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Coconut Water Extract:
There is no better complete and natural electrolyte source than coconut water extract. We included it because it's excellent for quick re-hydration and healthy maintenance of body fluid and electrolyte balance.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt:
When you sweat one of the major electrolytes lost is sodium. This critical electrolyte found in it's natural form is an essential component of Mammoth BCAA formula to provide you with the form of high quality sodium to keep you training harder for longer.
Black Pepper Extract (as Bioperine)
When it comes to ensuring mineral and amino transport, Bioperine is the best insurance policy you can include in any formulation. Mammoth BCAA didn’t spare any expense when it comes to making sure all the amino acids and critical electrolytes get absorbed rapidly.
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Directions for BCAA:
:Recommended Dose - Adult: Take 1-4 servings per day (13 g/serving). Mix product well in 1-2 cups (8-16 fl oz / 236-472 ml) of liquid (water, juices etc.) during or immediately after exercise. Can also be used throughout the day for basic hydration and better recovery.
Adult: Take 1 serving (13 g). Mix product well in 1-2 cups of liquid (water, juice, etc.) immediately before consumption. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products.
Recommended duration: For use beyond 12 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.
Available Size: 40 serve
BCAA vs. EAA is the WRONG discussion!
As you might have guessed from the article name, we have been discussing the wrong topic! When EAAs hit store shelves, I was convinced that they would put an end to the raging popularity and use of BCAAs. Obviously, I was wrong! Why? I made the mistake of not considering the specific benefits for each and that there really were benefits to both, given unique scenarios. The goal today in this ‘quick-read’ is to provide an overview of how to get the most out of an EAA or BCAA and allow you to determine which is best in your situation.
Before digging into this, we need to quickly recap some basics!
Knowledge & Terminology Refresher:
:: Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) and Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are both Amino Acids.
:: EAAs include all 3 BCAAs.
:: Anabolic state occurs when the amount of protein available in the body exceeds the amount being used for basic daily functioning. This occurrence triggers muscle growth. When the opposite happens, this is called a Catabolic state.
:: Muscle protein synthesis is a term used to describe a state where protein is produced & utilized for intense exercise recovery and adaptation. Theoretically, if all nutritional requirements are met it leads to muscle growth and improved future performance. Simply put, it is the process of building muscle.
:: EAAs & BCAAs are most efficiently/effectively used during (intra) and after (post) exercise. Our muscles are especially receptive to amino acids for up to 48 hours after exercise.
Resent Research Findings:
:: All EAAs are needed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis 
:: EAA supplementation may stimulate lean muscle growth just as effectively supplementing with a whole protein source 
:: EAA supplementation has proven to be effective in older adults in gaining muscle mass  BCAA supplementation after a workout can lead to greater muscle protein synthesis  BCAAs can reduce DOMS  (muscle soreness) BCAAs are effective for inhibiting muscle protein breakdown
We can all agree that ideally everyone would be getting their full EAA and BCAA requirements from whole foods. That said, we can also all recognize that anyone who exercises regularly will have some difficulty doing so. It is challenging to consume enough protein from whole foods to both capitalize on and stay in an anabolic state. The universal recommendation is a minimum of 1.5-2 grams of protein/kg of body weight and meeting or exceeding this requirement is a real struggle for active individuals. Supplementation of amino acids is essentially an athlete’s insurance policy for lean muscle growth and maintenance. Before deciding which product, EAA or BCAA is most appropriate, the most significant factor is analyzing your personal diet and training regimen. The choice to use supplementation is very individualized so you really cannot rely on what your ‘gym-bro/gym-sis’ is taking but rather gather information and decide where you are at and what would work best for you, at this moment.
When For BCAA's ?
BCAA’s would be most suited for individuals who are attempting to maintain weight and preserve muscle. While the three BCAA’s are included in the EAA’s, BCAA’s alone have not been proven to assist in building lean muscle. However, there are studies that are referenced above that support the claim that BCAAs are effective for hydration and when active individuals are looking to maintain muscle. An ideal situation is when weight-lifters, wrestlers, boxers and MMA athletes are attempting to stay at a certain weight or cutting weight for a competition. BCAA’s will not trigger any sort of lean muscle gain like an EAA may. BCAAs will help maintain and fuel the existing lean muscle mass.
BCAA’s provide up to 18% of the energy when training and, unlike other aminos, are mostly consumed in the muscle, not the liver. They can be muscle sparing by providing energy rather than getting it from the breakdown of muscle mass. When a BCAA is combined with electrolytes it can be highly beneficial for muscle firing, energy output and activating the mTOR pathway for anabolic signaling (mTOR is short for mammalian target of rapamycin, it is a protein that regulates the construction and rejuvenation of lean muscle tissue). It should also be noted that there are studies that show EAA’s (which include Leucine) alsso activate the mTOR pathway. BCAA just cannot build lean muscle on their own without the other 6 EAAs present. If your diet is in check (and you are consuming enough protein) then a BCAA might be exactly what you need to get you to that next level of performance and lean muscle growth.
The chart below may serve as a helpful reference guide and summary of the information covered:
 Lauren Bedosky 2018 https://whatsgood.vitaminshoppe.com/ ‘Should You Replace Your BCAAs With EAAs?’
 Francesco Bifari,Enzo Nisoli 2016 British Journal of Pharmacology ‘Branched-chain amino acids differently modulate catabolic and anabolic states in mammals: a pharmacological point of view’ https://doi.org/10.1111/bph.13624
 Micah J. Drummond and Blake. Rasmussen 2008 Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care ‘Leucine-Enriched Nutrients and the Regulation of mTOR Signalling and Human Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis’ doi: 10.1097/MCO.0b013e3282fa17fb
 Helen L. Eley, Steven T. Russell, and Michael J. Tisdale1 2007 BioChemical Journal ‘Effect of branched-chain amino acids on muscle atrophy in cancer cachexia’ doi: 10.1042/BJ20070651
 Petra Gran1 and David Cameron-Smith  2011 BMC Physiology ‘The actions of exogenous leucine on mTOR signalling and amino acid transporters in human myotubes’ doi: 10.1186/1472-6793-11-10
 Sarah R Jackman , Oliver C Witard , Andrew Philp , Gareth A Wallis , Keith Baar , Kevin D Tipton  2017 Frontiers in Physiology ‘Branched-Chain Amino Acid Ingestion Stimulates Muscle Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis following Resistance Exercise in Humans’ doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00390
 Francesco Landi, Riccardo Calvani, Matteo Tosato, Anna Maria Martone, Elena Ortolani, Guilia Savera, Emanuela D’Angelo, Alex Sisto, Emanuele Marzetti 2016 Department of Geriatrics, Neurosciences and Orthopedics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart ‘Protein Intake and Muscle Health in Old Age: From Biological Plausibility to Clinical Evidence’ https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8050295
 Lise Lotte Gluud , Gitte Dam , Iñigo Les , Giulio Marchesini , Mette Borre , Niels Kristian Aagaard , Hendrik Vilstrup 5 2017 National Library of Medicine ‘Branched-chain amino acids for people with hepatic encephalopathy’ DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001939.pub4
 Vincent C.W. Chen, B.S. 2014 Huffines Institute ‘Don't Want to Lose Muscle Mass While Dieting? Take BCAAs!’ https://www.huffinesinstitute.org/Resources/Articles/ArticleID/362/Dont-Want-to-Lose-Muscle-Mass-While-Dieting-Take-BCAAs--
 Yoshiharu Shimomura , Asami Inaguma, Satoko Watanabe, Yuko Yamamoto, Yuji Muramatsu, Gustavo Bajotto, Juichi Sato, Noriko Shimomura, Hisamine Kobayashi, Kazunori Mawatari 2010 International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism ‘Branched-chain amino acid supplementation before squat exercise and delayed-onset muscle soreness’ 10.1123/ijsnem.20.3.236
 Wolfe, R 2018 Aminoco ‘5 Proven Health Benefits of Amino Acids’ aminoco.com/blogs/amino-acids.