BCAA’s or “Branched-Chain Amino Acids” are long chains of amino acids that are considered “essential” amino acids due to the body’s inability to produce them naturally.
These important building blocks for the body consist of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. These 3 crucial amino acids make up about 35% of your muscle mass and must be present alongside protein for molecular growth and new muscle development to occur. BCAA’s are also important because they assist the muscles in synthesizing other amino acids and protein needed for anabolic muscle growth. These amino acids can also act as a natural energy supplement by stimulating the production of insulin; a hormone whose function is to aid in the uptake of blood sugar by the muscle cells for cellular energy. INTEK also adds citrulline malate, glutamine, and waxy maize. Citrulline malate is formed by combining citrulline, a non essential amino acid, with malate, an apple derivative. This powerful combination is great for increased energy, nitric oxide production, and aiding to buffer lactic acid burn during resistance training. Glutamine is added for muscle recovery, immune system support and maintaining a positive nitrogen balance, so you’ll never waste another workout. 10 grams of waxy maize, a high molecular weight carbohydrate yielding much more energy per gram versus the standard dextrose, maltodextrin, or trehelose dihydrate, has been added for product synthesis and instant energy for your workout.