Over the years, BSN has supplied the supplement world with a host of novel muscle-building products. Dedicated as ever to bringing exciting and innovative new products to the marketplace, BSN now unveils its first entry into the branched-chain amino acid market with the introduction of Amino X — the world’s first effervescent instantized BCAA endurance and recovery agent.
Why Amino Acids?
Whether you’re looking to build lean muscle mass or simply recover from intense training sessions, you need amino acids, specifically branched-chain amino acids. Branched-chain amino acids are three specific aminos — leucine, isoleucine and valine — that are among the nine essential amino acids required by the body. Of course, protein provides an excellent source of amino acids and remains an integral part of an athlete’s diet. But the value of supplementing with BCAAs is that, thanks to their relatively simple structure, they are metabolized much more quickly than protein. When ingested, protein must first be broken down before the amino acids it contains are available for use. BCAAs, on the other hand, are metabolized directly in the muscle tissue, not the liver, essentially bypassing the more time-consuming aspects of the normal metabolic process. For this reason, BCAAs lend themselves readily to muscle recovery as well as offsetting muscle breakdown. Ingesting BCAAs during and after training can help regulate fatigue, promote the sparing of muscle tissue (anti-catabolism), support protein synthesis and promote the regulation of delayed-onset muscle soreness.
The most notable of the three BCAAs may be leucine, which has many novel anabolic properties. Along with stimulating muscle protein synthesis, leucine also may activate the protein mammalian target of rapamycin, or mTOR, which is responsible for regulating cell growth.
Why Amino X?
Amino X delivers a full 10 grams of amino acids per serving, making it a valuable source of these important nutrients. But that isn’t what makes it so unique. The real innovation is the fact that Amino X is an effervescent formula, the first of its kind. The use of an effervescent delivery system not only aids in the instantaneous mixing and elimination of clumps, but it also allows nutrients to be absorbed more rapidly and efficiently, meaning you get the most out of your supplement. And with Amino X, there are plenty of benefits to be had.
In addition to delivering the all-important BCAAs, Amino X also contains the amino acids taurine, citrulline and alanine. Citrulline is known for its promotion of nitric-oxide production, while taurine promotes the uptake of nutrients into the muscle cells. A lanine is known to convert to pyruvate in the body, which can aid in the production of glucose during intense training. Also included is a novel effervescent form of vitamin D, a unique ingredient that may further bolster Amino X’s promotion of an anabolic environment in the body.
Of course, all these benefits aside, it can be difficult to stick with any supplement for very long if it’s simply unpleasant to take. Thankfully, this is another area in which. It’s available in four crisp, refreshing flavors: green apple, watermelon, fruit punch and blue raz. With zero sugar, zero calories and zero caffeine, Amino X is a perfect complement to any athlete’s supplement regimen and is an innovative new way to fulfill your anabolic potential.