Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) consist of three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine, and are among the nine essential amino acids – those amino acids that are not produced within the body and must be obtained through the diet or supplementation.
BCAAs (particularly leucine) play an important role in stimulating protein synthesis. The play a role in gaining and maintaining muscle mass – especially in low calorie diets, but also as we age to prevent muscle wasting. Muscles use BCAAs as an energy source
BCAAs also play roles in other metabolic and physiologic processes including the metabolism of glucose and play a role in obesity through the increase of the oxidation of fatty acids, chronic loss of appetite and brain support.
Progressive Labs BCAA Powder is provided 2:1:1 ratio (leucine:isoleucine:valine) which has been found to the most beneficial ratio.
Athletes and active people may supplement with (BCAAs) to try to help with recovery from workouts and enhance athletic performance.
BCAA Powder has been instantized with sunflower lecithin instead of soy lecithin to allow for easy dissolution and is non-GMO, gluten free and vegan friendly.‡
BCAA Powder has been formulated to support healthy muscle mass limit muscle wasting and provide support for brain health and healthy blood glucose levels. ‡
Progressive Laboratories recommends taking one scoop of BCAA Powder mixed with water or juice before exercise, or more as recommended by a physician.
We found no reported interactions between the ingredients in this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If your patients take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with them.
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