Branched chain amino acids - usually referred to as BCAA - are a combination of amino acids which work together to protect muscle tissue, particularly when you're training hard, dieting, or between meals. They ensure you remain in a positive anabolic state to prevent the loss of muscle tissue. BCAA also keep your muscles' glycogen stores fuller for longer.
BCAA combine valine, leucine and isoleucine, three of the most critical and essential amino acids for bodybuilders, athletes, strength and power athletes and anyone wanting to build and preserve muscle. BCAA are metabolised rapidly by the body, passing directly to muscle tissue where they are put to work preserving lean mass.
It is possible to get the three amino acids in BCAA from the food we eat, but extremely difficult to take in the optimum amounts. And of course the corresponding calorie count would have a huge impact on your macros and daily diet.
Mixing BCAA powder with water creates an ideal amino acid drink to have between meals, before fasted cardio, or during (intra) training to protect muscle mass.
BCAA powder comes in a 2:1:1, 4:1:1 or 8:1:1 ratio of leucine : isoleucine : valine. All three ingredients are pharmaceutical grade so you can be confident of giving your body the very best BCAA supplements. Also available is our Instantised BCAA in a 2:1:1 ratio, combined with 1% sunflower lecithin to aid in quicker mixability than standard BCAAs.
Our powdered BCAAs are available unflavoured (ideal for flavouring with our natural sweetener drops) or a variety of incredible flavours: green apple, lemon lime, orange pine or wild berry.
If you want more than just BCAA powder, check out our range of specially formulated intra workout supplements which combine BCAA with powerful anabolic extras including creatine, l-glutamine, citruline malate, electrolytes and vitamins.
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BCAA are an important amino acid supplement for protecting lean tissue and sparing muscle even when dieting, performing cardio, fasting or training intensely. Our BCAA are available in a 2:1:1, 4:1:1 or 8:1:1 ratio of leucine : isoleucine : valine, the most important essential amino acids for muscle tissue protection. Of great benefit to bodybuilders, anyone dieting for better body composition, or anyone going for long periods of time without a protein meal.
BCAA Dosage and Suggested Use
As a dietary supplement, consume 5g-10g with 250-500ml of water 2 to 4 times daily or as required. BCAA will mix best when mixed in a shaker bottle. Best used before or during intense training, before fasted cardio, or during the day between meals. A slight frothiness is quite normal and to be expected (this is due to the leucine powder which is very fine). 1 flat 10ml scoop of BCAA provides an estimated 5g serving. Scoop included in package.