The BCAA, "Branched-Chain Amino Acid", are essential amino acids not synthesized by the body (Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine) which intervene in the muscular recovery and thus the muscular growth. They are quickly metabolized and therefore quickly available in the bloodstream for a rapid action during exercise.
What is the use of BCAA in bodybuilding?
From a sports nutrition point of view, BCAAs are unique and essential for their role in protein metabolism and neural function. Their specific combination helps rebuild proteins destroyed by exercise. BCAA's are the main components of proteins, they can be taken in adapted supplementation, before, during or after training according to the objectives. They are generally offered in powder form, to be diluted with water or in the form of capsules to be swallowed. BCAA supplements are known in bodybuilding to help develop muscle mass, limit a catabolic state or reduce fatigue. They play a major role in the muscle repair and building process.
Why take dietary supplements?
BCAAs are naturally present in our diet when we consume proteins of animal or vegetable origin. In order to get the full benefit of BCAA's during muscle growth, they must be taken at the right times and in the right amounts.
How to take BCAA?
There are BCAA supplements in capsule and powder form. They have several advantages: they are inexpensive, come in pleasant flavors and are recognized as effective. There are different dosages in BCAAs, the best known is the ratio 2: 1: 1. BCAAs in powder form are the most appreciated because they can be drunk during or after exercise and allow to stay hydrated while enjoying their taste. They are just as effective in capsules, but you must be able to swallow the number of capsules needed.
When to take BCAA?
Before and after the effort, the BCAA allow to reduce the muscular fatigue and to fight against the muscular catabolism. During the session, they bring the necessary energy to intensify its sessions. During the days of rest, it is better to consume them in the morning or during the meals.