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Designed to help jump start the muscle building process during and after weight training. This formula has been 3rd Party tested for banned substances to ensure consumer safety and accuracy of label. It includes electrolytes, antioxidants, vitamin C and other performance supporting ingredients with incredible flavors. We do not include food coloring, dyes, or any unnecessary fillers. With UXO you can trust you are getting the best product at reasonable prices.
Leucine is the main amino acid due to it's muscle building benefits. This is the primary ingredient in the various ratio counts on the market. It is important to focus on how Leucine affects the body and the way it helps our muscles grow. Leucine activates the protein known as mTOR, or Mechanistic target of rapamycin. It combines with other protein cells and begins to regulate cell growth.
Because of the importance of Leucine, many companies will stack more of it in the ratio for marketing . . . the more the better right?? You want that Leucine to instigate the protein synthesis process to put on more muscle . . .
Well sometimes more isn’t always better. A study was done where subjects were given Leucine, 2:1:1 BCAAs, and a placebo. The Reults found that BCAAs increased protein synthesis even more-so than Leucine alone. The study gave credit that BCAAs help to lessen fatigue and fuel muscles.
BCAAs are made up of 3 common Amino Acids: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine.
They are the only amino acids not degraded in the liver. All other amino acids are regulated by the gut and the liver before being circulated elsewhere in the body. However, BCAAs head directly into the bloodstream. This means that dietary intake of BCAAs directly influences plasma levels and concentrations in muscle tissue. Interestingly, BCAAs are burned for energy (oxidized) during exercise, so they’re also an important exercise fuel.
Because BCAAs are so important to muscle tissue, and because they help maintain blood sugar levels, it’s important to get enough to support your workouts. Consuming a carbohydrate, protein, and amino acid beverage during and after training can induce an insulin response, which helps transport BCAAs into cells. However, availability of leucine is more important than insulin. Within the muscle cell there’s one particular regulatory pathway for protein synthesis that’s stimulated by insulin, but dependent on leucine. In other words, protein synthesis depends on how much leucine is available. And since BCAA levels decline with exercise, it makes sense to supplement with them during and/or after workouts