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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: Dean Posted: 31/08/2011 20:35:40
Hi Lads.
I was thinking of taking BCAAs the following way is it correct 5g upon waking, 5-10g pre-workout, 5-10g post workout and 5g before bed with slow release protein or some cottage cheese. Sorry for all the questions but do I need some BCAA during workout and can I take Glutamine in the same way and amounts as BCAA . Thanks for all your help.

Posted By: Admin
Hi Dean,

It's unnecessary to take that higher dosage if you're eating solid amounts of protein alongside it. Simply take them pre and post-workout, and the glutamine before bed.

Posted By: jay Posted: 18/07/2011 10:15:03
Hi was wondering, it says take 6 capsules twice a day. When is the best times to take them Im just a bit concerned because im planning on taking 3 grams of d-aspartic acid in the morning and 2 formadrol before gym and 2 before bed and also planning on taking 4 capsules of creatine x4 30 mins before gym. Just concerned coz it sounds like a lot of pills to take. Please could you give me some advice. Thanx

Posted By: Admin
I would centre them around your training primarily. 6 caps pre-workout would be sufficient, and then another few capsules in between the longest space between your daily meals (i.e 3-4 hours) to elevate protein synthesis.

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