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Who doesn’t need more energy? Your day has barely just begun, and you probably already feel exhausted just thinking about the endless list of things you have to do let alone squeeze in that all-important regular exercise.
If you’re lacking energy, want to maintain or achieve an optimal fitness level while looking good inside and out, taking a BCAA + Collagen supplement could be the missing piece of the puzzle you need.
Even if you’ve heard the term BCAAs, unless you have a background in biochemistry, you probably don’t know much about why they matter when it comes to health and fitness. Leucine, isoleucine and valine are the three branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs. They’re essential amino acids, which means that they aren’t made in the body, yet they make up over a third of the protein found in our muscle tissue. They’re unique because unlike other types of amino acids, they’re primarily metabolized within the muscle instead of being broken down by the liver. That means they enter the bloodstream quickly, bypassing breakdown in the liver, allowing working muscles to readily use them. They offer an addition fuel source to boost energy and endurance during exercise and also help the body recover quicker after a workout too, as multiple studies have shown.
BCAAs are naturally found in foods like dairy products, meat and eggs, but it can be difficult to get a sufficient amount, which is why BCAA supplements have become popular. These are just a few of the benefits they can provide:
The promotion of muscle protein building. Leucine in particular has been found to trigger muscle protein building (synthesis) while inhibiting protein breakdown, which is essential for maintaining lean body mass when you’re restricting calories, for building muscle and to reduce muscle breakdown during exercises that are intense and/or of long duration. One study found that those who consumed a drink that contained 5.6 grams of BCAAs following a resistance workout experienced a 22% increase in muscle protein building as compared to exercisers who consumed a placebo drink.
Delayed fatigued. BCAAs help to delay fatigue as the body uses them as an additional energy source when you’re exercising for longer durations, which means you’ll be able to work out harder for a longer period of time. Once the body uses up its glycogen stores, it pulls power from the BCAAs in the muscles.
Less muscle soreness. By taking BCAAs, you may experience decreased muscle soreness after exercising, otherwise known as delayed onset muscle soreness, something that often develops anywhere from 12 to 24 hours after a workout, lasting up to 72 hours.
Boosting the immune system. If you’re going through intense training, performing exercises repeatedly for days and weeks, it can lead to suppression of the immune system and fatigue. But supplementing with BCAAS has been found to boost the immune response as the immune cells in the gut are able to utilize it as a fuel source, helping the immune system regenerate itself more efficiently. When your immune system is strong, it not only helps you recover quicker, but you’ll be less likely to become ill.
But what about all the other ingredients in BCAA powder?
After significant research we came up with this ideal blend that also includes the following: Grass Fed Collagen Powder, Electrolyte Blend (Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium), Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12. It’s a powerful combination, working together to provide the energy you need on the inside while also providing important nutrients that can enhance your outer appearance too, supporting the health and beauty of your skin, hair and nails.
Adding collagen to the mix makes this powder really pack a nutritional punch as its amino acids, glycine and proline, help to reduce inflammation, repair tissue, decrease recovery time after exercise and speed healing when you’re down with an injury. There have been many studies that have shown taking collagen can reduce the risk of injury in athletes and help improve performance, as well as restore and maintain muscle mass.
Collagen is probably best-known for its ability to promote healthier looking skin that’s smoother and more supple as it can even regenerate skin cells. It’s naturally found in the tendons, bones, muscles and skin as the most abundant protein in the body. As hair is primarily made up of the protein keratin, and your body uses some of the amino acids found in collagen, it can make your hair stronger and possibly help to grow faster too. Collagen is one of the major proteins in fingernails too, supporting their infrastructure. When they don’t get enough, your nails will become brittle and break easily. Collagen feeds your nails to promote health and growth.
Many people are lacking in B vitamins, but they’re critical for physical and mental health, with a direct impact on a wide range of functions in the body. A deficiency can lead to a host of problems from fatigue and confusion to poor mood, digestive difficulties, weight gain, a weakened immune system and more.
K Nutri’s BCAA + Collagen not only includes 5g of BCAAs, 2g of Grass-Fed Collagen, vitamins B6 and B12, but a proprietary blend of electrolytes to keep you hydrated. Electrolytes are critical for regulating hydration – they’re simply minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium, that carry electrical charges which stimulate nerves and muscles while helping to regulate the amount of fluids in the body, move nutrients into your cells and keep the body’s pH level balanced.
Enjoy the benefits and the taste of BCAA + Collagen in a choice of three delicious flavors, all caffeine- and sugar-free, providing a refreshing beverage that helps support your good health.