Intra-Fuel is a blend of 5000mg of Branched Chained Amino Acids and Glutamine for Lean Muscle and Recovery. BCAAs are the most abundant amino acids in muscle tissue and are the most readily absorbed group of amino acids due to their aliphatic side chain that contains a branch. Intra-Fuel contains a Leucine favored ratio of 2 parts Leucine to 1 part Isoleucine and Valine as Leucine is found most abundantly and has been shown to stimulate the mTOR pathway for increasing protein synthesis. These amino acids increase protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, both essential to building lean muscle. BCAAs are metabolized directly in the muscle and are considered “essential” because the body cannot build them from other compounds. Instead they must come from diet or supplementation. Take your results to a whole new level with this great tasting drink.
Intra-Fuel is the go-to clean BCAA formula for any athlete. Featuring No Artificial Dyes or Flavoring with 45 Servings of 5g of Amino Acids per Scoop, Intra-Fuel covers all the aspects of building lean muscle you need in two delicious flavors of Honeydew Watermelon or Fruit Punch.
Amino acids are strung together by the body into polypeptide chains which serve as the basis of all proteins in the body- from muscle tissue, to skin, to enzymes that catalyze vital reactions. The amount of free amino acids you have influence the rate of protein synthesis in your body- how fast you make the proteins and how much you make. Revved up protein synthesis is how your cells grow, including muscle tissue.
BCAAs are the 3 amino acids (Leucine, Isoleucine,Valine) with the unique property of having a branched non-polar side chain, making these amino acids hydrophobic and playing a major role in how these amino acids are used. BCAAs, and specifically leucine, have shown the ability to increase protein synthesis levels by stimulating the mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) pathway. BCAAs have the ability to trigger the phosphorylation of mTOR which communicates to the cell to rev up synthesis-and this is dependent on the concentration of BCAAs in your cell. BCAA supplementation of 7g has been show to increase protein synthesis 22%.
“All studies included in the current analysis were:peer-reviewed publications; available in English; utilized a random control design that compared a BCAA group to a placebo control group following exercise; and assessed soreness of muscle tissue during recovery.Delayed-Onset-Muscle-Soreness was assessed in 61 participants following ingestion of a BCAA supplement over the course of these interventions. The cumulative results of 37 effects gathered from 8 studies published between 2007 and 2017 indicated that BCAA supplementation reduced DOMS following exercise training (ES = 0.7286, 95% CI: 0.5017 to 0.9555, p < 0.001). A large decrease in DOMS occurs following BCAA supplementation after exercise compared to a placebo supplement.”
Exercise promotes BCAA catabolism: effects of BCAA supplementation on skeletal muscle during exercise
“BCAA requirement is increased by exercise. Furthermore, BCAA supplementation before and after exercise has beneficial effects for decreasing exercise-induced muscle damage and promoting muscle-protein synthesis; this suggests the possibility that BCAAs are a useful supplement in relation to exercise and sports”
The Weight Loss Effects of Branched Chain Amino Acids and Vitamin B6: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Obese and Overweight Women
Significant time × treatment interactions in waist to hip ratio (P = 0.005), left leg lean (P = 0.004) and right leg lean (P = 0.023) were observed. Overall, supplementation with BCAA and vitamin B6 could preserve legs lean and also attenuated waist to hip ratio.
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