LVL1 Perfect Amino represents a breakthrough in the use of amino acids for muscle protein synthesis (the creation of new muscle). Over 20 human trials have been conducted to arrive at this specific, patent-pending combination of amino acids in the most effective, anabolic ratios.
Branched chain amino acids are the building blocks for protein. They are made up of two types; essential and non-essential. Essential amino acids (EAA) can only be acquired through diet and non-essential amino acids can be produced by the body through the right circumstances.
Amino acids are potent stimulators of muscle protein syntheses (the creation of new muscle). Of the Amino Acids, data indicates that Essential Amino Acids are primarily responsible for this biological process. As a testament to their effectiveness, a 15 g EAA supplement—with the nine EAAs in similar ratios to LVL1 Perfect Amino—had twice the impact on muscle protein synthesis than that of an equal amount (15 g) of a high-quality protein.
The effectiveness of EAA intake is amplified by ingestion before exercise because of the increased delivery of amino acids to the muscles. In fact, results from acute studies have shown that exercise and EAA intake have additive effects on muscle protein synthesis. Furthermore, branched-chain AAs (BCAAs), have been demonstrated to hasten post-exercise muscle recovery. Data show that BCAA supplementation before and after exercise helps decrease exercise-induced muscle damage, promotes muscle protein synthesis, and modulates exercise-related cytokine production.
For example, leucine-enriched EAA supplementation (total EAA was 10 g of which 1.85 g were leucine) prolonged the anabolic response and the sensitivity of skeletal muscle to AAs. Research suggests that over time, exercise will increase the beneficial effects of EAA supplementation on lean body mass and strength and improve functional parameters of muscles
In healthy young adults, sufficient arginine can be synthesized to meet normal demands. However, during rapid growth or in response to stress, there are heightened needs for arginine that may not be fully met. Furthermore, there is evidence that arginine has a unique stimulatory effect on muscle protein synthesis. It is known that arginine converts to nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to muscles. Last, arginine availability influences its own catabolism and that of other amino acids by controlling ureagenesis. A critical finding that solidified the need to add arginine to the Perfect Amino formulation was that without it, plasma arginine decreases; therefore, the rate of protein synthesis is potentially reduced.
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Dissolve one scoop (6.8 g) into 8-12 oz of cold water and consume once per day 30 minutes prior to resistance or high intensity exercise or between meals for recovery.
Dissolve two scoops (13.6 g) into 16+ oz of cold water and consume 30 minutes prior to competition. Then take one scoop between each workout and one scoop at the completion of the competition.
Dissolve 1 scoop with 1 stick LVL1 Perfect energy into 12-16+oz of cold water and consume 30 minutes prior to resistance or high intensity exercise.