Our ALL NEW BCAA+ is a delicious 5 gram blend, consisting of Branched Chain Amino Acids and L-Glutamine, formulated to support lean muscle growth and improve recovery.
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Learn about the key ingredients in our BCAA+ so that you know how FATE products work to optimize the results of your hard work.
- Muscle Growth
- Speed Recovery
Protein is what supplies the building blocks necessary to repair and build muscle tissue during and after times of intense physical activity. These proteins are broken down and disassembled into amino acids which provide the muscles an efficient energy source. The branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine are among the nine essential amino acids for humans, accounting for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle proteins and 40% of the preformed amino acids required by mammals. BCAAs play a critical role in muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than the liver, meaning they can be used directly for building new proteins or producing energy.
BCAAs are useful for anyone who performs moderate to intense physical activity and wants to preserve lean muscle because they provide the muscles the energy they need to perform efficiently and prevent muscle breakdown. Consuming BCAA’s can improve body composition, prevent catabolism and increase muscular endurance and recovery. BCAAs in the 2:1:1 (2 L-Leucine: 1 L-Isoleucine: 1 L-Valine) ratio has been shown to be most beneficial for supporting muscle performance and growth by preventing muscle fatigue.
L-Leucine is an essential branch-chain amino acid (BCAA), meaning it cannot be made by the body. As such, L-Leucine must be acquired through diet or dietary supplements. L-Leucine is the fourth most concentrated amino acid in skeletal muscle tissue and makes up approximately 8% of the amino acids in your body’s protein structures. L-Leucine is essential to your overall health and has many beneficial effects on athletic performance. L-Leucine supplies the body with energy when under stress, preserves muscle glycogen, maintains nitrogen balance, enhances cognitive abilities effected by physical activity and works to heal and preserve bone, skin and muscle tissue. L-Leucine may also increase somatropin secretion, a hormone that supports healthier joints, body fat reduction, strength, muscle size and slows the aging process. L-Leucine is considered the most critical of the BCAAs because it stimulates protein synthesis which leads to increased muscle growth.
L-Isoleucine, like L-Leucine, is an essential amino acid that must be acquired through diet or dietary supplementation. This amino acid increases energy and endurance which is why it is routinely used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve athletic performance. L-Isoleucine is also one of the most abundant amino acids found in the skeletal muscles and accounts for approximately 1/8 of all the proteins in the body. It is important to have high amounts of L-Isoleucine at all times, but particularly before exercise. Supplementing Isoleucine before physical activity will prepare the muscles for the loss of this amino acid that occurs during physical activity. Additionally, L-Isoleucine is needed for the formation of hemoglobin to take place, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and is necessary for proper muscle recovery.
Like the other BCAAs, L-Valine cannot be manufactured by the body so it must be acquired via diet or supplementation. L-Valine is critical for supplying energy to muscles and for proper muscle tissue recovery and repair which makes consuming this amino acid prior to exercise ideal. L-Valine not only enhances energy and repair but is important for optimal growth in infants and children and maintaining nitrogen balances in adults.
Immune system support
L-Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the standard genetic code. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by blood flow directly to the organs that need it. Glutamine may support gut function, immune system activity and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing fuel, such as nitrogen and carbon, to many different cells in the body. Although the body produces glutamine on its own, the body can lose up to 50% of its glutamine levels during exercise, and if your immune system or other parts of the body becomes glutamine-deficient glutamine stores are first to be robbed from the muscles, creating an environment for catabolism. Consuming glutamine supplements prior to and after exercise can help prevent fatigue and muscle damage.