This is a high potency formula containing the essential amino acids L-Leucine, L-Valine and L-Isoleucine. These three protein-sparing amino acids are known as branched chain. It is a well known fact that amino acids are responsible for protein synthesis, hence the nickname 'building blocks.' Recent studies suggest that the BCAAs are the most important of all amino acids for muscular growth and recuperation. The BCAAs are the most rapidly absorbed of all amino acids; in fact, 70% of BCAAs immediately pass through the liver and are 'pushed' into the muscle tissue where the majority of the metabolism takes place.
BCAAs are also responsible for muscle production and energy production. Muscle production is supplied by an increase in protein synthesis. Energy production is caused when the BCAAs assist in the production of L-alanine. This is done through a process called transamination, which is the transfer of amino groups into other amino acids. L-Alanine, a primary pathway to muscle energy, will cause both increased protein synthesis and increased energy sources.
BCAAs may also be of benefit to you during extreme dieting by lessening the catabolic (breaking down) effect of muscle tissue. You can see why BCAAs are so important in your quest for muscle growth and recuperation. Your body cannot manufacture its own BCAAs. They must be supplied through your diet.