Essential Carnivore - Advanced BCAA Complex Information (Amino Acids)

Essential Carnivore - Advanced BCAA Complex by

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MadCat Supplements

Serving Size: 6.5g (1 Scoop)
Servings Per Container: 50

Sodium - 20mg
Potassium - 40mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - 2.5mg
L-Glutamine - 1,000mg
L-Leucine - 2,000mg
L-Isoleucine - 1,000mg
L-Valine - 1,000mg

Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Natural Vegetable Color, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Citrate, Sodium Chloride, and Silicon Dioxide.

This has to be one of the most highly dosed BCAA products we have seen in a while. The panel includes all the critical aminos that you need, while providing more than adequate amounts of the most widely found amino, L-Glutamine.

We love BCAA's for three reasons:

1. Recovery
2. Muscle Growth
3. Increased HGH secretion

This Essential Carnivore is a must for anyone involved in high-intensity training or cutting cycles.

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L-Glutamine is an amino acid, which is found naturally in the body, and promotes lean muscle and protein synthesis, ideally right after a workout. It's the most commonly found amino acid in your body, comprising nearly 60% of the skeletal muscle. Glutamine can also be used to reduce joint pain or muscle swelling, and may help ease digestive conditions. This is a great compound to reduce or prevent weight loss. In athletes, L-glutamine plays a crucial role in metabolism, and anti-catabolism. During intense workouts, or even cutting cycles, it is highly recommended that you supplement with quality L-glutamine to reduce any risk of losing lean muscle tissue that you worked hard to achieve.


L-Isoleucine is an isomer of Leucine. L-Isoleucine is metabolized in muscle tissue. Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, which means that humans cannot synthesize it, so it must be ingested. Isoleucine is classified as a hydrophobic amino acid. Even though this amino acid is not produced in animals, it is stored in high quantities. Foods that have high amounts of isoleucine include eggs, soy protein, seaweed, turkey, chicken, lamb, cheese, and fish.

L-Isoleucine is one of three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), the other two being L-Leucine and L-Valine. These BCAAs can be obtained in the diet through animal and vegetable sources. L-Isoleucine is important in hemoglobulin synthesis and in the regulation of blood sugar and energy levels.

L-leucine (Leucine)

L-leucine (leucine) is an essential amino acid. The human body doesn't produce L-leucine, which means it must obtained through dietary protein. Leucine can help to enhance the flavor of many different types of food.

In the body, leucine is produced by the process of hydrolysis. The amino acid is used in muscle tissue, the liver, and in adipose (fat) tissue. In the case of muscle and adipose tissue, leucine is one of the components needed to form sterols.

One important role of Leucine is to help the body maintain proper blood glucose level. Leucine also helps maintain the various muscle systems in the body. One of the most important benefits is that leucine can help to delay the deterioration of muscle tissue while enhancing the production of muscle proteins. For people who are physically active, this means the muscles do not tire as easily and also do not begin to break down under stress as quickly. Proper levels of leucine help the body heal more efficiently and aid in hormone production.


L-Valine is one of 20 proteogenic amino acids and one of three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). The other two are L-leucine and L-isoleucine. L-Valine is derived from animal and vegetable protein and is involved in glucose metabolism, protein synthesis, and regulation of the immune system. There is some evidence that L-valine is involved in muscle metabolism, the maintenance of nitrogen balance in the body, and exercise recovery time.

L-Valine can not be made by the body, and must be acquired through food or dietary supplements. L-Valine can be found in fish, peanuts, sesame seeds, lentils, cottage cheese and poultry. Some believe this amino acid to help enhance performance levels, prevent muscle breakdown after a tough workout, and help preserve muscle tissues.

Potassium Citrate

Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is a white, slightly hygroscopic crystalline powder, odorless, and with a saline taste. As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity.

Potassium citrate is rapidly absorbed when take orally and is excreted in the urine as the carbonate. It is effective in reducing the pain and frequency of urination caused by highly acidic urine. It is used as a non-irritating diuretic.

Potassium citrate is an effective way to treat/manage gout and arrhythmia with hypokalemic patients. It is also used to treat kidney stones. A study of 500 patients with recurrent stones found that it reduced the frequency of incidents. It is also used in many soft drinks as a buffering agent.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine hydrochloride is a water-soluble supplement used to treat pyridoxine deficiencies. It's one of the forms of vitamin B6, used as the hydrochloride salt in the prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency and as an antidote in cycloserine and isoniazid poisoning.

It functions as a coenzyme essential for the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids, the conversion of tryptophan to niacin, the breakdown of glycogen to glucose 1-phosphate, the production of antibodies, the formation of heme in hemoglobin, the formation of hormones important in brain function, the proper absorption of vitamin B12, the production of hydrochloric acid and magnesium, and the maintenance of the balance of sodium and potassium, which regulates body fluids and the functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Found in meats (especially organ meats), whole-grain cereals, soybeans, peanuts, wheat germ, and brewer's yeast. Milk and green vegetables supply smaller amounts. Vitamin B6 is safe for adults in dosages up to 200mg per day. Taking more for a prolonged period of time could result in damage to the sensory nerves. The list of possible mild side effects includes numbness, drowsiness, loss of coordination, poor circulation, low serum folic acid levels, photosensitivity and irritation at the injection site if injected. Usually, side effects will stop once you stop taking the supplement, but some symptoms can linger.

Pyridoxine hydrochloride has been used to treat a variety symptoms, including pesticide poisoning, premenstrual symptoms, hyperoxaluria type I, morning sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, sideroblastic anemia associated with high serum iron, tardive dyskinesia, acne, asthma, alcohol intoxication, hemorrhoids and stimulation of appetite.

Several drugs interfere with the use of pyridoxine hydrochloride, notably isoniazid and penicillamine, and supplements of the vitamin are recommended with the use of these drugs. The need for increased amounts of is related to protein intake and occurs during pregnancy, lactation, exposure to radiation, cardiac failure, aging, and use of oral contraceptives.

Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium ascorbate is a more bioavailable form of vitamin C and an alternative to taking ascorbic acid. As a food additive, it's used as an antioxidant and an acidity regulator. Bioavailability refers to the degree to which a nutrient becomes available to the target tissue after it has been administered. 1,000 mg of sodium ascorbate contains 889 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and 111 mg of sodium.

Ascorbic acid is a sugar acid with antioxidant properties. Ascorbic acid and its sodium, potassium, and calcium salts are commonly used as antioxidant food additives. Birds and most mammals produce ascorbic acid in the liver where the enzyme L-gulonolactone oxidase converts glucose to ascorbic acid. Humans, some other primates, and guinea pigs are not able to make L-gulonolactone oxidase because of a genetic mutation and are therefore unable to make ascorbic acid.