Dymatize BCAA Complex 5050 is a maximum strength formula designed to provide a 5,050 mg complex of the pure free form amino acids L-Valine, L-Leuceine and L-Isoleucine in every serving. These three protein-sparing amino acids are known as the branched chain. The Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) got their name because of their unique branched chemical structure. All Branched Chain Amino Acids are essential amino acids, defined as, the body cannot make them from other compounds, they must be consumed in the diet. it is a well known fact that amino acids are responsible for protein synthesis, hence the nickname "building blocks." In recent times, these BCAA's have been investigated for their potential anitcatabolic (preventing muscle breakdown) and anabolic (muscle building) effects. Investigative studies have show BCAA's are an important component for effective muscle growth, muscle energy and recuperation. Compound Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Rounded teaspoon (5,2g) Servings Per Container 58 Amount Per Serving % DV* L-Isoleucine 1,262mg ** L-Leucine 2,526mg ** L-Valine 1,262mg ** * Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Warnings: Before using product, seek advice from a health care practitioner if you are unaware of your current health condition or have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, heart, liver or thyroid disease, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement or if you are taking an MAO inhibitor or any other medication. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, prone to dehydration or exposed to excessive heat. Reduce or discontinue use if sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitations occur. This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18-50 years of age. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Directions Take 1 rounded teaspoon of BCAA Complex 5050 at 45 to 60 minutes before training and 1 rounded teaspoon 15 to 30 minutes after training.