Amino AcidsMuscle Buddy
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. “Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of BCAAs. BCAAs are essential, meaning they can’t be produced by your body and must be obtained through supplementation or food. Our Amino Acids contains only BCAAs in an optimised formula.
Research suggests that BCAAs will:
Help increase muscle growth
Help decrease muscle soreness
Maintain muscle mass
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Increases muscle growth
Research shows that BCAAs activate enzymes responsible for building muscle. The BCAA leucine activates a certain pathway in the body that stimulates muscle protein synthesis, which is the process of making muscle. Our Amino Acids is high in leucine and has been specifically formulated to be your Muscle Buddy.
Reduces muscle soreness
BCAAs taken before or after strength training may reduce muscle soreness following your workout. The soreness you feel a day or two after a workout, especially if your exercise routine is new, is known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). BCAAs have been shown to decrease muscle damage, which may help reduce the length and severity of DOMS. Several studies show that BCAAs decrease protein breakdown during exercise and decrease levels of creatine kinase, which is an indicator of muscle damage.
Reduces exercise fatigue
BCAAs may also help reduce exercise-induced fatigue. Your muscles use BCAAs during exercise, causing levels in your blood to decrease. When blood levels of BCAAs decline, levels of the essential amino acid tryptophan in your brain increase. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin (known as the happy hormone), a brain chemical that is thought to contribute to the development of fatigue during exercise.
Why take our Amino Acids
Our Amino Acids is free from additives and unnecessary fillers, to give you a pure capsule, with ingredients that ensure the highest bioavailability and maxumum absorption. Our dosages are optimised for maximum efficacy.
Our team created our Amino Acids in an optimised vegan formula, which research indicates will maximise the growth of your muscles, reduce muscle fatigue and lessen soreness.
Amino acids are a group of 20 organic compounds known as the ‘building blocks’ of proteins, as they play such a foundational role in many chemical reactions in your body to help maintain normal bodily functions. Amino acids are grouped into three categories, essential, non-essential and conditional.
1. Essential Amino Acids: Your body cannot produce essential amino acids. These must be obtained by an external source, usually through food or supplementation.
2. Non-essential amino acids: Non-essential amino acids are those which your body naturally produces throughout the day.
3. Conditional amino acids: These amino acids are produced only under specific circumstances, typically when your body is fighting off an illness or dealing with stress.
1. Valine: Valine is one of three branched-chain amino acids, meaning it has a chain branching off to one side of its molecular structure. Valine helps stimulate muscle growth and regeneration and is involved in energy production.
2. Leucine: Like valine, leucine is a branched-chain amino acid that is critical for protein synthesis and muscle repair. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing and produces growth hormones.
3. Isoleucine: The last of the three branched-chain amino acids, isoleucine is involved in muscle metabolism and is heavily concentrated in muscle tissue. It’s also important for immune function, hemoglobin production and energy regulation.
There are a large variety of foods that contain BCAAs. Those with high amounts include:
Meat, poultry and fish
Beans and lentils
Tofu and tempeh
Taking Amino Acids before or after exercise may be equally effective in providing muscle protection. Research suggests that you may not need to take at precise intervals to support muscle building. Getting an adequate dose based on your body weight is essential, as well as continuing to take them long-term, including on non-exercise days to support muscle growth, reduces muscle soreness and reduce exercise fatigue.
Research suggests you can take Amino Acids when it's convenient for you. We'd recommend earlier in the day and with a meal and water to help absorption. Avoid taking with caffeine as this can prevent absorption and increase excretion.