Hica (Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproate Calcium Salt)
|FOB Price:||US $56 / kg|
|Min. Order:||1 kg|
|Min. Order||FOB Price|
|1 kg||US $56/ kg|
|Payment Terms:||L/C, T/T, D/P, Western Union, Paypal, Money Gram|
- Model NO.: 99.0% min
- Customized: Non-Customized
- Suitable for: Elderly, Children, Adult
- Purity: >99%
- Powder: Yes
- Certification: GMP, ISO 9001, USP
- State: Solid
Its chemical name is alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid, commonly known by the abbreviation HICA. It is also known as Leucic acid.
2.Where Dose HICA Come From?
HICA is a metabolite of the branch chain amino acid Leucine, meaning it is produced in the body in a chemical pathway starting with Leucine. This occurs mostly in the liver. Leucine is found in proteinous foods, in particularly high concentrations in soy, beef and fish. HICA can also be found in some food, in such products as wine, cheese and sake. It is thought this occurs due to
the fermentation process rather than being contained in the foods themselves.
3.Benefits of HICA
HICA general health benefits are currently un-researched, however it is reasonable to assume they may be similar to the amino acid Leucine.
4.HICA Benefits for Bodybuilding
It appears that HICA has anabolic properties, and may be effective at increasing lean mass. In a 4 week study on soccer athletes, those supplemented with HICA found a 0.4kg increase in muscle mass in the legs, whereas the placebo group experienced a decrease.
5.Side Effects, Safety and Negatives of HICA
There are currently no reported side effects of HICA.
6.HICA Recommended Doses and Ingredient Timing
The only human evidence of the benefits of HICA uses a dose of 1500mg daily, taken three times at a split of 500mg each. It is not known if this is the optimal dose.