Prolab's BCAA Plus - Product Review  Hot

 

Description

Prolab’s BCAA Plus delivers high quality branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), vitamin C and vitamin B6 to promote muscle building, prevent muscle damage and enhance recovery. This high potency formula contains naturally occurring BCAAs leucine, valine and isoleucine. BCAAs are essential amino acid that can only be derived from protein foods (such as red meat and dairy products) or dietary supplements. Vitamin B6 supports BCAA production and breakdown in the muscle tissue. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals (toxic molecules that cause damage to cells) and helps the immune system function optimally.

BCAAs provide muscle energy, build muscle (anabolic) and prevent muscle breakdown (catabolic). BCAAs powerful anti-catabolic effects can be especially beneficial for athletes and body builders to prevent muscle damage that results from intense training. BCAAs are also 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.

Independent studies suggest that BCAA supplementation can help athletes prevent muscle loss and improve endurance training and performance under stressful conditions, such as heat and high altitudes. Another study found that BCAAs can help athletes improve immunity and prevent infections following competition and intense exercise activity.

Taking a super anti-catabolic BCAA supplement such as Prolab’s BCAA Plus helps maximize muscle regeneration, enhance fast recovery, build strength, improve athletic performance and boost immunity.


Pros

Since the body can’t produce its own BCAAs, athletes, body builders and fitness enthusiasts will find that BCAA Plus supplementation is a convenient way to increase muscle gain and prevent muscle breakdown. BCAA Plus supplementation can also be an important addition to the vegan/vegetarian diet, which lacks animal food protein.

Studies have found that the nutrients in BCAA Plus have numerous benefits including:

  • Powerful anti-catabolic effects prevent muscle damage and breakdown
  • Promotes muscle building
  • Enhances fast recovery
  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves physical performance

Cons

No side effects have been reported with the short-term use of BCAAs. However, Vitamin C may produce a laxative effect and stomach upset in certain people. Neurological side effects can occur with a large amount of vitamin B6 (higher than 200 mg).

In one study, a large dose of BCAAs (60 grams) caused increased blood levels of tryptophan, phyenylalanine and tyrosine. Until more is known, people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAAs without consulting a physician.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in BCAA Plus including:

  • Acetominophen
  • Aspirin
  • Beta-blockers for high blood pressure
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophospamide
  • Docetaxel
  • Diuretics, loop
  • Fluorouracil
  • Methotrexate
  • Nitrate medications for heart disease
  • NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Paclitaxel
  • Tetracycline
  • Warfarin

Is it for you?

If you want to prevent the catabolic (breaking down) effect of muscle tissue and promote muscle growth and recuperation, then Prolab’s BCAA Plus is for you. Vegans/vegetarians may also benefit from taking BCAA Plus. However, people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAAs without consulting a physician.


Dosage and Directions

Take 6 capsules 30 to 60 minutes after your workout. BCAAs should be taken on an empty stomach so that they won’t compete for assimilation with amino acids present in the food you are eating. People with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), depression, Reye’s Syndrome, heart, kidney or liver disease should not supplement with BCAAs without consulting a physician. Keep out of the reach of children.




BCAA Plus Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 6 capsules
Servings Per Container: 15
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
L-Isoleucine 960 mg *
L-Leucine 2 g *
L-Valine 1 g *
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 90 mg 150%
*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.


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