Fermented, Ideal Ratio, Amino Acids; What does it all mean and are BCAAs for you?
If you’re serious about strength training, you’ve probably heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). But if you’re in the dark, don’t panic, you’re not alone. Although most people dedicated to fitness understand the importance of food as athletic support, not everyone understands the benefits of supplementation to fitness. While we don’t judge, we’re here to shed some light on another key product in our arsenal of awesome.
What are BCAAs?
To fully understand the role of BCAAs in supplementation, we need to understand the role of protein. A fifth of the body is made from this oh-so-important building block. It is the foundation for body tissue, acts as a fuel source and is needed to form blood cells. Protein is found within all cells of your body and is their major structural component.
Protein is composed of 22 amino acids, nine of which are called “essential”. Unfortunately, our body doesn’t make them naturally, which means they must come from nutrition and supplementation.
While protein intake is a great source of amino acids, BCAAs can provide additional support. BCAAs are identified as the essential amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. The BCAA Leucine, in particular, has a significant influence on the preservation and growth of muscle and is known as the ignition for protein synthesis.
What to look for in BCAAs
Okay, you now know the importance of BCAAs, but what makes Kaizen Naturals® BCAA great?
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Kaizen Naturals® BCAA is fermented from plant sources making it suitable for vegans. This is important to note as not all supplements are created equal. The alternative? Animal based BCAAs using keratin waste. Thanks to global growing awareness, more light is being shed on the industry, ultimately driving change and raising the bar on what you can expect from us. (We’re ready!)
What makes Kaizen® Naturals™ different?
Scientific research has determined that the ideal ratio of BCAAs as 2:1:1 of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Kaizen Naturals® BCAA contains 5000 mg of BCAAs and uses this ratio, helping you to build and repair lean muscle. Clean nutrition is paramount to those with food sensitivities which is why Kaizen® Naturals™ BCAA is gluten free and made in a peanut free facility. Rest assured you’ll get the most out of your workout.
Not only do we source quality ingredients but you can trust Kaizen Naturals® to yield quality products. Our BCAA is third-party Contents Tested & Certified by NSF to ensure the highest quality and safety standards. In other words, label claims are accurate and true; ingredients and formulas are reviewed for safe consumption; and most importantly, the ingredients on the label are exactly what you’ll find in the bottle and nothing else!
The bottom line? Naturally Clean Nutrition™ is our tagline.
Kaizen® Performance Series BCAA Complex™
Our newest addition to the Kaizen® Performance Series lineup, the BCAA Complex™, features an advanced formula to assist in building lean muscle and increasing protein synthesis.
Not only does this advanced formula have 7 g of an optimal ratio of 2:1:1 fermented branched chain amino acids, each scoop also contains 2.5 g of L-Glutamine, 1 g of Citrulline Malate, and 500 mg of coconut water.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid within human muscle that plays an important role in the growth of muscle cells. Supplementing with 5 g/day of L-Glutamine can assist with muscle recovery and help prevent muscle tissue breakdown. Not only can L-Glutamine help repair your muscles after training, it can also support intestinal and immune health after periods of physical stress (i.e. exercise).
Citrulline Malate is a source of malate which is a known intermediate in aerobic energy production.
Interested in building lean muscle mass? Want a supplement that can help with muscle cell repair after exercise? Kaizen® Performance BCAA Complex™ might be the right supplement for you!
Third-party tested by NSF, Kaizen® Performance Series BCAA Complex™ is the natural fit on game day and every day.
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