Friday, 20 January 2017

BCAA's - Everything you need to know

If your quite new to the fitness industry you may be wondering what BCAA's are and if you need to use them?
I thought I would put this post together to give you more information so I hope you find it interesting :-)

What are BCCAA's and what do they do?

BCAA stands for Branched-Chain Amino Acids, they are building blocks of the body and make the basic structure of protein. The body needs protein to repair and maintain itself and every cell in the body contains protein. Bcaa's contain essential amino acids which can't be made from the body but you can get what you need from just eating a healthy balanced diet.

Do I need to take BCAA's and When shall I take them?

I wouldn't say it is essential. A nutritionally balanced diet provides the body with enough protein, so healthy people rarely need protein supplements. The amount of essential amino acids are generally higher in animal based proteins and found in foods such as eggs, meat and dairy. You can also find it in plant foods such as buckwheat or quinoa.

They can be taken before, during or after a workout. They are generally suitable for people with an active life or who are taking part in intense training. During exercise it can be more difficult to maintain the level of amino acids from food alone, bcaa's act as a supplement for this.

Why BCCA's are good, Why I like them?

I personally like using bcaa's in powder form as it makes my water taste nice. It can help decrease the loss of other amino acids from muscles during exercise, helps speed recovery and reduce muscle tiredness. I take the powder form of bcaa's and currently use Berry Blast flavour which i've had before and I really like it. I get mine from myprotein.comyou can click here for the exact ones I have. I also tried Apple Sour flavour from there but I would't recommend that one, it wasn't what I was expecting and to me was just horrible!

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