If you’re serious about strength training, you’ve probably heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). But if you’re in the dark, don’t panic, you’re not alone. Although most people dedicated to fitness understand the importance of food as athletic support, not everyone understands the benefits of supplementation to fitness. While we don’t judge, we’re here to shed some light on another key product in our arsenal of awesome.
What are BCAAs?
To fully understand the role of BCAAs in supplementation, we need to understand the role of protein. A fifth of the body is made from this oh-so-important building block. It is the foundation for body tissue, acts as a fuel source and is needed to form blood cells. Protein is found within all cells of your body and is their major structural component. Protein is composed of 22 amino acids, nine of which are called “essential”. Unfortunately, our body doesn’t make them naturally, which means they must come from nutrition and supplementation. While protein intake is a great source of amino acids, BCAAs can provide additional support. BCAAs are identified as the essential amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. The BCAA Leucine, in particular, has a significant influence on the preservation and growth of muscle and is known as the ignition for protein synthesis.
What to Look for in BCAAs
Okay, you now know the importance of BCAAs, but what makes Bodylogix® Natural BCAA great? Shakespeare said, “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” Bodylogix® Natural BCAA is fermented from plant sources making it suitable for vegans. This is important to note as not all supplements are created equal. The alternative? Animal based BCAAs using keratin waste. Thanks to global growing awareness, more light is being shed on the industry, ultimately driving change and raising the bar on what you can expect from us. (We’re ready!)
How do they Taste?
If you are/were a diehard gym rat, you probably know that in the past BCAAs didn’t taste that great. Function? Definitely. Delicious? Not so much. The good news? That too is changing. In fact, Bodylogix® Natural BCAA uses our signature flavoring system to give you an ultra-tasty, intra-workout drink in a refreshing Green Apple flavour.
What makes Bodylogix® Different?
Scientific research has determined that the ideal ratio of BCAAs as 2:1:1 of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Bodylogix® Natural BCAA contains 5000 mg of BCAAs and uses this ratio, helping you to build and repair lean muscle. Most importantly, our product contains no artificial colours or flavours and stevia and erythritol provides a sweet, no-calorie substitute for sugar. Clean products are paramount to those with food sensitivities which is why Bodylogix® Natural BCAA is gluten free and made in a peanut free facility. Rest assured you’ll get the most out of your workout.
Not only do we source quality ingredients but Bodylogix® Natural BCAA is third-party Contents Tested & Certified by NSF to ensure the highest quality and safety standards. In other words, label claims are accurate and true; ingredients and formulas are reviewed for safe consumption; and most importantly, the ingredients on the label are exactly what you’ll find in the bottle and nothing else!
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