GLA BCAA 2:1:1 contains a combination of the Branched Chain Amino Acids at the aforementioned ratio. Branched Chain Amino Acids are a naturally occurring group of amino acids found in dietary foods and are considered to be an essential amino acid, meaning the body can not biosynthesise them internally but instead, requires them to be consumed via the protein in food.
GLA BCAA 2:1:1 are naturally fermented, quality guaranteed and sugar-free.
- NO Gluten
- NO Fillers
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Utilising the tried, tested and proven 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine:Iso-Leucine:Valine, GLA only support clinically researched ingredients and dosage protocols. The fact remains, that 2:1:1 is the most proven ratio of BCAA’s found to illicit a positive effect on performance, muscle recovery and reducing the risk of muscle loss during a caloric deficit.
Recognised as the most anabolic (muscle growth) amino acid, Leucine it is often overdosed in products as a sales gimmick. However, the reality is that Leucine is ineffective without adequate amounts of its supportive BCAA’s.
Maximum muscle protein synthesis requires greater than 2.5g of Leucine in a meal, which is an indicator for a muscle growth, and when coupled with other essential and non-essential amino acids, Leucine quite literally triggers muscle growth.
Utilising 5g of GLA BCAA 2:1:1 before, during or after exercise can enhance performance, will improve recovery and may reduce the perceived pain of exercise as well.
Also note, BCAAs fill several metabolic and physiologic roles. Metabolically, BCAAs promote protein synthesis and turnover, signaling pathways, and metabolism of glucose. Oxidation of BCAAs may increase fatty acid oxidation and play a role in obesity. Physiologically, BCAAs take on roles in the immune system and in brain function. BCAAs are broken down effectively by dehydrogenase and decarboxylase enzymes expressed by immune cells, and are required for lymphocyte growth and proliferation and cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity. Lastly, BCAAs share the same transport protein into the brain with aromatic amino acids (Trp, Tyr, and Phe). Once in the brain BCAAs may have a role in protein synthesis, synthesis of neurotransmitters, and production of energy.