Of the 20 standard known amino acids, humans can only make 11; also known as the Non-Essential Amino Acids (N-EAA). We know that amino acids are required as the nitrogen containing elements needed to synthesize and repair various substrates in the body like muscle tissue. This leaves human’s requiring 9 other amino acids as being “essential” or being required to be ingested from the diet.
Of these 9 essential amino acids, we have 3 amino acids known as “Branched Chain” Amino Acids which include Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine.
It is known that Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS) is controlled by the concentration of extracellular amino acids. That is simply the amount of amino acids within the blood either from infusion or by ingestion. MPS appears to reach a peak 2 hours after ingesting an amino acid source. The Branched Chain Amino Acid Leucine is known to be able to stimulate MPS directly.
Supplying energy alone (eating carbohydrates or lipids) will not prevent negative nitrogen balance (i.e. the breakdown of muscle protein) and only ingesting amino acids will maintain this “nitrogen balance”. If our goal is to prevent muscle breakdown (muscle protein catabolism), then in theory ingesting BCAAs or specifically Leucine will stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit protein degradation.
We all work hard to build muscle tissue so during periods of caloric restriction/dieting, we want to preserve as much muscle tissue as possible. Supplementing to provide a sufficient amount of Leucine to stimulate MPS and maintain “nitrogen balance” is a good idea during such periods.
However, the body still requires 9 “essential” amino acids and BCAA are only 3 of them. For muscle protein anabolism (building new muscle tissue) to occur, a “complete” essential amino acid supplement is preferred. Therefore, supplementing with an EAA supplement will provide the 9 essential amino acids required by the body to aid in muscle protein synthesis. More importantly, the concentration of Leucine in an EAA supplement will be an important consideration. An EAA supplement with close to 3g Leucine is preferred, showing a greater increase in MPS compared to an EAA supplement with 1.87g Leucine.
Alpha-Hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA) is an end product of leucine metabolism in human tissues such as muscle tissue and has been shown to yield reductions in delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS).
Taking all this into consideration, MPS Max creates the ideal protein supplement for intra workout supplementation during resistance training by combining 5000mg of a fast digesting whey protein hydrolysate; a complete protein source that will be rapidly digested to initiate MPS at the onset of exercise, and then further provides 8000mg of Kyowa Quality® Essential Amino Acids that includes an additional 3g of Kyowa Quality L-Leucine and 1000mg HICA per serving which will be instrumental in promoting mTOR activation and maximal MPS.
500mg patented Carnipure™ L-Carnitine-L-tartrate has been included to aid mitochondrial function and support the utilization of fatty acids during exercise; thereby turning fat into energy by transporting long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane, for subsequent fat breakdown and energy generation. Carnitine has been shown in numerous studies to improve nutrient delivery and clearance of metabolic waste following muscle tissue disruption (myoglobin, creatine kinase) and decrease muscle soreness after physical exertion.
Finally, TrainedbyJp Nutrition is proud to present the exciting addition of Wellmune™, a patented natural yeast beta glucan. Wellmune is a yeast beta 1,3 / 1,6 glucan (YBG) which has been clinically shown to strengthen the immune system of athletes and ensure your immune system is supported during intense training phases. Strenuous exercise is known to suppress mucosal immunity for up to 24 hr, which can increase the risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection and reduce performance capacity. YBG supplementation modulates post-exercise T-cell response with a 32% increase in salivary IgA at 2 hr after exercise compared to placebo helping to reduce post exercise immune responses. We feel the addition of Wellmune will ensure you can be confident to maintain immune function integrity whist progressing through an intense training period.
MPS Max has been designed to ensure optimal digestion and absorption. Delivering the best ingredients, utilizing clinically tested materials which ensure every part of the formulation can be trusted to perform.
With MPS Max in your supplement regime, SHOW THEM what you are capable of.
Formulated alongside Dr Dean St Mart
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