What are the BCAA's?
They are made up by 3 amino acids:
They belong to the so called essential amino acids and we need to obtain them from the diet or supplementation, since the body is unable to produce them.
What are Amino Acids for?
The branched-chain amino acids are made up by three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These amino acids cannot be produced by the body, so we have to obtain them from food or supplementation.
Who can benefit from taking BCAA's?
- Athletes who practice strength and endurance sports
- People who suffer muscle weakness
- To follow a balanced diet, in the case of vegetarians or vegans
What are the sources of BCAA's?
The three essential amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine are mainly together in meat and dairy products.
Why should I take BCAA's?
If the body does not have enough branched-chain amino acids, we will experience the following symptoms:
- Less strength and worse physical performance
When is the best to take them?
Take BCAA's before/after the workout.
Dose of BCAA's
Several studies have proven that taking 4-8g of BCAA's before the workout and 4-8 grams afterwards.
Do they have some kind of side effects?
There are no known side effects or interactions caused by the BCAA's.