Short for Branch Chain Amino Acids, these amino’s join forces to give us the best workout recovery tool money can buy. They come in different forms, but powder might just be the most popular because they can come in various flavors. These amino’s are found naturally in foods but especially if you are vegetarian and vegan, you will want to supplement these.
So why take BCAA’S:
- MUSCLE RECOVERY
- MAINTAIN WORKOUT INTENSITY
- AID IN THE BUILDING OF MUSCLE
That soreness that you feel after a workout is totally normal but COMPLETELY uncomfortable. BCAA’s have been linked to easing the the soreness, helping the body push out the build up of lactic acid in the muscles and maintaining the immune system in the process.
I like to refer to myself as a “pure-ist,” meaning I don’t like to use flavored BCAA’s. They are typically sugar free and use artificial sweeteners which have been linked to many health issues (I can speak from experience). I recently started ordering from BulkSupplements and I couldn’t be happier with the product AND the price.
Here is what I recommend – the impact on my training and workouts have been AMAZING. They work with any lifestyle – vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free.
BCAA 2:1:1 (Branch Chain Amino Acids) Powder (my favorite, can be mixed in water or smoothies!)
Like I said, the prices and customer service are amazing. Go out and try it. x
Information source: Livestrong.com