TRUMINO Ingredient BreakdownLearn more the elements of the formula and why we chose these specific ingredients to make this BCAA
Glutamine has a variety of functions in the body. It helps repair and build muscle, it helps fuel the cells that line the intestines and is an important component of the body’s immune response. These benefits can help speed healing of burns, open sores and injuries and reduce the risk of infection after surgery. When the body is under severe physical stress — such as severe burns, traumatic injury or a severe infection — it consumes more glutamine than the body can make from muscle stores. Without additional glutamine from supplementation or diet sources such as meat, milk, chicken or eggs, consequences include poor wound healing, higher infection risk, longer hospital stays and declining health. Glutamine supplementation has been linked to promoting the gain of muscle and lean body tissue in people with cancer, according to an article published in the April 2002 “The American Journal of Surgery.” In addition, other studies suggest that glutamine may help with the loss of body fat in overweight people. For example, an article in the January 2015 issue of “Nutrition” showed 6 weeks of glutamine supplementation promoted loss of inches in the abdomen and an increase in lean body tissue.
L-Leucine is an essential amino acid, meaning you must obtain it through diet because your body can’t produce it. Leucine has benefits for weight, lean muscle mass and cholesterol levels. L-Leucine is an important amino acid needed for muscle-building. As on of the branch chain amino acids, leucine is essential to all bodybuilders because it is by far the most anabolic, or muscle building, according to the June 2013 “Journal of Physiology.” Like the other branch chain amino acids, it is metabolized in our muscles directly rather than in the liver. Leucine is found in all sources of protein, however, taking additional leucine by itself or with the other branch chain amino acids offers further benefits to bodybuilders.
Taurine has a role in dozens of your bodily functions and is beneficial in both healthy and diseased states. Taurine plays an important role in many aspects of your cardiovascular system. This amino acid helps to move key nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, in and out of your heart’s cells to improve its functioning. The results of a study by Yutaka Nakaya of the Tokushima University School of Medicine and a team of researchers in Japan, demonstrate the role of taurine in the dilation of the vascular system. Taurine supplementation can increase secretion of nitric oxide, which dilates your blood vessels and improves blood flow and delivery of oxygen to your muscles.
L-Isoleucine is very similar in structure to the amino acid leucine. It’s identity is determined by its side chain, which is a group that varies from one amino acid to the next and determines each amino acid’s chemical properties. Isoleucine’s side chain has the formula CH(CH3)CH2CH3, note Drs. Mary Campbell and Shawn Farrell in their book “Biochemistry.”One of the major functions of isoleucine is proteinogenesis in the body, which means it is a building block for the proteins your body cells make. You can’t make the structural and functional proteins your body depends on — including the protein that makes up muscle, the antibodies used by your immune system, and a variety of hormones — without isoleucine. Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, meaning you have to consume it — you can’t make it from other molecules, explain Drs. Reginald Garrett and Charles Grisham in the book “Biochemistry.”
L-Valine is an essential amino acid that is required to sooth one’s nervous system and aid cognitive function. The body is unable to produce L-Valine and so it must be ingested through the foods you eat or by taking a supplement. Bodybuilders often use L-Valine in conjunction with L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine to promote the growth of muscles. It also increases energy and aids in tissue repair that is damaged from physical activity. L-Valine is needed for your muscle metabolism and in order for muscle tissue growth to occur. It aids in the maintaining the correct amounts of nitrogen in your body. If you are involved in bodybuilding or in any other sport that requires excessive use of your muscles, it is critical that you ensure that you are getting the necessary amounts of L-Valine