VECTOR is made up of 20 ingredients and compounds. No shortcuts were taken in the formulation of VECTOR. No fillers, sugars or sugar alcohols are found in VECTOR.
Each ingredient was picked as part of this synergistic formula based on its ability to help provide the best energy drink available on the market today. These ingredients in their proper doses add up to far and away the most impressive ZERO CARBOHYDRATE, ZERO SUGAR energy drink RTD in the world.*
The patented technology used in the manufacturing of VECTOR locks the majority of these ingredients in a humidity controlled, hermetically sealed, insert until the instant it is ready to be utilized. This “just in time of use” technology delivers the utmost in potency you can feel.
1,000 MG OF ULTRA HIGH QUALITY INSTANTIZED BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAA’S)
1,000 MG BCAA’s in the proper 2:1:1 ratio to help recovery, and help support endurance.*
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 metabolized in the muscle rather than by the liver. Because of this, BCAAs can be used by the body to build new proteins and to be used as energy.
500 mg Leucine + 250 mg Isoleucine + 250 mg Valine. 1,000 full mg of BCAA’s 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”. VECTOR 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 1/2 the amount of the new amino acid compound. That means that the original amino acid is now only 1/2 the potency of the free form amino. Some people might view that as better, we don’t. VECTOR uses only the micronized free forms in 100% potency.