- Accelerates Muscle Growth
- Decreases Muscle Soreness
- Decreases Intra-Workout Fatigue
- Protects Lean Muscle Mass
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I bought these with a set of supplements. The pills were huge and should have been put in a capsule size as well. You have to take EIGHT pills each day. Both my husband and I were using these, so a bottle would not last us any time at all. We both prefer using the other ATHLEAN-RX supplements.
I’ve been training my whole life. As I started approaching my 30s I started dealing with the random aches and pains associated with the aging process. I just pushed through it and soldiered on. Now that I’m in my 50’s the aches are starting to win. I started taking Jeff’s fish oil about a year ago and noticed improvement in my overall inflammation. Was less achy just waking up. Stuff like that. Bought the BCAA’s hoping it would help with workout soreness and energy loss and sure enough, it does! Look, these aren’t super pills. You’re not going to take them and all of a sudden starting adding weight to the bar. What they will do is make sure you’re micro nutrients needs are being met and if so, your body can do what it needs to in terms of recovering. It’s not a cure all, it’s just another solider on the front lines in the war of recovery. Been reading good things about the RX3 and DOMS so I might upgrade to the recovery stack. Stay tuned!
I have a very sensitive gag reflex so the size of the pills is a challenge. I can do it, and have actually gotten better at it, but they are rather large. Taste is a N/A since they’re just pills they don’t really have a taste, also no after taste that I’ve noticed. So.. onto the important question. Do they work? Surprisingly, I think they do! I’m not a research scientist so I don’t have data per se but I have done several workouts that generally leave more sore for days and when I take these… nothing. I also noticed when I’m fasting that I tend to hold onto more muscle and don’t look as depleted which is huge since I’m only 150lbs!
After taking these for 3 months, I can feel a difference. My strength seems to come back quicker after having worked out vs being super sore for the following week. I’ve been busting my butt to get in/stay in shape and felt like I was killing myself with working out and cutting calories. I’ve decided to bite the bullett and purchase supplements. My husband used to coach football and suggested I try BCAA’s. So, I bought 4 bottles of these, 3 pills a day does catch up real quick and all of the sudden you’re needing more. I can’t say taking these has helped me lose weight, but they do help the process of my muscle recovery making it easier for me to keep going which has it’s benefits.
Been taking this now for 3 weeks straight, only before workout and I already noticed a good muscle mass gain and definition. I didn’t feel the result after a week of taking it and that’s when I noticed that I get more energy then before when Im working out and specially on leg days. I highly recommend this product. So far so good and I will definitely buy another one when im done with my first order.
This BCAA ratio is spot on for optimal results. I took three tablets pre and post-workout on workout days and then in the morning on my non-workout days just to keep BCAA levels circulating in my system. Within a few days I noticed my recovery time improving with muscle soreness diminishing sooner than usual. My diet was already pretty rich in sources of BCAA’s so someone lacking in daily BCAA intake would definitely benefit. I also found the pills to be very convenient over powder and would be happy to recommend this to my clients.
A lot of the new research about BCAA’s says they’re not necessary. Here’s the thing. That is only if you’re getting enough through your diet. In reality that’s really hard for me as I’m just as busy as everyone else. It’s hard enough to get meals in let alone make sure they have enough of every single micro that I need. With these, I know the bases are covered. For me it’s simple. Growing up all the big guys in my gym recommended BCAAs. BCAAs work for me. So what means more? The latest ‘research’ or tried and true results? For me, it’s the proof and the proof is in my physique. Lean, muscular and strong.
BCAA was recommended to me a couple months ago. They work very well with Creatine. I may stop the plan creatine and start RX2 since these work so well. We’ll see. I’ve been using these for post-exercise pain reduction. I used to feel like I was hit by a truck 1-2 days after a hard workout but no longer since using these supplements. I played with the dosage and found that 2 each of Creatine and BCAA after my workout reduces the post-workout muscle pain the next day, and if in the morning I still feel achy, I take a couple more each and am good for the day.
I’ve always been skeptical of the benefits of taking BCAAs, as the vast majority of research available indicates that if you consume enough protein, BCAAs are unnecessary. However, the old school greats swore by them and for me, after taking this supplement, especially while training fasted, I’ve definitely noticed an increase in performance in the gym. I’ve been able to better hit my sets and reps, and feel way less fatigued than I normally do. Though i’m used to powder supplements, the pills work fine and mean I don’t need two shaker bottles. Definitely worth the money, will be getting again!
I bought these as a power up with the base stack when I first ordered Training Camp. In three months I lost 10lbs of fat and added some visible muscle. How do I know it’s the BCAA’s and not the nutrition plan and workouts? I can’t sure 100% for sure but I do know that I’m way less sore than I used to be when I trained in High school. I’m also able to lose fat and build muscle and strength which I’ve always struggled with. Either way, for the cost it’s totally worth it to me. Even if it only helps 10%, I’ll take it.
Branch Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs) have been a go–to supplement for athletes and serious trainees for quite some time. Comprised of three of the nine essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine AALPHA features that crucial 2:1:1 ratio that’s been proven to deliver results.
No longer just for bodybuilders, research shows that the three amino acids found in AALPHA are the most important in building lean muscle tissue. They’re a crucial supplement for anyone looking to build muscle while staying lean or even more importantly while trying to get lean.
BCAA supplementation can promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time, particularly when taken consistently during intense training cycles. It can also be used to prevent fatigue during longer duration activities allowing you to maintain the intensity required to yield results.
Supplementing with AALPHA can prevent a serum decline in BCAAs, which occurs during exercise. A decreased concentration in the blood would normally cause a tryptophan influx into the brain, followed by serotonin production resulting in fatigue. This is where BCAA’s come in, out competing the serotonin uptake into the brain resulting in prolonged endurance.
BCAAs are important to ingest on a daily basis, and while some may argue that diet alone can provide sufficient BCAA, serious athletes rely on the convenience of supplementing with BCAA’s to ensure there’s no deficiency. Athletes following rigorous training schedules while maintaining or striving for a low body fat are highly encouraged to supplement with BCAA’s.
Intense training without a serious dedication to recovery leads to over-training, plateaued gains, and an increased susceptibility to illness. BCAAs can set up a roadblock on this physical road to ruin by increasing the lymphocyte responsiveness necessary to support immune function.
Essential amino acids are called essential because our body needs them and we cannot produce them on our own. While BCAA’s can be gotten through proper nutrition, when athletes are training hard while trying to stay lean the amount of essential amino acids they’re taking in can drop well below the amount needed to sustain the lean muscle gains they’re working towards. This is especially true when athletes are dieting down for competition, cutting weight or just trying to get their abs to show. When calories get restricted it’s crucial to stay out of that catabolic state. BCAA’s have been shown to be especially helpful in those situations by helping trainees not only hold on to the muscle mass they have but also assisting in building lean muscle.
Anyone who knows me knows that I like to stay lean. I started upping my intake of RX3 during a particular busy travel schedule. I noticed that I was starting to see better gains in size during that period. That lead me to look into the specific ingredients. The amount of BCAA’s that I was taking get these results would have yielded an unpalatable taste so I decided to put them into pill form. The best schedule for taking the BCAA’s is 1 serving twice a day before and after training.
Declining leucine levels signal mTOR that there's a lack of dietary protein present to synthesize new skeletal muscle protein, therefore disabling mTOR. Upon ingesting increased concentrations of leucine, the elevated amino acid then signals mTOR that sufficient dietary protein exists, and switches on overall protein synthesis. An increase in mTOR activity results in an increase in protein-building and more growth!
- Maximizes protein synthesis
- Prevents protein oxidation
4 GRAMS(per daily serving)
L-LEUCINE Clinical Studies & References
Valine helps prevent the breakdown of muscle by supplying the muscles with extra glucose for energy production during intense physical activity. Valine also helps remove potentially toxic excess nitrogen from the liver, and is able to transport nitrogen to other tissues in the body as needed. Valine may help treat liver and gallbladder disease, as well as damage to these organs caused by alcoholism and drug abuse. Valine may help treat or even reverse hepatic encephalopathy, or alcohol-related brain damage.
- Maximizes protein synthesis
- Prevents protein oxidation
2 GRAMS(per daily serving)
L-Valine Clinical Studies & References
Isoleucine can be seen as the BCAA which mediates glucose uptake (into a cell) and breakdown (into energy) to a larger degree than other amino acids and may serve a role as a hypoglycemic (in diabetics) or as a performance enhancer (if taken preworkout in a carbohydrate replete state).
- Improves muscle strength, power and endurance
- Increases protein synthesis following training sessions
- Increases growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 production
- May help promote fat loss
2 GRAMS(per daily serving)
L-Isoleucine Clinical Studies & References
Brand new studies suggest that Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the body (above glutamine), particularly in the power generating type II fibers. Through supplementation it is possible to maintain peak stores of this important nutrient to enable more consistent force production without energy dropoff. Long term, taurine has been shown to be a cell volumizer that boosts internal muscle hydration…resulting in higher rates of muscle growth and function.
- Supports greater muscle growth and function
- Helps support cardiovascular function
- Helps temporarily restore mental alertness
- Assists in periods of increased mental and physical exertion
2 GRAMS(per daily serving)
Taurine Clinical Studies & References
Take 4 tablets within an hour prior to training. Take an additional 4 tablets within an hour of completing your training (total of 8 tablets)
All of our supplements are proudly produced in the US using the highest industry standards.
AALPHA has no taste.
The recommended dosage is 4 tablets.
AALPHA does not contain any milk or dairy products. It is however made in a facility that processes milk, egg, peanut and wheat products so consumers with severe allergies to those may wish to consult with a physician before taking.
BCAA work by speeding up your muscle recovery time from a workout. Each time you workout with weights you create micro tears in your muscles which need to heal in order for you to train again. BCAA’s help in that repair process which ultimately leads to better gains in the gym.
It's best to take AALPHA before a workout, up to 15 minutes pre-workout. Alternatively AALPHA can be taken during your workout to help prevent fatigue.
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