What are BCAA’s?
Also known as Branch Chain Amino Acids made up from Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, they make up a unique premium blend of amino acids all in one convenient pouch. BCAA’s are commonly found in different forms of blends depending on which amino acid is more present than others. BCAA’s are building blocks of protein and muscle, helping them to recover and repair after physical activities.
Essentially - that feeling, the day after leg day, and you're struggling to do the simple things in life. Your legs haven't recovered and now you're suffering the consequences. Surely for hitting a PB, you don't deserve this? Well, unfortunately, that’s what happens when you don't consume your BCAA’s!
How does BCAA’s work?
When exercising, your body can often go into a catabolic state, meaning that you start to use and break down tissue such as fats and muscle to produce energy for muscle contractions. Although this may sound good that your body is using unwanted fat, in fact, it can be the complete opposite and you can begin to lose muscle as your body breaks down proteins instead as an energy source. Unfortunately, you can't stop protein breakdown, however by increasing the rate of protein synthesis compared to protein breakdown helps to build muscle and reduce that dreaded muscle loss.
What does BCAA’s do?
Overall BCAA’s help our bodies recover by increasing protein synthesis, and help our muscles repair and regrow readily for the next session. By increasing protein synthesis our muscles have a greater time for reducing soreness and tiredness through stopping the production of serotonin, which increases the perception of fatigue, allowing you to stay motivated and power through your workout. Protein synthesis is a magical thing, it also helps with energy production by allowing proteins to reach our muscles quicker, meaning that we can convert them into energy for that final rep. As this unique blend combines 3 main amino acids, it can be difficult to understand what they all do.
Leucine - Promotes protein synthesis and contributes to hormone control and blood sugar stability.
Isoleucine - Promotes protein synthesis and helps the body produce energy from fat stores.
Valine - Contributes towards Regulating blood sugar levels and stimulates the nervous system.
Why buy BCAA’s?
If you want to increase muscle mass, and reduce soreness of muscles from working out then BCAA’s are a perfect blend for you. Combining 3 of the best amino acids needed for muscle maintenance, your muscles will thank you for adding this to your basket. Not only does it help with your all-important gains but the combination also helps with energy production, what more could you want?
When is the best time to take BCAA’s?
It's said that sipping on BCAAs during a workout can help delay onset fatigue and give you that mental and physical boost during your workout. Maintaining high levels of BCAA throughout the day is essential to stop your body from using muscle protein as fuel, and use fat stores instead. Working out increase muscle stress, giving your body the additional amino acids before and after will reduce tiredness and help you push through any pain.. We recommend that you take BCAA’s 30-45 minutes prior to working out to allow your body to absorb and direct them to your muscles.
Who should take BCAA’s?
Anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle should take BCAA’s. For those that hit the gym or enjoy a run then BCAA’s will be even more advantageous, as the increased protein synthesis allows you to build lean mass muscle whilst also losing weight and reducing soreness the next day. Available in a range of delicious flavours you can sip to your heart's content making your muscles smile with joy.
Are your BCAA’s - iBCAA’s
It's important to note there is a fundamental difference between products advertised as "BCAA" and "iBCAA". The "i" stands for instantised which means our BCAAs have undergone a high tech manufacturing process. This ensures that when mixed with water, our BCAAs dissolve fully. Standard, cheaper BCAAs, when mixed with water cannot dissolve and 'lumps' float on the top of the liquid. This not only makes it harder to consume but also takes longer to reach the muscle. Here at TPW™, we only manufacture iBCAA as we believe in only offering products that achieve the best results for our customers.
How Are iBCAAs Flavoured?
Whilst Branch Chain Amino Acids are backed by years of research, they are also known for having a slightly bitter taste and not mixing ever so well. That’s why here at TPW™ we have ensured that our premium quality BCAA's are instantised to ensure easy mixing and solubility when added to any protein shake. Plus for those like to consume their BCAA’s preworkout or intraworkout on their own, the TPW™ Product Development Team have introduced flavoured iBCAA powder: available now in Berry Blitz, Orange Burst and Green Apple Spike. Made using our unique flavours and colours, flavoured iBCAA powder mixes into a fruity cordial drink that’s not only refreshing but backed up with scientific support.
What Other Amino Acid Powders Do You Stock?
We have an extensive Amino Acid Powder range all with their own unique benefits. Our range includes the following:
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Q. When should I use iBCAA?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Consume 5g 2-4 times daily to suit your own individual needs.
Q. What are the main reasons for using iBCAA?
To improve athletic performance and reduce muscle breakdown during intense training and exercise .
Q. What does iBCAA taste like?
A. If taken on its own then is can have a slight bitter taste, so best mixed with a flavoured juice or mixed with your favourite protein shake.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with iBCAA?
A. Studies have shown that supplementing with iBCAA can help build muscle and reduce fat.
Q. Are all iBCAA the same no matter what brand you use?
As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a 'Product Profile' which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the iBCAA i buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Is iBCAA suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. No, unfortunately this product is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Q. Can I use iBCAA with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. IBCAA are most widely taken alongside
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking iBCAA?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ iBCAA.
Q. What is iBCAA?
A. iBCAA (instantised branch chain amino acids) is a soluble branched chain amino acid blend, containing leucine, isoleucine and valine in a balanced 2:1:1 ratio.
Q. Do natural whole foods contain BCAA's?
A. Yes. Dairy and red meat are good sources of BCAA's.
Q. What makes iBCAA soluble?
Soy lecithin is the agent which is added to help make the powder soluble for easy mixing.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking iBCAA alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it helps stimulate the building of protein in muscle and reduce muscle breakdown. iBCAA can also help prevent fatigue and improve overall concentration and mood.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using iBCAA?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.