BCAAs are short for Branched-Chain Amino Acids and they are important to consume at the right time. You are best having them pre-training and post-training for maximum benefit.
The way BCAAs work is that they are a small subgroup of amino acids and are the raw materials that make up proteins. You will find them in your muscles, soft tissues and cells of your body.
You will hear many people refer to BCAAs as essential amino acids. There are over 200 amino acids and the focus for BCAAs is leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
For those who are looking to increase their muscle mass, Leucine is the most potent amino acid. By taking BCAAs you can also help reduce muscle soreness. This will allow you to train harder and longer.
Now you may be wondering, how do I get the Branched-Chain Amino Acids into my body? The good news is that any food with protein in it has a high degree of BCAAs in it naturally.
Take your BCAAs pre and post-training.
You want to make sure you are taking your BCAAs at the right time. We suggest you take 5-10g of BCAAs 15 to 20 minutes before any physical activity.
And then after training, you are best off taking anywhere from 20 to 30g of BCAAs.