BCAAs, or Branched Chain Amino Acids, are the building blocks of muscle protein. They’re considered the most important supplement in a sports nutrition programme and can be the difference between seeing and not seeing results.
It can be difficult to get enough of these amino acids, particularly if you exercise a lot. Working out burns amino acids rapidly, and if you don’t replenish them adequately, you may find that your not making any progress no matter how hard you train.
There are nine essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan and valine. These amino acids don’t need digestion and go straight into the bloodstream for immediate use by muscle cells. The main three that everyone talks about (the BCAAs) are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. [Read more…] about What are BCAAS? + PhD nutrition INTRA BCAA+ Powder Review