Alpha HICA

Alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA) is a metabolite of the essential amino acid, leucine. When consumed, Alpha HICA is transported into muscle cells without being broken down and promotes muscle protein synthesis and muscle tissue preservation.


Alpha HICA reduces lactic acid build-up in the muscles, allowing for longer periods of high-intensity activity before muscle fatigue onset. It also assists with the removal of biological waste products (lactate and ammonia) circulating in the body, as this slows the progression of fatigue.