BCAA Cross Training is a combination of BCAA amino acids, beta-alanine and arginine.
BCAA amino acids constitute about 35% of essential amino acids necessary to build muscle protein and nearly 50% of the amino acids that must be supplied with food.
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BCAA Cross Training is a combination of BCAA amino acids, beta-alanine and arginine. BCAA amino acids constitute about 35% of essential amino acids necessary to build muscle protein and nearly 50% of the amino acids that must be supplied with food. Beta-alanine delays the sensation of fatigue and actually extends the duration of physical training. Arginine performs numerous biochemical functions within the body, e.g. it acts as the precursor of nitrogen oxide (NO) secretion. BCAA Cross Training is recommended to anyone pursuing strength and endurance sports (e.g. running, cycling, combat sports, etc.).
BCAAs are absorbed rapidly into muscle tissue providing power, strength, energy, lean muscle mass and are essential in the recovery and rebuilding process.
These three protein-sparing amino acids are known as the branched chain. The Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) got their name because of their unique branched chemical structure. All Branched Chain Amino Acids are essential amino acids, defined as, the body cannot make them from other compounds, they must be consumed in the diet. it is a well known fact that amino acids are responsible for protein synthesis, hence the nickname "building blocks." In recent times, these BCAA's have been investigated for their potential anitcatabolic (preventing muscle breakdown) and anabolic (muscle building) effects. Investigative studies have show BCAA's are an important component for effective muscle growth, muscle energy and recuperation.
A composition of high quality Branched Chain Amino Acids (leucine, valine, isoleucine) in proportion of 2:1:1, enriched with beta-alanine and arginine. The product is designed especially for active people and sportsmen.
BCAAs account for about 35% of the amino acids that build muscle protein and nearly 50% of the amino acids that the body requires from the daily diet. These essential amino acids are a requirement for active individuals seeking to attain health & fitness goals, from weight lisa to building a lean, toned and muscular physique.
β-Alanine is an amino acid which is a precursor of carnosine, increasing its concentration in muscle cells.Carnosine increases muscle buffer capacity and raises the threshold of anaerobic (lactate threshold), delaying the occurrence of fatigue and muscle damage, can substantially increase the efficiency of muscle and volume of work. When we train our body through the H + ions shows a decrease in muscle pH, which become more acidic. Taking beta-alanine we can reduce the soreness that may occur after the training session.
Beta-alanine dipeptides form responsible for the "enrichment of" fast-twitch muscle fibers, making it possible to even greater extension of training time and increase its intensity, as well as speeding up the regeneration process and to reduce the overall post-workout muscle soreness accompanying the grueling training. Beta-Alanine also ensures proper operation of ATPase, an enzyme involved in the process of releasing energy, which directly translates into a greater ability of our body to make the effort.
The effect of β-alanine is to increase muscle strength and endurance, both for aerobic exercise, as well as anaerobic. In addition, β-alanine is beneficial for increasing muscle mass, and used together with creatine exhibit synergism in obtaining the maximum strength and lean body mass.
β-alanine can cause a tingling sensation similar to that which is caused when taking niacin. It should not be cause for concern, the state will wane and can be minimized by taking the product with food and the use of small portions throughout the day.
Arginine is a nutritional element from which active biological compounds are formed in the body, namely agmatine and nitric oxide (NO). They are important for figure shaping, developing functional capacity and preserving sexual performance. Arginine enables adequate blood, oxygen and nutrition supply to the muscular tissue, as well as facilitating muscle growth, adipose tissue reduction and erection.
A number of properly controlled clinical investigations have proved that 2g of arginine given to sportspeople over a period of 5 weeks, results in a substantial (in comparison to the control group) strength increase and growth of lean muscular mass, as well as a reduction of fat and protein decomposition products.
In this reaction, arginine is transformed into gas hormone - nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide triggers the production of cyclic nucleotides. In muscular tissue, cyclic nucleotides take part in blood circulation and oxygen, amino acids, creatine and energy elements distribution, as well as in generating strength impulses and protein anabolism. Thus, they stimulate strength increase and muscle growth. On the other hand, in fat cells, cyclic nucleotides intensify the processes of lipolysis and thermo genesis, that is the dissociation of spare fat cells which liberates thermal energy.
In this reaction, arginine is transformed into polyamines - essential for protein synthesis. Not only do polyamines build up muscle tissue with proteins, but they also produce new muscle cells! So, thanks to arginine (indirectly), we can achieve constant and permanent muscle growth.
In this reaction, arginine is transformed into agmatine - an amine, which has similar characteristics to thermogenics, especially yohimbine. Agmatine increases the level of cyclic nucleotides, which, as already mentioned in point 1, influences muscle growth and fat reduction.
Arginine is also transformed into creatine, which was not mentioned in the points above, because of the widespread accessibility of creatine supplements.
Serving Size: 2 heaping teaspoons (10g)
Servings Per Container:40
Amount Per Serving:
Energy value 138kJ / 32kcal
*RDA%: Percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance.
† RDA not established in the EU.
L-leucine, beta-alanine, L-valine, L-isoleucine, L-arginine, acidity regulator: citric acid, aromas, sweetener: E955, colourants: E104 (lemon and orange flavour). E110 (grapefruit and orange flavour), E124 (grapefruit and sour cherry flavour).
Allergen Info: The product may contain trace amounts of soya, wheat and nuts.
Dissolve 10g (2 heaping teaspoons) in 250 ml of water. Dosage: 1 portion of 10g about 30 minutes before training and 10g after training.