If you or anyone that you know is into health and fitness, then there is a good chance that you have heard of “BCAA’s”. While you have probably heard about them there are still a few questions that you may have. What they are? Where they come from? Or why you would even need them? I’ll answer all these questions and more, showing you how you’ll be breaking chains with these branched-chains!
Muscle protein is made up of a total of twenty “Amino Acids”, which are simple organic compounds containing both a carboxyl (—COOH) and an amino (—NH2) group. Nine of these twenty are considered “Essential Amino Acids” or “EAA’s”, meaning they cannot be produced by the body in physiologically significant amounts. This is why they are crucial components of a balanced diet!
This muscle protein is in a constant state of turnover, meaning that protein synthesis is occurring continuously to replace protein lost as a consequence of protein breakdown. The anabolic state has no specific definition, but generally refers to the circumstance in which the rate of muscle protein synthesis exceeds the rate of muscle protein breakdown. This results in a gain of lean muscle mass. Conventionally the anabolic state is considered to be driven by a stimulation of muscle protein synthesis, but theoretically could also result from an inhibition of muscle protein breakdown.
For the synthesis of new muscle protein, all the EAA’s, along with the eleven “Non-Essential Amino Acids” or “NEAA’s” that can be produced in the body, must be present in adequate amounts. This is so important for those who are looking to build lean muscle mass and take those gains in the gym to the next level!
The “Branched-Chain Amino Acids” or “BCAA’s” leucine, isoleucine and valine are three of the nine EAA’s. Leucine is not only a precursor for muscle protein synthesis, but may also play a role as a regulator of intracellular signaling pathways that are involved in the process of protein synthesis. The overriding metabolic goal of consuming BCAA supplements is to maximize the anabolic state. It is widely asserted that BCAA’s induce an anabolic state by stimulating muscle protein synthesis. No wonder the sale of BCAA’s as nutritional supplements has become a multi-million dollar business!
Now that you know what BCAA’s are, where they come from and why you want to incorporate them into your diet. You need to know which ones to buy! As I have mentioned in a past article, there are a lot of supplement companies out there cutting corners and using loopholes to decease the quality and safety of their products for the sake of profit gains. This is why you need to find a supplement company that is dedicated to using clean, quality ingredients in their supplements.
You need not look any further than MorelliFit for the cleanest, best quality, all natural, vegan BCAA’s. This supplement doesn’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or dies! It is also free of harmful fillers, binders and preservatives. Sweetened with the all natural, zero calorie stevia leaf extract, this supplement has absolutely no BS!
What it does contain is 9.5 grams of all natural BCAA’s with a 2:1:1 Ratio of leucine, isoleucine and valine. This has been found to be the best, most beneficial ratio of these amino acids. MorelliFit takes their BCAA’s a step even farther, like they do with all their products by adding L-Glutamine which is not one of the nine EAA’s but is considered a “Conditionally Essential” amino acid.
Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles. Over 61% of skeletal muscle in the body is glutamine. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells, which gives them energy.
During intense training, glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to six days for glutamine levels to return to normal. This abundant amino isn’t done there, glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
As if that wasn’t good enough, MorelliFit adds in important electrolytes that are lost when we sweat during intense training. These are essential minerals for proper hydration and prolonged workouts, which I explain in more detail in my article on electrolytes, hydration and recovery. This along with the added Vitamin B6, which can impact your mood, sleep, pain levels and risk of chronic illnesses, make this supplement stand out among the others in this multi-million dollar industry. Thats why these MorelliFit branched-chain’s will have you breaking the chains to those gains in your fitness goals!