BCAAs: Recovery and Strength

By Ben Supik

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!

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Ben Supik

Ben Supik founded Activate Body in 2010 after years of working in big box gyms. Learning that sort of place really doesn’t work for a lot of people, Ben set out to start a gym for them: the people that don’t like gyms, but still value living a healthy lifestyle.

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