Beyond BCAA has been formulated by EHPlabs to include the 3 key essential amino acids, leucine, iso-leucine and valine in the clinically proven 2:1:1 ratio. Leucine, Iso-leucine and Valine are scientifically categorized as essential amino acids, meaning that the body cannot synthesize these amino acids on its own and therefore must get adequate amounts through dietary sources.
Leucine: This branched chain amino acid is a fundamental building block for muscle growth, recovery and repair. In Beyond BCAA, there is twice the amount of leucine compared to the amounts of Iso-leucine and valine. This is because leucine has a tendency to break down at a very fast rate once consumed, and it is important to ensure there is sufficient leucine in the body to promote muscle protein synthesis and maintain positive nitrogen to prevent muscle tissue breakdown (catabolism).
Leucine also supplies energy to the body, especially when under the stress of training and preserves muscle glycogen used for muscle contraction.
Iso-leucine and Valine: Iso-leucine and Valine are both branched chain amino acids that act as precursors for glutamine and alanine and are consumed during intense weight training and cardio exercise. Iso-leucine and Valine (together with Leucine) are fundamental components for muscle protein synthesis, maintaining positive nitrogen balance in the body to facilitate muscle growth and repair and reduce lactic acid build up and muscle tissue depletion.
Beyond BCAA goes beyond the basic branched chain amino acid intra-workout product that is so common place in the industry. The EHPlabs R&D team redefined the foundation BCAA product by adding key natural performing enhancing ingredients to promote faster recovery, efficient muscle protein synthesis, and reduction of lactic acid build and muscle soreness.
Alpha HICA: Alpha HICA is a metabolite of the essential amino acid, leucine. This means that when leucine is consumed and processed by the body, the end product is Alpha HICA. However, supplementation with leucine alone is insufficient to metabolize enough Alpha HICA to utilize its powerful benefits. This is why the scientists at EHPlabs ensured that Beyond BCAA was formulated with additional Alpha HICA.
Alpha HICA is transported into muscle cells without being broken down and has been scientifically proven to promote enhanced muscle protein synthesis and muscle tissue preservation. Post workout recovery is enhanced through Alpha HICA supplementation as it promotes increased lean muscle tissue and decreases symptoms of delayed-onset muscle soreness.
Alpha HICA reduces lactic acid build-up in the muscles, allowing for longer periods of high-intensity activity before muscle fatigue onset. It also facilities the removal of biological waste products (lactate and ammonia) circulating in the body, and this slows the progression of fatigue.
Citrulline Malate: Citrulline Malate increases blood arginine levels and promotes increased nutrient delivery throughout the body. It also works in conjunction with Alpha HICA to facilitate the removal of biological waste products such as lactate and ammonia, which delays muscle soreness and fatigue onset.
Tyrosine: EHPlabs studies have found that tyrosine supports energy production, stamina and focus, without any jittery side effects. The body processes tyrosine as a precursor to producing several important hormones and neurotransmitters, such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine.
Taurine: When taurine is combined with tyrosine, EHPlabs studies have found that there is a lift in overall mood and mental focus. During calorie deficit dieting and also post workout, it is important to maintain a positive mood and limit stress hormone release so as to prevent body fat storage and muscle break down.
B Vitamins Full Spectrum: Beyond BCAA is one of the only branched chain amino acid intra-workout product on the market to contain the full B Vitamins spectrum. B Vitamins are essential for energy production and overall health.
Electrolytes: Beyond BCAA has been formulated with vital electrolytes, including nature's most effectiv, coconut water (in powdered form). Electrolytes, otherwise known as minerals, are essentials for maintaining hydration and osmotic (water) balance in the body during intense exercise or physical exertion.