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Description

Maximum Nutritionís BCAA 1000 provides a potent blend of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, valine and isoleucine. BCAAs are needed to build the proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of muscle and other body tissues. BCAAs promote a positive nitrogen balance - this means that high levels of protein are maintained in the muscle, creating an optimal environment for muscle growth. BCAAs are essential amino acids that canít be made by the body. They can only be obtained from protein foods such as red meat and dairy products or supplementation.

BCAA supplementation can be especially beneficial for athletes and body builders, to promote muscle growth and prevent muscle breakdown during training. Studies suggest that BCAAs enhance muscle protein synthesis and prevent the muscle damage that results from intense exercise activity. BCAAs are often used by exercise enthusiasts to improve performance and recovery after workouts.

Due to its muscle building (anabolic) and muscle breakdown (catabolic) effects, BCAAs are often used to treat individuals suffering from burns, infections and other traumas. BCAAs have been found to promote the healing of bones, skin and muscle tissue in trauma patients. They are also used in the treatment of liver disease.


Pros

Athletes and body builders may find that BCAA 1000 supplementation is a convenient way to increase muscle gain (nitrogen retention). In order to build muscle, experts recommend consuming a complete protein every three hours. Itís easier to supplement with BCAA 1000 than to prepare and cook whole food protein such as poultry, fish or egg whites. Furthermore, BCAA 1000 provides a way to get high quality BCAAs without the fat, which is important when training and dieting.

Supplementation with BCAA 1000 can also be an important addition to the vegan/vegetarian diet, which lacks animal food protein.

Studies have found that BCAAs have numerous benefits including:

  • Promotes muscle building
  • Prevents muscle breakdown and damage
  • Improves performance and recovery
  • Promotes healing in trauma patients

Cons

No side effects have been reported with the use of BCAAs. However, pregnant or lactating women and people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reyeís Syndrome, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with amino acids without consulting a physician.

There are no known drug interactions with BCAAs.


Is it for you?

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts may appreciate the convenience of taking BCAA 1000 to build muscle, improve performance and prevent muscle damage due to training. If youíre a vegan/vegetarian, you may also benefit from BCAA 1000 supplementation.

However, pregnant or lactating women and people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reyeís Syndrome, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAAs without consulting a physician.

Maximum Nutritionís BCAA 1000 Nutrition Facts

 

Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 160

Amount Per Serving Daily Value

L-Leucine 500 mg *
L-Valine 250 mg *
L-Isoleucine 250 mg *
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Directions

Take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily with water. Take BCAAs on an empty stomach so that they wonít compete for assimilation with amino acids present in the food you are eating. Pregnant or lactating women and people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reyeís Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAAs without consulting a physician. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.




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