The abbreviation BCAA (Branched-Chain Amino Acid) is a combination of three amino acids with a branched molecular structure. The 3 amino acids are leucine, isoleucine and valine.
Together with other 6 amino acids, BCAAs are included in the group of essential i.e. indispensable molecules.
It is interesting to know that almost 35% of the composition of the essential amino acids in the human muscle proteins is namely leucine, isoleucine and valine.
BCAA supplementation is considered to be an interesting strategy in diets for improving protein balance in skeletal muscle in a number of conditions.
BCAA improves the increase of muscle mass and concomitant fat loss - when taken in addition to whey protein, according to an 8-week study in-training schemes in the spectrum of strength endurance and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy.
Now it is time to pay some attention to a particular supplement, used by many generations that have grown up practicing it. We can consider BCAAs as gold class supplements because of the complete research on them and generations of experience on their use.
Moreover, they are anyway present in our food even if you don’t take them as a supplement. Modern researches present a new look on their effectiveness.
Which is the truth? – are BCAAs just a showmanship or do they deserve their justified glory? Is it true that they promote growth beyond hormonal stimulation? Are they safe?
We will answer all these questions in our article in the most impartial and scientific approach possible.
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