Looking for a supplement powder to take before or after intense workouts or weight training? Pro BCAA from Optimum Nutrition is a premium branched chain amino acid powder (BCAA) with added glutamine, vitamin C, grape seed and grape skin extract and grapefruit bioflavonoids. Pro BCAA is packed with 8g of BCAAs and 5g of glutamine per serving. Available in two great-tasting flavours.
The building blocks of protein
The BCAAs – leucine, isoleucine and valine - are three essential amino acids popular in sports nutrition. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, of which nine are essential and need to be consumed as part of our daily diet. Eleven others are classified as non-essential which means they are made within the body, but may need topping up from time-to-time. Glutamine is required in higher amounts during periods of intense training, whilst vitamin C is added to maintain normal immune function.