Collection: BCAAs AND AMINOS

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?

There are three BCAAs: Leucine—promotes muscle anabolism (muscle building), as it is an anabolic amino acid that prevents muscle catabolism (muscle breakdown). Isoleucine—boosts energy levels. Valine—regulates the immune system. BCAAs are usually in a ratio of 2:1:1 or 12:1:1 (Leucine: Isoleucine: Valine). USN sells the following BCAA products: Pure BCAA BCAA 12:1:1 BCAA Amino + BCAA Amino-Gro Some other products, such as BlueLab® 100% Whey, All9™ Amino, Hydrotech™ Whey, Casein Protein, ZeroCarb IsoPro and the BlueLab® 100% Plant Protein also contain BCAAs as part of their formulas.

What are the benefits of glutamine?

Glutamine is a conditional essential amino acid. It is involved in almost all chemical and cell reactions in the human body. It aids the recovery of muscle inflammation due to exercise or sport, hence decreasing muscle soreness and muscle stiffness, helping muscles recover faster. It is also responsible for lean muscle development.

What is the difference between BCAA Amino + and BCAA 12:1:1?

The branched-chain amino acid ratios of these two products are different. BCAA Amino + has twice the amount of leucine compared to isoleucine and valine, whereas BCAA 12:1:1 has twelve times the amount of leucine compared to isoleucine and valine.