BCAA – is an abbreviation of the first words meaning “branched chain amino acid”. BCAAs belong to exogenous amino acids and it is necessary to provide them to the body. This is one of the most popular supplements for athletes. All thanks to the strong anti-catabolic effect, protecting the muscles from their damage and disintegration. The BCAA mixture includes: leucine, valine and isoleucine. Usually, the ratio between individual amino acids is 2:1:1. Branched chain amino acids share the structural feature of the branched aliphatic side chain, as well as the metabolic profile (they are found mainly in muscle tissue). Natural sources include proteins found in meals such as meat and dairy. Anabolic and anti-catabolic effects of branched chain amino acids were observed. They provide carbon skeletons during the period of energy deficiency, affect the functioning of the nervous system (by reducing fatigue), and also modulate the activity of hormones and kinases involved in protein metabolism.
Dosage: 10 grams peri-workout.