One of the three branched chain amino acids.
They are called BCAA's because they structurally branch off another
chain of atoms instead of forming a line. Studies have shown that
BCAA's help to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit its breakdown,
so BCAA's have powerful anabolic and anticatabolic effects on
They may also potentiate the release of some
anabolic hormones, such as growth hormone. Regular ingestion of
BCAA's help to keep the body in a state of postive nitrogen balance.
In this state, your body much more readily builds muscle and burns
fat. Studies have shown that athletes taking extra BCAA's have
shown a loss of more body fat than those not taking BCAA's.
Source of mineral vanadium; helps optimize
glycogen storage to yield more energy. Vanadyl is supposed to
help you attain a little more muscle and inhibit fat storage by
controlling insulin release. In theory, Vanadyl works inside the
muscle cells by bringing carbohydrates into the muscle without
the assistance of insulin. If there is less insulin, there is
less chance of carbohydrates being converted to stored bod yfat.
Complex organic molecules essential for biochemical
transformations necessary for proper metabolism and disease protection.
Some popular vitamins are:
Vitamin A: (Retinol)
A vitamin with antioxidant properties, important
for eye protection and bone growth; protein and hormone synthesis
(including GH and testosterone); supports tissue maintenance.
Helps reduce susceptibility to infection. Essential for healthy
skin, good blood, strong bones and teeth, kidneys, bladder, lungs
Vitamin B-Complex Vitamins
A group of eleven known vitamins that work
together in your body. All play vital roles in the conversion
of food into energy. Essential for the normal functioning of the
nervous system, and the maintenance of good digestion. Helps promote
healthy skin, hair, and eyes. These are water soluble vitamins,
which means they cannot be stored by your body and must be replaced
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
Maintains energy levels, supports brain function
(memory). Aids in digestion. Necessary for metabolism of sugar
and starch to provide energy. Maintains a healthy nervous system.
Alcohol can cause deficiencies of this vitamin and all the B-complex
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Energy production and amino acid production.
Helps body obtain energy from protein, carbohydrates, and fats.
Helps maintain good vision and healthy skin.
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
Important in carbohydrate metabolism, formation
of testosterone and other hormones, formation of red blood cells
and maintaining the integrity of all cells. Helps body utilize
protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Necessary for a healthy nervous
system and digestive system. It also lowers elevated blood cholesterol
levels when taken in large amounts of more than 1,000 milligrams
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Supports carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism;
hemoglobin synthesis. Helps release energy from protein, carbohydrates,
and fat. Needed to support a variety of body functions, including
the maintenance of a healthy digestive system.
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Supports glycogen and nitrogen metabolism;
production and transport of amino acids; production and maintenance
of red blood cells (hemoglobin) Essential for the body's utilization
of protein. Needed for the production of red blood cells, nerve
tissues, and antibodies. Women taking oral contraceptives have
lower levels of B-6.
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin)
Necessary for carbohydrate, protein and fat
metabolism. Important to amino acid and fatty acid synthesis;
essential for hemoglobin and nerve cell growth and maintenance.
The anti-stress vitamin, sometimes prescribed for stress reduction.
Energy metabolism, fatty acid and nucleic acid
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Antioxidant, synthesis of hormones, amino acids
and collagen (connective tissue); excretion of excess cholesterol.
Necessary to produce collagen, the connective material of all
body tissues. Important for the health of the teeth and the gums.
Strengthens capillaries and other blood vessels. Plays an important
role in healing injuries. Aids in the body's absorption of iron.
Vitamin C is water soluble, which means it cannot be stored by
your body and must be frequently replaced.
Vitamin D (Calciferol)
Supports calcium absorption and deposition
into bones. Must be present for your body to use calcium and phosphorus.
Essential for growing children to insure that teeth and bones
Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol)
Antioxidant, especially protective of polyunsaturated
fats and body tissues. Acts as a preservative, preventing many
substances, such as Vitamin A, from destructive breakdown by oxidation
in the body. Prolongs the life of red blood cells. Necessary for
the proper use of oxygen by the muscles.
Vitamin Folic Acid
Necessary for the production of red blood cells.
Essential for normal metabolism. A deficiency may cause a form
of anemia. Drinking alcohol and taking oral contraceptives can
cause lower levels of this vitamin in your body. Especially important
during pregnancy to prevent birth defects.
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