2 GRAMS OF INSTANTIZED BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAA’S)
2 grams of BCAA’s in the proper 2:1:1 ratio to help workout recovery, encourage muscle growth and support endurance, power and strength.*
Branch Chain Amino Acids, commonly referred to as BCAAs are a group of 3 essential amino acids having a branch side chain, hence the name. These amino acids are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. These 3 BCAAs make up more than 1/3 of the essential amino acids in muscle protein. Essential Amino Acids are by definition not produced by the body, they must be ingested, either through specific foods or through supplementation.
These BCAAs are ideal for muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscle rather than by the liver. Because of this, BCAAs can be used by the body to build new proteins to be used as energy.
The amount of BCAAs in the free amino acid pool is relatively small in relation to total body stores. It is suggested that BCAA serum concentrations are regulated which suggests that the body needs more of these BCAAs during exercise. Thus making supplementation of these essential amino acids a good idea around the time of exercise.
1 gram Leucine + 500 milligrams Isoleucine + 500 milligrams Valine. 2 full grams of BCAAs in the proper 2:1:1 ratio. There are some products which stray from the “classic” 2:1:1 ratio. We haven’t seen any research on the “advantages” of a different ratio. We have seen multiple studies (Baylor University did a very good one comparing BCAA in the 2:1:1 ratio verses leucine and a placebo) done on the beneficial effects of the 2:1:1 ratio verses placebo, as well as other free form amino acids. In general, most of the other ratios are less expensive than the 2:1:1. We have seen some 8:1:1 and even 10:1:1 ratios. In these instances, it is a pretty good bet the least expensive BCAA is the “10” and the more expensive ones are the “1s”. Mix Energized Aminos uses the preferred 2:1:1 ratio.
Recently some other forms of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine besides the micronized L (free form) amino acids (like the ones used by Mix Nutrition) have hit the market. Most are a compound of the amino acid along with “something else”. In some cases the “something else” can be up to ½ the amount of the new amino acid compound. That means that the original amino acid is now only ½ the potency of the free form amino. Some people might view that as better. We don’t. Mix Energized Aminos uses only the micronized free forms in 100% potency.
Taurine to help support energy levels, help increase natural protein absorption and synthesis and help promote sharp mental focus.
Taurine is a specialized amino acid that is important for endurance and muscle strength. Taurine may play an important role in supporting protein synthesis, cell hydration and natural metabolism.* Taurine can also help to increase nitric oxide (NO) production.*
Research has shown that strenuous exercise depletes natural Taurine levels, this can have a negative effect on strength and endurance.* Taurine is often missing from Amino products, but we found the properties of this Amino Acid are an important addition to the formula. Mix Energized Amino provides Taurine to help you get a dose of Taurine for every workout.*
Glutamine to help promote muscle growth, and reduce muscle breakdown.*
Glutamine is a conditional essential amino and is one of the most abundant amino acids in muscle cells. Glutamine is an import factor in healthy muscle recovery and growth. Research suggests that Glutamine allows subjects to recover sooner, more thoroughly and efficiently. In addition, Glutamine is an effective intestinal and immune system health component. Cells in these functions use glutamine as a preferred source of energy rather then Glucose. Adequate glutamine levels can help ensure a healthy immune system, which can be compromised during bouts of intense training.*
L-Arginine base, powerful pre-cursor to the vasodilator Nitric Oxide (N.O). This compound helps support Muscle Growth and Recovery and help promote Muscle Pumps.*
Arginine is an important part of the production of Nitrous Oxide (NO) in the body. Arginine is the amino acid that directly produces Nitrous Oxide via the Nitric Oxide syntheses enzymes, it has also been shown to help decrease the repair time of damaged tissue and it may also help play a role in the shuttling of lactic acid out of sore muscles as its role in the Urea Cycle.*
Beta-Alanine a naturally occurring beta amino acid.
Beta-Alanine is taken up by muscle fibers and combines with the amino acid histidine to form carnosine.
Citruline Malate (Bonded Citruline) to help promote better muscle endurance and bigger muscle pumps.*
Citruline Malate can help act as a natural energy booster and is backed by extensive research.
Citrulline is naturally synthesized in the body to Arginine. This free form Arginine can then be converted to Nitric Oxide (NO). Some studies suggest that Citrulline is more effective at increasing plasma Arginine levels than taking the amino acid Arginine by itself.
Citruline is an intermediate in the Urea Cycle. Because of this it has been suggested that Citruline can help eliminate the “burn” often associated with lactic acid build up as well as help reduce the negative effects of ammonia and bacterial endo toxins can have on performance. Citruline Malate is an important component in the Mix Energized Amino Formula.