Why are BCAA’s relevant in competitive sports?
BCAA is short for branched-chain amino acids. They have a positive effect in strength and endurance training, as they support the muscle building process and positively affect fatigue during and after training. At the same time there are no relevant side effects. BCAA’s are also naturally present in the human body. The additional intake only accelerates the natural biochemical processes.
What exactly are BCAA’s?
BCAA’s are proteinogenic amino acids featuring a branched portion of the molecular chain. There are three essential amino acids, namely Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, which all play a crucial role in protein synthesis and consequently in the muscle building process. In addition, BCAA’s can keep blood glucose levels low during physical exercise. In this way more glucose can be made available to the body as “fuel”.
How BCAA’s help the muscle building process?
Ingesting BCAA’s before training can have a beneficial effect on long-term strength acquisition. This is because branched-chain amino acids generate additional energy through oxidation of glucose molecules, allowing the body to work harder. Supplying BCAA’s through supplements also prevents the body from using up the natural amino acid reserves during intensive training, thus reducing muscle tissue. Because of these properties, BCAA’s are widely accepted by athletes as part of a training program for muscle mass and strength.
How do BCAA’s influence fatigue during and after training?
Another very important benefit for athletes is the reduction of fatigue. BCAA’s support this process as they help to reduce ammonia levels in blood serum and muscle. The use of BCAA’s can thus lead to a more efficient training, as athletes can train longer and harder and recover better between units.
Who can benefit most from taking BCAA?
Since BCAA positively influences various aspects of athletic training, they can be useful for a wide range of athletes. In sports where strength and explosiveness are critical, taking BCAA is highly recommended to improve performance and protect against injury. In addition to strength athletes, this also includes sports such as football, tennis or swimming. BCAA’s are also useful for endurance athletes (e.g. road cycling, triathlon and running) who can take advantage of the fatigue-reducing properties of essential amino acids.
BAAM products with BCAA
Perfect as an additive to other drink powders such as the isotonic sports drink N-Dure or for use with a fruit juice before an intensive workout. Neutral in taste, ideal for mixing!
The Recovery Shake is a carbohydrate-protein drink powder for use after training. It quickly replenishes carbohydrate and protein reserves and contains the added amino acids leucine and glutamine. In addition, this product contains micronutrients such as zinc, magnesium and B-vitamins, which support regeneration. The perfect basis for a quick recovery after training.
Our combination package: The Whey protein Shake Build-R, the BCAA 2:1:1 and in addition our popular creatine monohydrate Tabs. The package can be extended with another protein shake or with our sports vitamin. Save now!