What Does Instantised Branch Chain Amino Acids Stand For?
Instantised Branch Chain Amino Acids (iBCAA ) from TPW™ are made from Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine and are renowned for their muscle building qualities, along with their ability to prevent muscle loss when taken pre-workout. During periods of intense training the body can enter into a state where the muscles begin to breakdown. But because iBCAA’s are absorbed directly into the muscle tissue and are metabolised quickly, taking them preworkout or intraworkout can help to prevent this muscle breakdown and ensure your muscles remain in a more positive state during training.
These three key amino acids make up one third of the protein within the muscles and play an important role in protein synthesis. This makes iBCAAs vital for building and maintaining muscle mass, enhancing the recovery process and preventing muscle breakdown.
How Can iBCAAs Help Muscle Gain
Studies have demonstrated that Instantised Branch Chain Amino Acids (iBCAA) have impressive muscle building properties when taken post workout. TPW™ iBCAA’s have been made in the optimal 2:1:1 ratio (leucine: isoleucine: valine) especially important in the post-workout window. Research shows leucine (the dominant constituent of our iBCAA) can enhance protein synthesis by as much as 33%. Protein synthesis is the process by which the muscles use protein to repair and regrow - so iBCAA supplementation post workout can be particularly important to strength athletes or those wanting to build quality muscle. Speaking of protein, take a look at our best-selling Whey Protein 80 , and for those extra gains we recommend Creatine Monohydrate.
How Are iBCAAs Made?
It's important to note there is a fundamental difference between products advertised as "BCAA" and "iBCAA". The "i" stands for instantised which means our BCAAs have undergone a high tech manufacturing process. This ensures that when mixed with water, our BCAAs dissolve fully. Standard, cheaper BCAAs, when mixed with water cannot dissolve and 'lumps' float on the top of the liquid. This not only makes it harder to consume but also takes longer to reach the muscle. Here at TPW™, we only manufacture iBCAA as we believe in only offering products that achieve the best results for our customers.
How Are iBCAAs Flavoured?
Whilst Branch Chain Amino Acids are backed by years of research, they are also known for having a slightly bitter taste and not mixing ever so well. That’s why here at TPW™ we have ensured that our premium quality BCAA's are instantised to ensure easy mixing and solubility when added to any protein shake. Plus for those like to consume their BCAA’s preworkout or intraworkout on their own, the TPW™ Product Development Team have introduced flavoured iBCAA powder: available now in Berry Blitz, Orange Burst and Green Apple Spike. Made using our unique all natural flavours and colours, flavoured iBCAA powder mixes into a fruity cordial drink that’s not only refreshing but backed up with scientific support. Find out more about TPW™ All Natural Innovative Flavours.
Why Is Your iBCAA Powder The Best?
Here at TPW™, you can have supreme confidence in the product quality and supply source. Each ingredient supplier must pass rigorous audits and checks before being given the TPW™ quality seal of approval. Traceability, quality, and consistency are the three things we demand on every single ingredient. This is our philosophy that flows through every product we manufacture and sets us apart in the world of sports nutrition today. Click on the Product Profile to see full product information for your absolute peace of mind.
How Is Your iBCAA Powder Packaged and Delivered?
Please note that this product is produced in-house at our very own production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a scoop is included free of charge in every product. Learn more about the full TPW™ BCAA range which includes pills, powders and cutting-edge formulations.
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Emulsifier ( Soy Lecithin )
Serving Size: 5g (two medium black scoops)
We recommend consuming 5g 2-4 times daily. Add two medium black scoops (5g) to 100ml-150ml of water or juice in your TPW™ Master Blender. Then shake and consume.
IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is BLACK. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.>
Q. When should I use iBCAA?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Consume 5g 2-4 times daily to suit your own individual needs.
Q. What are the main reasons for using iBCAA?
To improve athletic performance and reduce muscle breakdown during intense training and exercise .
Q. What does iBCAA taste like?
A. If taken on its own then is can have a slight bitter taste, so best mixed with a flavoured juice or mixed with your favourite protein shake.
Q. Are there any specific health benefits associated with iBCAA?
A. Studies have shown that supplementing with iBCAA can help build muscle and reduce fat.
Q. Are all iBCAA the same no matter what brand you use?
As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a 'Product Profile' which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the iBCAA i buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Is iBCAA suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. No, unfortunately this product is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Q. Can I use iBCAA with other supplements?
A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. IBCAA are most widely taken alongside
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking iBCAA?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ iBCAA.
Q. What is iBCAA?
A. iBCAA (instantised branch chain amino acids) is a soluble branched chain amino acid blend, containing leucine, isoleucine and valine in a balanced 2:1:1 ratio.
Q. Do natural whole foods contain BCAA's?
A. Yes. Dairy and red meat are good sources of BCAA's.
Q. What makes iBCAA soluble?
Soy lecithin is the agent which is added to help make the powder soluble for easy mixing.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking iBCAA alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it helps stimulate the building of protein in muscle and reduce muscle breakdown. iBCAA can also help prevent fatigue and improve overall concentration and mood.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using iBCAA?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.