What does BCAA mean?
If you’re just now starting your research on supplements, you’ve probably already heard BCAAs are ‘good’. The more a pre-workout mix has, the better, right?
But do you even know why? What are BCAAs, anyway?
If you’re seeking a simple explanation, you’ve come to the right place. Read on, my friend.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids
BCAA Stands for Branched-Chain Amino Acids. BCCAs make up one-third of total muscle mass. Sounds important, right? It is, especially when it comes to picking the right supplements to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Branched-chain amino acids are comprised of three essential amino acids:
These three amino acids when ingested, skip the liver, collect $200 and head straight to your muscles through your bloodstream to be metabolized. Upon arrival, the BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis.
Whoa, what is protein synthesis?
It sounds a lot fancier than it is: it’s simply the process of cells generating new proteins. Increasing protein synthesis basically gives your body more building blocks to build more protein. Proteins are good because, which if you recall, they build and repair muscles and tissues. Muscles burn more calories than fat. More muscles=better results.
BCAAs Helps Prevent Your Body from Munching on Your Muscles
You might not know it, but the body can be a bit of a cannibal—well, the correct term is catabolic. During low-calorie diets, the body will feast on your fibers to gain the energy it needs to survive. Muscles also suffer break downs during exercise because of hormones released during workouts. Consuming a BCAA supplement to feed your catabolic body prevents it from munching on your muscles during dieting and exercise. Thanks, BCAAs.
BCAAs Stimulate Insulin Production, Muscle Energy, and Muscle Growth
Branched chain amino acids don’t just build muscles and prevent self-feasting, they also stimulate insulin production. Why is insulin production important? I’m glad you asked! Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar and assists in regulating your blood sugar level. This process helps improve muscle uptake of BCAA, effectively enhancing energy and aiding in muscle growth. BCAAs also promote fat loss. Whaaat?
BCAAs Promote Fat Loss
Yep, that’s right. Research has shown that people with diets high in BCAAs have a lower body fat percentage and can lose body fat faster than the average bear. In love with BCAAs, yet?
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