BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids)
What Is It?
- Amino Acids are the building blocks of muscle protein. Amino Acids are best used as Free Form and Branched Chain. These Amino Acids do not require digestion and go straight into the blood stream for immediate use by muscle cells. BCAA also provides 70% of the body’s Nitrogen requirement.
- Increased Recovery: BCAAs increase metabolic recovery and substantially decrease the amount of post exercise muscle soreness.
- Endurance: BCAAs can serve as a donor of nitrogen in the formation of l-alanine, which provides the body with glucose after glycogen stores have been depleted.
- Stimulation of Protein Synthesis: BCAAs by themselves have been shown to independently stimulate muscle protein synthesis. In other words, they have shown the ability to induce muscle gains, even in the absence of weight training!
- Fat Loss: BCAAs trigger significant and preferential losses of visceral body fat. Located in the deeper layers of the body under the subcutaneous fat, this visceral fat tends to be resistant to dieting and is hard to lose. (That elusive 6-pack look!!!)
- Immune System Boost: BCAAs help reverse glutamine loss, which is essential for immune function. In addition to this, the BCAAs help prevent a catabolic state in the body; helping to improve recovery and lessen the damaging effects your exercise sessions may have on the body.