Branched Chain Amino Acids - Free Form - With Hepatoprotection, 90 capsules, Item# 01253
The branched chain amino acids 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.1-7
As a result, BCAAs have been used with success to support liver function.8-13
. They are used by body builders to produce an anabolic effect and repair the microtears that are a normal result of exercise.
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.14,15
They are also used by athletes.2,16-23
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.24Supplement FactsServing Size:
4 vegetarian capsulesServings Per Container:
Approx. 22Amount Per Serving
- L-Leucine - 1200mg
- L-Isoleucine - 600mg
- L-Valine - 600mg
vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice flour.
This product cont
ains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten or corn. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.Dosage and Use:
To be used by adults 18 years and older. Take four capsules daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.Caution:
Should not be used by anyone afflicted with the disease pellagra. Individuals with ALS or disorders impairing the metabolism of branched chain amino acids should not use this product.