Why branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are awesome:
🏽GAINS: BCAA include valine, isoleucine, and leucine which encourage protein synthesis.
🏽MAINTENANCE: They decrease the activity of the protein breakdown pathway and decrease the amount of mRNA produced from the gene that codes for protein breakdown. .
🏽 FOCUS: BCAA combat tryptophan which makes your brain produce more serotonin and serotonin makes you tired during your workouts. Lower serotonin levels during workouts allows you to be more motivated and focused. .
🥤I have started using @womensbest BCAA, but you can get them from whey protein. I take them before workouts because they enter your blood plasma quickly and are useful to have in your system during a workout. Also, valine and isoluecine are glucogenic so they can become glucose (energy) during a workout! - 1 month ago