Gold Standard BCAA offers the benefits of electrolytes, immune supportive ingredients and a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine. This product promotes energy and hydration, and protects against the immune-suppression often seen with prolongued intense training. Gold Standard BCAA comes in three refreshing flavours so you can slam it down with ease during exercise.
|Delivers a 2:1:1 BCAA Ratio.|
|Essential for "Switching" on Protein Synthesis for Lean Muscle Gains.|
|Provides an Energy Source for Muscles to Fuel Workouts.|
|Contains Electrolytes to Assist Rehydration and Proper Muscle Function.|
|Immune System Support which is Essential for Those Who Train Hard.|
Gold Standard BCAA comes in the scientifically researched branched chain amino acid ratio of 2:1:1. Supplementing with more leucine has been shown to depreciate levels of isoleucine and valine, hindering protein synthesis. This is due to the fact that leucine supplementation stimulates oxidation of all branched chain amino acids.
This quality BCAA powder triggers protein synthesis, muscle growth and recovery with world-class amino acid quality. Gold Standard BCAA also contains electrolytes which are important for hydration, coordination and performance. Even dehydration as low as 2% can cause impaired muscle function and lead to muscle cramping.
Anyone who trains hard knows the immume system can take a battering with high intensity workouts. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAA contains Wellmune, Rhodiola and Vitamin C to support immune system health and ensure you can keep training at the highest capacity.
The 200mg of Rhodiola Root Extract in each serve of Gold Standard BCAA functions as an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body cope with stress. It has also been shown to improve muscle recovery time and may improve attention for a more focused workout.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to take BCAAs?
BCAAs are best taken as an intra-workout supplement to fuel the muscles and provide electrolytes to ensure hydration so you rmuscles are functioning at their highest capacity during your workout. You can however, take a serving before training and a serving post-training if you prefer.
Can I take BCAAs with Pre-Workout?
In short, yes you can. The Gold Standard Pre-workout contains caffeine and other ingrdients to increase workout performance such as strength, muscle pump and stimulant energy and is best taken before your workout. You can then use Gold Standard BCAA to provide energy at a cellular level and to prime your body for muscle growth by enhancing protein synthesis.
Can I use a BCAA product with Protein Powder?
Yes protein powder contains all the amino acids and is a great, convenient way to boost your protein intake as well as being easily absorbed post-workout compared to a protein meal which would take much longer to digest. The Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAA contains only bcaa's (branch chain amino acids) so just taking this supplemet alone would not meet all of your protein requirements.
Can I take a BCAA product if I am a professional athlete?
Gold Standard BCAA is a banned substance tested formula suitable for professional athletes. This being said you should always check with your governing body before taking supplements if you are a tested athlete.
Can I stack BCAAs with creatine?
Yes you can usethis product with creatine. These two supplements work differently and would definitely complement each other. Creatine provides muscular endurance by recycling our energy molecule ATP, and is also an anabolic signaler. The BCAA's provide cellular energy and stimulat protein synthesis, so together creatine and the Gold Standard BCAA would create an anabolic environment for muscle growth.
How many serves of Gold Standard BCAA can I have in one day?
It can be taken several times per day. The most important being your intra-workout serve. If you have a heavy exercise regime and require additonal recovery nutrients taking Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAA during the day may be beneficial to ensure you are sufficiently recovered for your next workout
How many calories in Gold Standard BCAA?
Each serve contains only 15 calories.
Can I use this product if I am cutting up?
Yes you can. It's a low calorie supplement and a great way to fuel your muscles. If you are fasting or carbohdyrate depleted before your workouts a BCAA supplement can actually prevent you breaking down muscle to fuel your workout. The BCAA's with provide a fuel source for your working muscles and have a muscle sparing effect.
How to Use Gold Standard BCAA
Mix 1 Scoop (10g) into 250ml Cold Water and consume during exercise or between meals. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAA may be stacked with other amino acids, such as Creatine, Glutamine, Carnitine and Tyrosine.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAA Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 10g (1 Scoop)(Strawberry Kiwi Flavour)
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)|
|Magnesium (as oxide)|
|Sodium (as Sodium Chloride)|
|Potassium (Potassium Chloride)|
|BCAA Blend (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine)|
|Bakers Yeast Beta Glucan (Wellmune(R))|
|Rhodiola Extract (root)|
|OTHER INGREDIENTS: Natural and Artificial Flavour, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Lecithin, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Beet Colour.|