BPI Sports is trying to take amino acid supplementation to the next level with their “silk amino acids” or SAAs. These amino acids, the building blocks for muscle tissues, have been sequenced in a way that ideally causes increased muscle resynthesis, shortens the recovery needed between and during workouts, and boosts your overall testosterone level. With these three improvements, Blox intendeds to help you grow bigger muscles.
Blox Scientific Backing
Silk amino acids are scientifically known as sericin, which is a water-soluble protein. Being water-soluble means that digestion and absorption will be easier. The protein’s solubility will allow its passage through your digestive tract and blood stream to be easier since these cells and areas are primarily composed of water. SAAs are created from silkworm weaving and is the sticky substance found around the silk. This process creates proteins that are perfectly sequenced in a series of 16 chains of single amino acids; however, BPI sports states 5 specific amino acids, when found in a precise sequence and ratio, elicit an optimal response.
The five amino acids are alanine, glycine, serine, valine, and threonine. Research into the effectiveness of SAAs in humans is currently very limited; however, a recent study in mice has shown astonishing results. When given SSAs, mice exercise twice as long as those that did not receive the SSAs. Performance gains improved by 600 percent. Blood lactate (a marker of fatigue) stayed lower in those taking SSAs. Testosterone levels (muscle building hormone)improved by 64 percent while cortisol levels(muscle breaking hormone) were reduced. An overall 16-percent size increase was also noticed in mice that took SAAs.
While this study was only performed on a small rodents, its findings appear promising for use in people trying to build muscle. Hopefully future research will show that it is helpful to the same degree in humans as well. It may be something worth a try if you’re looking for a competitive edge, but talk with your doctor first.
Manufacture Suggested Use for Blox
Measure out one scoop of Blox and pour into an 8 oz glass of water.
- Mix powdered Blox into water with spoon until Blox powder has dissolved completely.
- Consume immediately post-workout for maximal absorption. The mixing phase should occur after the workout as well because you’ll want to drink Blox immediately upon mixing.
- On non-workout days, take one serving of BPI Sports Blox on an empty stomach.
BPI Blox Ingredients
SSA Sequenced Proteins – A total of 3,960mg which includes: Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Threonine.
Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Taurine, Silica, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose, & FD&C Blue No. 1