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.

Supplement Central has a great selection of amino acid supplements and BCAA supplements. For more information on each specific amino acid click here.

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ALRI HumaPro 300 tablet

ALRI HumaPro 300 tablet

$79.95 $50.95
ALRI HumaPro 45 serving

ALRI HumaPro 45 serving

$79.95 $35.95
ALRI HumaPro 450 tablet

ALRI HumaPro 450 tablet

$93.88 $63.95
ALRI HumaPro 90 serving

ALRI HumaPro 90 serving

$99.95 $54.95
Animal PM 30 pack

Animal PM 30 pack

$52.95 $28.95
APS Beta Alanine 500g

APS Beta Alanine 500g

$49.95 $30.95
APS L-Glutamine 500g

APS L-Glutamine 500g

$42.95 $26.95
AST Sports Beta-X 160g

AST Sports Beta-X 160g

$27.99 $15.95
BPI Blox 10 serving

BPI Blox 10 serving

$16.99 $11.95
BSN AMINOx 30 serving

BSN AMINOx 30 serving

$34.99 $20.95
BSN AMINOx 70 serving

BSN AMINOx 70 serving

$69.99 $39.95
Dymatize Elite Casein 4lb

Dymatize Elite Casein 4lb

$103.49 $57.95
Dymatize Elite XT 2.2lb

Dymatize Elite XT 2.2lb

$31.99 $19.95
Dymatize Elite XT 4.4lb

Dymatize Elite XT 4.4lb

$55.99 $33.95
Dymatize Glutamine 1000g

Dymatize Glutamine 1000g

$94.59 $52.95
Dymatize Glutamine 300g

Dymatize Glutamine 300g

$39.09 $21.95
Dymatize Glutamine 500g

Dymatize Glutamine 500g

$58.89 $32.95
EST Burn 30 serving

EST Burn 30 serving

$41.99 $27.95
FitMiss BCAA 30 servings

FitMiss BCAA 30 servings

$24.99 $16.95
Labrada GlutaLean 500g

Labrada GlutaLean 500g

$49.99 $28.95
Labrada ISO LeanPro 5lb

Labrada ISO LeanPro 5lb

$129.99 $83.95
LG Sciences BCAA 500g

LG Sciences BCAA 500g

$32.99 $16.95
Met-Rx BCAA 5000 300g

Met-Rx BCAA 5000 300g

$49.99 $29.95
MHP BCAA 10X 30 serving

MHP BCAA 10X 30 serving

$32.49 $19.95
MHP BCAA 3300 120 tablet

MHP BCAA 3300 120 tablet

$31.99 $18.95
MHP Glutamine-SR 1000g

MHP Glutamine-SR 1000g

$79.99 $41.95
MHP Glutamine-SR 300g

MHP Glutamine-SR 300g

$32.99 $18.95
MRM BCAA+G 1000g

MRM BCAA+G 1000g

$99.99 $58.95
MRM BCAA+G 180g

MRM BCAA+G 180g

$29.95 $14.95
MRM L-Glutamine 1000g

MRM L-Glutamine 1000g

$89.99 $52.95
MRM L-Glutamine 325g

MRM L-Glutamine 325g

$43.31 $25.95
MRM L-Glutamine 500g

MRM L-Glutamine 500g

$59.99 $34.95
MUTANT BCAA 200 capsule

MUTANT BCAA 200 capsule

$29.99 $17.99
MUTANT BCAA 400 capsule

MUTANT BCAA 400 capsule

$59.99 $26.99
Myogenix Glutamine 400g

Myogenix Glutamine 400g

$51.98 $30.95
Myogenix Glutamine 800g

Myogenix Glutamine 800g

$79.88 $46.95
MyoPharma Glutamine 500g

MyoPharma Glutamine 500g

$49.99 $34.99
NutraKey BCAA 400g

NutraKey BCAA 400g

$48.72 $29.95
NutraKey BCAA 750g

NutraKey BCAA 750g

$83.65 $49.95
NutraKey Glutamine 1000g

NutraKey Glutamine 1000g

$62.22 $36.95
NutraKey Glutamine 300g

NutraKey Glutamine 300g

$29.99 $17.95
NutraKey Glutamine 500g

NutraKey Glutamine 500g

$40.28 $24.95
NutraKey HMB 90 capsule

NutraKey HMB 90 capsule

$38.99 $12.95
NutraKey Leucine 150g

NutraKey Leucine 150g

$29.99 $17.95
PES Amino IV 30 serving

PES Amino IV 30 serving

$46.99 $29.95
PrimaForce Alcar 250g

PrimaForce Alcar 250g

$33.99 $23.95
PrimaForce Taurine 250g

PrimaForce Taurine 250g

$23.99 $11.95
Syntrax Super Glu 500g

Syntrax Super Glu 500g

$39.95 $22.95
Syntrax Trophix 5lb

Syntrax Trophix 5lb

$74.95 $50.95