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December 08, 2017

What is BCAA?

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, which comprise around 35% of your body’s muscle protein. They’re “essential” because your body doesn’t make them on its own—you have to get them from food and workout supplements. Like other amino acids, they’re the building blocks of protein. But these particular aminos may also help preserve muscle glycogen stores, which fuel your muscles and minimize protein breakdown during exercise.

BCAA valine leucine isoleucine amino acids

Role of BCAA

BCAAs are a group of three essential amino acids that are highly involved in the regulation of muscle mass. Leucine plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis, while isoleucine induces glucose uptake into cells. Further research is needed to determine valine’s role in a BCAA supplement.

 

 

Benefits of BCAA

BCAAs fuel your skeletal muscles during training, which can help give you the edge you need to push your limits. Supplementing with BCAAs helps preserve your stores of glycogen—the primary fuel your muscles use for energy production. This means your body has a reliable energy source to tap into while you work out, which can keep you going. Plus, abundant glycogen stores keep your body from breaking down muscle protein for energy instead.

For people with low dietary protein intake, BCAA supplementation can promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. Supplementation can also be used to prevent fatigue in novice athletes.


Supplementing BCAAs prevents a serum decline in BCAAs, which occurs during exercise. A serum decline would normally cause a tryptophan influx into the brain, followed by serotonin production, which causes fatigue.

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​That’s why BeetrootPro is your best choice. It is an organic beetroot superfood containing BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine). Just add two scoops with 4-6 ounces of water or to your favorite smoothie mix. For best results, take Beetroot Pro® daily. For athletes, take Beetroot Pro® daily and 1-2 hours before training or competition.

​Choose BeetrootPro now! And experience the BCAAs in your body!

 

References
https://examine.com/supplements/branched-chain-amino-acids/
http://www.gnc.com/health-articles-tips/sports-performance/what-are-bcaas.html


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