Our BCAA supplement is a combination of 3 basic essential amino acids, leucine, icoleucine and valine. The body needs these essential amino acids but cannot make them on its own. Branch chain amino acids are usually derived from food and make up a large portion of the bodies’ total amino acid pool. BCAAs have been proven to aid in building muscle, decrease muscle fatigue and alleviate muscle soreness. They have also been shown to aid in regulating blood sugar levels by stimulating secretion of both insulin and glucagon. When taken orally, both glucogen-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose dependant insulinotrophic polypeptide (GIP) lends to greater and more prolonged glucagon secretion. Maintaining balanced blood glucose levels allows for decreased protein breakdown and increases protein synthesis. The most ideal times to add 5 to 10g of BCAAs to your training regime is intra-workout, pre workout or post workout to help fuel your body and repair fatigued muscles! Our delicious Tropical Punch flavor blends smooth and is perfect to sip with 4-6 oz cold water any time of day!