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NOW Branched Chain Amino Acids


Essential amino acids for the maintenance of good health. BCAA is a popular sports supplement as it has been shown to enhance the body’s ability to synthesize protein and improve muscle consistency when combined with a protein supplement.

The phrase branched-chain amino acids or BCAA is sometimes used to refer to the amino acids having hydrogen and carbon side-chains that are non-linear. The branched chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are three of the eight essential amino acids that the human body must receive in food, as these amino acids cannot be synthesized in the liver. The combination of these three essential amino acids makes up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the human body, and plays an important role in protein synthesis. Besides having a potential benefit for healthy adults, brained-chain amino acids (BCAA) may show improvement in chronic wasting diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The current evidence suggests that BCAA is possibly an effective treatment of Anorexia, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Mania, muscle breakdown, and Tardive dyskinesia (involuntary, repetitive movements). NOW Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) contains these 3 essential amino acids in a recommended ratio.

Adult Dosage: Take 3 capsules, 1-3 times daily on an empty stomach, especially before and after exercise.

Ingredients (each capsule contains):

L-Leucine ((S)-2-amino-4-methylpentanoic acid)…………....400 mg

L-Valine ((S)-2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid)….…………...200 mg

L-Isoleucine ((2S, 3S)-2-amino-3-methylpentanoic acid)……200 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:

Capsule (gelatin, water), Stearic Acid (vegetable source).