• High BCAA concentration
  • Excellent Taste
  • Easy to Mix
  • Only 20 servings
8.3Overall Score

As more people continue to learn about the benefits of BCAA’s, we are seeing supplement companies put a more concentrated effort in developing their branch chain amino supplements. Optimum Nutrition, for example, recently updated their own product line with the new PRO BCAA.

What Makes PRO BCAA Unique?

It’s worth mentioning up front that PRO BCAA uses 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine and valine. This is the ratio used in scientific studies conducted with BCAA’s, and the ratio most expert recommend.

You’re actually going to get a full 8 grams of BCAA’s per serving, along with 5 grams of glutamine. PRO BCAA also contains phytoblend, a combination of grape seed extract, red wine grape extract and citrus bioflavonoids.

What Are Pro BCAA’s Benefits?

Branch chain amino acids are well-researched, and drinking them during a workout has several benefits including muscle growth, better recovery, or fat burning. Since branch chain amino acids are used up during muscle contractions, sipping on them throughout your workout can help reduce damage and improve recovery.

What’s more, branch chain amino acids can help increase lean muscle mass and burn fat by naturally increasing growth hormone levels.[1]

The leucine in Pro BCAA will help stimulate additional growth by increasing protein synthesis. This allows more amino acids to enter muscle cells and build and repair muscle tissue.

Another nice thing about Pro BCAA is the 5 grams of glutamine. This is going to be an effective amount of glutamine. It will support the immune system and keep you healthy, as well as alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness and boost recovery.

You’re also going to get the phytoblend which contains a number of antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage from exercise and improve cardiovascular function.

[1]AMINO ACIDS Volume 20, Number 1 (2001), 1-11, DOI: 10.1007/s007260170061

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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