Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR) BCAA
Amino acids can be obtained through the diet; they cannot be made in the body. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the most abundant of the essential amino acids. The BCAA category includes three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine.
BCAAs are involved in protein synthesis. BCAAs are unique in that they are metabolized mainly in the muscle, and more specifically in the mitochondria, while most other amino acids are metabolized in the liver. BCAAs make up over a third of essential amino acids in body proteins and about one sixth of the total amino acids in muscle proteins.*
Ingesting BCAAs prior to exercise may inhibit protein breakdown during exercise and optimize protein synthesis postexercise.* BCAAs may also preserve muscle in people in weakened conditions, help control blood sugar and insulin, and may even help balance mood.*
- Promote muscle recovery and repair post-workout*
- Potentially helps to control blood sugar and insulin*
- May promote the use of glucose rather than proteins for energy*
- Could promote muscle maintenance even without exercise*
- Convenient powder form
Take 1 scoop (5 g) mixed with water or juice daily before a meal, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.*
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 90 days, if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not use.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1 scoop (5 g)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Other Ingredients: lecithin.
AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, or animal byproduct.