DNA Pharma BCAA provides 5 grams of branched chain amino acids in a unique 8:1:1 ratio (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, Valine) that may help reduce exercise-induced muscle damage; allowing your body to repair, recuperate, and rebuild.* Next, Hydromax™ was added to this groundbreaking formula. Research has shown the glycerol found in this compound causes intracellular swelling leading enhanced nutrient delivery and massive pumps .*
The novel ingredient Laxosterone was included to enhance protein synthesis and nitrogen retention while promoting other anabolic effects such as increased strength, muscle endurance, muscle recovery, and lean muscle mass. .* For hydration, DNA Pharma BCAA includes a cleverly crafted electrolyte blend that helps ensure efficient muscle contractions while eliminating the potential for cramping due to dehydration from training hard.*
Last but not least, BCAA utilizes instantized amino acids that offer superior mixability with no foam, grit, or bitter taste. DNA Pharma BCAA is an ideal pre, intra, post, or all day drink that can help your body recover and stay in a muscle building, anabolic state.*
8:1:1 Instantiated Branch Chain Amino Acid Complex (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine):
This ratio refers to the amount of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine that are in each scoop of BCAA .
Leucine is the most vital building block of your muscles in the BCAA complex.
A study done in 2009 found that subjects who supplemented with BCAAs while following an 8-week resistance training program had a greater decrease in body fat, an increase in lean mass, and greater strength gains on the bench press and squat compared to the non-BCAA group.
Hydromax™ (65% Glycerol Powder):
Hydromax™ is a uniquely optimized, highly concentrated powdered blend of glycerol and silica that offers all the benefits of glycerol without the drawbacks.
When consumed glycerol is rapidly absorbed primarily in the small intestine, distributed equally among all fluid compartments, and promotes hyperhydration by inducing an osmotic gradient.
This brings potential benefits for endurance and stamina events, including adaptation to environmental heat/humidity stress, along with promoting blood flow associated with resistance training.
Glycerol has also been shown to help athletes store extra water, delaying the need for hydration. This suggests improved efficiency in exercise, thermoregulation and decreased physiological stress.
In addition, glycerol enhances plasma and intramuscular volume expansion, producing a more engorged muscular appearance.
Derived from plants, Laxogenin is essentially an anabolic building block which your body uses as a blueprint to create its own anabolics.
Laxogenin supports increased protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, while promoting other anabolic effects such as increased strength, muscle endurance, muscle recovery, and lean muscle mass.
Additionally, Laxogenin aids in controlling the stress hormone cortisol, which when out of balance, can increase fat and muscle wasting.
One study showed Laxogenin helped increase protein synthesis by over 200% which may allow for accelerated muscle growth and recovery .
Q: How should I take BCAA?
A: As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop (8 grams) with approximately 8-12 oz. of water and drink during your workout.
Q: What are BCAAs?
A: The branched chain amino acids are collectively made up of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body and can only be obtained through diet or supplementation. The BCAAs are the primary drivers behind muscle protein synthesis; arguably the most important physiological process for maximal muscle growth and recovery.
Q: What is Laxogenin?
A: Derived from plants, Laxogenin is essentially an anabolic building block which your body uses as a blueprint to create its own anabolics. Laxogenin supports increased protein synthesis and nitrogen retention while promoting other anabolic effects such as increased strength, muscle endurance, muscle recovery, and lean muscle mass. Additionally, Laxogenin aids in controlling the stress hormone cortisol, which when out of balance, can increase fat and muscle wasting.
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