- Optimal BCAA dose (leucine: isoleucine: valine 2:1:1) in each serving
- Leucine 2500 mg in each serving
- Helps stimulate anabolism
- Accelerates cellular regeneration
- Ensures correct recovery after exercise
Leucine, isoleucine and valine are three branched chain amino acids that for part of the essential amino acids, the body cannot synthesize them and must receive them in the diet. In physiological conditions, they are essential for muscle function during training as they affect the stimulation of anabolic processes, inhibition of catabolism and, most importantly, they are a source of energy for the muscles.
The BCAAs represent around 35% of muscle mass, and above all provide the body with energy during prolonged and intense exercise. Leucine can be oxidised in the muscle to obtain energy or it turns into glutamine and alanine and these in turn can turn into glucose, which will be a source of energy in the blood stream. The two next ones: isoleucine and leucine can be converted using dehydrogenase keto oxo-acids which are also used as reactive agents in Krebs cycle (one of the steps in the cellular respiration process), leading to the production of ATP, the particle energy.
The activity of the BCAA´s is not only limited to inhibition of catabolism. An important factor is also the stimulation of anabolic processes (the synthesis of muscle). A high level of leucine directly and intensively stimulates the secretion of insulin with strong anabolic activity that results in increased assimilation of amino acids, including BCAA (increase in protein synthesis) and the inhibition of catabolic processes in the muscle tissue. Xtreme BCAA 5000 by FA Nutrition provides you with 5 grams of free amino acids that do not require digestion and are directly absorbed following ingestion