After many months of research and development we are happy to announce the availability of Ideal Protein’s new Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA).
The BCAA has been formulated for use in both the weight loss phases of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method and in maintenance.
It is offered in a powder form and comes in a tasty fruit punch flavor. We recommend 1 packet per day mixed in 8 oz of water.
1.) What are the benefits of the BCAA?
The Branched-chain amino acids differ from other amino acids in that, once absorbed they are taken up directly by the skeletal muscles of the body to be used as building blocks for muscle tissue, whereas all other amino acids go directly to the liver for synthesis of other proteins.
2.) How is BCAA integrated into the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method?
For our more “active” dieters, supplementing with 1 packet daily during the first few initial weeks on the protocol would be recommended. A dieter however, can supplement with BCAA throughout the weight loss phases if needed.
Our BCAA is especially powerful during Maintenance. Dieters that are starting an exercise regimen and want to build muscle mass should use our BCAA Pre-Post workout. They may use 2- 3 packets daily throughout the day (best not to take 3 all at once).
3.) What makes it unique or better?
For maximum strength development a minimum of 4 grams of L-leucine must be consumed per day. Our BCAA¹s contain 1.8 g of L-leucine with a ratio of amino acids of 4:1:1 (4 leucine to 1 of each isoleucine and valine) to achieve maximum muscle synthesis.