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The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) L-valine, L-leucine, and L-isoleucine enhance protein synthesis in liver cells and muscle cells. Because they can be oxidized in the cell’s mitochondria, the branched chain amino acids may also provide energy and may serve as fuel sources for skeletal muscles during periods of metabolic stress.1-7 As a result, BCAAs have been used with success to support liver function.8-13 A study in 2008 also showed BCAAs supplementation improved insulin resistance and beta cell function as well as energy metabolism and glucose tolerance in certain people.14,15 They are also used by athletes.2,16-23 A current mouse study showed restoring hippocampal BCAA concentrations to normal had the effect of reinstating normal brain function by helping the synapses to function efficiently.24
They are used by body builders to produce an anabolic effect,25-28 improve mental and physical performance and repair the microtears that are a normal result of exercise.29,30 Branched chain amino acids also reduce perceived exertion and mental fatigue during exercise.31-33
Serving Size 4 vegetarian capsules
Servings Per Container about 22
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour.
Individuals with ALS or disorders impairing the metabolism of branched chain amino acids should not use this product.
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Effective on muscles
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from Colon, Panama
About Me First Time User, Health Conscious
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Comments about Life Extension Branched Chain Amino Acids, 90 capsules:
I use the it before and after exercise and experience rapid recovery after resistance training.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Take them daily
from Marina del Rey
About Me Competitive Athlete
I take them daily post-workout and before bed. As a vegetarian athlete, BCAA's are vital to my muscle recovery.
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