Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) are essential amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that are essential for muscle protein synthesis. There are 20 known amino acids, 9 of which are essential to regular bodily function, meaning these amino acids come directly from our diets.
BCAA's include 3 branched chain amino acids; Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. These three amino acids in particular deliver the greatest significance to muscle recovery*.
During a workout the body’s muscle fibres are torn and damaged. Branched chain amino acids are essential within the diet whereby they are utilised by the body in order to enhance muscle recovery and repair*. Not only this, but during intense or prolonged exercise, the body can often breakdown muscle protein as a source of energy, however, the consumption of BCAA’s may prevent this muscle break down whilst contributing to the growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass*.
The three essential branched chain amino acids found in Myprotein BCAA’s are different from other amino acids, whereby when consumed they are digested directly in the muscle rather than the stomach. This means when our muscles have been stripped of all energy and nutrients, BCAA’s can replenish stripped muscle stores*.
Our BCAA formula also now comes in two fantastic new flavours, which can be easily mixed using water.
BCAA’s are suitable for generally active individuals, those involved in strength training, intense or prolonged endurance exercise. Myprotein BCAA's can be taken by those looking to have a boost of energy during a workout, recover faster after a workout, and build or maintain lean muscle. Consuming BCAA?s means you can get the increased level of BCAA’s that is required for maximum recovery and gain the fastest progress*.
BCAA can be taken throughout the day, but ideally the best time to consume BCAA is before, during and after your workout. Taking BCAA around your workout will ensure your muscles have less chance of breaking down They can be taken by mixing a 5g serving with plain water or your preferred still drink and fruit juice.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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