Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Nutrabolt Xtend BCAA Does Not Support Muscle Growth, Recovery
The class action alleges that Woodbolt Distribution, doing business as Nutrabolt, claims that its Xtend BCAA supplements are able to support muscle growth and recovery; however, peer-reviewed studies have found that BCAAs actually decrease muscle protein synthesis and are incapable of building muscle on their own.
The lawsuit cites Dr. Robert Wolf, an expert in amino acid metabolism who concluded that taking BCAA supplements can negatively impact muscle protein synthesis given the products' lack of all essential amino acids (EAAs), the body’s protein building blocks. The absence of 6 essential amino acids in BCAAs cause essential amino acids stored in muscle to be perpetually catabolized, or broken down, according to the lawsuit.
“To build muscle, the body must have an abundant availability of all EAAs, which must be consumed through the diet,” the complaint states. “Anything less than a full panel of EAAs will grind any increase in muscle protein synthesis to a halt due to lack of sufficient raw materials with which the body can use to build muscle mass.”
Specific Xtend BCAA supplements named in the complaint include:
- Xtend Original BCAAs
- Xtend Elite BCAAs
- Xtend Hydrasport BCAAs
- Xtend Ripped BCAAs
- Xtend Energy BCAAs
- Xtend Free BCAAs
- Xtend Hydration + BCAAs in ready-to-drink bottles
Given that Nutrabolt Xtend BCAA contains only 3 of the 9 essential amino acids, the supplement cannot build muscle or support muscle recovery, according to the lawsuit, stressing that use of the product may leave users “in a worse position than if not taking the product at all.”
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