BCAA’s, or branched-chain amino acids, are amino acids with – the name says it – a branched side chain. This side chain produces enzymes that convert amino acids into energy during intensive work. That’s why your muscle cells like to convert BCAA’s into energy during intensive training, so that your muscle cells break down less quickly and you are less fatigued. The anabolic stimulation of your workout remains the same, but the loss of muscle due to your workout is less so you build up more muscle tissues.
That is not the whole story. In addition, BCAA’s have even more effects:
- BCAA’s increase protein synthesis, a vital part of the muscle–building process
- BCAA’s accelerate recovery from muscle damage.
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L-Leucine, Peptopro™ (hydrolysate casein), Natural flavor substances on dextrose, Sweetener (E955 sucralose), Antioxidants (E300 Ascorbic acid)
EU allergen declaration: Contains milk protein (less than 0.05 grams of lactose per 10 grams of Peptopro™)
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