Turn Your Pains Into Gains: Reduce muscle
inflammation and soreness, burn more fat, and recover faster*
While BCAAs alone are a great way to prevent muscle
catabolism, increase strength, prioritize fat utilization, and enhance your
ability to recover1,2, NutraKey’s Optima formula enhances these
properties with the protective ingredient of taurine and the quick recovery
effects of glutamine.
This means that not only will your body have the essential
building blocks it needs to create lean mass (BCAAs), but that you’ll be
minimizing the muscle damage and stress that takes place during all of your
Are you sore two days after your workouts?
Known as “delayed onset muscle soreness” (DOMS),
microscopic tears in your muscles and connective tissues inflame the
surrounding tissue and make nerves much more sensitive than they would normally
While the tears in your muscles resulting from workouts do
promote hypertrophy (expanding of muscle cell size) and hyperplasia (growth in
the number of muscle cells), the resulting pain and inflammation behind your
soreness are believed to significantly decrease both short-term strength and
While certainly not permanent, the results of these
short-term losses can diminish the productiveness of workouts over the
following days and weeks – increasing the chance of net strength and muscle
This effect is even more pronounced due to dieting, intense
workouts, or inadequate nutrition – times when we either have lower dietary
levels of BCAAs or have used much of our BCAA and glutamine reserves.4,5,7
Promote Muscle Growth & Recovery, Not
While BCAAs and glutamine are thought to boost recovery by
flooding your body with the key building blocks of protein and muscle, taurine
has been shown in recent studies to protect and inhibit the cytokines that
directly cause the damage and inflammation in muscle cells.6,8
When supplemented together, your muscles are still able
benefit from the muscle tears they need to grow, but the negative side effects
that slow growth and reduce comfort can be drastically diminished.8
As an added bonus, some studies show that BCAA
supplementation may even activate the primary muscle growth pathway in your
muscle tissue and while increasing protein synthesis.3
A High Potency Formula
NutraKey’s BCAA Optima is a high potency formula with the specific ratio of BCAAs, taurine, and glutamine that have been dosed to
maximize absorption and muscle availability. Each serving of NutraKey
ultra-micronized BCAA Optima provides the three free forms branched-chain amino
acids; l-leucine, l-valine, and l-isoleucine in the proper 2:1:1 ratio, along
with 1.9 grams of taurine and 2.6 grams of glutamine.
In short, adding BCAA Optima to your supplement and
nutrition regimen may help ensure that you the muscle and lean body mass that
you’ve worked so hard for keeps on performing at the highest levels.5
LifeSource Vitamins Workout Products, Articles, and Studies: Click
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Blomstrand E, et al Administration
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Postexercise Muscle Soreness a Valid Indicator of Muscular Adaptations?” Strength
and Conditioning Journal, vol. 35 No. 5 pp. 16-21
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The cytoprotective role of taurine in exercise-induced muscle injury. Amino
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