Branched Chain Amino Acids (free form) Description from Life Extension
The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) L-valine, L-leucine, and L-isoleucine enhance protein synthesis in liver cells and muscle cells. Because they can be oxidized in the cell's mitochondria, the branched chain amino acids may also provide energy and may serve as fuel sources for skeletal muscles during periods of metabolic stress. As a result, BCAAs have been used with success to support liver function. A study in 2008 also showed BCAAs supplementation improved insulin resistance and beta cell function as well as energy metabolism and glucose tolerance in certain people. They are also used by athletes. A current mouse study showed restoring hippocampal BCAA concentrations to normal had the effect of reinstating normal brain function by helping the synapses to function efficiently.
|Serving Size: 4 vcaps|
Servings Per Container: 22
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| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour. Contains rice.
To be used by adults 18 years and older. Take four (4) capsules daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Individuals with ALS or disorders impairing the metabolism of branched chain amino acids should not use this product.