A recent study showed that 9 month old mice supplemented with BCAA's had a 12% increase in their life span.
A 2006 Journal of Nutrition study concluded that Leucine taken with meals that consisted of lean proteins and carbohydrates were effective at reducing obesity.
Mitochondria are organelles found inside most cells. Organelles are responsible for cell metabolism, energy production and vitality. When the mitochondria starts malfunctioning less energy is produced and aging begins.
Food sources-Eggs, beans (lentils), fish, lean meats, nuts, seeds (especially pumpkin seeds), and whole grains.
Supplements-Comes in tablets, powders and capsules. I encourage powders because one can mix several Amino acids together with a juice to enhance your health.
BCAA daily intake = 1 gm on an empty stomach
**On a personal note, the BCAAs with the Amino9 supplementation below, have been instrumenatal in my health regimen. Amino9 is best because of its purity. Many whey proteins today have added ingredients reducing it's effectiveness. Also more powder is required to obtain the correct dosages.
If you are tired, stressed, sleepless, diabetic, depressed, and have anxiety attacks, Amino9 and the BCAAs will help you.
To my surprise, the loose skin and wrinkles on my face began to disappear. That is because Amino9 along with the BCAAs produce collagen and elastin which are neccessary for skin maintenance and rejuvenation.Some studies are also beginning to reveal that collagen is necessary for arterial health.**