Ghost BCAA delivers a solid 2:1:1 ratio of L-Leucine to L-Isoleucine to L-Valine, in addition to AstraGin. This product may be taken during exercise to support anabolism, muscle energy and stamina, or between meals to enhance recovery and reduce muscle soreness.
- Supports Natural Energy.
- Enhances Adaptation to Exercise.
- Boosts Stamina.
- Reduces Muscle Catabolism.
Ghost BCAA is branched chain amino acid formulation in the well-researched ratio of 2:1:1. It is comprised of two parts L-Leucine, and one part of each of L-Valine and L-Isoleucine. The BCAAs are three essential amino acids that have been shown to play vital roles in the human body beyond their use during exercise programs, whether it be aerobic training or low repetition weight-lifting.
These amino acids have been demonstrated in scientific research to stimulate protein synthesis, to provide muscle with a natural fuel source, and also have a slight fat oxidising (burning) effect. This makes Ghost BCAA a versatile product that can be used for a wide range of training programs, and can even be helpful when used within physically arduous jobs, such as labouring and brick laying.
In particular, L-leucine stimulates muscle anabolism via the popular-of-late mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)(1). This means that after ingestion of L-Leucine, protein synthesis—or muscle recovery—is enhanced.
This is particularly helpful for anyone causing a great deal of stress to muscles, such as bodybuilders (whose job-in-the-gym is to create a small amount of damage to muscle), or persons engaged in physically demanding work. Due to this role in which BCAAs stimulate mTOR, they may be helpful for delayed onset muscle soreness, also known as DOMS, by simply enhancing the rate at which skeletal muscle micro-tears are repaired. These minute tears in the muscle fibres are partly responsible for the DOMS pain that can sometimes be felt 24-48 hours after strenuous exercise.
In addition to this, Ghost BCAA also contains two well-known herbal adaptogens called Astragalus membranaceous and Panax notoginseng (2). These herbs assist the body in adapting to physical, mental or emotional stress, whether it be work-related mental stress, or exercise-related physical stress. The herbs do not differentiate, they simply do their job to support the bodies natural adaptation processes.
This product may be used during exercise as an intra-workout, or even taken directly before exercise if carrying a water bottle is not possible, such as during long-distance swimming. It may also be used throughout the day whilst engaged in physically demanding work. No matter how it is used though, Ghost BCAA helps you to make the most out of your activities.
1. Gran P and Cameron-Smith D. The actions of exogenous leucine on mTOR signalling and amino acid transporters in human myotubes. BMC Physiology 2011 Vol 11
2. Sinclair S. Chinese Herbs: A Clinical Review of Astragalus, Ligusticum, and Schizandrae. Alternative Medicine Review 1998 Vol 3;5 p.338-44
How to Use Ghost BCAA Intraworkout
Mix one scoop (9g) in 300ml water and consume.
Ghost BCAA Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 9g (1 Scoop)
|Astragalus membranaceus and Panax notoginseng Root Extracts|
|OTHER INGREDIENTS: Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavour, Malic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Tartaric Acid, FD&C Red #40|