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Maintain a positive nitrogen balance while you train!! Did you know hard training is actually catabolic? That's right, heavy, hard training breaks down muscle tissue and leaves you in a catabolic state, yet it's hard training that stimulates muscle growth. So how can you stay in an anabolic state while you train?Branch Chain Amino Acidshave been shown to actually stimulate protein synthesis and promote a anabolic state during hard training sessions! Additionally, they can reduce the soreness that usually occurs after training which in turn will speed up recovery time.
So how do BCAA's work?
Intense training puts the body in a catabolic state because glycogen stores are being depleted and amino acid stores are being tapped into, specifically L-alanine and glutamine, these two amino acids alone make up half the of the amino acids released from the muscles while you train. Whenglutamineis depleted, it signals the body to stop protein synthesis. Providing glutamine along with the bcaa's may reverse this and allow protein synthesis to continue. Additionally, the recovery process requires among other things, amino acids such as the bcaa's and glutamine.
TheXtreme Formulations ICEformula contains an advanced blend ofGlutamineand L-Leucine, L-Valine, & L-Isoleucine – the three Branch Chain Amino Acids - in specific amounts, as well as L-Proline (great for repair and recovery), and L-Histidine (acts as a vasodilator in the muscle itself which allows the bcaa's to enter by opening up a pathway).* Finally, Vitamin B6 is included to enhance absorption.
ICEis an amazing anabolic supplement that provides the convenience of an easy to mix, great tasting drink that allows for optimal utilization of the amino acids during your workouts.
Don't take our word for it, look at what elite athletes are saying:
'BCAA's are a critical component for fast recovery from my extreme training. The best part about it is the products from Xtreme Formulations really do make a significant difference in my strength and recovery!'
—Karl Gillingham, IFSA Pro Strongman Champion and World's Strongest Man Competitor
'As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a competitive powerlifter, I know the importance of supplementing an athlete's diet with branched chain amino acids. By increasing my body's supply of BCAA's, I can speed up the recovery process from intense and grueling workouts, all the while doing it drug-free.* BCAA's should be a part of the drug-free athlete's arsenal of supplements and ICE is my personal choice!!'
—Michael A. Hartle, D.C., D.A.C.B.N., C.C.N., C.C.S.P., C.S.C.S.