BCAAs, "branched chain aimono acids" are the 3 branched chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Our muscle mass is made up of 35% from these amino acids. After a tough workout, you need a fresh supply of new BCAAs. They are essential amino acids so we must get them through our diet or through a dietary supplement.
Minimal muscle breakdown
Intensive training requires extra BCAAs! BCAAs go directly to the muscles instead of first to the liver like other amino acids. As a result, these amino acids ensure a minimal breakdown of the muscle during your training or competition, and a better recovery of the muscles. This results in an accelerated muscle mass gain.
When do you take BCAA Caps?
BCAAs are best taken just before and after training. Before training, the BCAAs help to reduce breakdown during physical exertion. After training, the BCAAs ensure better protein synthesis that boosts muscle recovery and building. The added Vitamin B6 ensures a better absorption of the BCAAs.