Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) consist of three specific amino acids— Isoleucine, Leucine, and Valine— that are believed to help the muscles, preventing fatigue and increasing muscle growth over time . Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins in our body, and are included in the synthesis of all muscle proteins . This means that we need amino acids in order to create protein in our bodies. BCAAs are commonly found in many food sources that are high in protein, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and beans .
While BCAA supplementation is usually only considered by people looking for the athletic benefits, it is important to note that daily BCAA consumption is very important for everyone— so supplementation should also be considered by anyone who lacks sufficient protein intake.
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How to take
Before Exercise on a Long-Term Basis
1-10g per serving
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2. Sowers, S. (2009). A Primer On Branched Chain Amino Acids. Huntington College of Health Science.