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Why you need BCAAs
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Why you need BCAAs

Why you need BCAAs

With the supplement market growing, it can be hard to know exactly where to start and what you should choose and not choose to incorporate into your supplement routine.

BCAAs are among one of the most mentioned and popular supplements, with good reason. Let’s take a closer look at BCAAs, why you should add them to your routine and how they will benefit your training.

What are BCAAs?

BCAAs stands for “branched-chain amino acids”. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein and are naturally found in food sources including legumes and nuts.It is important for everyone to get enough BCAAs, however, it is even more important if you have specific muscle building goals. If you exercise regularly, including a BCAA supplement into your routine may give you the extra edge you need to reach your fitness goals faster.

Mainly used with the purpose to reduce muscle soreness, delay fatigue and support muscle growth. There are nine essential amino acids cannot be made by the body - this includes BCAAs. Therefore you must get them from an external source. Your body can make non-essential amino acids on its own from vitamins and other amino acids

What are the benefits of BCAAs

Faster Recovery

Generally consumed during or around the time of exercise with the purpose to increase endurance and faster recovery. Especially after exercise, your muscles need the most fuel to recover and grow the fastest.

Reduce Fatigue

During exercise, BCAAs are broken down to use as an energy source. This decrease in levels can contribute to fatigue during exercise. Valine especially plays a key role in providing energy during workouts. The longer and more intense the workout the more BCAAs will be used for fuel. Adding a constant fuel of BCAAs means you will be able to train for a longer period of time at an intense level.

This is particularly relevant if you train in a fasted state, this is technically breaking your fast however BCAAs will help you hold onto your lean muscle, therefore, is still positive for your metabolism.

Prevent Muscle Breakdown

Your muscles are constantly being broken down and rebuilt (synthesized), the rate at which the protein is being rebuilt is determined by the amount of protein available in the muscle.

Muscle breakdown or wasting occurs when the protein breakdown exceeds muscle protein synthesis. Therefore it is important that BCAAs and all essential amino acids are replaced during the times of muscle wastage.

Build Muscle

Exercise does cause stress on your body, whenever we exercise we make micro tears in our muscles and some cells are damaged. Following this the body tries to rebuild muscle, this process is necessary and is how our muscles grow. This is where BCAA supplements can really help. As your body recovers from a workout if it has a ready supply of BCAA as building blocks, it can do this quickly and efficiently. Hence reducing the repair time shortening the amount of muscle pain and fatigue. Helping to promote protein synthesis and growth.

In summary, supplementing with BCAAs can help to increase the protein synthesis rate and prevent protein breakdown, and reduce the symptoms of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) helping you to recover faster and train harder to get real results. When you choose to take your BCAAs is up to you. Most commonly taken intra workout to prevent a decrease in levels of the amino acids.

Amazonia RawFIT Bio Active BCAAs is a premium plant-based formula with an optimal 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine and added electrolytes to promote muscle growth, delay muscle fatigue and accelerate recovery. Each serve is packed with Coconut Water for hydration and Nitrates for reduced oxygen expenditure to enhance endurance. This innovative formula is rich in Calcium and Magnesium for sustained energy and effective recovery to help you perform your best.

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