Life Extension Branched Chain Amino Acids
The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) L-valine, L-leucine, and L-isoleucine enhance protein synthesis in liver cells and muscle cells. Because they can be oxidized in the cells mitochondria, the branched chain amino acids may also provide energy and may serve as fuel sources for skeletal muscles during periods of metabolic stress. As a result, BCAAs have been used with success to support liver function. A study in 2008 also showed BCAAs supplementation improved insulin resistance and beta cell function as well as energy metabolism and glucose tolerance in certain people.
They are also used by athletes. A current mouse study showed how restoring hippocampal BCAA concentrations to normal had the effect of reinstating normal brain function, by helping the synapses to function efficiently.
Serving Size 4 capsules
Servings Per Container approximately 22
Amount Per Serving
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
- Other ingredients: gelatin, rice flour, vegetable stearate.
Contains soybeans. Contains corn and rice.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), tree nuts, wheat, yeast, or gluten. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
To be used by adults 18 years and older.
Individuals with ALS or disorders impairing the metabolism of branched chain amino acids should not use this product.
Take four capsules daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.