What's the deal with BCAAs

Dorothy Sinding
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BCCAS are comprised of Isoleucine, leucine and valine. Although readily available in a wide variety of foods the highest concentration is found in protein rich animal foods. Seeds, nuts, brown rice, legumes and fortified cereals are plant based alternatives. More often than not training goals dictate an athletes’s menu! Nuts and seeds are both high in fat and calories. Complex carbohydrates are full of fabulous fibre but may cause GI distress.

Reducing caloric intake by lowering fat or complex carbohydrates usually means consuming incomplete proteins. This may leave vegan athletes deficient in amino acids. Nutraphase’s Vegan BCAAS is the answer. The list of benefits is endless:

Increased endurance
Prevents fatigue
Improved mental clarity
Increased energy
Enhanced performance
Prevents protein loss
Help limit muscle wasting
Stimulates the building of protein
The bottom line is quite simple. BCAAS prevent muscle atrophy or shrinkage while enhancing aerobic endurance. In other words, go ahead and continue to train insane. BCAAS help preserve muscle tissue while allowing you to drop body fat!

NUTRAPHASE has added Glutamine to their product for a few reasons.

Helps maintain muscle
Prevents muscle breakdown
Enhances glycogen storage (body’s equivalent of money in the bank for a rainy day)
Aids in recovery
Exercise is a stress reliever for many but over training triggers the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is known as the fight or flight hormone. Stubborn belly fat is often the end result. Glutamine may work countering cortisol by offering immune system support. Glutamine is also helpful with leaky gut and repairing damage due to Celiac disease.

NUTRAPHASE has added Citrulline Malate to their formula. This amino acid changes into Arginine. Citrulline Malate may help the body make more protein and increase the size of arteries and veins. This means more oxygen rich blood pumping to those hard working muscles!

Let’s talk Vitamin B6! The best sources are found in meat and whole grains especially wheat. Vegans and Celiac? Not a problem!

I’m so pleased NUTRAPHASE has added 5mg of Vitamin B6 to their gluten free BCAAS. This important vitamin has a wide range of jobs.

Aid in the creation of amino acids and protein
Help convert food into energy
Helping the body metabolize fats and proteins
Aids in manufacturing muscle and hemoglobin (blood) protein
Helps to make hormones seratonin and norepinephrine which affect moods
Helps the body produce melatonin. This regulates our internal clock
Ease joint pain
Helps with muscle fatigue
Regulating water retention
May prevent headaches
After training it’s not uncommon to drop water weight. Sweating causes a loss in precious minerals. Restoring electrolytes helps bring the body back to balance. This trio’s benefits are key to recovery.

Prevent cramping
Water balance
Aid in nerve function
Help muscles contract
Help transport glucose to cells
Hard training is the first step but a NUTRAPHASE regime will allow you to recover and repair while you rest!!

NUTRAPHASE VEGAN BCAAS are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, gluten free and the flavour is untouchable.

NUTRAPHASE VEGAN BCAAS are now available at the Elite Training Facility.



reference:
nutraphase.com