BCAA 2:1:1:2 (30 Servings)
What exactly are BCAAs?
Branch chained amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three vital amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs encourage healthy muscle development and provide support during high intensity training sessions, along with strengthening your focus, reducing stress, and improving your mental wellbeing. Because we cannot produce these essential amino acids naturally, we must obtain them from outside sources, such a food or supplements. So, let’s discuss each of these three important amino acids and explore why they are a beneficial addition to your workout routine!
Leucine is the primary BCAA and arguably the most beneficial. Leucine is essential in the biosynthesis of proteins and it promotes the rebuilding of muscle after an intense workout. Studies show that healthy,balanced diets supplemented with the appropriate doses of leucine are linked to increased productivity and decreased recovery time between training sessions.
The second amino acid is isoleucine, a glucogenic and ketogenic amino acid. While not nearly as effective as leucine in the development of muscle growth, it helps with the consumption of glucose and some studies show this increases energy production. It can also act as an anticatabolic agent, which can prevent muscle breakdown during time off from a training program.
Finally, we have valine on the list. Considered to be the weakest of all the branch chained amino acids, valine functions as an assistant to leucine and isoleucine in the process of protein synthesis and help diminish muscle degradation.