These are BCAA Tablets from Oxford Vitality. BCAA stands for Branched Chain Amino Acid and is made up of Leucine, Isoleucine , and Valine all of which are essential amino acids. The term essential amino acid refers the body's inability to synthesize them in their natural form, they must be taken in through the diet. Natural sources of BCAA include lean beef, chicken breast, canned tuna, egg, nuts, lentils, and soy protein. In conjunction with one another Leucine, Isolecuine and Valine contribute to approximately 33% of total lean muscle mass.
BCAA complex is frequently taken during times of low calorie dieting or intense weight lifting due to its anti-catabolic properties. In addition, it also has the ability to support muscle recovery by using the free form amino acids to reduce fatigue. During its typical periods of use the body’s metabolic energy profile shifts instead of utilizing the primary energy stores carbohydrate and fat, it will begin to break down muscle (protein) which can lead to loss of muscle (hypotrophy). BCAA acts as an anti-catabolic agent which spares and preserves muscle mass, whilst allowing full recovery of its structure.
The benefit of taking BCAA 2: 1 : 1 complex in tablet form is that it is pre-measured and easy to take. This tablet comes in “torpedo” form, which is streamlined but large. If you have trouble swallowing, we do not recommend that you buy this product.
These tablets are not suitable for vegans or vegetarians