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Proven 2:1:1 Ratio of BCAA's Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine
- Increases Lean Muscle Mass
- Fights Fatigue and Stress
- Increases Strength & Size
- Improves Nitrogen Balance
- Positive Support for Key Neurotransmitters
- Enhances Focus, Mood & Stamina
- Enhances Nutrient Utilization
- Enhances the Immune System and Recovery
The Ultimate Branched Chain Amino Acid & 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 a 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 ultilizes the scientifically-proven 2:1:1 ratio but stands out from the crowd significantly in a very important way.... Chain'D-Reaction is an ultra-concentrated BCAA formula that delivers ultra-miconization BCAAs. The micronization process of our BCAAs reduces the overall particle size which helps these crucial muscle building nutrients absorb in to the muscle more rapidly and more intact than other BCAA sources. In their free form state,
Leucine, Isoluecine and Valine are some of the most important amino acids within muscle growth and repair as they are metabolized directly in the muscle rather than the liver. As a result of this, BCAAs have a major role to play in protein synthesis, the process in which muscle fibers grow. Chain'D-Reaction Micronized BCAA is a genuine industry first! Nowhere else will you find raw Micronized BCAAs with no other ingredients, in the most scientifically supported 2:1:1 ratio. This ratio has been studied time and time again and has been proven to be the most effective combination of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine to promote protein synthesis and encourage a positive protein balance in the muscles when you need it most. As the building blocks of muscle BCAAs can prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue by providing a readily available source of energy. BCAAs are widely known to increase the rate muscle growth in response to training. In fact, research indicates that as much as 14% of muscle tissue is comprised of BCAAs. The BCAAs are 100% fermentation derived, Japanese-made and 100% Pharmaceutical-grade, which are the highest quality BCAAs you can buy.
Chain'D-Reaction is able to achieve the anabolic BCAA ratio by combining Pharmaceutical-Grade 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.
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 n 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.
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.
Last, but not least, Chain'D-Reaction contains Sustamine: a revolutionary dipeptide form of L-Glutamine that supplies a combination of pure L-Glutamine (an amino acid for stimulating muscle protein synthesis) and L-Alanine (an amino acid needed for rebuilding glycogen stores). The result of a novel enzymatic process that bonds two amino acids together, this true dipeptide is much smaller than a complete protein and can be absorbed quickly. Clinically tested Sustamine is a breakthrough ingredient designed to help bodies rehydrate, replenish and recover. Muscles must be hydrated and engorged with glycogen. When workouts are over, the body needs to recover. Sustamine â€“ a dipeptide of glutamine, the most abundant single amino acid in the body â€“ provides essential support during times when the body undergoes large amounts of stress. On top of these benefits, research suggests that Sustamine is absorbed more than 200 percent better than standard L-glutamine.
A clinical study has shown Sustamine, increases performance in endurance exercise and activity. The study was published on February 3, 2010, in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN), a peer-reviewed journal covering various aspects of sports nutrition, supplementation, exercise metabolism, and/or scientific policies related to sports nutrition. The data published in the Journal of ISSN shows:
- Significant performance reduction occurred when exercising to exhaustion in subjects' hypohydrated to 2.5% of body mass.
- When subjects ingested the Sustamine supplement during the rehydration period the magnitude of performance reduction was significantly less compared to the dehydrated condition. Water alone did not appear to significantly off-set the performance reduction.
The study showed the efficacy ofSustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine ingestion during Hydration Stress under intense exercise. The clinical study covered the ability of Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine to enhance fluid regulation in healthy, active individuals in relation to both endurance and high intensity exercise. It appears to increase electrolyte and fluid uptake across the intestines by increasing ion transport through an enhanced signaling pathway within the intestinal mucosal cells. Its implications for exercise are enhancement of fluid regulation during prolonged exercise in the heat, maintaining or enhancing performance during a hydration/heat stress, and enhancing recovery from exercise by modulating immune, inflammatory and oxidative stress responses to physical activity. Sustamine, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd., is considered a "high-tech" amino acid dipeptide that promotes muscle rehydration, recovery and can be used as a source for energy refueling.
Chain'D-Reaction is not your typical, dime-a-dozen, garden variety BCAA product! The Branched Chain Amino Acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are valued for their anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. Used in the 2:1:1 ratio before and/or after endurance exercise they help spare muscle tissue. Used after strength training, BCAAs help kick-start protein synthesis which plays an important role in muscle growth. Like every APS product, we searched for the ideal ratios of ingredients that optimize results for athletes-those who fully embrace taking their fitness goals to another level. We also included 2 grams of Glutamine and its peptides because it has been shown to have a regulatory role in whole-body protein synthesis as its levels inside the muscle govern protein synthesis and nitrogen balance and therefore muscle building. Research shows that when adequate amounts of Glutamine are ingested, the body increases the rate of protein synthesis, speeds recovery time and increases the rate at which lean body mass is gained.
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 time period immediately after training. Chain'D-Reaction post-workout supplements target 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. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals speaks natural sports supplement chemistry, which means that if muscle is your game, then Chain'D-Reaction is your real end-game!Show less
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
As a dietary supplement, mix one (1) level scoop (10 grams) in 12 ounces of water and shake well, 1-3 times daily.
Depending on bodyweight, consume the following servings before and during your workout: