BCAAs (Branched-chain amino acids) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
What are BCAAs?
BCAAs are essential amino acids that are not produced in the body and so must be sourced externally.
Branched Chain Amino Acids support muscle protein synthesis, a process which is linked to muscle growth and athletic performance; ensuring the most benefit possible from a workout.
What do BCAAs do?
The BCAA can help:
- Encourage protein synthesis in skeletal muscle and liver
- Promote muscle function
- Support exercise performance and muscle recovery
- Support healthy brain and immune function
Not only do BCAAs offer benefits to regular gym goers, but there is health support in them for just about everyone.
BCAAs come in the form of capsules or powder, and it is entirely up to the user how they want to take them.
How to take BCAAs
The powder may be mixed into your daily smoothies or cake mix, however BCAA capsules allow more convenience or incorporation into a low calorie diet if needed.
There is nothing to stop you enjoying the BCAA benefit within your nutritional and workout regime.References