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為什麼要採用膠囊?Why capsule?

6 年前當我們委請李福祥教練在做 BCAA產品的測試時 , 我們發現受測的選手反應是兩極的 , 當時測試的樣品是來自日本的 A牌與G牌 , 兩者都是採粉劑的劑型 . 進一步了解後 , 發現受測選手在整包吞服下去再喝水的通通說有效 , 而加到水壺裡在整個訓練流程慢慢喝的都說沒有效 . 這裡反應了一個事實 , 就是人體對 BCAA 是有最低劑量的需求 . 這個最低的需求量 , 其實是眾說紛云 , 但我們測試的結果是 , 只要身體維持有 1000mg 以上的劑量時 , 就是有效的 .

BCAA 另外有幾個特性 , 一個是不太容易溶於水 , 一個是它的口感相當苦澀 , 再來就是在味覺上 , 它是有比較不易接受的味道(感覺上類似餿水的味道) .
因此如果是採粉劑沖泡式 , 因為要克服 BCAA 的苦澀感 , 及不是很容易接受的味道 , 與不易溶於水的特性 , 一般會添加調味料與香料 , 要掩蓋味道及調味 , 其劑量一般會高達 total 重量的 60% 以上 , 假設一包沖泡式是 10g 來說 , 那麼 BCAA 含量一般是不會超過 4 成 , 也就是最多就是 4g , 但一般是會比 4g 更低 . 所以不要被包裝上的數字譬如說 8000 或 9600 給唬了 .

如果是採用錠劑 , 問題又來了 . 因為錠劑的製造必須使用大量的 binder 才能造粒(錠) , 也就是俗稱的賦型劑 , 使用賦型劑如果劑量高了 , 就會延緩錠粒在腸胃的崩解速度 , 也就是消化的時間會拉長 , 針對選手須快速吸收 BCAA , 錠劑顯然是緩不濟急 , 而且使用了 binder 賦型劑後 , 一樣會產生 BCAA 劑量被排擠的問題出現 .
但是如果採用膠囊 , 由於沒有口味及溶解度的問題 , 因此只要依照生產廠商的指示使用 , 在 RacingPro 運動達人的建議是一次 4 顆 , 選手即可獲得身體所需的最低劑量 . 因此 BCAA 使用膠囊的劑型 , 才是最完美的劑型 .

膠囊雖然是最理想的 BCAA劑型 , 但是先天上包裝也有弱點 , 那就是他非常容易受潮 , 為了克服這個問題 , 使用排錠的包裝方式 , 是最理想的選擇 , 選手可視實際需要折下要使用的數量帶在身上 , 與一般鋁箔袋裝四顆 , 鋁箔袋如果撕開後沒馬上吃完就很容易潮解 , 排錠是最理想的包裝方式 .


Six years ago, when we commissioned coach F. S. Lee to do BCAA product testing , we foundthat the reaction of the tested racers are quite different and interesting. The test samples are from Japan both are quite famous which are A brand and G brand. Both are packed in powder formulations. After test we further found subjects who swallowed whole pack and then drink water are confirmed that BCAA is effectively to their work out. For those tested racers who put powdered BCAA to the bottle and drink in the entire training process reports no valid. Here reflects the fact, that human body do need a minimum doses of BCAA requirements . This minimum demand, in fact, divergent. However, our test results shown as long as the body maintain 1000mg doses or above is valid.

BCAA in addition that you need to know, there are several features, one is not easy to dissolve in water, a very bitter taste , again it is relatively hard to accept the smell(feel like rancid taste of water) .
So if it is taken powder brewing style , because to overcome the bitterness of BCAA, and the taste is not very easy to accept , and readily soluble in water characteristics . Generally add seasonings and spices are the solutions. Adding seasonings to taste masking , the dosegenerally be as high as more than 60% by weight of the total , assuming a packet type is 10g for brewing , the BCAA content is generally not more than 40% , that is, is up to 4g. But in normal cases is generally lower than 4g, so do not be fool by the numbers printed on the pack such as 8000 or 9600.

If you are using tablets , the problem again , because the manufacture tablets must use a lot of binder to granulation (ingots) , also known as excipients ,excipient used in higher doses , it will delay the ingot grain rate of disintegration in the stomach , which is the digest will take longer for the player to be quickly absorbed BCAA, lozenges obviously slow for emergency , and the use of a binder excipient after the same dose will produce BCAA problems were excluded .

Using capsules, because there is no taste and solubility problems. So just follow the manufacturer's instructions in our RacingPro’s case take 4 capsules the players can get the lowest dose needed by the body , so BCAA capsules formulations using , is the most perfect forms too .

Although it is the best BCAA capsule dosage form , but there are inherent weaknesses in packaging , that is, it is very easy to damp, in order to overcome this problem, use row ingot packaging, is the best choice , the players folded down to actual needs to be used. There is one brand using foil bagged package with 4 capsules. But aluminum foil bags if you are not immediately eating capsules after you tear the bag it’s easily deliquescence. Rankedingot packaging is the ideal packaging.