These three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine & valine aka BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids) can help you in and out of the gym.
Make sure your BCAA supplement comes in a 2:1:1 Ratio of 2g Leucine, 1g Isoleucine and 1g Valine
Studies show ingesting 5g of BCAA’s 30 minutes before & another 5g during training to be most beneficial (and you still shouldn’t skip your post-training meal or whey protein shake)
#1) Increases muscle growth: Leucine is the main culprit for activating muscle protein synthesis thus increasing muscle growth.
#2) Assist’s you in losing body fat: Isoleucine is behind the fat loss benefits of BCAA’s.
#3) Increases your energy production: Steer clear of higher ratio BCAA’s anything more than 2:1:1 could make you lose energy and blunt the fat burning process.
Bonus:) Improved brain function has also been noted while supplementing with BCAA’s. It has even been used to treat individuals suffering from (ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease).
The reduction of muscle breakdown and increase in muscle protein synthesis alone make this alone a worthwhile supplement but add in the higher energy, increased fat burning, improved brain functioning and the fact that the supplements start roughly around $20 for a 1 month supply make this a no brainer for anyone who’s training hard on a consistent basis.
Just toss a 5g serving into a shaker cup while you train, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.
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