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Reflex BCAA

BCAA

BCAA's (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) are the collective name for 3 amino acids L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine which together account for 33% of all muscle protein. Reflex BCAA contains these in the ratio of 2:1:1 which is considered the perfect ratio for athletes.

During exercise BCAA are lost from muscle tissue to help generate energy, a primary cause of exercise induced muscle catabolism. Supplementing prior to training with BCAA spares muscle tissue allowing muscle repair and growth to get a 'head start'.

  • Convenient and fast acting capsule format
  • Contains L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine
  • 2:1:1 ratio as used in studies
  • Enhanced with added Vitamin B6

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Branch Chains Amino Acids (BCAA's) are the most critical 3 amino acids that make up protein in any athletes diet. Reflex BCAA provides only the highest quality supply of leucine, valine and isoleucine (the 3 amino acids classified as Branch Chain).

Making up 1/3 of the amino acids in muscle fibre tissue it is clear to see how important these nitrogen containing compounds are. Not only do they significantly improve recovery, especially in the sense of reducing recovery rate, but they also can be used as an energy substrate in prolong periods of exercise.

Intense exercise will severely deplete the stores of BCAA's, similar to glutamine levels also, meaning for athletes training frequently these must be replaced for a speedy and comprehensive recovery.

As these are in the form of amino acids also, they enter the bloodstream rapidly after swallowing, which also prevents catabolism during dieting. Any athlete should if not all ready be taking BCAA's!

Take 6 capsules 30 minutes prior to training on an empty stomach or with a carbohydrate based drink - avoid taking with protein.

Post training take either a fast acting recovery drink high in BCAA or take a further 6 capsules.

Do not take on non-exercise days

L-leucine

L-isoleucine

L-valine

microcrystalline cellulose

maltodextrin

magnesium stearate

pyrodoxine hydrochloride

Posted By: Zak Posted: 10/07/2011 20:48:10
Are these capsules as effective as the BCAA powder as ive been using the powder for a while and it is just inconvenient, thanks

Posted By: Admin
Yes Zak, they are. It's just personal preference and if you prefer capsules, they'll work just as well.

Posted By: em Posted: 21/07/2010 16:13:20
for lean muscle gains keeping body fat low with a high protein diet which one would be best protein powder or bcaa tablets powder has to be turned into amino acids so would you benefit from bcaa tabs only do you need to take both dont see the point of bulking then cutting

Posted By: Admin
BCAA's are already amino acids in smaller chains, they do not need to be broken down extensively by the body.

I'd advise a protein powder predominantly whether bulking or cutting, and supplement with BCAA's to prevent muscle breakdown if you were cutting - taking them pre-training and possibly before bed.

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