Hey my fit friends, remember to take your AminoPulse at the right times to optimize your muscle growth and recovery. It really does make a difference, and timing is important! AminoPulse is the only amino acid supplement with a Leucine-rich 6:1:1 BCAA ratio, B-Alanine, L-Glutamine, and Leucine metabolites. I know, I know, that’s a lot of science! Keep reading if a little science is your thing. If not, skip to the bottom!

LEUCINE: Hailed as one of the most potent natural muscle building supplements known to man. It’s one of the three branched chain amino acids and is unique in its ability to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis. It supplies energy to the body even when under the stress of training, and helps maintain lean muscle tissue by sustaining nitrogen balance, and preserving muscle glycogen used for muscle contraction. Greater muscle contraction = greater muscle gains. Leucine is the strongest of the BCAAs and if you don’t have enough of it in proportion to other amino acids, your body cannot utilize what you ingest. So a deficiency will mean you cannot use the protein you consume, regardless of how much you consume. As we know, without protein, muscle building cannot occur or be sustained. Also, during dieting Leucine has been found to be especially helpful for its ability to spare protein degradation. Leucine has been found to convert to glucose at a much faster rate than any other BCAA.

B-ALANINE: B-Alanine is a naturally occurring nonessential amino acid that increases intramuscular carnosine. Bear with me. Carnosine plays an important role in the ability of muscle tissue to contract. During exercise, the breakdown of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and the subsequent rise in H+ (hydrogen-ion), which produces lactic acid, and results in a drop of pH in our muscles. This process leads to muscle fatigue, and occurs whether we feel a burn or not. As our muscle pH quickly drops, so does their ability to contract forcibly and maintain a high level of performance throughout our workout session. It goes without saying that this seriously hampers your ability to maximally overload your muscles and force new growth. Let’s go back to the Carnosine (a dipeptide of Beta-Alanine and histidine). It has been shown to act as a H+ buffer, especially in the slow twitch muscle fibers (those we use most in bodybuilding).

By boosting carnosine concentrations with beta-alanine, our muscle fibers can soak up more H+ and stay in an optimal pH range, leading to increased maximal strength and endurance through your workout. Note: why not just supplement with carnosine, rather than carnosine-enhancing B-Alanine?

When you ingest carnosine directly, most of it is broken down in the gastrointestinal tract. In a very short time, all the carnosine you ingested is either eliminated or broken down into its beta-alanine and histidine, where they are then taken into the muscle and converted back into carnosine. Unfortunately only about 40% of the carnosine you take actually contains beta-alanine, making it an inefficient source at best.

L-GLUTAMINE: A vital amino acid that is required by every muscle in the body, and is one of the most important building blocks in forming the proteins that maintain cellular health and tissue repair. It’s many uses include post-surgery recovery, brain function, muscle cramping, ADD, digestive disorders such as Crohns and ulcers, and much more. It’s of tremendous importance to bodybuilders who regularly train intensely. Since muscle isn’t the only tissue that needs this amino acid, strenuous exercise causes muscles to take it from other areas that need it. Some studies show that heavy training depletes the glutamine levels of athletes by up to 50%. Unless it’s replaced, this puts not only their muscle tissue in jeopardy, but also can compromise their immune systems and tax other organs. L-Glutamine also promotes growth hormone levels, so important to those working to get big. Additionally, it helps muscle cells to retain water which in turn increases their size. Since it also helps preserve muscles during the catabolic state, taking L-Glutamine supplement improves the quality of the workout by cutting down on fatigue. Consuming L-Glutamine can help boost your immune system and maintain muscle mass, which translates into more effective training and improved performance. Taken immediately after intense training helps to reduce the catabolic effect of muscle breakdown.

What does it all mean for you? It means that taking AminoPulse 45 minutes before your intense workout will halt the naturally occurring decline in strength, power and muscle endurance during that workout – thus prolonging your muscles’ ability to forcibly contract and maintain overload, which ultimately means GREATER GAINS. Taking your AminoPulse within 15 minutes after your workout will help reduce the catabolic effect of muscle breakdown, which once again, leads to GREATER GAINS. Lastly, taking your BCAAs at bedtime will ensure an adequate supply throught the night as your body is repairing and building muscle tissue during deep sleep.

You’re putting the time in the gym, you’re working your butts off (or building them!), you’re fueling your body as best you can… Don’t forget to top your efforts with safe, effective, and banned-substance free AminoPulse for greater gains.