USP Labs Modern BCAA+ Blue Raspberry 535.5 gm - 30 Servings
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Labs Modern BCAA+ Blue Raspberry - Ultra Micronized Amino Acid
Are you still using dated, bulky BCAA's with non-micronized aminos and
ordinary l-glutamine - loaded with unnecessary artificial flavors and
dyes? Get out of the stone age with USP Labs Modern BCAA+! USP Labs
Modern BCAA+ is equipped with 10 grams per serving of micronized aminos
along with a natural, refreshing taste free of artificial flavors. USP
Labs Modern BCAA+ Blue Raspberry Ultra Micronized Amino Acid
Supplement mixes clear and is incredibly refreshing.
● 8:1:1 BCAA Ratio
● Zero Artificial Colors
● Zero Artificial Flavors
● Zero Sugar
● Zero Carbohydrates
USP Labs Modern BCAA+ contains a ratio of 8:1:1 (leucine, to isoleucine,
to valine) instead of the standard 2:1:1 or 4:1:1 mixes. Why is this
USP Labs chose to formulate its entry into the BCAA market with a
revolutionary 8:1:1 ratio due to one term: mTOR. Mammalian target of
rapamycin (mTOR) is a protein kinase that plays a key role in regulating
several aspects of cell metabolism. When adequate levels of nutrients
(glucose, amino acids, lipoproteins, minerals) are available, mTOR is
activated and turns on the cell's inner machinery, which includes the
ribosomes responsible for the synthesis of proteins that are involved in
muscular hypertrophy (growth!). Well, they say all that to say this:
many studies have shown that leucine, above all other amino acids, is
responsible for regulating mTOR, and therefore, skeletal muscle protein
If Leucine is the star, why not just take straight Leucine?
While the majority of available scientific research does indeed present
leucine as the king of protein synthesis, so to speak, there are
drawbacks to using it alone. As USP Labs said above, the presence of the
two additional BCAA's (iso-leucine and valine) can reduce intracellular
leucine levels – well, by the same token, administration of leucine
alone, over time, can reduce levels of valine and iso-leucine as well.
The key is to create a formula that a) privileges leucine over the other
BCAA's in order to constantly maintain adequate levels of protein
synthesis and b) one which does not create an imbalance between the
amino acids in doing so. Enter Modern BCAA+!
I have always double- or mega-dosed my amino acids before Modern BCAA+.
Do I have to double- and mega-dose Modern BCAA+ as well?
In short, no! The reason for increasing the dose on BCAA products based
on the traditional amino acid backbones (2:1:1 and 4:1:1) is to increase
the effects BCAAs have on skeletal muscle protein synthesis. Well, as
they said above, USP Labs has either doubled or quadrupled the amount of
leucine that your current product has – and because leucine is the amino
acid primarily responsible for increase skeletal muscle protein
synthesis, there is no need to mega-dose! As referenced in the first
question, if you are mega dosing a 2:1:1 or 4:1:1 ratio, you are also
mega dosing isoleucine and Valine which could potentially impact leucine
metabolism and block mTOR activation.
The advertisements and labels on Modern BCAA+ say the product mixes clear
and clean, but mine still has floaties and foam. Did I receive a bad
No, absolutely not! Due to the strict standards of quality and purity
that USP Labs adheres to in the production of Modern BCAA+, there are no
"bad batches." If you are experiencing "floaties" or "foam," please take
a look at the instructions to make sure you are properly mixing your BCAAs:
● Did you use 20oz of water for 2 scoops (10oz per scoop)? If not, too
little or too much water could affect the solubility of
● Did you use excessively cold water? If so, try cool but not excessively
cold water, as this may also affect the initial solubility
of Modern BCAA+.
● Did you shake for 30 seconds? Again, like the other two conditions,
shaking for at least 30 seconds and allowing the product
to "rest" for
an additional 30 seconds is necessary for optimal solubility.
● The amino's percent in Modern BCAA+, especially leucine, can act
hydroscopically, meaning they don’t mix well in water.
just how well Modern BCAA+’s do mix considering the power & high dose of
leucine per serving.
My current BCAA mix stains my teeth, clothes and drink containers, and
burns my throat! Is Modern BCAA going to do the same?
USP Labs Modern BCAA+ contains no artificial flavors, colors or dyes –
making sure that not only do your clothes, teeth and cups stay clean,
but also that you’re not drinking toxic substances on a daily basis!
Artificial dyes have absolutely no role in enhancing a product’s
effectiveness besides lending a potentially toxic substance to simply
add color. Are you willing to take that risk over a useless color? A
competitor of USP Labs once said it enhances the consumer experience…USP
Labs replied with "Are you selling cereal to 7 year olds?"
I have seen glutamine as part of other BCAA matrixes, but USPlabs Modern
BCAA+ contains Sustamine, a unique form of glutamine. Why is this form
any better than my run-of-the-mill glutamine?
Sustamine represents a significant step forward in L-Glutamine
supplementation, and is superior to glutamine in several ways. Sustamine,
a dipeptide combining L-Alanine and L-Glutamine (L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine),
is more stable and far more water soluble than regular L-glutamine.
These physicochemical properties alone may provide greater effectiveness
as compared to l-glutamine. However, the presence of a unique intestinal
transporter for the dipeptide may also allow for an increased amount of
glutamine to reach the bloodstream and into skeletal muscle as compared
to regular free L-glutamine. These notions are supported by the higher
glutamine concentrations in plasma and skeletal muscle of animal models
administered alanyl-glutamine, as compared to those observed with free
L-glutamine. This is important because up to 65% of regular L-glutamine
can be destroyed before it makes its way to your muscles…L-glutamine is
known for its instability, in the dry state and especially in an aqueous
solution. The degradation products from L-glutamine can be glutamic
acid, ammonia and pyroglutamic acid, the latter two being potentially
toxic. What's worse is the longer it sits in water, the more degradation
takes place! So, needless to say, if you are drinking regular
L-Glutamine, you are most likely drinking potentially toxic by-products,
such as ammonia, as well.
When and how is it best to use Modern BCAA+?
While Modern BCAA+ can be used at any point of the day, and can even be
sipped on non-workout days, using it either intra (during) or
post-workout is the best application of the product. Using Modern BCAA+
at this time can help prevent the transient (temporary) breakdown of
skeletal muscle protein for fuel, inhibition of skeletal muscle protein
synthesis, as well as increase muscle protein synthesis. In simpler
terms, using it at this time pushes your body into a more anabolic
state, and less of a catabolic one!
To expand on that, is Modern BCAA+ best suited for "cutting" or "bulking"?
Modern BCAA+ has a wide-range of applications, the protein-sparing and
protein synthesis-promoting aspects can be effective while cutting (in a
calorie deficit) or bulking.
What is the difference between my whey protein and Modern BCAA+? Is one
better than the other?
Let USP Labs give you an analogy. When you look at a house, you can
consider it in two ways: as both a whole house, but also as a house made
up of individual components. Well, when USP Labs says "whey protein," it
is like the house, and amino acids are like the individual components
that form the structure of that house. Like a house, not all the
components are as necessary as the others, and which components you
consider necessary depends on what you are doing. For the specific
purpose of strenuous exercise, the materials (amino acids) that comprise
common whey protein matrixes may not be adequate for the stimulation of
protein synthesis, and the inhibition of protein breakdown.
Supplementing with Modern BCAA+, an amino acid matrix specifically
formulated to provide you with the amino acids most responsible for
protein synthesis, helps to create an environment which is more adequate
for protein synthesis.
Can I use Modern BCAA+ with USPlabs Jack3d? What about with other USP
Yes, Modern BCAA+ can be used with Jack3d, or any other USP Labs products
for that matter!
Can I combine my creatine product with Modern BCAA+?
Of course! In short, the beneficial effect that creatine monohydrate
supplementation has on energy balance (by providing intracellular ATP)
works perfectly with the BCAA’s effects on the same processes. In fact,
USPlabs Jack3d is a perfect complement to Modern BCAA+, for that reason
How long can I use Modern BCAA+? Is there any need to "cycle off?"
To give a short and sweet answer – the best kind – no, there is no need
to cycle Modern BCAA+. They can be used consecutively for an indefinite
period of time.
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