Core Nutritionals ABCD
Core Nutritionals ABCD
Core Nutritionals is back at it with an improvement to the very popular Core ABC intra workout supplement with the release of Core ABCD.
Core ABCD is an amino acid product with energy component. Very useful for early morning and early afternoon training or an alternatively can be taken between meals as a pick me up.
Most BCAA supplements don’t contain a solid serving of BCAA’s to get the desired response of boosted recovery and enhanced performance. Core ABCD gives you a full 7 grams of branched chain amino acids(BCAA’s) per service with caffeine for energy. The addition of CarnoSyn beta-Alanine will provide muscle energy and endurance to boost workout performance. N-Acetyl-Tyrosine has also been added for its metabolism benefits and neurohormone production. Acetyl-L-Carnitine will keep carbohydrate and fat metabolism going and using those fatty acids for energy. Lastly, the addition of choline bitartrate will enhance mental focus.
Branched Chain Amino Acids and the importance of them:
If one were to think of the body as a construction project, amino acids would be the most basic building materials: raw lumber, mortar, bricks, and so on. While the assembly of these building blocks is of course critically important to the function of the building – and one of the amino acids, leucine, controls its own assembly – the quality and availability of the materials themselves is arguably more important. Not enough concrete? The foundation cracks and the building falls.
Your body is the exact same way. It is comprised of various amino acids, both essential and non-essential, that comprise the cellular basis of each and every cell in your body. When it comes down to skeletal muscle, the three most important are known as the BCAAs – or branch chained amino acids. Comprised of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, these three little amino acids effectively control the rate at which your muscle grows (hypertrophies), its contractile force, its endurance, and so on – to say they are massively important is an understatement. For this reason, they form the basis of any competently-designed supplement protocol.
Collectively, as stated above, the branch-chained amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine are famous for their role in skeletal muscle protein synthesis and metabolism, and additionally comprise approximately one-third of all skeletal muscle protein. Of the three, leucine is both the most physiologically important with respect to muscle mass, and the most extensively studied. Data on leucine demonstrate this amino acid plays critical roles in stimulating skeletal muscle protein synthesis, and ribosomal biogenesis and assembly (the literal building of muscle tissue), along with playing a lesser role in insulin signaling and gluconeogenic processes. As a result of these diverse roles, leucine has been demonstrated to significantly stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis, and attenuate protein degradation, by both insulin-mediated and non-insulin mediated mechanisms.
Leucine’s insulin-mediated effects are largely the result of its activation of the classical insulin receptor substrate (IRS)/phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mTOR signal transduction pathway. In this pathway, the bonding of a substrate (glucose) eventually activates a compound known as Akt. Once phosphorylated and activated, Akt signals the release of the famous mammalian target of rapmycin (mTOR). mTOR then increases the translation of muscle-cell ribosomal proteins that increase ribosome biogenesis, which is the literal production of proteins. Leucine has additionally been shown to positively regulate protein synthesis independent of insulin. In certain trials where rapamycin and leucine were co-administered, rapamycin showed only partial inhibition of leucine’s effects on muscle protein synthesis.
In more practical terms, there is a significant body of evidence demonstrating the positive effect of BCAA’s on athletic performance. Extensive studies in exercise-trained populations reveal that, collectively, BCAA’s may:
- Reduce total muscle soreness after intense resistance training, and/or further delay its onset.
- Decrease muscle recovery time between bouts of intense resistance exercise training.
- Increase lean body mass when used daily, in conjunction with diet and exercise.
- Superior recovery
- Enhanced drive
- Tested aminos
- No unnecessary fillers
- Proven results
- Amino’s – supports endurance, recovery, and helps build lean muscle
- Beta Alanine – buffer lactic acid, increases endurance, increase peak power and anaerobic capacity
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine – Promotes fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism. Involved in brain processes such as mood and memory. Pays a key role in protein synthesis.
- Caffeine – Significantly reduces fatigue and improves energy and alertness and focus