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Branched Chain Amino Acids - 120 Caps
NOW Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) are 3 essential amino acids which  are abundant in muscles.  The branched chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are three of the eight essential amino acids that the human body mut receive in food.  These amino acids cannot be synthesized in the liver. 
BCAA metabolites were found to be a significant indicator of lean mass in a population of young and middle-aged adults.
•    People who consume a threshold dose of essential amino acids that contain BCAAs with every meal have less visceral belly fat and more muscle mass.
•    BCAAs trigger protein synthesis and inhibit the breakdown of muscle cells.
•    In healthy people, BCAAs improve glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity. In diabetics, BCAA dietary intake with other therapeutic interventions may improve metabolic markers.
•    BCAAs play an important role in muscle and energy production during exercise, which is the reason that they are often used during workouts.
•    BCAAs convey many health benefits and a higher dietary intake has been identified as a predictor of longevity.
•    They have been found to reduce muscle soreness from intense muscle-damaging exercise.
•    They improve training motivation, especially when fatigued.

The BCAAs are made up of three essential amino, leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are essential because the body is unable to make them out of other amino acids, meaning they must be ingested through food or supplements. The BCAAs make up 40 percent of the daily requirement of all nine essential amino acids, indicating their importance.
The BCAAs are found in foods containing protein, with the highest concentrations in chicken, beef, salmon, eggs, and whey protein. They can also be supplemented, which can be useful for athletes because free form BCAAs bypass the liver and gut tissue and go directly to the blood stream.
As their name suggests, BCAAs have a branched side chain that simplifies the job of converting each amino acid into energy during intense exertion. They make up about 35 percent of all muscle tissue. The more BCAAs that are present in the muscles, the more they will be used for energy, slowing the breakdown of muscles cells and preventing muscle loss.

Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 4 Capsules -Servings Per Container: 30
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
L-Leucine (Free-Form)  1.6 g (1,600 mg)  
L-Isoleucine (Free-Form)  800 mg  
L-Valine (Free-Form)  800 mg  

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 4 capsules 1-2 times daily, on an empty stomach especially before and after exercise.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule) and Stearic Acid.

 PRODUCT #: 0051
UPC: 733739000514

 Amino Acids Are the
Building Blocks of Protein

Regardless of the sports or exercise regimen you engage in, if you’re not providing your body and muscles with a steady supply of high-quality amino acids you’ll always be a step behind.

Amino acids are ideal muscle recovery supplements and workout recovery supplements. As the building blocks of protein, amino acids are absolutely critical for achieving your bodybuilding goals as well as recovering from workouts.*

    NOW Sports is the # 1 selling brand of amino acids in health food stores. (SPINSscan Natural, 52 Week Period Ending 3/23/13)
    We use only the “L” form, or natural form, in our amino acids supplements.
    We thoroughly test every amino acid product for potency, purity and safety.
    You won’t find a higher grade of amino acid anywhere.
    NOW Sports offers a variety of forms and potencies for your needs. In addition to our wide array of single amino supplements, we also carry a number of combination formulas.
    No one comes close to our winning combination of quality, selection and value.
    NOW Sports carries all 20 common amino acids, including essential, non-essential, conditionally essential and branched-chain amino acids.

With NOW Sports premium quality amino acid supplements, you can optimize your results from every workout, and recover more quickly so you’re back in the gym sooner.*

NOW® Sports Amino Acid products are carefully screened for purity and potency and are manufactured with our industry-leading quality assurance procedures. And we always use the natural “L” form amino acids, because we believe that natural is better.

Ready to take your workouts to the next level? Let’s get started!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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