BCAA+G RELOAD™ packed with Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) is the ultimate muscle recovery formula designed for athletes and active individuals who want to build lean muscle, minimize soreness and exercise longer.* BCAAs are essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body and must come from outside supplemental sources. The three BCAAs are leucine, valine and isoleucine. They are amino acids that signal muscle synthesis and are burned by muscles as fuel.* Both blood and muscle levels of BCAAs decrease during exercise, which necessitates replenishment.
MRM BCAA+G RELOAD™ is a naturally flavored formula offering a precise ratio of branched-chain amino acids (leucine:valine:isoleucine, 5:3:2) to support recovery.* Added to these all-star amino acids are L-Glutamine, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) in a super-soluble formula that enables maximum absorption that encourages greater nitrogen retention.*
Of the three branched-chain amino acids, leucine is most important in relation to muscle growth and the positive nitrogen balance required to retain muscle.* Leucine triggers protein synthesis that supports lean body goals.* Take all natural flavored BCAA+G RELOAD™ during and after exercise, and between meals – particularly during times of caloric restriction – to maintain metabolic rate and discourage muscle wasting.*
BCAAs, leucine, valine, and isoleucine are a group of three essential amino acids that are structurally different from other amino acids and are primarily metabolized in skeletal muscle. The rate limiting enzyme in BCAA breakdown is branched-chain keto acid dehydrogenase, which is highly active in skeletal muscle tissue.
Exercise promotes increased BCAA oxidation for its use as an energy source and fuel for workout.* This increased breakdown of BCAA helps maintain energy levels by providing carbon as a direct energy source and glucose levels by providing substrates for the citric acid cycle and gluconeogenesis.* Because BCAA can serve as a “fuel” for skeletal muscle, intra-workout supplementation can support endurance and sports performance.*
Leucine stimulates protein synthesis through activation of mTOR, supporting muscle synthesis.
Glutamine is a nonessential amino acid that has multiple roles in the body. Glutamine can support digestive health as an energy source for intestinal cells.* It acts mainly as a “nitrogen shuttle” between organs, supporting nitrogen balance throughout the body and a precursor for amino acids and nucleotide synthesis.*
Glutamine is also a powerful cell volumizer, also called cell swelling, which can stimulate anabolic pathways (synthesis of proteins and glycogen) and inhibits catabolic pathways (protein degradation).*
During times of stress, such as exercise, skeletal muscle is broken down to provide sufficient glutamine and BCAAs into the body’s free amino acid pool.* Restoring BCAAs and glutamine levels after exercise is vital to recovery and supporting this free amino acid pool so less muscle breakdown takes place.*
Carnosine® Beta-Alanine is the precursor of carnosine, a crucial muscle pH buffer. Supplementation has been shown to increase the concentration of carnosine in muscles, decrease fatigue in athletes and increase total muscle workload.* Carnosine is not as effective a supplement as beta-alanine since, when taken by mouth carnosine breaks down into histidine and beta-alanine. Recent investigations have suggested that beta-alanine may be effective at improving repeated high-intensity performance in both trained and non-trained individuals, indicating the efficacy of beta-alanine as an ergogenic aid for high-intensity exercise as well as reduced muscle fatigue.*