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BCAA

Versatile performance + muscle booster in convenient capsules

  • Elevates strength and endurance*
  • Blocks muscle breakdown and soreness*
  • Optimizes muscle growth and recovery*
Upgrade Yourself®with Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA

Ultramodern BCAA 2X to enhance all-round athletic power + performance

Some supplements use cheap BCAAs in skewed ratios – up to 10:1:1 (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine). But low-grade BCAAs may be harder to absorb, and some ratios lack research.

Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA supplies the optimal research-backed 2:1:1 ratio in 2X forms: Ajipure®, made with Ferment-A-Pure technology; and our own fermented NutriGenesis® BCAAs.

SPORT BCAA is delivered in vegan-friendly NutriCaps® – a clean, convenient alternative to artificial flavors, sweeteners and synthetics other supplements use to mask BCAAs’ bad taste.

BCAA

Designed for Performance

  • Maximizes gains by accelerating muscle growth while slowing muscle breakdown*
  • Extends athletic endurance by blocking fatigue-inducing brain chemicals*
  • Energizes and enhances muscle strength across all athletic activities*
  • Reduces muscle soreness and reloads muscles for faster, healthier recovery*

Healthy for Daily Use

  • Supports healthy immune defenses against athletic demands and gym environments*
  • Safe, natural and well-tolerated to best support long-range fitness programs
  • BCAA nutritional technology breakthroughs from Ajipure® and NutriGenesis®
  • 100% plant-based, prebiotic-infused NutriCaps® from fermented tapioca

Ingredients

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 6 NutriCaps®

Servings per container: 30

Amount
Per Serving
% Daily
Value
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) (2:1:1 ratio)
Total BCAA 3000 mg
L-Leucine+ (Ajipure® and NutriGenesis®) 1500 mg
L-Isoleucine+ (Ajipure® and NutriGenesis®) 750 mg
L-Valine (Ajipure® and NutriGenesis®) 750 mg
† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: NutriCaps® Pullulan Capsule, NuFlow® Rice Concentrate.

Suitable for vegans. Contains NO soy, egg, fish, shellfish, dairy, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, or other allergens. Non-GMO and non-irradiated. Free of gluten, synthetic additives, caffeine, artificial colors and preservatives. Banned substance tested.

Suggested Use: Take 3 capsules 30 minutes prior to training or competition and 3 capsules immediately afterwards. For advanced usage guidelines visit www.performancelab.com/Advanced

NutriGenesis® and NutriCaps® are registered trademarks of Opti-Nutra Ltd.

Ajipure® is a registered trademark of Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

BPA Free. Please Recycle.

BCAA (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) 2:1:1, 3000 mg

L-Leucine 1500 mg (Ajipure® 1450 mg + NutriGenesis® 50 mg)

L-Isoleucine 750 mg (Ajipure® 725 mg + NutriGenesis® 25 mg)

L-Valine 750 mg (Ajipure® 725 mg + NutriGenesis® 25 mg)

BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) – comprised of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine – make up about one-third of the protein found in muscle.

When taken in supplement form, BCAAs are rapidly absorbed into muscle tissues, where they provide a range of athletic performance-enhancing benefits:

  1. Maintaining workout energy by refueling depleted muscle glycogen stores;
  2. Extending muscle endurance by blocking fatigue-inducing brain chemicals;
  3. Stimulating insulin, which enhances uptake of amino acids into muscle tissue cells;
  4. Activating enzymes that stimulate growth hormone and accelerate protein synthesis;
  5. Preserving lean mass while reducing soreness by supplying amino acid muscle-builders.

BCAA Immune Support: BCAAs also maintain blood glutamine levels after exertion, which in turn helps strengthen immune function against gym pathogens and exercise-induced immune challenges.

Some supplements may use incorrect amino ratios and hard-to-absorb forms that limit BCAAs’ muscle-building potential.

SPORT BCAA presents branched-chain amino acids in a muscle-correct 2:1:1 ratio of L-Leucine to L-Isoleucine and L-Valine.

Structurally similar, SPORT BCAA L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine supply versatile support for athletes of all levels, ultimately combining to form about 35% of muscle tissue:

  • L-Leucine

    L-Leucine

    Most important BCAA for muscle; helps protein synthesis, muscle growth and repair while fighting catabolism

  • L-Isoleucine

    L-Isoleucine

    Helps red blood cells transport oxygen to
    hard-working muscles; supports tissue healing, energy and immune function

  • L-Valine

    L-Valine

    Optimizes protein
    formation, muscle tissue
    growth and repair while serving as a key source of muscle energy

Designed for performance, SPORT BCAA supplies L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine as a blend of the world’s two most technologically advanced forms:

  1. Ajipure®: Clean, bioavailable BCAAs made from non-GMO, gluten-free vegetable-derived carbohydrates using patented, eco-friendly Ferment-A-Pure technology.
  2. NutriGenesis®: Lab-grown BCAAs complexed with absorption-enhancing natural cofactors including probiotics, fiber, enzymes and antioxidants.

With Ajinomoto® + NutriGenesis®, Performance Lab® has curated for you the cleanest, most bioavailable muscle-boosting branched-chain amino acids on the market.

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Who should take Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA?

Branched-chain amino acids are ideal foundation nutrients for supporting any and all fitness programs, from strength training to endurance athletics. SPORT BCAA functions as both a pre-workout supplement, powering and extending peak muscle performance; and a post-workout supplement, helping to promote optimal muscle growth and recovery. With its broad-spectrum support for muscle health, SPORT BCAA should be taken as a starting point for anyone seeking to achieve the best possible results from their fitness program.

How do I take Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA?

For best results take SPORT BCAA 2-4 capsules 45-60 mins pre-workout and 2-4 capsules immediately post-workout. During especially intense physical training, you may take an additional 2-4 capsules mid-way through your session as an intra-workout supplement.

Is Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA safe?

Like all Performance Lab® supplements, SPORT BCAA is designed to be safe for long-term daily use, without the need for cycling. SPORT BCAA achieves this by using pure, potent branched-chain amino acids that are presented in optimal ratios, dosed appropriately and in line with clinical research. SPORT BCAA’s clean formula design – free of GMOs, gluten, soy, colorants, preservatives and other additives – is also well-tolerated by the body; safe and beneficial for long-term use.

Is Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA legal?

Yes. SPORT BCAA is a safe, natural and 100% legal way to support. SPORT BCAA is also tested for banned substances, and appropriate for amateur, collegiate and professional athletes.

Is 2:1:1 really the optimum BCAA ratio? Some companies sell different ratios such as 4:1:1 and claim they are better.

Any BCAA supplement in any ratio is going to support healthy muscle growth and function. Some manufacturers will load up on L-Leucine – in 4:1:1 ratio or even higher, up to 10:1:1 – because L-Leucine is generally considered the most anabolic of the three. The concern: As BCAA ratios go up, research and safety data goes down. The 2:1:1 ratio found in SPORT BCAA is the most evidence-backed form of BCAA available. In addition, Performance Lab® uses a 2:1:1 ratio for balanced delivery of all BCAAs’ diverse muscle benefits, not just the isolated anabolic activity of L-Leucine.

What is NutriGenesis®?

NutriGenesis® is a Performance Lab® nutrition technology innovation: Vitamins, minerals and amino acids grown in live cultures at our state-of-the-art lab.

A true biological nutrient form, NutriGenesis® closely mirrors the molecular structure of food nutrients. NutriGenesis® nutrients offer significant advantages over standard nutrient forms.

Featured in several Performance Lab® formulas, NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and amino acids are bioengineered to be safe, active and highly effective for overall health and performance.

Why did Performance Lab® develop NutriGenesis®?

Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are the most important nutrients you need to build a strong foundation for health and performance.

Performance Lab® developed NutriGenesis® to have our own in-house vitamins, minerals and amino acids to use in our own nutritional supplements.

In producing NutriGenesis®, Performance Lab® can best maintain our industry-leading quality standards for cleanliness, purity, effectiveness and eco-friendliness, across all our ultramodern formulas.

How is NutriGenesis® different from other nutrient forms?

Not all vitamins, minerals and amino acids are the same. There are many nutrient forms, produced with a variety of processes. Some of the most popular nutrient forms available in supplements today include:

Whole Food Concentrates

Whole food vitamin and mineral supplements are sourced from fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms. They include natural cofactors that make food nutrients so easy for the body to absorb and utilize. However, they do require extensive processing and may be made with GMOs, mass agriculture and dirty eco-destructive practices.

Isolated Chemical (USP) Nutrients

Isolated Chemical (USP) is the cheapest vitamin and mineral form found in the most basic multivitamin supplements. This synthetic form chemically alters vitamins and minerals, isolating them from their whole-food cofactors. As a result, Isolated Chemical (USP) nutrients are typically harder to absorb and less effective than whole food nutrients.

Chelated Minerals

In this process, a mineral nutrient (such as iron, calcium, zinc) is bound with a chelator: An organic molecule (often an amino acid) that is large enough to enrobe the mineral. By surrounding the mineral, the chelator protects it against degradation. Chelated nutrients are highly stable and may improve nutrient uptake and utilization.

NutriGenesis® is different from traditional nutrient forms: Bioengineered to be better.

NutriGenesis® are cultured nutrients that replicate the creation of vitamins, minerals and aminos in nature.

NutriGenesis® is based on the work of Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Albert Szent Gyorgy, who theorized that nutrients presented in their naturally grown forms supply cofactors that make them more bioavailable, biologically active and effective than nutrients that are isolated.

In the NutriGenesis® process, single-cell organisms (Lactobacillus probiotics and brewer’s yeast) are seeded with micronutrients in a hydroponic growth medium.

The live single-cell organisms “eat” the micronutrients, divide and thrive. As the cultures grow, they produce fresh new NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and aminos within a matrix of natural cofactors. This familiar structure is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body.

More on the NutriGenesis® Process

NutriGenesis® advantages over other forms:

NutriGenesis® is essentially food nutrition. Mirroring food nutrients molecule-by-molecule, our vitamins, minerals and aminos are presented in pure elemental form. Maximum nutrition: Nothing more, nothing less.

Enhanced effectiveness. Because NutriGenesis® nutrients are in food-matrix form, they are recognized by the body as nature-identical -- maximizing nutrient uptake, bioavailability and beneficial activity.

Patented and researched. The patented process behind NutriGenesis® has been shown in research to enhance nutrient absorption and retention (when compared to chemical isolates).

Cleaner and safer. NutriGenesis® is produced in a sterile, tightly controlled lab setting. NutriGenesis® is minimally processed, requiring no pesticides, herbicides or other synthetics associated with some other whole-food nutrients.

Better for the planet: The NutriGenesis® process is clean and efficient, with little carbon footprint or environmental impact – especially when compared to factory farming for phytonutrients and strip mining for minerals.

Which formulas feature NutriGenesis® nutrients?

It all begins with NutriGenesis® Multi for Men and Multi for Women: Performance Lab®’s multivitamin starting point for human performance optimization.

NutriGenesis® vitamins, minerals and amino acids are also found in Performance Lab® formulas Stim, Flex, BCAA, Pre, Post and Maintain.

Beyond Performance Lab®, NutriGenesis® B-Vitamins are found in Mind Lab Pro®: the Universal Nootropic™.

30-Day Performance Promise

Your first order of any Performance Lab® product is covered by our 30-day performance promise.

Put Performance Lab® BCAA to the test for a full 30 days and if you don’t see results, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

Simply get in touch with a member of our Customer Care team to arrange the return of the empty bottle, and any unused bottles.

The Performance Lab® Performance Promise covers one box of any of our products, up to a maximum of three products per order.

SPORT BCAA stacks well with…

BCAA + Protein

SPORT Protein adds more branched-chain amino acids to SPORT BCAA, for a total of 2.7 g Leucine, 1.5 g Isoleucine, and 1.7 g Valine from three clean sources: Ajipure®, NutriGenesis®, and Oryzatein®.

Take SPORT BCAA + SPORT Protein to get stronger branched-chain support and broader overall amino acid support for muscle growth and athletic performance.

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BCAA + NutriGenesis® Multi for Men

NutriGenesis® Multi complements SPORT BCAAs’ muscle support with Vitamin A for protein synthesis; Vitamin C for collagen synthesis; Zinc for hormone-driven muscle growth; B-vitamins for cell energy and more.

Take NutriGenesis® Multi + SPORT BCAA for fundamental muscle nutrition you need to succeed, plus clean vitamin and mineral essentials for overall health.

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NutriGenesis® Multi for Men

BCAA + NutriGenesis® Multi for Women

NutriGenesis® Multi complements SPORT BCAAs’ muscle support with Vitamin A for protein synthesis; Vitamin C for collagen synthesis; Zinc for hormone-driven muscle growth; B-vitamins for cell energy and more.

Take NutriGenesis® Multi + SPORT BCAA for fundamental muscle nutrition you need to succeed, plus clean vitamin and mineral essentials for overall health.

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NutriGenesis® Multi for Women

BCAA + Pre

SPORT Pre performance-charging nutrition combines with SPORT BCAA for superior athletic enhancement.

SPORT Pre L-Citrulline (Kyowa Quality®) also helps the body to utilize SPORT BCAA branched-chain amino acids more efficiently.

Take SPORT BCAA + SPORT Pre before exercise for broad-spectrum athletic performance support that helps strength, power, endurance, growth and more.

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BCAA + Post

SPORT Post helps muscle development after exercise with benefits for growth factor, muscle energy and muscle stem cells.

SPORT BCAA may also be taken after exercise to promote muscle recovery by restoring exercise-depleted proteins.

Take SPORT BCAA + SPORT Post immediately after exercise to get a head start on recovery and maximize long-range muscle gains.

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BCAA + T+

SPORT T+ testosterone support amplifies anabolism. In addition, its KSM-66® Ashwagandha Extract has research-backed benefits for testosterone, athletic performance and muscle development that combine effectively with SPORT BCAA’s muscle support.

Take SPORT BCAA + SPORT T+ as a masculine stack for boosting athletic advancement via muscle strength, anabolic hormone, protein synthesis and more.

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Research

The research and studies behind Performance Lab® SPORT BCAA.

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General

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Howatson G1, Hoad M2, Goodall S3, Tallent J3, Bell PG3, French DN3. Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-trained males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study . J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2012 Jul 12;9:20. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-9-20. eCollection 2012.
D. A. MacLean, T. E. Graham, B. Saltin. Branched-chain amino acids augment ammonia metabolism while attenuating protein breakdown during exercise . American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism Published 1 December 1994 Vol. 267 no. 6, E1010-E1022
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