APS Chain’d Reaction is a BCAA product that is designed to provide the optimal amount of BCAA’s without spiking insulin levels and raising your blood glucose. Chain’d Reaction goes above and beyond most BCAA products by providing a whopping 7.5g of BCAA’s per serving! Studies show that this is the optimal amount to activate the mTOR pathway to boost muscle protein synthesis. In addition to BCAA’s, Chain’d Reaction also provides 2.5g of EAA’s.
BCAA’s are found naturally in foods containing protein. They are called Branched Chain Amino Acids due to their branched chemical structure. BCAA’s are made up of 3 amino acids; Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Leucine is known as the anabolic trigger as it’s presence triggers muscle protein synthesis through the mTOR pathway causing muscle growth. BCAA’s are generally mixed in a 2:1:1 ratio as this is the natural ratio that occurs in muscle. This is the same ratio that is in APS Chain’d Reaction.
Suppz recommends taking 2 scoops (1 serving) of APS Chain’d Reaction with pre-workout (if desired) 20-30 minutes prior to workout. Mix an additional 2 scoops with water and sip during your workout. Suppz suggests combining with a fast digesting carbohydrate such as Cutler Nutrition Total Carb intra-workout if trying to gain mass.
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I decided to try Chain'd Reaction as a pre-gym routine and I was not impressed. I didn't feel any extra energy, and didn't see any significant gains. I would stick to C4 or Assault .