We all know the importance of amino acids, especially the BCAAs. Not only do they stimulate protein synthesis, but they're also critical for muscle growth, recovery, and preventing catabolism. They should an essential component of every serious bodybuilder and athlete's supplement arsenal. That's why there's BlackStone Labs BCAA Resurgence!
BCAA Resurgence is BlackStone Labs’ first amino acid supplement. We knew we needed an important and potent formula like this in our lineup. This is a BCAA supplement that provides vitamins, minerals, an exclusive Focus Blend, and 4 grams of BCAAs in the proven 2:1:1 ratio.
BlackStone Labs BCAA Resurgence Ingredient Breakdown
Resurgence Focus Blend - 640 mg (HICA, Theobromine, CDP Choline)
The first ingredient in this exclusive Blend is HICA, also known as Leucic Acid and Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic-Acid. HICA is a leucine metabolite that works synergistically with the other amino acids in BCAA Resurgence, especially Leucine, to promote protein synthesis, thereby triggering muscle growth!
Similar to caffeine, theobromine is a xanthine-like molecule that, like caffeine, stimulates your Central Nervous System. It provides a smoother, longer-lasting energy surge. In fact, it’s often used to even out the effects of high doses of caffeine. Also, theobromine enhances vasodilation. This supports cerebral blood flow for enhanced focus and greater concentration.
This is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in cell membrane signaling, gene expression, brain development, and lipid transport. CDP-Choline is a bioavailable form of choline that increases acetylcholine synthesis. Acetylcholine is often called "the learning neurotransmitter". Elevated levels of acetylcholine promote elevated focus, improved concentration, and enhance the critical mind-muscle connection.
L-Leucine - 2g
Leucine is the most anabolic of all amino acids. It is one of the 3 BCAAs, (the other 2 are Isoleucine and Valine). The BCAAs trigger protein synthesis, directly stimulating muscle growth. Leucine and the rest of the BCAAs also prevent muscle protein breakdown and promote recovery.
L-Isoleucine - 1g
This is another BCAA that supports leucine's role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis. However, isoleucine also plays an important role in glucose uptake and utilization during your workout. This supports energy production and performance.
L-Valine - 1g
The final BCAA, valine, supports endurance and helps lower workout fatigue. It competes with the amino acid tryptophan for uptake into the brain. Valine wins, thereby reducing the production of serotonin. The brain sees serotonin as a fatigue indicator. Therefore, lower serotonin levels mean you’ll be able to push harder for longer during your training sessions.
L-Lysine - 1g
This amino acid supports carnitine production. That’s a compound that helps transport fatty acids to be used for energy. Lysine also improves the absorption of calcium. Finally, it works with L-Arginine to stimulate the production of growth hormone (GH).
L-Taurine - 1g
Taurine is classified as an amino sulfonic acid. It's also a conditionally essential amino acid that has several beneficial effects on the body. First, taurine improves cellular hydration. This improves performance, endurance, and stamina. Also, this means taurine pulls water into the muscles, leading to massive cell volume. Plus, taurine improves mood and enhances focus.
Threonine - 950mg
This amino acid supports the optimal functioning of the cardiovascular, central nervous, liver, and immune systems. Also, studies show that threonine helps maintain protein balance in the body. Finally, it helps speed recovery from injury.
L-Alanine - 500mg
Alanine has an important role in protein synthesis, despite being classified as a nonessential amino acid. Also, alanine can convert to pyruvate, which is essential for the production of glucose and blood sugar regulation.
Methionine - 300mg
This amino is crucial to the production of creatine and carnitine in the body. This means it aids the use of fat for energy, increases cell volume, and improves cellular hydration.
Phenylalanine - 150mg
This amino is a precursor to tyrosine. It increases the production of three critical neurotransmitters (dopamine, epinephrine, and adrenaline). These neurotransmitters enhance alertness and elevate mood. They also have an important role in maintaining the function and structure of protein.