What are BCAAs? .
Get the scoop from Motiv8 Athlete Savannah Rahman @sav_tastic 🙌🏽
“BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are are essential amino acids that can be obtained only from diet and cannot be synthesized by our body. EAAs are the plant based version of essential amino acids! BCAA’s are made from three aminos: Valine, L- Leucine and isoleucine (3 out of 9 essential amino acids).”
What does it do?
“When you workout you burn calories. Most of these calories come from sugar in the form of glycogen and fat, but some will also come from the break down of protein and muscle. By taking BCAAs prior to and during your workout, you can help spare your muscles! 💪🏼 This means that on an on-going basis you will spare muscle but burn fat and sugar instead. The more muscle you maintain, the more fat you’ll burn all day. So in a way, it assists with sparing muscle and burning fat in the long run.”
How should it be taken?
“When shopping for BCAAs, look for Leucine ratio. It should be in a higher ratio than the other two aminos contained in BCAAs. Some people believe one can take Leucine alone, but studies have shown that the combo of the three works the best which is why I choose @motiv8performance.” 🤗
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