EPIC H2O - Laboratory tested, athlete approved.
We all know how branched-chain amino acids can help with your recovery and we have the scientific study to prove it. The study used our very own Epic H2O and found that it did, in fact, reduce exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness.
The study was conducted at the University of Vermont by Danielle T. Leahy and Stephen J. Pintauro in 2013. Below is the abstract for the study, and click here for the research article.
Supplementation with the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine has been used to stimulate muscle protein synthesis following exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine if supplementation with the commercial product, EPIC, containing BCAAs, would reduce exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Using a double-blind crossover design, 20 subjects (11 females, 9 males) were randomly assigned to either Epic or placebo groups. Subjects performed a squatting exercise to elicit DOMS and rated their muscle soreness every 24 hours for four days following exercise while continuing to consume the Epic or placebo supplement. Following a three-week recovery period, subjects crossed-over to the alternate Epic or placebo treatment and repeated the same exercise and DOMS rating protocol for the next four days. Epic supplementation resulted in an overall trend of decreased DOMS with a 33% decrease in the Epic group versus placebo at 24 hours following exercise. When female subjects (n=11) were analyzed separately, Epic supplementation resulted in a significant decrease in DOMS of over 45% versus placebo at 24 hours following exercise (p = 0.018).