Growth & Recovery: Amino Acids + Glutamine
Jumpstart your recovery with our Growth & Recovery, a carefully selected combination of EAAs, BCAAs, and Glutamine. Amino acids are the key to preventing muscle breakdown after intense workouts. Branched-chain amino acids are the most important essential for muscle recovery, growth, and increased performance. Take them before, during, or after your workout for fast absorption and a potent dose of recovery and strength. The added glutamine can help prevent muscle catabolism, promote muscle anabolism, enhance the immune system, and enhance glycogen storage.
More details: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. As about twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein, amino acids make up a large proportion of our cells, muscles, and tissue. They are also essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, skin, bones, and hair.
The nine essential amino acids perform a number of important and varied jobs in your body:
- Phenylalanine: It plays an integral role in the structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the production of other amino acids.
- Valine: Valine is one of three branched-chain amino acids, meaning it has a chain branching off to one side of its molecular structure. Valine helps stimulate muscle growth and regeneration and is involved in energy production.
- Threonine: Threonine is a principal part of structural proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are important components of the skin and connective tissue. It also plays a role in fat metabolism and immune function.
- Tryptophan: Though often associated with causing drowsiness, tryptophan has many other functions. It’s needed to maintain proper nitrogen balance and is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep, and mood.
- Methionine: Methionine plays an important role in metabolism and detoxification. It’s also necessary for tissue growth and the absorption of zinc and selenium, minerals that are vital to your health.
- Leucine: Like valine, leucine is a branched-chain amino acid that is critical for protein synthesis and muscle repair. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing, and produces growth hormones.
- Isoleucine: The last of the three branched-chain amino acids, isoleucine is involved in muscle metabolism and is heavily concentrated in muscle tissue. It’s also important for immune function, hemoglobin production, and energy regulation.
- Lysine: Lysine plays a major role in protein synthesis, hormone and enzyme production, and the absorption of calcium. It’s also important for energy production, immune function, and the production of collagen and elastin.
- Histidine: Histidine is used to produce histamine, a neurotransmitter that is vital to immune response, digestion, sexual function, and sleep-wake cycles. It’s critical for maintaining the myelin sheath, a protective barrier that surrounds your nerve cells.