(Branched chain amino acids)

What are BCAAs?

BCAAs, i.e. branched chain Amino acidsBCAAs are essential amino acids, i.e. they are not produced by the organism itself, but must be supplied by food. Specifically to the BCAA amino acids include Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine.

Properties of BCAAs

BCAAs are particularly important in muscle building, because they counteract muscle breakdown and stimulate muscle protein biosynthesis, because BCAAs are not metabolized in the liver like other amino acids, but in the muscles. This effect has also been proven in studies.

In addition, they support the energy supply during endurance performance BCAAs and fatigue is delayed. The reason for the delayed fatigue: BCAAs help limit the entry of fatigue transmitters.

In addition, BCAAs also serve as FatburnerIt burns the stubborn or brown fat that accumulates on the hips and abdomen.

Advantages of BCAAs- An overview

  • counteract muscle breakdown
  • support the energy supply
  • Improvement of regeneration
  • serve as fat burner

Taking BCAAs

To get the maximum effect, BCAAs are best taken 40 minutes before training and directly after training. The intake after training helps, due to the increased amounts of insulin released due to the intake of BCAAs, to let the amino acids reach the muscles faster.