Benefit’s of Branched Chain Amino Acids
Find out why amino acids are so important!
There are 20 known amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. They can be combined in different ways to form hundreds of different proteins in the human body.
Twelve of these amino’s can be made in the body from other amino acids, carbohydrates and nitrogen. These are called non-essential amino acids (NEAAs). The other 8 are essential amino acids (EAAs) meaning they must come from food and supplements.
The branched chain amino acids you see with supplements brands consist of the 3 main essential amino acids: Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine. They make up a third of muscle protein and are a essential for muscle growth.
The can also be used by the muscle as a direct fuel source, so primarily speaking, the body requires amino acids rather than protein. It is always vital to follow a strict supplementation schedule when training, specifically strength training. You need to be consuming enough amino acids whilst maintaining the right level of protein your body requires to achieve your goal.
To summarise, if your strength training at least 2-6 days a week, you need to first calculate your daily protein intake and ensure your having the right amount of amino acids (BCAAs). For example, it is vital to have BCAAs during a workout and is usually best to take them in the morning.
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