BCAA Micros Chewies
When Betancourt Nutrition first presented its CHEWIES™ Micros to retailers, they said, "This is the first nutritional supplement with a "wow factor" that we’ve seen in years."
Any serious bodybuilding athlete knows about the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine. But never before have they been "super-charged" by combining them in a 3:1 ratio with glutamine and compressed into a bio-available, candy-like format so small you can fit two dozen of them in your hand. That's new CHEWIES™ BCAA Micros, created in Betancourt's own 140,000-square-foot cGMP manufacturing facility.
To build lots of muscle, your muscle cells must synthesize lots of protein. The BCAAs are more than just the building blocks in protein synthesis, they also regulate it. Supplementation with BCAAs has been shown to activate some of the same enzymes believed to be responsible for the muscle-building effects of resistance exercise (1). Other studies suggest that BCAA supplementation may reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and soreness (2) and reduce levels of perceived exertion (3) so that working out doesn't feel as tough. To make new CHEWIES™ BCAA Micros even more powerful, we combined leucine, isoleucine and valine with glutamine. Supplementation with glutamine may spare the BCAAs from premature degradation.
1. Apro W, Blomstrand E (2010). Influence of supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in combination with resistance exercise on p70 kinase phosphorylation in resting and exercising human skeletal muscle. Acta Physiol May 28.
2. Shimomura Y et al. (2010). Branched-chain amino acid supplementation before squat exercise and delayed-onset muscle soreness. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 20(3): 236.
3. Greer BK et al. (2010). BCAA supplementation lowers perceived exertion but does not affect performance in untrained males. J Strength Cond Res April 7
†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Maltodextrine, microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial flavor, polywax, artificial color (may contain FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #1 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake) citric acid, magnesium stearate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, dicalcium phosphate, sucralose, acesulfame K.
Muscle protein synthesis is a 24/7 process. So you can supplement with CHEWIES™ BCAA Micros any time of day. However, if your goal is to protect your muscles from exercise-induced damage or soreness, or enhance exercise-induced increases in muscle protein synthesis, then take 1-2 servings (1-2 scoops) of CHEWIES™ BCAA Micros before and/or after exercise. Chew each tablet thoroughly before swallowing with water.
Consult your physician before using this or any other dietary supplement if you are pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, taking medication, have a medical condition or are currently unaware of your health status.