The first thing that needs explaining is this rather unfamiliar acronym. Only scientists and nutritionists may be familiar with it at this stage. But never mind, we will explain so long. Basically, BCAA effectively stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids. This formula is made up of three essential amino acids (for your body), namely; valine, leucine and isoleucine. It’s worth pointing out that there are altogether nine amino acids in this chain.
Together, these three amino acids account for thirty-five percent of the required amino acids in muscle proteins. They also form 40% of pre-formed amino acids required by all mammals (including you). They are found naturally in most familiar foods such as meat, eggs, chicken and fish. While there are challenges in sourcing the right intake of fish which also contain Omega 3 essential fatty acids, meat in general remains abundant.
But those who, as vegans or for other medical and healthy reasons, prefer not to touch another piece of meat, BCAA supplements are also widely available. It’s important to remember that these supplements should only be used for its intended purposes, such as sportsmen and women needing to boost their energy consumption levels before an important game or event without harming their physiological preparedness.
Remember too that it’s not only high endurance performers who will be benefiting from this compound. Research has shown that it also works wonders in helping to stifle fatigue and improve concentration. Dare we say that this is ideal for college professors and their students? Or the busy startup entrepreneur who needs to multi-task at this stage of his or her career? The supplement is also useful for reducing stress and an enabler for the healing process in the aftermath of trauma incidents which cause physical injuries.