We’ve launched the new diet plans (see link in bio) and we are receiving a lot of questions about the inclusion of BCAA’s.
So, what are BCAA’s and what do they do?
BCAA’s, also known as branched chain amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is an umbrella term. Protein is the collection of all 20 amino acids.
There are 20 amino acids in total but 9 are known as ‘essential amino acids’ (EAA’s). These 9 EAA’s are essential because the body cannot produce them itself and must be consumed through food or supplementation.
BCAA’s are mainly used during/intra workout. BCAA’s will help aid in keeping the body anabolic. This is essential during training as when the body is placed under extreme stress it will release cortisol. Cortisol is catabolic and will attack muscle mass.
Supplementing with BCAA’s will not only help you recover faster and increase muscle mass but they also help dilate blood vessels resulting in a number of benefits such as better oxygen uptake, stronger pumps and even reduced fatigue!
So, in short. BCAA’s help prevent muscle wastage in a calorie deficit, help build and repair muscle mass and even aid in those skin splitting pumps!