BCAAs – Should I supplement with branched chain amino acids?

BCAAs are amino acids and amino acids are the individual units that when bonded via peptide bonds form protein.  BCAAs makes up about 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the human body.  Skeletal muscle is the muscle we can control and thus the muscle we use when we weight train.  It also plays an important role in protein synthesis.  I have seen BCAAs mentioned in articles about supplementation and am interested in trying them myself.   I’ve read that because the amino acids are not bonded into long chained proteins that if you take BCAAs before, during and after a workout the amino acids your muscles need for repair is readily available.

I might go to GNC to talk to someone about it and will report back.  Does anyone use BCAA for muscle growth?

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June 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise.

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