Branch chain amino acids are usually derived from food and make up a large portion of the bodies’ total amino acid pool.
BCAAs have been proven to aid in building muscle, decrease muscle fatigue and alleviate muscle soreness. They have also been shown to aid in regulating blood sugar levels by stimulating secretion of both insulin and glucagon.
When taken orally, both glucogen-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) lends to greater and more prolonged glucagon secretion.
Maintaining balanced blood glucose levels allows for decreased protein breakdown and increases protein synthesis. The most ideal times to add 5 to 10g of BCAAs to your training regime is intra-workout, pre workout or post workout to help fuel your body and repair fatigued muscles!
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