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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Amino Acid Manifesto
A list of the very best BCAA supplements on the market.

A list of the very best BCAA supplements on the market.

Recently, Gone Liftin’ put out an article detailing the importance and benefits of BCAAs.

… not only are BCAAs essential to human health, but they are also amazing for muscle growth, and ALSO sparing you from catabolic effects when on a calorie restricted diet

There are a ton of BCAA supplements on the market, so let’s discuss some of the best BCAA worth your hard-earned money.

BCAAs come in powder form or pill form. We prefer intaking BCAAs in powder form. They mix easily with water and absorb faster, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer. That’s not to say BCAA pills don’t have their worth, but BCAA absorption via drinking in liquid seems to be the preferred method. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Amino Acid Manifesto
BCAA supplementation will aid in maximizing fat loss and preventing your muscles from breaking down.

BCAA supplementation will aid in maximizing fat loss and preventing your muscles from breaking down.

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the building block of muscle.

We’re going to talk about branched chain amino acids – also known as BCAAs. BCAAs are part of the 9 essential amino acids, but these 3 guys metabolize in muscle tissue rather than the liver, so they certainly aid in muscular development quite nicely.

First, let me start off by saying that not only are BCAAs essential to human health, but they are also amazing for muscle growth, and ALSO sparing you from catabolic effects when on a calorie restricted diet, as this article from BodyBuilding.com will tell you.

Dieting down will get you shredded, but it might also shave some size from your biceps. BCAAs can help protect your muscles against the catabolic effects of dieting!

What Are the 3 BCAAs?

Let’s list the BCAAs. First, there is Leucine. Next in line, we have Isoleucine. And last, but certainly not least, we have Valine.

BCAAs kind of fell off in the bodybuilding world, but have recently made a strong resurgence! Continue Reading…