Injectable Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

A new formula for injectable Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA). BCAAs consist of three amino acids; Leucine, Isoleucine; and valine.  These amino acids cannot be manufactured within the human body, yet they are vital for many of our functions.  BCAAs are supplemented by athletes who require them to prevent muscle loss during exercise and to increase performance.  Just as athletes benefit from BCAAs, many patients with chronic and certain acute disease also benefit from supplementing these amino acids.

Since mammals can not biologically synthesize these branched chain amino acids, ingesting them through supplements affects the body positively not only in muscle protein synthesis, but also in fighting against some diseases such as liver failure and catabolic diseases. Red blood cells are regained, hemoglobin strength is improved and muscle inflammation is reduced[5]. Apart from benefiting the skeletal muscle, the mixture of these amino acids in proteins greatly benefit the results to certain athletes that take the right amount of the branched chain amino acids a day. Initially these amino acids already do not develop in the body, so the more these amino acids are consumed through other sources the greater chance there is of inducing a healthy diet. (Shimomura, Yoshiharu. “Branched-Chain Amino Acids in Exercise.” American society for Nutrition (2006): 1-4. Web. 5 Feb 2011)

BCAAs are commonly found OTC in capsule or powder form.  The usual oral dosage for muscle preservation and growth is 10g-50g daily.  The dosage for the injectable formula is recommended at 1ml-3ml IM following exercise or every day for chronic illness.

Side effects:  They are completely safe, no side effects.  (Mero A, Leucine Supplementation and intensive training. Sports Med. 1999:27:(6):347-358 )

Here’s the breakdown

Leucine 20mg/ml

Isoleucine 30mg/ml

Valine 80mg/ml

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