What is BCAA 2:1:1 Instantized Powder?
Branched-Chain Amino Acids, better known as BCAAs, are a set of three essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which helps the body to build muscle, repair muscle damage, and regulate immune function. BCAA supplementation may promote muscle protein synthesis, increase overall muscle growth, and help reduce fatigue after intense exercise, and increase fat loss.†
BCAA Benefits may include:
- Increase in muscle growth due to stimulation of muscle protein synthesis.†
- Has been shown to decrease muscle soreness.†
- BCAAs can decrease fatigue when taken during exercise.†
- May support healthy blood sugar levels by causing your muscles to take in more sugar from your blood.†
How Does BCAA 2:1:1 Instantized Powder Work?
The three amino acids in BCAA (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) are the largest pool of essential amino acids in the body and represent a relatively high percentage level in muscle tissues, around 14-15%. This group of amino acids is highly involved in the regulation of muscle mass and found in the standard diet, through the ingestion of protein. The metabolic process used for BCAAs is different compared to other amino acids in the body. BCAAs are metabolized in the skeletal muscles, whereas other amino acids pass through the liver.
This metabolic process changes the effects of how these amino acids impact the body. As they metabolize, they turn into A-Keto acids via the enzyme branched-chain aminotransferase (BCAT). This allows these acids to be catabolized in the cell's mitochondria. The amino acid, Leucine, plays an essential role in muscle protein synthesis, Isoleucine induces glucose uptake to cells, and Valine helps muscle metabolism and tissue repair mechanisms.
Leucine is the most critical amino acid when it comes to the discussion of muscle synthesis; Leucine activates a complex called mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin), which increases muscle protein synthesis and subsequently muscle growth. 
Muscle Empire's BCAA is formulated to a 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. It is instantized to dissolve faster and better in water. As a final note, a 2:1:1 is the most effective when it comes to taking BCAA's.
Directions & Allergens
Unflavored: As a dietary supplement, take 2 leveled scoops (~5 grams) with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken up to twice daily, once as a pre-workout 15 - 30 minutes prior to exercise and/or after exercise as a post-workout.
Blue Raspberry: As a dietary supplement, take 2 leveled scoops (~6.85 grams) with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken up to twice daily, once as a pre-workout 15 - 30 minutes prior to exercise and/or after exercise as a post-workout.
Fruit Punch: As a dietary supplement, take 2 rounded scoops (~6.285 grams) with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken up to twice daily, once as a pre-workout 15 - 30 minutes prior to exercise and/or after exercise as a post-workout.
This product contains Soy and/or Soy derivatives. It does NOT contain Dairy, Dairy Byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal zipper immediately after use to preserve freshness.
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Statements & Warnings
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.
Unflavored is NOT my first choice. I would have preferred fruit punch, but it's never available. When will other flavors available???.
I love Hard Rhino supplements. Top notch high quality products.
This product has worked out great for me. So far I love it. I was worried about buying the unflavored powder but I mix it with black tea and I have no issues. I will buy this again.
This is by far my favorite supplement I take....Hard Rhinos BCAA mix is pure and delivers excellent results! I have noticed a huge difference in size and weight used...not to mention intra and post workout recovery...if you can only buy one product...buy this one!