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Vegan BCAAs, 6 g per Serving in 2:1:1
Promotes Muscular Recovery following Physical Training
Helps with Muscle Fatigue after Periods of Exercise
Instantized Process to Provide Increased Solubility & Improved Efficacy
Also known as Vegan Branch Chain Amino Acids made up from Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, they make up a unique premium blend of amino acids.
Commonly, BCAA’s are sourced from meat and cheese, human hair & duck feathers. However, our Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’s are sourced from plants.
BCAA’s are commonly found in different forms of blends depending on which amino acid is more present than others. BCAA’s are building blocks of protein and muscle, helping them to recover and repair after physical activities.
If you want to increase muscle mass, and reduce soreness of muscles from working out then BCAA’s are a perfect blend for you. Combining 3 of the best amino acids needed for muscle maintenance, your muscles will thank you for adding this to your basket. Not only does it help with your all-important gains but the combination also helps with energy production, what more could you want?
It’s said that sipping on BCAAs during a workout can help delay onset fatigue and give you that mental and physical boost during your workout. Maintaining high levels of BCAA throughout the day is essential to stop your body from using muscle protein as fuel, and use fat stores instead. Working out increase muscle stress, giving your body the additional amino acids before and after will reduce tiredness and help you push through any pain. We recommend that you take BCAA’s 30-45 minutes prior to working out to allow your body to absorb and direct them to your muscles.
Anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle should take BCAA’s. For those that hit the gym or enjoy a run then BCAA’s will be even more advantageous, as the increased protein synthesis allows you to build lean mass muscle.
It’s important to note there is a fundamental difference between products advertised as “BCAA” and “Instantized BCAA”. Instantized means our BCAAs have undergone a high tech manufacturing process. This ensures that when mixed with water, our BCAAs dissolve fully. Standard, cheaper BCAAs, when mixed with water cannot dissolve and ‘lumps’ float on the top of the liquid. This not only makes it harder to consume but also takes longer to reach the muscle. Here at Vigourfuel, we only manufacture Instanized Vegan BCAA as we believe in only offering products that achieve the best results for our customers.
Whilst Branch Chain Amino Acids are backed by years of research, they are also known for having a slightly bitter taste and not mixing ever so well. That’s why here at Vigourfuel we have ensured that our premium quality BCAA’s are instantised to ensure easy mixing and solubility when added to any protein shake. Plus for those like to consume their BCAA’s preworkout or intraworkout on their own, the Vigourfuel Product Development Team have introduced flavoured BCAA powder: available now in Lemonade. Made using our unique premium flavors
#1: BCAAs Enhance Muscle Protein Synthesis
BCAAs are well known for triggering protein synthesis. Combining BCAAs with resistance exercise results in maximal protein synthesis because they both trigger something called the mTORC1 signaling pathway that is essential for muscle building.
The BCAAs along with alanine, aspartate, and glutamate are all taken into muscle tissue for energy. It is suggested that muscle is designed to burn BCAAs for energy during exercise, making a large pool essential for performance.
Another great benefit of BCAAs is that if you have to take time off from training due to injury, a need for a break, or lack of time, increasing your BCAA intake will minimize muscle loss. In addition, because BCAAs trigger protein synthesis even in the absence of exercise, the preservation of lean muscle tissue can keep metabolism up and help prevent fat gain when inactive.
For example, in a rodent study, giving BCAAs to rats that had their hind-limbs immobilized for six days helped preserve protein synthesis. The BCAAs didn’t completely prevent muscle atrophy in the rats’ hind limbs, but they helped preserve the muscle to a greater extent than a placebo. The BCAA-fed rats also had lower body fat levels following immobilization.
Take Away: BCAAs Trigger Protein Synthesis for Greater Muscle Growth and the Maintenance of Lean Muscle Mass during Time Off From Exercise.
#2: Leucine-Enriched BCAAs Equalize Muscle Building Between Old & Young
The BCAA leucine can increase protein synthesis by as much as 145 percent when you take it after strength training. It’s become popular lately to take leucine alone without valine and isoleucine, however this is not supported by the literature.
Research shows that when leucine intake is out of balance with the other BCAAs, it can lead to an imbalance in the blood amino acid levels, reducing the anabolic response. A ratio of about 4-to-1 of leucine to the other two BCAAs is most effective for muscle development.
For older people, leucine intake with the other BCAAs is paramount. As you age, creating a muscle-building environment in the body is important, but hard to do. Activation of protein synthesis is impaired, dropping off after age 35. This decreased muscle-building effect along with a tendency to eat less dietary protein with aging are the primary contributors to muscle loss and sarcopenia.
Leucine-enriched BCAAs (a BCAA mixture that is 40 percent leucine) are a “cure” for this because they have been shown to elevate and prolong protein synthesis even in older people in a dose-dependent manner after resistance training.
Take Away: A Protein Intake that is Enhanced with Leucine Is Necessary for Older Trainees Who Want to Put On Muscle.
#3: BCAAs Increase Fat Burning and Can Support Fat Loss
Surveys show that people with a higher BCAA intake in their diets have less body fat, more muscle, and better body composition. For example, a large study of 4,429 subjects found that those with higher BCAA intake were the slimmest and had significantly less chance of being overweight compared to those with lower BCAA intake.
Researchers think leucine is the magic bullet for leanness, although only in conjunction with the other BCAAs—a leucine-enriched mixture is best. Isoleucine improves glucose tolerance, while leucine increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation. Greater fat mobilization allows for a more flexible metabolism, which can enable fat loss from a combination of training and diet.
In a review of the role that the essential amino acids play in body composition, scientists wrote that the BCAAs “appear to have unique obesity-reducing effects” because they decrease food intake and body weight by increasing the gene signaling of muscle building pathways.
Take Away: BCAAs Increase Fat Burning and Glucose Tolerance to Keep You Lean. For Fat Loss, Favor Foods with a High BCAA Content.
#4: BCAAs Support Hormone Balance During Intense Training
BCAAs support hormone balance, which plays a role in an athlete’s ability to respond to extreme training loads.
For example, a study that tested the effect of “loading” BCAAs with 6 grams of BCCAs for 3 weeks followed by a week of high-intensity resistance training found that compared to a placebo group, the BCAA group had higher testosterone (T) and lower cortisol (C). In addition to a better T:C ratio, the BCAA group had lower biomarkers of inflammation, indicating that they were responding to the training load effectively.
A second study found that by combining BCAAs, arginine, and carbs, trainees had better hormone balance and a better T:C ratio after an exhaustive exercise test compared to a placebo. Participants who received the BCAA drink recovered much more quickly than those in the placebo trial and had a lower fatigue score at 120 minutes post-workout.
Take Away: BCAAs Improve Hormone Balance for Greater Strength, Power & Endurance Adaptations from Intense Training.
#5: BCAAs May Improve Strength Development With Training
A study of untrained young men taking 4 g/day of leucine gained more strength than a placebo group after 12 weeks of training. The leucine group increased strength by an average of 31 percent more on all exercises compared to the placebo group.
This study hasn’t been replicated with BCAA supplementation; however, protein supplementation has been found to lead to greater strength development in conjunction with strength training.
A recent large-scale analysis of training studies showed that protein supplementation led to greater increases in leg press strength to the tune of an average of 13.5 kg. This review included a variety of protein sources, but all had a high content of BCAAs even though the actual proportions of amino acids varied.
This evidence suggests a diet rich in amino acids from multiple sources including meat, eggs, protein powders, and BCAA supplements is best for maximizing strength results from training.
Take Away: Boosting Protein Intake Enhances Strength Gains from Training Because The BCAAs Improve Neuromuscular Adaptations.
#6: BCAAs Enhance Endurance Performance and Decrease Fatigue
Reducing fatigue and improving endurance performance is the clinical trial area where BCAAs perform most impressively. There are two mechanisms via which BCAAs improve performance.
First, BCAAs can be burned as energy to maintain ATP energy levels during glycogen-depleting exercise. BCAAs may also enhance the body’s ability to burn fat, increasing the accessible energy pool.
Second, BCAAs prevent central fatigue of the nervous system by inhibiting uptake of tryptophan into the brain. Tryptophan is used to make serotonin in the brain, increasing tiredness and fatigue. Scientists who study the limits of human performance believe that the real limiting factor in performance is when the brain tells you “I’m done.”
For example, participants who took 300 mg/day of BCAAs for 3 days and then completed in an exhaustive exercise trial had 17.2 percent greater resistance to fatigue compared to a placebo, due at least partly to greater fat oxidation in the BCAA trial.
Take Away: Using BCAAs Is an Easy Way to Test Your Endurance Performance Limits by Helping Your Body Burn Fuel More Efficiently.
#7: BCAAs Decrease Muscle Soreness & DOMS for Greater Training Frequency
A series of studies on both trained and untrained individuals show that BCAAs are worth the time and money to reduce (not prevent) DOMS in response to both resistance and endurance exercise.
For example, taking 100 mg/kg of BCAAs reduced muscle soreness at 48 hours and allowed for faster recuperation of strength in untrained women. That BCAAs were effective in an untrained population is noteworthy because DOMS tend to be more severe in untrained muscles.
A second study of trained men found that dosing BCAAs before and after doing 100 muscle-damaging drop jumps reduced muscle soreness significantly. Maximal strength was decreased 33 percent less than a placebo.
The dosing protocol had trainees take BCCAs for 7 days before and for 2 days after training as well as 20 grams before and after the workout for a total of 280 grams. Researchers point to the steady stream of essential amino acids hitting the blood as the reason BCAAs were so effective in this study.
BCAAs are the gem of workout supplements because they preserve the integrity of muscle fibers and reduce post-workout soreness, allowing you to train at a higher intensity more frequently.
Take Away: Using BCAAs to Decrease Soreness and Accelerate Recovery Will Allow You to Train More Frequently So As To Reach Your True Strength and Size Potential.
#8: BCAAs Prevent Muscle Loss During Long-Duration Exercise
In addition to improving endurance performance, BCAAs prevent muscle loss during ultra-endurance exercise. For example, it was found that trained athletes who performed a 24-hour-long exercise trial that included 12 cycles of running, cycling, and kayaking experienced significant muscle protein degradation and had evidence of metabolic stress linked with muscle damage. There was a pronounced drop in plasma levels of BCAAs over the exercise trial, which is linked with muscle loss.
Scientists suggest that providing “simultaneous nutritional support” with BCAAs or a high-BCAA containing protein will prevent catabolism by improving the overall energy-burning pool so that amino acids aren’t released from muscle tissue.
Take Away: Consuming BCAAs is a No-Brainer to Support Performance in Long-Duration Endurance Sports Since They Protect Muscle Tissue.
#9: BCAAs Improve Insulin Health & May Reduce Diabetes Risk
The BCAA isoleucine improves glucose tolerance on its own, and the whole trio of BCAAs can support insulin sensitivity and metabolic rate for improved body composition. For example, a recent study found that the individuals who were in a weight loss trial who lost the most weight had the greatest improvements in insulin sensitivity and the highest BCAA levels.
One thing that should be noted is that diabetics have dysfunctional BCAA metabolism and taking BCAAs elevates insulin, so they should not be used as a treatment for diabetes. Naturally, diabetics should focus on achieving optimal body composition through diet and exercise and work with their doctor to cure diabetes.
Take Away: Non-Diabetics Can Focus on Getting A High Dietary BCAA Intake in Food and Use BCAAS with Training To Support Insulin Health and Reduce Diabetes Risk.
#10: BCAAs Correlate With Longevity and Are Therapeutic
BCAAs are used in medicine to treat liver disease, prevent muscle loss with aging, and reduce mortality risk with cancer. In addition to being therapeutic, BCAAs have an anti-aging effect because they increase the formation of new mitochondria.
In rodent studies, BCAAs have been found to extend lifespan in the same way caloric restriction does, while simultaneously supporting cardiac health.
In a review on BCAAs and human health, scientists write that BCAAs “behave as evolutionary conserved modulators of lifespan,” meaning they will help you live longer if you get enough of them. They also have been found to improve cognition because of the effect they have on the neurotransmitters, improving synthesis of glutamate and GABA and inhibiting serotonin.
Take Away: BCAAs Improve Health and Keep You Young. Tell Your Parents and Grandparents!
Lemonade: L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, Citric Acid (INS 330), Flavor, Zero Calorie Sweetener-Sucralose (INS 955), Sunflower Lecithin (E322)
This product is 100% Plant Fermented Pharma Grade BCAA
Serving Size: 7.3 g (1 Scoop)
As a dietary supplement, take 1 scoop (7.3 g) mixed into 6-7 oz (200 ml) of cold water or your favorite beverage.
We recommend 1-2 scoops during workout.
Advanced Athletes & Bodybuilders:
We recommend 2-5 servings daily as required
Q. When should I use Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Consume 1-2 times daily to suit your own individual needs.
Q. What are the main reasons for using Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S?
A. To improve athletic performance and reduce muscle breakdown during intense training and exercise .
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S?
A. Studies have shown that supplementing with Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S can help build muscle and reduce fat.
Q. Are all BCAA’S the same no matter what brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don’t ask the right questions, you won’t get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn’t mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritional on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At Vigourfuel, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products.
Q. How can I tell if the Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S i buy is good quality?
A. Here at Vigourfuel we use only the very best ingredients.
Q. Is Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. It is perfectly suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Q. Can I use Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S are most widely taken alongside
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S?
A. We haven’t heard of any nasty side effects from taking Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S.
Q. What is Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S Instantized?
A. Instantized branch chain amino acids are a soluble branched chain amino acid blend, containing leucine, isoleucine and valine in a balanced 2:1:1 ratio.
Q. Do natural whole foods contain BCAA’s?
A. Yes. Dairy and red meat are good sources of BCAA’s.
Q. What makes Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S soluble?
A. Sunflower lecithin is the agent which is added to help make the powder soluble for easy mixing.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it helps stimulate the building of protein in muscle and reduce muscle breakdown. BCAA can also help prevent fatigue and improve overall concentration and mood.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Vigourfuel Vegan BCAA’S?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.