GAT Flexx BCAA
GAT Flexx BCAA brings you the most delicious fermented BCAAs drink on the market in candy flavors providing lasting taste satisfaction. FLEXX BCAAs deliver 7 grams of essential amino acids to protect athletes hard-earned muscles. FLEXX BCAAs 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine to Isoleucine and Valine is the most scientifically studied ratio for athletic performance. This combination has been shown to be effective in numerous studies to reduce muscle damage and accelerate recovery from resistance training.*
- Delivers 7 grams of Fermented BCAAs*
- Electrolyte Hydrators with Sodium, Potassium and Coconut Water Powder
- Fat Burning Support with L-Carnitine*
There are 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in the human body.
Nine of the 20 are considered essential amino acids, meaning they cannot be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet.
Of the nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine.
“Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of BCAAs, which are found in protein-rich foods such as eggs, meat and dairy products. They are also a popular dietary supplement sold primarily in powder form.
Here are five proven benefits of BCAAs.
One of the most popular uses of BCAAs is to increase muscle growth.
The BCAA leucine activates a certain pathway in the body that stimulates muscle protein synthesis, which is the process of making muscle.
In one study, people who consumed a drink with 5.6 grams of BCAAs after their resistance workout had a 22% greater increase in muscle protein synthesis compared to those who consumed a placebo drink.
That being said, this increase in muscle protein synthesis is approximately 50% less than what was observed in other studies where people consumed a whey protein shake containing a similar amount of BCAAs .
Whey protein contains all the essential amino acids needed to build muscle.
Therefore, while BCAAs can increase muscle protein synthesis, they can’t do so maximally without the other essential amino acids, such as those found in whey protein or other complete protein sources.