BCAAs stands for branched chain amino acids, consisting of the amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
As intermittent fasting has become a popular trend and preferred diet, consider taking BCAAs before workouts to help your body repair muscles faster. BCAAs are naturally in whey protein, milk, and animal proteins such as chicken, beef, and turkey. Most women do not consume enough protein daily for an appropriate amount of BCAAs, so supplements are available-but not all BCAAs are the same. Like most products nowadays there is a high use of sugar/artificial sweeteners and artificial coloring and dyes when it comes to some BCAAs. Always read labels before purchasing BCAAs. We recommend the MRM BCAAs! BCAAs can really make a difference when it comes to leaning muscle mass and losing body fat. Although not entirely needed, it does improve overall health greatly.
BCAAs have been found to reduce muscle soreness, prevent muscle damage, improve muscle energy (much like pre-workout but healthier), improve glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity, they trigger protein synthesis and inhibit the breakdown of muscle cells.
Many people do not realize this, but when dieting, you can lose muscle mass and think it’s fat loss. Muscle mass=rate of protein synthesis-rate of protein breakdown.
BCAAs are NOT a weight loss supplement or dietary supplement, it’s intended use is for those who actively workout. Please be advised when taking any supplements. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about dieting, supplements, and training regimes.