Branched Chain Amino Acids, Leucine, Valine, Isoleucine, BCAA

BCAA is a group of three essential amino acids: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Supplementation promotes muscle gain, protein synthesis and decreases fatigue. It is commonly used by people who have low protein intake throughout the day and by athletes.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Animal Product, Synthetic
  • Source: Milk, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Wheat Germs, Soybean, Beans, Chickpea, Vegetables, Peanuts, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Pecan Nut, Almonds, Hazelnut, Oatmeal, Spirulina Algae
  • Type: Amino Acids
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Outcomes: Muscle Health, Fatigue Prevention

What are BCAA benefits?

Known as BCAA, Branched Chain Amino Acids are amino acids composed of isoleucine, leucine, and valine. As organic microstructures, they act in the process of building lean mass, besides increasing energy during exercises. Because of these benefits, the BCAA decreases physical and mental fatigue, reducing the production of serotonin in the brain. It contributes to the strengthening of the immune system and regulates blood sugar levels. As seen, the consumption of BCAA is important for a routine of physical activities and is present in foods such as salmon, tuna, chicken, beef, chickpeas, lentils, white beans, nuts, peanuts, milk, and derivatives, eggs, and soy. Be sure to check our 3-step test to identify the supplements your body needs, check the need for BCAA in your body, and take care of your health!

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Muscle Health BCAA and Muscle Health

The muscles are responsible for body movement, stabilization, regulation of organs, substance transportation and production of heat in addition to being strongly associated with the circulatory and nervous systems. Muscle quality is essential for well being. Supplements that help keep muscles healthy are related to different factors, such as glucose and insulin regulation, protein synthesis, energy metabolism, and others.
  • Fatigue Prevention

    Fatigue is characterized by a reduction in mental energy. It can also appear as acute and/or chronic fatigue. Acute fatigue is due to excessive mentally demanding work. Chronic fatigue is multifactorial, influenced by insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, causing tiredness and constant lack of motivation. The substances indicated for fatigue help to improve sleep and mood problems as they are neuroprotective, affecting neurological function.

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