BCAAs BOOST MUSCLE GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are one of the ‘must take’ supplements for building muscle. There are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine. BCAA’s are vital for optimal muscle growth, endurance and the reduction in muscle soreness.
Supplementing BCAAs prevents a serum decline in BCAAs, which occurs during exercise. A serum decline would normally cause a tryptophan influx into the brain, followed by serotonin production, which causes fatigue. BCAA’s also help to reduce the muscle soreness and damage that occurs after intense exercise. BCAA also boost muscle growth via numerous growth pathways. Thus consuming a standard dose of BCAAs before and after exercise is virtually essential for optimal muscle growth and performance. If you exercise lasts for longer than one hour, consider pausing for a BCAA drink during your workout also.