Other products by NOW
Item #: 0213
Reg. Price: $43.99
Our Price: $28.60

Description  more details

Branched Chain Amino Acid Powder - 12 oz.
  • 100% Pure
  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine
  • Pharmaceutical Grade (USP)
  • A Dietary Supplement
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 1 Heaping Teaspoon (5.0 g) -Servings Per Container 68
 Amount Per Serving
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)  

Serving Size:  1 Heaping Teaspoon (5.0 g)
Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take a heaping teaspoon 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 this product in combination with NOW® Whey Protein and Pro-GH™.
Other Ingredients:  None.  Contains milk derivative.
Contains no:  salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution:  Do Not Eat Freshness Packet Enclosed.
Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
NOW® Branched Chain Amino Acids are Pharmaceutical Grade (USP).




Be the first to submit a review on this product!
Review and Rate this Item

Other Items In This Category

NOW Devil's Claw, 500mg, 100caps
Our Price: $5.89
Retail Price: $9.99
NOW L-Tyrosine, 500mg, Free form, 120 caps
Our Price: $9.39
Retail Price: $15.99
NOW L-Glutathione, 250mg, 60caps
Our Price: $34.45
Retail Price: $25.99