BCAA



Branch chain amino acids are combinations of the important amino acids required in the restoration and regeneration of muscle. Whenever you exercise a particular muscle, small tears are made in the muscle fibre. These tears are known as micro-abrasions. In order for your body to stitch the muscle back together, it must have a reasonable ...read more

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supply of amino acids which actually function as the building blocks for your muscle fibers. 

Some of the aminos you can expect to see in a BCAA include Leucine, Isoleucine & Valine. 

Leucine is a particularly important amino acid as it helps support the synthesis of protein in the body. It’s also similar to other important nutrients in the sense that it can be used to regenerate ATP within the body. 

Isoleucine is another key nutrient. It’s an essential nutrient so it’s not made within the human body - it must be consumed externally. It’s also involved in protein synthesis and it’s widely used by bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts alike to help maintain high energy levels.

Valine, apart from being an important muscle building component, also helps contribute to maintaining a healthy immune system. It can also help encourage the production of growth hormone in the body which can encourage more muscular growth than normal. 

All of these aminos can be consumed naturally via your diet, however, it can be difficult to optimize your diet perfectly to guarantee a perfect intake every day. This is where supplements come in handy. Ensuring you supplement with the appropriate amount every day can make a world of difference when it comes to your training and your recovery.

A reasonable amount of protein in your body will break down to these constituent aminos. However, protein is full of other amino acids that are used in unrelated bodily processes such as maintaining healthy skin and nails.