The Benefits of BCAAs
Chances are if you’re into fitness & exercising or even just starting out you’ve heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAAs being beneficial to your fitness goals. So why should you take BCAAs?
BCAAs help to delay fatigue during prolonged exercise. They also help protect your muscles from breaking down while also supporting aerobic and anaerobic performance when taken consistently. It doesn’t stop there though. BCAAs also help with protein synthesis which is a key factor when building and maintaining muscle as well as contributing a boost in recovery and reducing muscle soreness.
What does all this mean exactly?
Preventing muscle fatigue during exercise will help you maintain your current strength longer. The BCAAs found in our products, like BCAA Energy and BCAA5000, are used as an additional energy source during your workouts. When your body is done breaking down things like carbohydrates and glycogen to use as energy to help you power through workouts, BCAAs step in to keep you going and prevent fatigue from stepping in.
Aside from alternative energy, BCAAs help protect your muscle’s from breaking down as well. Under catabolic conditions, muscle proteins breakdown and can cause muscle wasting. BCAAs act as a protector of your muscles and instead of breaking down muscle proteins, your body will breakdown the BCAAs to help preserve your muscle mass.
In addition to preserving your muscles, BCAAs do an incredible job of promoting protein synthesis, which is an extremely key factor in building and maintaining muscle. The amino acids found in BCAA products, RECOVERMODE and BCAA LEAN ENERGY, help to increase protein synthesis in the body to enhance the build and preservation of protein molecules.
To most, one of the best benefits you may notice when you consistently consume BCAAs are the increase in recovery time and reduction of muscle soreness. Consuming BCAAs throughout the day and during workouts has shown to boost recovery time between excruciating workouts where you typically would take longer to recover from. With the consumption of BCAAs on a regular basis, you can challenge yourself more frequently so you can evolve your training more rapidly.
For most, when thinking about the benefits of BCAAs, protein synthesis, recovery time and reduction in muscle soreness are often thought about. Something that is not talked about enough is the benefits that BCAAs have on your immune system. For example, your body’s immune system benefits from the following that are found in BCAAs.
BCAA ENERGY contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C, which has been shown to be one of the most important immune system boosters and essential for good health. Your body does not store or produce Vitamin C so it’s critical that you get it through your diet and supplements.
BCAA ENERGY’s B Vitamin complex supports a healthy immune system through multiple modes of action including a high potency level of Vitamin B6 which helps support production of new red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. B6 also helps keep the immune system working by supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B12 is also used by the body to support normal production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and repair cells.
BCAA ENERGY contains antioxidants from Green Coffee Bean, Green Tea and Vitamin C. Antioxidants are molecules that support and protect the immune system by defending it against free radicals, which are molecules in your body that can create oxidative stress and do damage to DNA, proteins, and fatty tissues in the body that can negatively impact the immune system.
BCAAs can also be used by immune cells within the gut as a fuel source, which allows the immune system to regenerate itself more efficiently to support a healthy immune system.
For more information on BCAAs you can visit our site here, https://www.evlnutrition.com/collections/amino-acids, where you can read about all our BCAA products and their benefits.