BCAAs & You!

Branch Chain Amino Acids

Wed Oct 31, 2018

Branch Chain Amino Acid Structure

Branch Chain Amino Acids: What Are They?

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and branch chain amino acids are a specific combination of Leucine, Glutamine, Isoleucine and Valine.

BCAA Structure:

  • BCAAs provide the basis for energy production
  • BCAAs can comprise up to 1/3 muscle structure protein
  • BCAAs and beneficial to many metabolic processes.

BCAAs & You!

  • BCAAs are very important to muscle tissues, and they also help maintain blood sugar levels.
  • BCAA supplementation can decrease muscle damage and improve recovery.

Summaries & Recommendations

BCAAs play and important role in:
  • Protein synthesis
  • Glucose homeostasis (level blood sugar)
  • Direct regulation of muscle protein synthesis

Try Adding BCAA Cocktails to Your Routine Prior to a Workout!