Supplement Database: Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) Explained

What is Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?

A naturally occurring compound found in meat and fish, often used as a supplement to enhance athletic performance.

Benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Stimulate muscle protein synthesis and promote muscle growth; reduce muscle breakdown during exercise and calorie restriction; enhance energy production and endurance.

Drawbacks of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?

Excessive intake may lead to imbalances in amino acid metabolism and nutrient absorption; optimal ratios and timing of BCAA supplementation for maximal benefits are still debated.