Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) BenefitsJul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8
Benefits of BCAA Supplements
BCAA supplements are commonly forgotten about in the supplement world, but when you read the benefits one would wonder how you could! Not only are they clinically proven to help increase strength, power and resistance to fatigue, they also help alleviate muscle inflammation and speed up muscle recovery time. The essential BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine and valine. Branched chain refers to the chemical structure of these amino acids.
BCAAs are so important and critical to muscle development because they are metabolized in the muscles not in the liver. This allows them to be used for building new proteins within the muscle. Athletes will take BCAA supplements for their ability to help them maintain lean muscle mass as well as allow them a faster recovery after intense training and physical stress. The main reason they are so effective is because they have an anti-catabolic effect on the body allowing you to build and repair muscle faster and more effectively.
BCAA supplements are also used as medicine to treat certain medical conditions such as ALS, brain conditions due to liver disease, poor appetite in kidney failure and cancer patients and also help prevent muscle wasting in patients confined to bed.
BCAAs are not just a supplement for athletes, they have many benefits for everyone.
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