4 letters, but what do they mean? And do you need them in your supplement intake?
The short answer is yes, if you’re training hard, regardless of the sport supplementing BCAAs is going to help you massively.
The human body consists of 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in our body.
9 of the 20 are what we refer to as ‘essential amino acids’, meaning they can’t be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet.
Of these 9, 3 are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine.(Branch Chain Amino Acids.)
“Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of BCAAs, found in protein-rich foods such as eggs, meat and dairy products.
But we can also supplement them in either tablet or powder form to increase our intake and therefore benefits, which include:
🤜🏼 Increased muscle growth
🤜🏼 Decreased muscle soreness and fatigue
🤜🏼 Reduction in fatigue during prolonged exercise
🤜🏼 Prevention in muscle wastage
🤜🏼 Improved liver health
Most brands now offer a BCAA intra-workout drink, many of which are sugar free and packed with other nutritious ingredients meaning a simple swap from your regular sugary Lucozade or similar will not only be healthier but also improve your results 💥
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