The Branched Chain Amino Acids, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine (BCAAs) are essential amino acids that can't be produced by your body and are valued for their anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. They can only be taken in through diet. Because the BCAAs are very much in demand with all kinds of athletes, we've made them available to active adults everywhere in a formula that's instantized for easy mixing. ON's Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder is also available flavored and unflavored for stacking. Used in the 2:1:1 ratio before and/or after endurance exercise they may help spare muscle tissue. Used after strength training, BCAAs help kick-start protein synthesis which plays an important role in muscle growth. L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine are commonly grouped together and referred to as Branched Chain Amino Acids, or BCAAs, because of their unique branched chemical structure. BCAAs are essential, meaning that they must be consumed through the diet, since the human body cannot make them from other compounds. BCAAs have long been used by strength-training and endurance athletes alike to activate protein synthesis and reduce muscle breakdown caused by intense training. Optimum Nutrition's Instantised BCAA Powder is made using a proprietary process that mixes easily and keeps the BCAAs suspended longer so they do not readily settle to the bottom of the glass. Because if you can't drink your BCAAs, they can't help your performance. 1st Ever Instantized Formula Mixes Easily with a Spoon Leucine, Isoleucine, & Valine in 2:1:1 Ratio Unflavored Versatility Highly Concentrated Supports Muscle Building & Recovery Efforts Directions: Consume 2 Scoops of Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder between meals, 30-45 minutes before workouts, and/or immediately after workouts. Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.