Amino Acids Battery Nutrition BCAA
Battery Nutrition (BCAAs) are formed by 3 essential amino acids : leucine, valine and isoleucine. They make up about 30-35% of the protein in muscle tissue, and as they are not synthesized by the body, they must be obtained from food or dietary supplements.
- Stimulate protein synthesis
- Increase muscle mass
- Reinforce muscle strength
- Improve performance
- Delay muscle fatigue
- Stimulate body’s defences
- Energy reserves after glycogen depletion
- Help with muscle recovery
- Minimize muscle soreness
Amino acids play very important biological roles: the synthesis of proteins, enzymes, and hormones; in the transport of substances; synthesis of immunoglobulins and antibodies; in the regulation of acid-base balance in the body and may still be a source of energy, if a glycogen depletion occurs.
They are the basic units that make up the proteins necessary for the growth and maintenance of tissues, being fundamental to the development of muscles, for muscle recovery, and to strengthen the body’s immune system.
In order for the cells to produce the proteins required for their normal activity, there must be a constant intake of essential amino acids, either through food or dietary supplements.
The intake of BCAAs activates the mTOR signaling pathway (activates protein synthesis) and contributes to increased muscle mass.
Hypertrophy provides increased strength and endurance, improving athletic performance. Of all the amino acids that make up BCAAs, leucine is the main responsible for the activation of mTOR pathways.
Physical exercise activates the phosphorylation of BCKDH (branched chain alpha-keto dehydrogenase complex), an enzyme complex that is responsible for the use of BCAAs and promotes protein catabolism.
Therefore, if this amino acid is not quickly replenished, you experience a strong decrease in muscle proteins after the training.
Physical exercise, by increasing the metabolic requirements of the organism, requires an increase in the consumption of proteins and, in particular BCAAs.
BCAA supplementation attenuates muscle damage, promotes faster recovery and minimizes the intensity of muscle pain (reduces DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness) and muscle fatigue after exercise..
In supplements, the amount of leucine should be much higher than that of the other two amino acids, as it is the most important amino acid and there might be competition for absorption and metabolism (minimum ratio should be 2:1:1.
Battery Nutrition BCAA is ideal to prevent the catabolic state arising in circumstances such as intensive training or a fasted state – and in parallel is the perfect solution to enhance your body’s recovery and kickstart anabolic state.
Battery Nutrition BCAA delivers the essential BCAA-s to you in a micronized form for faster absorbtion!
Battery Nutrition BCAA-s come in two great flavors, Orange and Cola that are both carbohydrate and sugar free, along with an unflavored version.
- Provides BCAA-s essential for muscle growth and countering catabolism
- Elevated energy for workouts while nourishing your body
- Fast absorption due to micronized form
- Unprecedented taste, 100% carbohydrate and sugar free
During an intense workout, muscle fibers are broken down and cortisol levels increase.
This may be a natural process, although it results in less than optimal results. To counter catabolism, consuming food rich in BCAA is the key – and Battery Nutrition BCAA-s in micronized form is the ultimate choice to achieve this.
The supplementation of highly anabolic Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine is known to prevent this detrimental state during exercise and fasting, and kick-starts anabolism and muscle growth after exercise.