PhD BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids consisting of 3 essential amino acids leucine iso-leucine and valine.
PhD BCAA 195 caps
BCAA’s are Branched Chain Amino Acids consisting of 3 essential amino acids leucine, iso-leucine, and valine. They are considered essential amino acids because human beings cannot survive unless these amino acids are present in the diet. Together they comprise approximately 1/3 of human muscle tissue. Studies have shown that BCAA's help to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit its breakdown,
PhD Nutrition BCAA’s, the exciting first product in the brand new “Recovery range” have been designed to the specific 2:1:1 ratio required to optimise the effects of Leucine, the most important of the three BCAA’s.
Muscle protein synthesis (muscle growth and production)
PhD BCAA’s are vital to protein synthesis (the ability to build muscle) and also vital in reducing muscle damage. Vitally, when we workout strenuously with weights, we oxidise amino acids (use them to fuel our training). BCAA oxidisation is rapidly promoted by exercise, so when we train hard, we use BCAA’s. If we do not replace or keep topping these BCAA’s up before, during and after exercise, we run the risk of increasing muscle damage indicators Creatine Kinease (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and missing the opportunity of recovering in the optimum time. Slow recovery means slow progression, fast recovery equals faster progression, it’s a simple equation.
Managing workout muscular stress and recovery
One of the reasons athletes fail to increase lean muscle size is down to their inability to manage workout stress and recovery. Studies show that intense training increases the presence of muscle damage indicators (CK and LDH). With high plasma concentrations of CK and LDH, we cannot recover quickly and effectively (if we can’t recover, we can’t build muscle, get quicker, stronger or more powerful).
BCAA supplementation before and after exercise has beneficial effects for decreasing exercise-induced muscle damage and promoting muscle-protein synthesis; this suggests the possibility that BCAAs are a useful supplement in relation to exercise and sports. (2)
Directions for use: PhD BCAA usage recommendations for athletes of differing body weights:
Use PhD BCAA’s on training days only.
BCAA capsules before exercise
BCAA capsules during exercise
BCAA capsules after exercise
Total BCAA intake
100KG and over
For those who do not want to use PhD BCAA’s during their workout, simply split the total amount of BCAA capsules used per training session, for your body weight, into two portions. Example: 80-100KG athletes use 8 capsules prior to working out (in the manner recommended) and the remaining 7 capsules after working out (in the manner recommended). Great to use before workouts with PhD Wired™, during workouts with PhD Battery+/-3™ and post workout with Synergy-ISO-7™.
Active Ingredients Per 1 Capsule Per daily serving (15 caps- 80-100kg) % EU RDA Leucine 250mg 3750mg * Iso-Leucine 125mg 1875mg * Valine 125mg 1 875mg *
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