BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS are sometimes used to refer to the amino acids having aliphatoic side-chains that are non-linear. These are leucine, isoleucine and valine. 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. BCAA’s are currently used clinically to aid in the recovery of burn victims, as well as for supplementation for strength athletes.*
L-ISOLEUCINE, L-LEUCINE, and L-VALINE:
Only these three branched chain amino acids are protein sparing. With physical exercise, the body burns these amino acids and fat for energy, instead of lean muscle. Useful for hemoglobin formation.* Also identified as key players of both mental and physical health, as well as obesity control.*
is an amino acid. It is important to health since it is needed to transform fatty acids into energy for muscular activity. L-Carnitine is also utilized to transport fatty acids into the cell across the mitochondrio membrane into the mitochondria. It increases the rate at which the liver oxidizes and uses fats as an energy generating process. It protects us from cardiovascular disease, reduces blood triglicerides and cholesterol levels by increasing fat utilization. It can raise the HDL (good) portion of cholesterol which reduces cardiovascular disease risk. It helps with weight loss and can enhance muscle building and endurance. It lessens the risk of fatty deposits in the liver associated with alcohol abuse. It can improve the symptoms of angina and helps reduce the pain of angina.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.