While all three amino acids play a vital role in muscle metabolism, L-Leucine is the key amino acid that regulates protein synthesis, particularly after the body is subjected to the trauma of hard training. Leucine controls protein synthesis through a signalling pathway called Mammalian Target of Rapamycin or mTOR.
As concentrations of Leucine increase in your system it signals mTOR that you have enough protein available for muscle building which effectively switches on protein synthesis. When Leucine levels drop, which usually occurs during and after hard training, protein synthesis is inhibited. It gets quite a bit more technical than this, but what the research is showing is that a high level of Leucine is the critical factor when considering any BCAA formula for maximum muscle recovery and protein synthesis.
Science has now validated a 10:1:1 ratio of Leucine to Isoleucine and Valine the most effective. But that's not the whole story. Standard free form BCAA's are relatively insoluble, meaning they are quite slow to absorb. This formula solves the issue by using fast and medium absorbing forms of these vital amino acids.
• Pepform Leucine Peptides – Specific short peptides with high Leucine content have been shown to be taken up through the small intestine wall much faster than free form aminos, giving an immediate Leucine spike to switch on protein synthesis
• Micronized and Instantised BCAA's – These BCAA's have very small particle sizes and are specially treated to enable faster wetting and absorption
• Free Form BCAA's – traditional BCAA formulas contain medium absorbing aminos. They continue switching on protein synthesis after the faster BCAA's effects begin to diminish.
Take 5 grams (1 scoop) before and 5 grams immediately after training. Can also be taken before bed to aid muscle recovery and growth while you sleep. Can be taken straight or mixed with a sports drink, juice or added to your protein shakes.
MAX'S BCAA 10:1:1 is pure BCAA's. It contains no sugars, flavours, sweeteners, or other additives, just pure BCAA's to switch on protein synthesis. We recommend you add it to your protein drinks to enhance their muscle building effect. If you're hard core you can also take it strait, simply place a dose on your tongue and wash down with a glass of water. 100% advanced BCAA's for 100% results.
Can BCAA's be taken with other supplements like Creatine or Glutamine?
Yes, BCAA's are stable and will be just as effective if they are taken in conjunction with other supplements, food or protein shakes.
Take 1 scoop (5g) of MAX'S Creatine X8 about 1 hour before your workout to maximise workout intensity. To maintain optimum muscle Creatine levels, take 1 serve of Creatine within an hour of finishing your workout. You can take Creatine X8 straight by placing a scoop on your tongue and washing down with water. Alternatively mix it with your favourite sports drink, fruit juice, or you can add it to your protein shakes.
Can I take Creatine at other times during the day?
Yes – while the times we have listed above are ideal, taking one or two serves at any time during the day will increase muscular levels and increase performance.
What's the optimum dose to take?
We recommend two serves of about 5 grams on training days and one serve on non-training days. If you are a bigger body type (over 100kg) you can increase this dosage up to double. You don't need big doses of Creatine to get the benefits as too much will simply not be used by your body.
Some people say to take Creatine with sugar or sweet drinks. Should I do this?
Sugar increases insulin secretion which in turn helps push nutrients, including Creatine into your muscles, so having your Creatine with a sports drink or fruit juice to help spike insulin will also increase Creatine uptake.
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Beta Alanine – 1600mg: Buffers acidity to keep your muscles contracting harder, longer, and with intense force – which triggers maximum training response for accelerated gains.
Caffeine Anhydrous – 325mg: Is a potent cognition enhancer and endurance booster. This dosage guarantees a powerful physiological response.
L-Tyrosine – 500mg: is an amino acid and a precursor to dopamine and norepinephrine that stimulates cognition and focus under the heavy stress of intense training.
Creatine HCl – 750mg: is a highly soluble Creatine salt that increases mitochondrial Creatine Phosphate to maximise anaerobic power output.
D-Glucuronolactone – 400mg: Boosts energy, endurance and work output when used in conjunction with caffeine, and also helps increase focus and mood.
Citrulline Malate 2:1 – 1000mg: Up-regulates system arginine levels to elevate nitric oxide (NO2) that stimulates vasodilation of blood vessels for increased blood flow, fuel delivery and metabolite clearance.
Betaine Anhydrous – 1250mg: Also known as Trimethylglycine, this potent ingredient found in Beetroot can dramatically increase muscle strength and power, stimulate nitric oxide to increase blood flow, and enhance muscle endurance.
L-Arginine HCl – 750mg: is an amino acid with a strong nitric oxide stimulating effect to increase vasodilation and blood flow.
Agmatine Sulfate – 400mg: regulates nitric oxide levels, insulin levels and also improves cognition and pain management.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Choline Bitartrate (400mg), Alpha Lipoic Acid (25mg), Niacin (20mg) Cyanocobalamin (15mg), Pyrodoxine (2mg)
MAX’S BETAPUMP BLACK is recommended for:
• Increasing energy, blood flow and mental focus during hard workouts or sport
• Increasing energy and mental focus at any time during your day
Because of the potency of BETAPUMP BLACK you can choose your stim level by single or double scooping. Simply mix the required dosage in 300 – 400ml of cold water and consume 15 minutes before workout or sport.