Caffeine-Free Branched-Chain Amino Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and essential for health, performance, and recovery. In total, 20 amino acids have been identified, but only 9 are considered to be essential, which means they have to either be supplied by diet and/or supplementation. Of the 9 essential amino acids, three are also classified as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), due to their branched chemical structure.
The three BCAAs include leucine, valine, and isoleucine. What’s more, BCAAs are known for being the primary activators of muscle protein synthesis. Therefore, it’s crucial to consume them before, during, and/or after training to prevent excess muscle protein breakdown and kickstart recovery.
There are plenty of BCAA supplements on the market, but most of them are filled with artificial flavors, substances, and sweeteners. Since there was no BCAA supplement that met K-Pow’s standards, we developed our own.
K-Pow Natural BCAAs are caffeine-free, naturally flavored, and naturally sweetened with a combination of monk fruit and stevia. Every serving of Natural BCAAs contains 5 grams of branched-chain amino acids in a 2:1:1 ratio, 2.5 grams of L-glutamine, 100 milligrams of VitaCherry™, and electrolytes.
Natural BCAAs were specifically formulated to boost recovery, performance, and hydration. Since they are caffeine-free, you can enjoy Natural BCAAs any time of day! Not to mention, Natural BCAAs come in several refreshing flavors, such as Fruit Punch and Raspberry Lemonade.
- Caffeine Free, 100% Natural
- No Artificial Flavoring, Dyes or Sweeteners
- Promotes Increased Strength and Endurance
- Minimize Soreness
- Enhance Recovery
- Reduction in Fatigue
- Supports Muscle Growth
Mix 1 scoop into 12-16oz. of cold water, your post-workout protein shake, or beverage of your choice. Ideal to use during and post-workout. Caffeine-free - drink any time of day or night. We recommend 2 servings per day.
As the name suggests, a fruit punch is typically a blend of several different fruits, which results in quite a unique flavor. Our take on Fruit Punch consists of watermelon, pineapple, orange and strawberry. K-Pow Fruit Punch is light, refreshing, and perfect for any workout session.
If there’s one thing that makes refreshing lemonade that much better, it’s raspberries! Instead of making a boring lemonade flavor, we decided to spice things up a bit with Natural BCAAs Raspberry Lemonade!
BCAA 2:1:1 (Leucine, Isoleucine, & Valine)
Leucine is often considered to be the king of amino acids because it’s the primary activator of MPS. Without a sufficient amount of leucine present, your ability to recover and build muscle will be drastically reduced. This is why leucine is the highest dosed amino acid in The Grind, so you reap all of its muscle building benefits.
Similar to leucine, isoleucine also significantly increases MPS, but it’s also capable of enhancing glucose uptake into skeletal muscle. Glucose is one of the body’s primary fuel sources. So isoleucine may help boost performance and facilitate recovery by shuttling more glucose to the working muscles.
In addition to activating MPS, valine contributes to the synthesis of glycogen. Glycogen is the body’s way of storing carbohydrates for later use. Glycogen is mainly present in skeletal muscle and used to fuel exercise or in the liver to maintain appropriate levels of blood glucose. Having adequate glycogen levels is crucial for energy production, recovery, muscle building, and performance.
Glutamine is classified as a non-essential amino acid since the body can produce it endogenously. However, there are times when your body could benefit from more than it can create on its own, such as injury, illness, or intense exercise. Glutamine is involved in a variety of bodily functions, but it’s especially important for muscle growth/repair, immune system function, and gastrointestinal health.
VitaCherry™ is amontmorency tart cherry powder developed by Futureceuticals that contains a full spectrum of phytonutrients. VitaCherry™ is approximately 5 times more concentrated in anthocyanins compared to other tart cherry powders. Anthocyanins have potent antioxidant properties and can help promote a healthy inflammatory response to exercise.
Supplementing with VitaCherry™ may:
- Aid muscle recovery
- Reduce soreness
- Decrease strength loss