"Dissolves completely which my previous one didn't. I use a scoop of BCAA in both my pre-workout and post-workout shakes, really helps with recovery!" - Dale
Also known as Branch Chain Amino Acids made up from Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, they make up a unique premium blend of amino acids all in one convenient pouch. BCAA’s are commonly found in different forms of blends depending on which amino acid is more present than others. BCAA’s are building blocks of protein and muscle, helping them to recover and repair after physical activities.
Essentially - that feeling, the day after leg day, and you're struggling to do the simple things in life. Your legs haven't recovered and now you're suffering the consequences. Surely for hitting a PB, you don't deserve this? Well, unfortunately, that’s what happens when you don't consume your BCAA’s!
When exercising, your body can often go into a catabolic state, meaning that you start to use and break down tissue such as fats and muscle to produce energy for muscle contractions. Although this may sound good that your body is using unwanted fat, in fact, it can be the complete opposite and you can begin to lose muscle as your body breaks down proteins instead as an energy source. Unfortunately, you can't stop protein breakdown, however by increasing the rate of protein synthesis compared to protein breakdown helps to build muscle and reduce that dreaded muscle loss.
Overall BCAA’s help provide the body with a supply of amino acids. As this unique blend combines 3 main amino acids, it can be difficult to understand is in our BCAA powder the Amino Acids contained within are:
If you want to increase muscle mass, and reduce soreness of muscles from working out then BCAA’s are a perfect blend for you. Combining 3 of the best amino acids needed for muscle maintenance, your muscles will thank you for adding this to your basket. Not only does it help with your all-important gains but the combination also helps with energy production, what more could you want?
It's said that sipping on BCAAs during a workout can help delay onset fatigue and give you that mental and physical boost during your workout. Maintaining high levels of BCAA throughout the day is essential to stop your body from using muscle protein as fuel, and use fat stores instead. Working out increase muscle stress, giving your body the additional amino acids before and after will reduce tiredness and help you push through any pain. We recommend that you take BCAA’s 30-45 minutes prior to working out to allow your body to absorb and direct them to your muscles.
Anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle should take BCAA’s. For those that hit the gym or enjoy a run then BCAA’s will be even more advantageous, as the increased protein synthesis allows you to build lean mass muscle. Available in a range of delicious flavours you can sip to your heart's content making your muscles smile with joy.
It's important to note there is a fundamental difference between products advertised as "BCAA" and "iBCAA". The "i" stands for instantised which means our BCAAs have undergone a high tech manufacturing process. This ensures that when mixed with water, our BCAAs dissolve fully. Standard, cheaper BCAAs, when mixed with water cannot dissolve and 'lumps' float on the top of the liquid. This not only makes it harder to consume but also takes longer to reach the muscle. Here at Protein Works, we only manufacture iBCAA as we believe in only offering products that achieve the best results for our customers.
Whilst Branch Chain Amino Acids are backed by years of research, they are also known for having a slightly bitter taste and not mixing ever so well. That’s why here at Protein Works we have ensured that our premium quality BCAA's are instantised to ensure easy mixing and solubility when added to any protein shake. Plus for those like to consume their BCAA’s preworkout or intraworkout on their own, the Protein Works Product Development Team have introduced flavoured iBCAA powder: available now in Berry Blitz, Orange Burst, Green Apple Spike, Classic Cola Pop and our latest flavour innovation Blue Raspberry Juice. Made using our unique premium flavours and colours, flavoured iBCAA powder mixes into a fruity cordial drink that’s not only refreshing but backed up with scientific support.
BCCA Extreme is a cutting-edge 4:1:2 ratio of L-Leucine, L-Valine and L-Isoleucine and includes a unique blend of magnesium, calcium and Vitamin C.
It also comes in a wider range of flavours including Classic Cola Pop, Orange Burst, and Watermelon Breze.
If you're looking for a BCAA powder with a bit more of flavour punch - and an enhanced ratio of amino acids - then BCCAA Extreme is for you.
* Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and based on personal experience. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan. Nutritional Information per serving based on Unflavoured.
Please Note: flavour imagery is only a serving suggestion and for illustration purposes. It does not represent actual flavour ingredients.