Amino Acids/ BCAA's

AMINO ACIDS are the "Building Blocks" of the body. Besides building cells and repairing tissue, amino acid supplements & BCAA supplements help form antibodies to combat invading bacteria & viruses; they are part of the enzyme & hormonal system; they build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA); they carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity. Amino acid supplements are very beneficial since there are nine amino acids which are essential (cannot be manufactured by the body) and the rest are non-essential (can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition).  The 23 most common amino acids are the following: Alanine, Arginine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Cystine, Glutamine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Hydroxyproline, Leucine & Isoleucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, and Valine. Check out this stimulant-free supplement Rule One Proteins.

BCAA supplements or branched-chain amino acids are an amino acid that has aliphatic side-chains with a branch (a carbon atom bound to more than two other carbon atoms). Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine.

LEUCINE: Stimulate protein synthesis and can slow the rate muscle breakdown.

ISOLEUCINE: The manufacturing of other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which are utilized for the production of energy, stimulants to the upper brain and helping you to be more alert.

VALINE: Promotes mental vigor, muscle coordination and calm emotions.

The BCAA supplements are among the nine essential amino acids for humans, accounting for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle proteins and 40% of the preformed amino acids required by mammals. The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. NOW Foods Sports Amino-9 Essentials Powder 330g is one of the very few products to offer ALL nine essential amino acids.

Histidine: Is found abundantly in hemoglobin; has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers & anemia. A deficiency can cause poor hearing.

Lysine: Insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen (which makes up bone cartilage & connective tissues); aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Recent studies have shown that Lysine may be effective against herpes by improving the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth. A deficiency may result in tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss, anemia & reproductive problems.

Tryptophan: Helps in the treatment of migraine headaches; helps the immune system; helps reduce the risk of artery & heart spasms; works with Lysine in reducing cholesterol levels.

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Dymatize BCAA 300g

Dymatize BCAA 300g

$36.79 $21.95
BSN AMINOx 30 serving

BSN AMINOx 30 serving

$34.99 $20.95
Dymatize Elite Casein 2lb

Dymatize Elite Casein 2lb

$61.99 $34.95
Dymatize Glutamine 500g

Dymatize Glutamine 500g

$58.89 $32.95
Dymatize Elite Casein 4lb

Dymatize Elite Casein 4lb

$103.49 $57.95
MHP BCAA 3300 120 tablet

MHP BCAA 3300 120 tablet

$31.99 $18.95
Dymatize Glutamine 300g

Dymatize Glutamine 300g

$39.09 $21.95
Labrada GlutaLean 500g

Labrada GlutaLean 500g

$49.99 $28.95
Met-Rx HMB 1000 90 capsule

Met-Rx HMB 1000 90 capsule

$54.99 $32.95
Muscle Pharm Glutamine 300g

Muscle Pharm Glutamine 300g

$31.99 $19.95
Dymatize Glutamine 1000g

Dymatize Glutamine 1000g

$94.59 $52.95
BPI Best BCAA 30 servings

BPI Best BCAA 30 servings

$49.99 $26.95
BSN AMINOx 70 serving

BSN AMINOx 70 serving

$69.99 $39.95
Dymatize Elite XT 2.2lb

Dymatize Elite XT 2.2lb

$31.99 $19.95
NutraKey HMB 90 capsule

NutraKey HMB 90 capsule

$38.99 $12.95
PrimaForce Beta Alanine 200g

PrimaForce Beta Alanine 200g

$29.99 $19.95
APS Beta Alanine 500g

APS Beta Alanine 500g

$49.95 $30.95
APS L-Glutamine 500g

APS L-Glutamine 500g

$42.95 $26.95
Animal PM 30 pack

Animal PM 30 pack

$52.95 $28.95
Met-Rx BCAA 5000 300g

Met-Rx BCAA 5000 300g

$49.99 $29.95
PrimaForce L-Leucine 250g

PrimaForce L-Leucine 250g

$49.99 $29.95
Dymatize Elite XT 4.4lb

Dymatize Elite XT 4.4lb

$55.99 $33.95
Nutrex Bcaa Drive 200 tablet

Nutrex Bcaa Drive 200 tablet

$31.95 $22.95
NutraKey Arginine AKG 500g

NutraKey Arginine AKG 500g

$57.27 $37.95
Myogenix AfterShock 2.64lb

Myogenix AfterShock 2.64lb

$51.91 $34.95
Nutrex Muscle Infusion 2lb

Nutrex Muscle Infusion 2lb

$49.95 $29.95
MRM BCAA+G 1000g

MRM BCAA+G 1000g

$99.99 $48.95
MRM BCAA+G 180g

MRM BCAA+G 180g

$29.95 $14.95
NutraKey Glutamine 1000g

NutraKey Glutamine 1000g

$62.22 $36.95
Myogenix Amino2 35 serving

Myogenix Amino2 35 serving

$49.99 $30.95
NutraKey BCAA 750g

NutraKey BCAA 750g

$83.65 $49.95
PrimaForce Alcar 250g

PrimaForce Alcar 250g

$33.99 $23.95
ALRI HumaPro 90 serving

ALRI HumaPro 90 serving

$99.95 $54.95
NOW Foods AAKG Powder 7 oz

NOW Foods AAKG Powder 7 oz

$39.99 $19.95
NutraKey Arginine AKG 250g

NutraKey Arginine AKG 250g

$32.99 $18.95
AST Sports Beta-X 160g

AST Sports Beta-X 160g

$27.99 $15.95
Nutrex Muscle Infusion 5lb

Nutrex Muscle Infusion 5lb

$89.95 $49.95
ALRI HumaPro 450 tablet

ALRI HumaPro 450 tablet

$93.88 $63.95
Syntrax Super Glu 500g

Syntrax Super Glu 500g

$39.95 $22.95
NOW Foods GABA Powder 6 oz

NOW Foods GABA Powder 6 oz

$17.99 $8.95
NutraKey BCAA 400g

NutraKey BCAA 400g

$48.72 $29.95
PrimaForce Taurine 250g

PrimaForce Taurine 250g

$23.99 $11.95
BPI Blox 10 serving

BPI Blox 10 serving

$16.99 $11.95
SAN I-BCAA Max 30 serving

SAN I-BCAA Max 30 serving

$49.99 $29.95
Labrada GlutaLean Plus 350g

Labrada GlutaLean Plus 350g

$49.49 $28.95
NutraKey Glutamine 500g

NutraKey Glutamine 500g

$40.28 $24.95
NOW Foods Sports Pro-GH 612g

NOW Foods Sports Pro-GH 612g

$39.99 $23.95
GAT Sport BCAA's 180 capsule

GAT Sport BCAA's 180 capsule

$31.49 $15.99
Syntrax Trophix 5lb

Syntrax Trophix 5lb

$74.95 $50.95
MUTANT BCAA 9.7 30 serving

MUTANT BCAA 9.7 30 serving

$39.99 $23.99
FitMiss BCAA 30 servings

FitMiss BCAA 30 servings

$24.99 $16.95
MRM L-Glutamine 1000g

MRM L-Glutamine 1000g

$89.99 $52.95
BPI Best BCAA 60 servings

BPI Best BCAA 60 servings

$89.99 $49.95
Labrada ISO LeanPro 5lb

Labrada ISO LeanPro 5lb

$129.99 $83.95
LG Sciences BCAA 500g

LG Sciences BCAA 500g

$32.99 $16.95
Dymatize M.P.ACT 30 serving

Dymatize M.P.ACT 30 serving

$54.99 $28.95
NutraKey Arginine AKG 1000g

NutraKey Arginine AKG 1000g

$114.54 $75.95
Myokem mTOR Pro 30 servings

Myokem mTOR Pro 30 servings

$49.99 $32.95
MUTANT BCAA 400 capsule

MUTANT BCAA 400 capsule

$59.99 $26.99
ALRI Chain'd Out 60 serving

ALRI Chain'd Out 60 serving

$57.82 $40.95
LG Sciences L-Glutamine 500g

LG Sciences L-Glutamine 500g

$32.99 $19.95
Myogenix Glutamine 800g

Myogenix Glutamine 800g

$79.88 $46.95
MRM L-Glutamine 325g

MRM L-Glutamine 325g

$43.31 $25.95
Core Nutritionals BCAA 300g

Core Nutritionals BCAA 300g

$38.99 $22.95
NutraKey Leucine 150g

NutraKey Leucine 150g

$29.99 $17.95
NutraKey Glutamine 300g

NutraKey Glutamine 300g

$29.99 $17.95
NF Sports Omega-3 60 softgel

NF Sports Omega-3 60 softgel

$24.99 $15.95
Myogenix Glutamine 400g

Myogenix Glutamine 400g

$51.98 $30.95
MUTANT BCAA 200 capsule

MUTANT BCAA 200 capsule

$29.99 $17.99
GAT Sport BCAA Powder 250g

GAT Sport BCAA Powder 250g

$25.99 $14.99
EST Burn 30 serving

EST Burn 30 serving

$41.99 $27.95
BSN AminoX Edge 28 serving

BSN AminoX Edge 28 serving

$42.99 $21.95
SNI BCAA Blast 30 serving

SNI BCAA Blast 30 serving

$41.99 $24.95
NutraKey Envie 35 serving

NutraKey Envie 35 serving

$54.99 $31.95
MRM L-Glutamine 500g

MRM L-Glutamine 500g

$59.99 $34.95
Twinlab NAC 600mg 60 capsule

Twinlab NAC 600mg 60 capsule

$16.52 $13.95
SNI Glycoshock 15 serving

SNI Glycoshock 15 serving

$57.99 $34.95
ALRI HumaPro 45 serving

ALRI HumaPro 45 serving

$79.95 $35.95
ALRI HumaPro 300 tablet

ALRI HumaPro 300 tablet

$79.95 $50.95
Scivation Xtend 200 capsules

Scivation Xtend 200 capsules

$29.99 $17.95
SAN BCAA Boosted 40 servings

SAN BCAA Boosted 40 servings

$44.99 $26.95
MyoPharma Glutamine 500g

MyoPharma Glutamine 500g

$49.99 $34.99
Dymatize M.P.S. 20 serving

Dymatize M.P.S. 20 serving

$49.99 $27.95
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