Chain'd-Reaction®- The Ultimate (BCAA) Branched Chain Amino Acid Tripeptides & Recovery Aid for Muscle Growth!*
Chain'd-Reaction® is an advanced post-workout performance supplement specifically formulated to help your body recover from the extreme physical demands of high-intensity workouts. Ideal for elite athletes and hardcore bodybuilders, Chain'd-Reaction®, can also help weekend warriors and beginners. Chain'd-Reaction® is an incredible breakthrough in the supplementation of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) and recovery aids for muscle growth and repair after grueling training sessions.
Most marketing companies hype some different ratios of BCAA's or mix in inferior amino acids to make you feel like you are getting "more aminos." APS Nutrition utilizes the scientifically-proven 2:1:1 ratio but stands out from the crowd significantly in two ways -
(1) Chain'd-Reaction® is an ultra-concentrated BCAA formula that delivers a "proprietary" tripeptide and ultra-micronization BCAA. Chain'd-Reaction® also contains in a time releasing matrix of L-Leucine to the muscles faster and for longer periods of time than typical BCAA products. APS Nutrition always known for its innovation has "turned the BCAA category on its head!"
(2) Chain'd-Reaction® utilizes the transport of peptides into cells, that is a well-documented biological phenomenon, which is accomplished by specific energy-dependent transporters found in a number of organisms such as amino acids. The amino acid/peptide transporter family of proteins was uncovered by sequence analysis of a number of recently discovered peptide transport proteins. The protein shows a distinct preference for tripeptides composed of L-amino acids, and discriminates dipeptides on the basis of the position of charges within the substrate.
Glutathione is an important tripeptide present in significant concentrations in all tissues. It contains glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. What is unusual about the structure of glutathione Instead of the usual backbone, the carboxyl acid "side chain" is part of the backbone peptide structure. The normal carboxyl group is the so called” side chain” in this case. Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant and has even been called “the master antioxidant”. It is a tripeptide found inside every single cell in your body. Scientists know that strenuous and/or prolonged exercise deplete glutathione. In fact, this is one cause for the fatigue that comes with exercise. However, it has other effects that are even less helpful. It aids the body, in producing the extra energy or ATP (adenosine triphosphate) needed for vigorous exercise, produces many more singlet oxygen atoms or free radicals. Cleaning these up uses up the body’s reserves of glutathione. It takes some time for the body to regenerate or synthesize more glutathione, so the person becomes tired while some damage occurs inside the cells as a result of the presence of too many free radicals or singlet oxygen atoms. Chain'd-Reaction® features advanced Setria® Glutathione, a "reduced" form your body can recognize and readily absorb.
Chain'd-Reaction® is able to achieve the anabolic BCAA ratio by combining Pharmaceutical-Grade tripeptide-form of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine amino acids along with L-Glutamine and other Anabolic Agents for maximum muscle-building performance. In recent times, these amino acids have been investigated for their potential anti-catabolic (preventing muscle breakdown) and muscle building effects. Recent university research shows that Leucine enriched beverages consumed with exercise synergistically activate and prolong activity of the mTOR signaling pathway, which increases muscle anabolic potential (muscle growth). The mTOR pathway is the "trigger" that signals the very genesis of muscle protein synthesis.*
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are so called because of their structure, which includes a “side chain” of one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms. There are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Of these, leucine is the most heavily researched, and appears to offer the biggest physiological benefit.
For the technical geeks, these hydrophobic (water-fearing) amino acids are referred to as “aliphatic” (from the Greek aleiphar, or oil), as their central carbon attaches to a branched non-cyclic, open carbon chain. (See BCAA structure below)
BCAAs provide the basis for protein synthesis and energy. In fact, BCAAs can comprise up to one-third of muscle protein. Because of their prevalence and involvement in protein synthesis and energy production, BCAAs are important to many metabolic processes. However, if BCAAs are going to be meaningful in these processes, they must be available to the body. This means we have to eat enough BCAAs, and at the right times, to enable such processes to occur.
L- Glutamine represents over 60% of the amino acid content in the amino acid pool of muscle tissue. Intense training and exercise put greater demands on your body's need for Glutamine, making it a conditionally essential amino acid. Chain'd-Reaction® micronized L-Glutamine represents a leap forward in Glutamine supplementation. Chain'd-Reaction® uses a state-of-the- art particle micronization technology called Micro-Rx™. Each tiny particle of Chain'd-Reaction® is 20 times smaller than regular Glutamine powder. This allows for ultra fast absorption and utilization. Glutamine is the most common amino acid in the body and is key to the metabolism and maintenance of muscle tissue. Glutamine is also the highest concentrated amino acid in the muscle cell and acts as a primary shuttle for nitrogen from the bloodstream to inside the muscle cell, which is essential for the support of muscle tissue and growth hormone elevation.
Enter....Chain'd-Reaction® when combined with regular exercise are designed to support:
• Protein Synthesis / Anabolism*
• Anti-Catabolism / Muscle Sparing*
• Glycogen Resynthesis*
• Helps Preserve Lean Muscle*
• Rebuild Muscle & Recover Faster*
• Increase Growth Hormone*
Chain'd-Reaction® provides a tripeptide of the essential branched chain amino acids: L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. During times of metabolic stress (such as high intensity exercise), BCAAs may become fuel for your muscles and help aid in protein synthesis and prevent catabolism (muscle breakdown). L-Leucine, in conjunction with exercise, may activate the mTOR pathway that supports muscle growth. To drastically increase the efficacy of BCAA delivery in Chain'd-Reaction®, these powerful, muscle building agents are continually dispersed into the muscular environment utilizing a two-pronged, sustained-release delivery mechanism that consists of APS's Micro-Rx™ and Extend-Rx™ technologies- manufacturing know-how previously beyond the scope of the sports nutrition industry.
The unique combination of these controlled dispersion, "agglomeration-like" technologies produces rapid disintegration of the BCAA and Glutamine compounds, whose highly micronized particles are more quickly and completely digested (without stomach upset or digestive disturbance) on their way to becoming available to the body's muscle-making machinery. Favorable Anabolic/Anti-Catabolic changes then accelerate and enhance the uptake of BCAA's and anabolic agents, which leads to increased Protein Synthesis / Anabolism, Anti- Catabolism / Muscle Sparing, Supporting Muscle Growth and Endurance, Glycogen Resynthesis, Helps Preserve Lean Muscle, Increases Growth Hormone and Helps Rebuild Muscle & Recover Faster.*
Advances in Nutraceutical sports chemistry have resulted in compounds that target a variety of pathways to develop muscle mass and strength. There are now non-hormonal, highly anabolic compounds that zero-in on the juncture of protein chain assembly within muscle cells for more rapid protein synthesis. There are compounds designed to seize the "window of opportunity" in which muscle cells demonstrate a high affinity for the uptake of muscle-building compounds. This "window of opportunity" opens at the onset of intense muscular contraction and remains open until a short period immediately after training. Pre-workout supplements are designed to target the initial phase of the "window of opportunity" by providing muscles with compounds that allow them to sustain the level of muscular contraction required to complete a high intensity workout. Likewise, post-workout supplements target the next phase of the "window of opportunity" that occurs immediately after training in which depleted, wounded muscles are crying out for compounds that will replenish them with the muscle cell constituents needed to optimize recovery and promote growth of new muscle tissue.
The result is the replenishment of the key compounds that produce hydration of muscle cells. Protein synthesis is enhanced due to Amino acids being shuttled more efficiently into the muscles. These events halt protein catabolism and accelerate protein anabolism. The outcome is muscle preservation and new muscular growth. APS Nutrition speaks natural sports supplement chemistry, which means that if muscle is your game, then Chain'd-Reaction® is your real end-game!
As a dietary supplement, mix 2 level scoops (12g) in 12 oz of water and mix well, 1-3 times daily.