Mix up Essential Amino Energy anytime you want a refreshing fruit flavored boost of energy and alertness. You can determine what’s appropriate for any situation, adding a 2-scoop serving to water for an afternoon pick-me-up or increasing the amino acid matrix to 10 grams with a 4-scoop pre-workout drink that delivers 200 mg of caffeine from green coffee and green tea extracts.
Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) is the name given to three of the eight essential amino acids needed to make protein: leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are called branched-chain because their structure has a ‘branch’ off the main trunk of the molecule. The combination of these three essential amino acids makes up approximately one-third of skeletal muscle in the human body. The body cannot produce BCAA’s on its own, but must obtain through diet or supplementation. In order to get energy, the body can actually break down muscle in order to obtain BCAAs. By supplementing BCAAs during and after your workout, you can help prevent muscle tissue breakdown, which occurs as a natural part of metabolism.