Defend® BCAA

High dose 2:1:1 ratio BCAA’s with added Glutamine, Coconut Water Powder and Electrolytes

Defend® BCAA is a reformulated version of the Defend Full Spectrum Amino Acid product. We have stripped out the full spectrum amino blend and replaced with a potent 7 grams of BCAA’s at a 2:1:1 ratio, containing micronized, Pepform® and free form amino acid.

  • 7g BCAA - 2:1:1 Ratio
  • 1g of Glutamine
  • 500mg of Powdered Coconut Water (rich in minerals and electrolytes) and Electrolyte Blend
£39.99

Key Benefits

NEW Product Highlights

  • Fermented BCAAs – no duck feathers or human hair (commonly used to source BCAAs in other products)
  • Added Glutamine, Powdered Coconut Water and Electrolytes
  • Informed sport – certified banned substance free
  • Patented ingredients – Pepform® Leucine and Glutamine Peptides (isolated from whey proteins, highly bio-available forms)
  • Micronized amino acids – improved mix-ability and delivery
  • New Flavour Technology – 2 dramatically improved flavours
  • Grenade Funnel still included in every tub!
  • Stackable with any of the Grenade Essentials range to tailor to your own goals
  • GMO Free  

If you’re lifting heavy and often and you want your muscles to grow to their maximum potential, you need to protect them from catabolic forces whenever possible. That means preventing muscle breakdown! The most basic, unavoidable reality when it comes to muscle growth is that you must ensure that more amino acids are entering the muscle tissue throughout the day than are leaving it.

To achieve this delicate but crucial balance, you’ve got to be regularly making the most important amino acids available to your muscles. Defend has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body in an unbelievable tasting powdered drink mix, so you’ll never be caught short when it comes to supplying your muscles with the most potent building blocks required for their growth and repair! Defend is designed to be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals as an anti-catabolic. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake) as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs.

Remember, Defend is designed for athletes and military personnel who want to avoid muscle breakdown and maximise their exercise recovery, strength and lean muscle mass. It is an advanced, new, full-spectrum amino acid product, which contains every amino acid required to build and repair muscle. Also, virtually all of the amino acids found in Defend are delivered in both the peptide-bonded and free forms, for a broader range of absorption and kinetics. Finally, Defend is formulated with key nutrients to enhance absorption, uptake and retention of its vital amino acid payload.

Research

Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend, including: High-Dosage Leucine is probably the single most important amino acid for bodybuilders and strength and power athletes. This BCAA, even at modest levels, can literally “turn on” muscle-building activity. No other single amino acid is known to do this to any significant extent on its own. Also, studies suggest that adding additional leucine to Protein can increase the magnitude of protein synthesis (the process that builds muscle).Defend contains both peptide-bound and freeform leucine [1]. Astragin Astragin®, a patented combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng has been added to Defend to support optimum absorption. Impressive results have been obtained using this ingredient from scientific studies into its activity in Human intestinal Caco-2 cells, which have the responsibility for nutrient absorption from the gut. L-Citrulline DL-Malate Of all of the amino acids, citrulline has been found to increase nitric oxide and blood flow the most, more than arginine and other amino acids

High nitric oxide levels and improved blood flow have been associated with increased weight training performance, increased muscle protein synthesis, increased Protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production [2,3,4].

Alpha lipoic acid has been demonstrated in scientific studies to have a positive impact on insulin function in the body and effects on supporting creatine uptake and retention in the muscle cells.

Glutamine peptides have long been recognised as a stable form of glutamine by bodybuilders and other strength athletes who use them for their purported cell-volumising and anticatabolic effect synthesis, increased protein content in muscle, reduced fatigue, increased energy production and increased creatine phosphate production [2,3,4].

1. Drummond MJ, Rasmussen BB. Leucineenriched n trients and the regulation of mammalian target of rapamycin signalling and human skeletal muscle protein synthesis. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2008 May;11(3):222-6. doi: 10.1097/ MCO.0b013e3282fa17fb.
2. Schwedhelm E, Maas R, Freese R, Jung D, Lukacs Z, Jambrecina A, Spickler W, Schulze F, Böger RH. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of oral L-citrulline and L-arginine: impact on nitric oxide metabolism. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Jan;65(1):51-9. Epub 2007 Jul 27.
3. Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1215 -22.
4. Osowska S, Duchemann T, Walrand S, Paillard A, Boirie Y, Cynober L, Moinard C. Citrulline modulates muscle protein metabolism in old malnourished rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Sep;291(3):E582-6. Epub 2006 Apr 11.

Nutritionals

Green Apple

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (13g) %RI
Energy KJ 184
Energy Kcal 44
Fat  0.02g
    Of which saturates  0.02g
Carbohydrates  1.40g
    Of which sugars  0.16g
Fibre  1.23g
Protein 7.88g
Salt  0.10g
Vitamin C 7.00mg    8.7%
Vitamin B3  5.00mg    31%
Vitamin B6 4.12mg    294%
Vitamin B1 2.95mg    268%
Vitamin B12 0.15mcg   5.8%

AMINO PROFILE  PER SERVING (13g)
Micronized L-Leucine 3400mg 
Pepform® Leucine Peptides 100mg 
Micronized L-Isoleucine 1750mg
Micronized L-Valine     1750mg
Micronized L-Glutamine 900mg
Pepform® Glutamine Peptides    100mg
ELECTROLYTE PROFILE PER SERVING (13g)
Powdered Coconut Water  500mg

Electrolyte Blend 

Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium

Phosphate, Magnesium Citrate

325mg

Strawberry Mango

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (13g) %RI
Energy KJ 187
Energy Kcal 44
Fat  0.02g
    Of which saturates  0.02g
Carbohydrates  1.68g
    Of which sugars  0.14g
Fibre  1.09g
Protein 7.88g
Salt  0.10g
Vitamin C 7.00mg    8.7%
Vitamin B3  5.00mg    31%
Vitamin B6 4.12mg    294%
Vitamin B1 2.95mg    268%
Vitamin B12 0.15mcg   5.8%

AMINO PROFILE  PER SERVING (13g)
Micronized L-Leucine 3400mg 
Pepform® Leucine Peptides 100mg 
Micronized L-Isoleucine 1750mg
Micronized L-Valine     1750mg
Micronized L-Glutamine 900mg
Pepform® Glutamine Peptides    100mg
ELECTROLYTE PROFILE PER SERVING (13g)
Powdered Coconut Water  500mg

Electrolyte Blend 

Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium

Phosphate, Magnesium Citrate

325mg

Tropical

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (13g) %RI
Energy KJ 186
Energy Kcal 44
Fat  0.02g
    Of which saturates  0.02g
Carbohydrates  1.74g
    Of which sugars  0.30g
Fibre  0.65g
Protein 7.85g
Salt  0.10g
Vitamin C 7.78mg    9.7%
Vitamin B3  5.00mg    31%
Vitamin B6 4.12mg    294%
Vitamin B1 2.95mg    268%
Vitamin B12 0.15mcg   5.8%

AMINO PROFILE  PER SERVING (13g)
Micronized L-Leucine 3400mg 
Pepform® Leucine Peptides 100mg 
Micronized L-Isoleucine 1750mg
Micronized L-Valine     1750mg
Micronized L-Glutamine 900mg
Pepform® Glutamine Peptides    100mg
ELECTROLYTE PROFILE PER SERVING (13g)
Powdered Coconut Water  500mg

Electrolyte Blend 

Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium

Phosphate, Magnesium Citrate

325mg

Ingredients

Green Apple

Fermented Branched Chain Amino Acids 2.1.1 (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine), Resistant Dextrin, Flavourings, DL-Malic Acid, L-Glutamine, Powdered Coconut Water, Citric Acid, Sweeteners: Acesulfame K, Sucralose; Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Leucine Peptides (Milk), Glutamine Peptides (Soy, Milk), Anti-Caking Agent: Calcium Silicate; Fermented L-Isoleucine, Vegan L-Valine, Natural Colouring: Curcumin; Vitamin Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin), Magnesium Citrate, Colour: E131.

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens see ingredients in BOLD.

Strawberry Mango

Fermented Branched Chain Amino Acids 2.1.1 (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine), Flavourings, Resistant Dextrin, Citric Acid, L-Glutamine, Powdered Coconut Water, Sweeteners: Acesulfame K, Sucralose; DL-Malic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Leucine Peptides (Milk), Glutamine Peptides (Soy, Milk), Anti-caking Agent: Calcium Silicate; Fermented L-Isoleucine, Vegan L-Valine, Vitamin Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin), Magnesium Citrate, Colour: E124.

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens see ingredients in BOLD.

Tropical

Fermented Branch Chaim Amino Acids 2.1.1 (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine), Flavourings, Citric Acid, DL-Malic Acid, L-Glutamine, Resistant Dextrin, Powdered Coconut Water: Coconut Water, Maltodextrin; Sweeteners: Acesulfame K, Sucralose; Tri Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Leucine Peptide, (Milk), Glutamine Peptides (Soy, Milk), Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin; Anti-Caking Agent: Calcium Silicate; Fermented L-Isoleucine, Fermented L-Valine, Natural Colouring: Curcumin; Vitamin Blend (Ascorbic Acid, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin, Magnesium Citrate, Colour: E129..

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens see ingredients in BOLD.

How to Use

Take two (2) level scoops of Grenade Defend® powder with approx. 240mL water during, or immediately, after high intensity exercise. 
Alternatively Grenade Defend® can be added to a water bottle and consumed throughout the day. Scoop and funnel provided

Defend BCAA

FAQs

Can I take Grenade Defend® alongside other Grenade supplements?

Yes. Defend can be stacked with any product from the Grenade® range to help maximise results.

When can I take Grenade Defend®?

Grenade Defend® can be used throughout the day, either with meals to enhance the amino acid profile of your diet or between meals. It also makes a perfect Intra-Workout or Post-Workout supplement (along with your protein shake) as a broader spectrum alternative to BCAAs.

What are Amino Acids?

A large proportion of our body consists of proteins, the building blocks of which are amino acids. Muscles, bones and skin in particular include large amounts of protein. Amino acids are therefore essential for growth and the constant repair of these tissues. When exercising your body requires a higher intake of amino acids to replenish depleted levels and accelerate optimal growth and repair. Through consuming Defend, you can be sure that your intake of amino acids is optimised. Why take Defendcompared with other Amino Acid products? Defend has been formulated with all of the most anabolic and anti-catabolic amino acids required by the human body. Several key, powerful and cutting-edge ingredients have been added to Defend, including:
• High-Dosage Leucine 
• Astragin® 
• L-Citrulline DL-Malate 
• Alpha Lipoic Acid 
• Glutamine Peptides

Together, this powerful formulation gives the complete amino acid supplement, covering all bases. Meaning, that as a hard training individual, this supplement is simply a must have. We should also add that it tastes amazing.

Customer Reviews

* These reviews are not the opinions of Grenade®. Grenade® product packaging may contain additional information that is shown on our website. We recommend you do not solely rely on the information on our website and ensure that you read product labels, warnings, directions for use prior to consuming. Results are not guaranteed and may vary person to person.

  1. Amazing! The best BCAA product I have tried.

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    I ordered strawberry mango and I am really pleased with the product. I have found that it lasts longer because I find it to intense and too sweet, So I use less than a scoop per serving.
    Great to use intra workout and post workout. Mixes Very well.
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  2. decent bcaa!

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    bought a couple trial packs to make the slushies ive seen on social media, the strawberry mango one is lovely and mixes well, didnt go much on the apple, tho is mixed well etc.

    highly recommend doing the slushies! genius idea for a summer workout
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  3. Wouldn't train without out it now

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    Bought this product after trying the trial pack. Both flavours taste great and I feel gives me a boost when training.
    I personally would feel lost without it in the gym now.
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  4. Taste amazing

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    Lots of BCAA products have a strange aftertaste but this tastes clean and is great. Really noticed a difference in training.
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  5. amazing just buy some

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    Waited and bought a tub at bodypower having managed on samples and I love it on a low cal diet so add to my water and drink through the day low cal amazing flavour no after taste
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  6. Brilliant

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    Helps you train harder for longer during a session, really noticed a difference. Really good tasting, tried both apple and the strawberry mango and both tasty but suited for a sweet tooth.
    The recommendation for the ratio to water seems quite low, tastes really nice with a whole shaker full of water (6/700ml).
    Would definitely recommend!
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  7. Tastes amazing!

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    I've started using theses BCAAs as an intra-workout and can hands down say it's the best I've tried. My energy for workouts is increased and my recovery time is shorter. Strawberry Mango is definitely the way forward. Another great product guys!
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  8. Amazing

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    For a BCAA this tastes amazing as most pre workout are bitter this is just perfect for those who have a sweet tooth especially the Strawberry Mango one is perfect!
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