This highly digestible, premium formulation contains shitake fermented protein, providing all 9 essential amino acids. The proteins and protein ratios for this blend have been carefully selected, and supply the most beneficial amino acid profile. Leucine, valine and isoleucine are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in this product, facilitating the building of lean muscle mass. It is highly effective for individuals who are: starting a workout program, increasing the intensity and duration of workouts, recovering from muscular injuries, and halting and reversing age relate muscle loss. Many published studies have demonstrated that consuming the BCAAs in this ratio jump-starts protein building in muscle cells, facilitating the absorption of the remaining protein blend which allows muscle hypertrophy (growth) to occur.