My Supps BCAA Powder plus glutamic acid is a powder made of the important amino acids L-Valine, L-Leucine and L-Isoleucine plus glutamic acid.
BCAA is the abbreviation for branched chain amino acids. These include the amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine
, all of which are essential. They are vital to the organism as the body cannot produce them itself. Given that amino acids perform important functions, our body is dependent on their daily supply in nutrition. BCAA are found in large quantities in nutrient proteins (e.g. peanuts, beef) and are hence used primarily to produce the body´s proteins. These support the development and preservation of muscles. Furthermore, nutrient proteins and the BCAA they contain are involved in the production of enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters.
Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are contained in MySupps 100% BCAA Powder in their natural ratio of 2:1:1
. The BCAA requirements of healthy adults are 55 mg Leucine, 20 mg Isoleucine and 20 mg Valine
per kilogram of bodyweight.
The BCAAs have an additional benefit that makes them particularly interesting to athletes. If there is a prolonged carbohydrate deficiency, the BCAA can flow into the energy metabolism of gluconeogenesis, where they are converted into glucose and hence into useful energy. This means that the organs that are dependent on sugar, for instance the brain, renal medulla and red blood cells, can fulfil their intended tasks. These functional properties prompt many strength and endurance athletes to use MySupps 100% BCAA Powder in order to stabilise the active protein and energy metabolism during and after exertion.
Worth knowing: What is so special about BCAA compared with other amino acids?
What products can I combine with the MySupps 100% BCAA Powder?
Unlike other amino acids, BCAAs are available very quickly. The reason for this is that unlike most amino acids, their molecular structure means they are not absorbed by the liver and metabolised after entering via the small intestine; instead they are passed directly from the liver to the bloodstream. Depending on the metabolic state, they can then, upon arrival, be converted into energy or glutamic acis, resp. included in the protein and energy metabolism for the production of other bodily proteins.
- With a protein shake such as MySupps 100% Casein Protein, used preferably in a competition diet and intended to help build muscle mass
- With Body Attack Vitamin B Complex, as some B vitamins are involved in the protein metabolism and the replenishment with amino acids
- With MySupps 100% glutamic acid, a related amino acid in the BCAA group, which can flow into the energy metabolism in the event of any prolonged energy deficiency