30 Apr Press: Sarah Currie featured in Men’s Fitness on Branched-Chain Amino Acids
The article from Men’s Journal discusses the benefits of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) for fitness enthusiasts and athletes. BCAAs, consisting of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, are essential amino acids that the body cannot produce and must be obtained through diet or supplements. BCAAs are primarily found in protein-rich foods like meat, dairy, and legumes.
Benefits of BCAAs:
- Muscle growth and repair: BCAAs help stimulate muscle protein synthesis, promoting muscle growth and recovery after workouts.
- Reducing muscle soreness: BCAAs have been shown to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and reduce muscle damage during exercise.
- Supporting endurance: BCAAs may help improve endurance and reduce fatigue during workouts by providing an energy source and limiting serotonin production.
- Preventing muscle loss: BCAAs can help prevent muscle breakdown during periods of calorie restriction, preserving lean muscle mass.
- Supporting immune function: BCAAs can improve immune response, particularly during high-intensity training.
Dosage and timing: It is suggested to consume 5-10 grams of BCAAs before or during workouts to maximize their benefits. BCAAs can be found in various forms such as powders, capsules, or tablets. It is important to choose a reputable brand to ensure product quality and effectiveness.