The synergistic effect of Essential Amino Acids and carb ingestion maximizes the anabolic response of resistance training by limiting the post-exercise rise in protein degradation and inhibiting post-training cortisol release. Carbs plus aminos, taken post-workout, induce muscle growth. “No sh!t,” you’re thinking… “I knew that.” Everybody who trains hard knows the deal, but how many truly practice what they preach? Beyond that, few optimize this vital window by using the right aminos best suited to ignite anabolism: essential amino acids (EAA’s).
What Is Anabolism?
Anabolism is the metabolic process that is characterized by molecular growth, such as the increase of muscle mass. Thus, it means “muscle growth” in most common bodybuilding contexts.
The latest supplement research shows that the synergistic effects of supplementing with carbs and essential amino acids aid in maximizing the anabolic response to weight training. Clinical studies performed in recent years have already shown that essential amino acids can exert significant anabolic effects via increased protein synthesis and net nitrogen balance.
What Does “Nitrogen Balance” Refer To?
The difference between the amount of nitrogen taken in and the amount excreted. If you lose more nitrogen than you consume, your body will break down muscle tissue to get the nitrogen it needs (negative nitrogen state), and muscle loss occurs. If you consume more nitrogen than you lose, you will be in an anabolic (muscle building) state (positive nitrogen state). These EAA’s are able to quickly form a bolus, bypassing the liver where they directly enter into systemic circulation. In so doing, free form EAA’s can quickly exert their anabolic effects.
What Studies Say:
A new study shows the synergistic effect of EAAs and carb ingestion maximizes the anabolic response of resistance training by limiting the post-exercise rise in protein degradation and inhibiting post-training cortisol release. Bottom line: EAAs with carbs can help you limit cortisol release and minimize catabolism allowing you to recover and add muscle more quickly. This study reiterates what you fellas already knew – the advantages of taking in amino acids and carbohydrates post-workout, while effective individually, are weak when compared to the amplified benefits of ingesting them together. The key here is, of course, using the right aminos – in this case, the essential amino acids. EAA’s, when combined with a carbohydrate drink immediately post training, can dramatically improve anabolic response to, and recovery from, resistance training.
BCAA 1000 Caps contains a potent balance of Branched Chain Amino Acids which are building blocks of muscle mass and size. Metabolized directly in the muscle, BCAAs, may improve nitrogen retention by sparing other amino acid groups for repair and rebuilding.
Beyond The Basics
- Easy-To-Swallow Capsules
- Leucine, Isoleucine, & Valine in 2:1:1 Ratio
- Wide Variety of Available Sizes
- Supports Muscle Building & Recovery Efforts