WHY USE BCAA STACK™?
Using isolated Branch Chain Amino Acids activates protein synthesis and prevents the muscle breakdown that occurs after intense workouts. BCAA STACK™ further supports muscle growth, muscle energy and recuperation over and above what ordinary protein supplements can do. The addition of advanced, highly bio-available forms of Vitamin B-6 and Vitamin B-12 to the BCAA STACK™ will also help to enhance your energy levels and endurance helping to further maximize your training while simultaneously enhancing recovery.
WHAT DO BCAA’S DO?
Branch Chain Amino Acids’ (L-Leucine; L-Isoleucine; L-Valine) are the amino acids (along with L-Glutamine) most important to muscle repair and growth. Of the essential amino acids that cannot be produced within the body, but must be consumed from food or supplements, the BCAA’s are the ones that are metabolized in the muscles rather than in the liver. This difference makes the BCAA’s the amino acids most able to preserve lean muscle while preventing catabolism (muscle breakdown). BCAA’s have also been shown to reduce fatigue in both anaerobic and endurance sports.
WHY DOES BCAA Stack CONTAIN A 4:1:1 Ratio?
We use the ideal 4:1:1 ratio of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine & L-Valine. Our formula is consciously “Leucine Heavy” because L-Leucine is the strongest of the BCAA’s, it helps maintain muscle tissue through sustaining nitrogen balance, supplies energy to the body even under the stress of training and preserves muscle glycogen used for muscle contraction.
WHY IS PRO LINE BCAA Stack™ SUPERIOR TO OTHER BCAA’s?
Unlike most BCAA products, which contain only the three amino acids, PRO LINE adds a very specific mix of co-factors designed to enhance the functions of these muscle-specific amino acids. The addition of L-Citrulline Malate and L-Glutamine, allows ADVANCED BCAA STACK to do what no other BCAA product can accomplish.
WHAT FUNCTIONS DO THE CO-FACTORS SERVE?
L-Glutamine represents almost 60% of the free amino acids in our bodies and is used up by both exercise and our immune system. After training, glutamine concentrations can be depleted by nearly 40%, triggering muscle break down. Perhaps one of the single most important agents for recovery, our pharmaceutical grade L-glutamine will prevent catabolism (muscle breakdown) from occurring post workout. L-glutamine is also critical for protein synthesis, cell-volumization and hydration. As well, L-glutamine creates glutathione, an important internal antioxidant that supports detoxification and immune functions.
L-Citrulline Malate is a non-essential amino acid that supports L-arginine levels in the body by serving as a precursor to L-arginine production. This supports cell-volumization by increasing NO (Nitric Oxide) levels in the blood. L-Citrulline supports increased blood flow and amino acid delivery to skeletal muscle, leading to increased protein synthesis (muscle growth) and enhanced ATP production for extra energy. L-Citrulline is also involved in removing ammonia from the body, a toxic byproduct of protein metabolism, and is supportive of the immune system.