As a serious athlete you know just how much intense weight training can break down muscle tissue. This is evidenced through the muscle soreness which is felt in the days following your grueling workouts. So if heavy training is what's needed to stimulate the muscle growth yet at the same time causes muscle breakdown and catabolism, what's the secret in an elite athletes' ability to maintain positive nitrogen status through their intense workouts? It's really no secret at scientists have known of the powerful anabolic effects of Branch Chain Amino Acids for many years. Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) actually have the capability to independently stimulate protein syntheses within the muscles and create an anabolic environment during intense training. They also can tremendously reduce the level of soreness in the days following your workouts therefore dramatically speeding your recovery, which of course is of the utmost importance to the drug-free athlete.
So how do BCAA's work? During intense weight training the body is normally in a highly catabolic condition. At this time glycogen stores are being rapidly depleted and the liver in turn must synthesize glucose by a conversion of L-Alanine. L-Alanine along with Glutamine make up over half of the amino acid content released from muscles during exercise. Glutamine is released from the muscles not only from free form amino acid stores but also through deamination of the Branch Chain Amino Acids within the muscles themselves. The release of Glutamine is generally recognized as the signal to the body to stop protein syntheses in the muscles, especially during times of stress. Providing Glutamine and the Branch Chain Amino Acids, especially during those times of stress may profoundly affect this signal and allow protein synthesis to continue onward, enhance overall immunity and digestion. Additionally, ingesting BCAA's during workouts can help to avoid fatigue by blocking entry of fatigue inducing tryptophan from entering into the brain. Following intense weight training the proper recovery process requires an abundance of the specific amino acids which are affected the most by training, ie: the Glutamine and Branch Chain Amino Acids.
ICETM contains the most scientifically advanced blend of Glutamine and Branch Chain Amino Acids available anywhere. Additionally, vitamin B6 is included to dramatically enhance absorption and in fact is an absolute must for proper BCAA utilization. Without vitamin B6 present, the transport of the Branch Chain Amino Acids within the cellular interior is severely inhibited, definitely not something the serious weight training athlete needs.
ICETM is available in 3 delicious flavors: Grape Splash, Fruit Punch, and (new for 2007) Arctic Lemon Freeze!
ICETM truly is an amazingly potent anabolic supplement, and above all comes with the convenience of an easy to mix and drink, great tasting beverage to allow for maximal utilization of the amino acid blend during your workouts. Don't just take our word for it, look at what other elite athletes are saying.
Serving Size 10g (2 Scoops) (Artic Lemon Freeze)
Servings Per Container 90
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories From Fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
L-Leucine 3310mg ^
L-Isoleucine 1480mg ^
L-Valine 1720mg ^
L-Glutamine 2650mg ^
^ Daily Value not established
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
L-Leucine, L-Glutamine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Sucralose, Acesulfame-K, Yellow #5.
Note: Supplement Facts and ingredients may vary slightly with flavor.
Mix Ice in cold water with a shaker bottle for best results, split dose and consume before and during your workout. Optimal. For optimal results do not use less than half of the recommended dose. Liquid amounts may vary but a good starting point