's of trainers simply put a spoonful of BCAA powder on their tongue and wash it down with water. Other options include mixing it with a sports drink or fruit juice in a shaker. Still another option is to add a serve to your protein shake.
When is the best time to take BCAA's?
The best time to take your BCAA's is immediately after training to help maximise recovery and growth. However BCAA's will contribute to energy, recovery and muscle growth right throughout your day. To increase energy for workouts you can take up to 10 grams about 30 minutes before training. To optimise recovery and growth, simply add a 5 gram serve to each protein shake. Taking a 5 gram serve before bed will help ensure maximum recovery and growth while you sleep.
Can BCAA’s be taken with other supplements like Creatine or Glutamine?
Yes, essential amino acids supplements are stable and will be just as effective if they are taken in conjunction with other supplements, food or protein shakes. In fact stacking BCAA's, Creatine and Glutamine makes a very effective recovery and muscle building combination.
How do BCAAs help me if I am dieting?
They can be used as fuel (energy) by the body like mentioned above so if you are restricting your calories and your body needs energy or fuel it goes to your muscles and your fat to get that fuel. We obviously want it to go after the fat, but we don’t want it to go after the muscle. Providing your body with Branched Chain Amino Acids throughout the day will allow it to use those for fuel if needed and prevent your body from getting the BCAAs from your muscle, which can cause loss of lean muscle.
Will it bother my stomach?
No, it should not bother your stomach. We consume Amino Acids every day with protein meals and our BCAA powder (the best in Australia) are of the same chemical design.
How long do I have to take it?
You can continue to take BCAA's for months without any issues.