Now Foods, Sports, Branched Chain Amino Acid Powder, 12 oz (340 g)
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- 100% Pure
- L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine
- Pharmaceutical Grade
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
NOW Branched Chain Amino Acids are Pharmaceutical Grade.
Of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body, the three branched-chain aminos Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are of key importance. Based on their unique structure, activity, storage and metabolism, BCAA's have become a staple in the lives of many athletes and physically active individuals. They account for nearly 1/3 of the amino acids in muscle protein, and play a number of key roles in the repair and growth of muscle tissues.
As a dietary supplement, take 2 level teaspoons 1 to 3 times daily in juice, water, or your favorite beverage. Take preferably on an empty stomach, especially before and after exercise. Consider taking these other NOW products: Whey Protein and Pro-GH.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
This product is sold by weight not volume.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please recycle.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Caution: Do not eat freshness packet enclosed.
|Serving Size: 2 Level Teaspoon (5.2 g)|
|Servings Per Container: about 65|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|L-Leucine (Free-Form)||2.5 g (2,500 mg)||*|
|L-Isoleucine (Free-Form)||1.25 g (1,250 mg)||*|
|L-Valine (Free-Form)||1.25 g (1,250 mg)||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
I put one teaspoon of Now Foods Branched Chain Amino Acids Powder in about four ounces of reverse osmosis purified water. (It takes about four hours for the powder to dissolve without stirring.) At bedtime, I add 4 teaspoons of Now Foods L-Arginine Powder and one teaspoon of Country Life Iron Tek Essential Glutamine Powder and stir gently until it dissolves. (If the ingredients are combined earlier in the day, they will produce unwanted compounds in solution. The mixture doesn't have a pleasant taste, but it cannot be sweetened and still have the desired effect. It must be taken immediately before sleep, and at least two hours after eating ... again ... there can be no sugar in the bloodstream.) While I dream, the amino acids cause my pituitary gland to produce human growth hormone at near youthful levels. I eat a diet suited to my metabolism, and I exercise. I am fifty-five years old, and I have been taking it in different forms for about four years, and the only side effects are more energy, weight loss, a Viagra-type effect, and my hair has gotten darker. (My hair was almost completely white. It takes about 2 months to produce a noticeable change in hair color.) I would recommend starting at half dosage and working up to a full dosage. I recommend that women use about half of a male dosage. As with anything ... if you have health problems ... be wise, and ask your doctor if it is safe for you. (Body builders can take the same mixture thirty minutes before lifting to build muscle mass more quickly.)
I've tried BCAA once before and it didn't do a thing for me, but this one seems to work. With this in my regimen of supplements (with creatine, arginine, glutamine, and soy and whey protein powders), I've been able to gain back quite a few pounds of lean muscle after having switched to cardio exercise only during the previous 6 months (I'm into mountain climbing and bodybuilding, which don't always mix well).
Posted by 5647583300870302937 on Mar 30, 2016
good quality but not mix well...disappointment
Posted by 5273463189186932089 on Jan 27, 2015
I take this for my fitness workouts, it has a bitter taste but it is really good for people who are into sports.
Best BCAA on the market.
Posted by 4952954538346314959 on Sep 10, 2014
I am very happy with this product. It is a pure raw product without any addictives added. Hence you have to get used to slight bitter taste. If you are serious about your health and after a good quality product,...then don't look further.
Great BCAA for muscles
Posted by lovelyliller on Oct 11, 2013
GREAT product! Ive used this a long time. Gives the body the BCAA thats great for the muscles. I use it before and after working out to prevent mouscle loss and promote muscle building :)
pure bcaa powder that works!
Posted by marianF on Oct 06, 2013
Ideal product for anyone looking for a pure, artificial-sweetener-free amino acid supplement.I use it before, during and after training in combination with Now Foods Amino-9 powder with good results.It would be even better if it came with a measuring scoop.