XLR8 THREE is an amino complex blend containing nine essential amino acids (EAAS). EAAS cannot be produced by the body and must be supplied from dietary sources. Deficiencies in EAAS can lead to loss of muscle tissue or tone.
Amino Acids are more widely known as an after work out drink product for sports and fitness as they are considered to be building blocks of protein. They have been clinically studied to work at a cellular level to assist and speed up muscle repair, promote muscle growth and limit muscle breakdown.
We discovered that adding Essential Amino Acids to our weight loss program encourages the body to produce enough fat-burning hormones, in a natural manner, by stimulating protein synthesis and boost fat oxidation. This is a very important part of the fat loss process.
When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses amino acids to make proteins to help the body:
- Break down food
- Repair body tissue
- Perform many other body functions
Amino acids can also be used as a source of energy by the body.
Amino acids are classified into three groups:
- Essential amino acids
- Nonessential amino acids
- Conditional amino acids
Essential amino acids
- Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food or a supplement XLR8 THREE.
- The 9 essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, and valine and tryptophan
Non - essential amino acids
- "Non essential" means that our bodies produce an amino acid, even if we do not get it from the food we eat.
- Non essential amino acids include: alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid.
Conditional amino acids
- Conditional amino acids are usually not essential, except in times of illness and stress.
- Conditional amino acids include: arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, ornithine, proline, and serine.
What do each of the Essential Amino Acids do:
These are all found in XLR8 THREE
Is utilised by your body to develop and maintain healthy tissues
Promote muscle recovery after exercise, It is used as fuel by muscle cells, sparing other amino acids from being burned up.
Stimulate muscle growth, It’s ability to modulate insulin sensitivity, A catabolic effect on fat
Is used for preventing and treating cold sores it also increases the intestinal absorption of calcium and eliminates its excretion by the kidney, suggesting that it might be helpful in osteoporosis
Methionine has a fat-dissolving effect and reduces the depositing of fat in the liver. It also helps fight free radicals in the body as well as slow the aging process. Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is responsible for the production of collagen, which is known to help enhance the condition of skin, hair, and nails.
Phenylalanine is used for depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, chronic pain, osteoathristis and rheumataid arthristis. It can also help to elevate mood.
Promotes normal growth by helping to maintain the proper protein balance in the body. Threonine also supports cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune system function. It also helps build strong bones and tooth enamel, and may speed wound healing or recovery from injury.
To promote normal growth, repair tissues, regulate blood sugar, and provide the body with energy. Valine helps stimulate the central nervous system, and is needed for proper mental functioning.
Acts like a natural mood regulator, helps bring on natural calming effects, induces sleep, fights anxiety and can also help burn more body fat. Tryptophan has also been found to stimulate the release of growth hormones and even reduce food cravings for carbohydrates and help kick a sugar addiction in some cases.
OVERVIEW OF AMINO ACIDS
Non - essential
Overview of Amino Acids
1... ALANINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Is an important source of energy for muscle tissue, the brain and central nervous system; strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies; helps in the metabolism of sugars and organic acids.
2... ARGININE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Studies have shown that is has improved immune responses to bacteria, viruses & tumor cells; promotes wound healing and regeneration of the liver; causes the release of growth hormones; considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair; helps arthritis sufferers by stimulating the growth of new bone and tendon cells.
3... ASPARAGINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - On intracellular function Asparagine, Glutamine and Serine are vital for energy and smooth function of brain reactions, contribute to the formation of proteins, muscles, neurotransmitters, antibodies and receptors; important transporters of nitrogen; foundation of carbohydrate metabolism; improve recovery after surgery or trauma by hastening wound... Aspartic acid 252 and asparagine 185 are essential for activity of lipid N-acetylglucosaminylphosphate transferase.
4... ASPARTIC ACID (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Aids in the expulsion of harmful ammonia from the body. When ammonia enters the circulatory system it acts as a highly toxic substance which can be harmful to the central nervous system. Recent studies have shown that Aspartic Acid may increase resistance to fatigue and increase endurance.
5... CYSTEINE (Non-Essential) "In addition to protection the cells from the harmful effects of radiation, [L-Cysteine] protects the live and brain from damage due to alcohol and cigarette smoke."
6... CYSTINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) Functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It can help slow down the aging process, deactivate free radicals, neutralize toxins; aids in protein synthesis and presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of the skin, which aids in the recovery from burns and surgical operations. Hair and skin are made up 10-14% Cystine.
7... GLUTAMINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - The brain requires a constant supply of energy to think and be alert, Glutamine provides the fuel the brain cells need to think clearly and help combat fatigue... In a paper entitled "Fourteen Doctors Confirm L-Glutamine Improves I.Q.;" Dr. Righard Passwater explains that the brain actually need two types of "fuel". Until recently, doctors knew of only one type, glucose; but recent studies have proven that another compound exsists and nourishes the brain. That compound is L-glutamine."
8... GLUTAMIC ACID (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Considered to be nature's "Brain food" by improving mental capacities; helps speed the healing of ulcers; support your digestive track; gives a "lift" from fatigue; helps control alcoholism, schizophrenia and the craving for sugar.
9... GLYCINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Helps trigger the release of oxygen to the energy requiring cell-making process; Important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system.
10... PROLINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Essential for proper functioning of joints and tendons; helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles.
11... SERINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - A storage source of glucose by the liver and muscles; helps strengthen the immune system by providing antibodies; synthesizes fatty acid sheath around nerve fibers.
12... TYROSINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid) - Transmits nerve impulses to the brain; helps overcome depression; Improves memory; increases mental alertness; promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands....
What are BCAAs
BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acid. The name comes from the fact that the amino acid ‘side chain’ is structurally forked or branched, which is part of the reason for their unique function amongst amino acids. There are three amino acids that comprise the BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine, and valine and all 3 are considered ‘essential’ since the body cannot synthesize them on its own, and therefore they need to be obtained from the diet via food or supplementation.
BCAAs And Whey
Despite the numerous positive benefits to BCAA supplementation, there are many skeptics who suggest that BCAAs are overpriced and that, to get more BCAAs, one should just consume more whey protein. While whey is rich in BCAAs, this isn't the most effective strategy.
BCAAs in supplement form are free-form, require no digestion, and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The BCAAs in whey are peptide-bound to other amino acids and, in order to be effective, must be liberated through digestion and then absorbed into the bloodstream. Even though whey protein is relatively fast digesting, it still takes several hours for all the amino acids to be liberated and absorbed into the bloodstream.
BCAAs in supplement form, however, are free-form, require no digestion, and are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. They spike blood amino acid levels to a much greater and faster extent than peptide-bound aminos. Even a few grams of free-form BCAAs will spike BCAA plasma levels to a much greater extent than 30 grams of whey protein, thereby having a more immediate impact on protein synthesis and protein degradation.
Additionally, since BCAAs bypass the liver and gut and go directly into your blood stream, they can be used as an immediate energy source during your workouts. Valine and isoleucine are considered glucogenic amino acids, meaning they can be converted to glucose and serve as an important energy source during exercise to help fight off fatigue during your workouts.