Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) are a critical nutrient for reducing muscle catabolism (muscle breakdown) during a workout. Evidence suggests that the ratio of BCAA is important for maximizing results, which often constitutes a ratio of 2:1:1 of L-Leucine to L-Isoleucine to L-Valine to effectively stimulate the pathways of protein synthesis when metabolised in the muscles. In fact, supplementing with BCAAs during exercise can help keep the muscle in a positive state of muscle protein balance.
Citrulline Malate is combination of the amino acid Citrullline and the organic salt Malate that is a pre cursor to Arginine and can help users increase nitric oxide levels, which may lead to increased strength and endurance through an increase in blood flow, glucose uptake and oxygen delivery to the muscles. Research has also found that Citrulline is possibly a greater alternative to Arginine for enhancing "plasma Arginine levels" because of Citrulline’s effects on endogenous Arginine synthesis. Therefore, meaning that Citrulline Malate may be a superior alternative to Arginine for regulating Nitric Oxide production, growth hormone release, insulin and Creatine production.
L-Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid but is increasingly classified as a semi-essential amino acid. What this means is that even though our body can make Glutamine by itself, during times of increased physical stress (i.e. injury, illness, hard training or over-training), our body cannot produce enough Glutamine to meets its requirements. Glutamine has been found to help strengthen the immune system, as well as more importantly maintaining muscle mass during strenuous workout sessions.
Electrolytes added into VPA Australia BCAA 7000 Powder are packed with essential minerals of Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphates and Chlorides that are lost through perspiration during a gruelling workout session. There have been some studies showing even mild water losses can significantly impede performance and electrolytes help to assist in fluid and carbohydrate uptake in the gut in order to keep our muscle cells hydrated and fully functioning as well as assisting in transmission of nerve impulses. In fact, low electrolyte levels can cause muscle fatigue and burn-out. Consuming enough electrolytes during training not only assists in maintaining water balance but also prevents muscle cramping and fatigue as well as keeping energy levels sustained.
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