Most of the gym rats and muscle heads are well aware of what these are as they have been around for several years now, but what about the rest the regular folks? We see these ads in the magazines and often on side bars on web sites and social media. They not only are marketed towards the person desiring more muscle gains but also those looking for a kick of extra energy whether it be before a workout in the gym or in the bedroom. Read more
BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids which consist of L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine, which is the most anabolic of the 3. The benefits of these powerhouse amino acids include faster recovery from training, muscle repair and helps prevent and delay muscle breakdown. These are just a few benefits out of several.
Those that are dieting in a very strict manor may be putting themselves in a catabolic (muscle breakdown) mode as the body is often very reluctant to break down fat but instead will go after muscle for glucose to fuel the brain and body, etc. BCAAs help to prevent this and preserve our valuable muscle. Read more