BCAA Super (Branched Chain Amino Acids) is one of the best studied supplements in the athlete’s diet, their primary function is to enhance recovery to maximize muscle gains and prevent the loss of muscle mass. Each serving of BCAA super provides 6 g of BCAA with optimal levels of active L-leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine in a potent 4:1:1 ratio. These amino acids are considered to be essential as they cannot be synthesized by the body, so must be consumed from dietary sources.
During intense exercise or while taking a calorie deficit diet skeletal muscle are catabolised in order to liberate amino acids from muscle for energy production. Supplementation with BCAA around workout is crucial for the preservation of muscle loss, to promote muscle protein re-synthesis and to reduce fatigue by decreasing delayed offset muscle soreness (DOMS).
The intake of BCAA is quite essential for individuals on a low calorie diet as BCAAs promotes fat loss while preserving muscle mass. Daily intake of BCAA powder has also been shown to protect immune function and reduce the risk of illness in athletes.