- The BCAA Ideal Protein supplement has been formulated for use in both the weight loss phases of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method and in maintenance.
- It is offered in a powder form and comes in a tasty fruit punch flavor. We recommend 1 packet per day mixed in 8 ounces of cold water.
How BCAA Works
Branched-chain amino acids stimulate the building of protein in muscle and reduce muscle breakdown. Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients that the body obtains from proteins found in food, especially meat, dairy products, and legumes. They include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. “Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of these amino acids.
The advantage of the BCAA Ideal Protein supplement in building or maintaining muscle in the body is that once the 3 essential amino acids are absorbed, they are taken up directly by the skeletal muscles of the body to be used as building blocks for muscle tissue, instead of going to all the bodily cells- thus building and sustaining muscle. Read more about the importance of muscle here.
Another benefit of BCAAs is that they help to improve insulin sensitivity, metabolic rate, blood sugar and increase the production of the growth hormone.
This formula is different from other BCAA supplements currently on the market and is specifically formulated for use on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method and in the Maintenance Phase.
Use of the BCAA Ideal Protein Supplement During Phases 1 to 3
Dieters may use this supplement (1 packet per day) during any phase of the weight loss method. However, it is highly recommended in the following situations:
- Give 1 packet daily during the first 2 to 3 weeks one of Phase 1. This can help reduce muscle loss during gluconeogenesis at the beginning of the method.
- Add 1 packet daily if your dieter continues to lose an exaggerated amount of lean mass after week 3.
Maintenance: The Ultimate Pre/Post Workout Supplement!
For dieters who want to start a training schedule following the weight loss method or for World Class Athletes looking for the best pre/post workout supplement, here it is!
- Place 10-12 oz. (300-360 ml) of cool water in a shaker.
- Add 1 packet of the BCAA supplement and shake.
- Open shaker and add 1 packet of Ideal Complete, shake again.
- Consume ½ before your workout, the other half immediately after your workout, or simply have the whole shake right after your workout. With 26 grams of high quality protein, the exact ratio of BCAA’s, vitamin C (for protein synthesis) and L-alanine and L-glutamine (for those following a very low carb diet).
Ideal Protein also now offers a new Stabilization Program to help you continue to maintain your healthy weight.