Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAA’s consist of 3 essential amino acids; leucine, iso-leucine, and valine. They are considered essential amino acids because human beings cannot survive without these amino acids being present in the diet. Amino acids comprise approximately one third of human muscle tissue. Studies have shown that BCAA’s help to stimulate protein synthesis and inhibit its breakdown. BCAA’s can have positive anabolic and anti-catabolic effects.
PhD BCAA’s are vital for increasing protein synthesis (needed to build muscle) and also in reducing muscle damage. When working out strenuously with weights, amino acids are used to fuel training. BCAA oxidisation is promoted by exercise, so when training hard, BCAA’s are used up. If these are not replaced by topping up BCAA’s up before, during and after exercise, the risk is increased of muscle damage indicators Creatine Kinease (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) appearing and missing the opportunity of recovering in optimum time. Slower recovery means slower progression, faster recovery equals faster progression. It’s all about results!
BCAA supplementation before and after exercise has beneficial effects on decreasing exercise-induced muscle damage and promoting muscle-protein synthesis; which can make BCAA’s a useful addition to any trainee’s arsenal of muscle building supplements.
Sizes: 195 capsules
- BCAA’s are necessity for reducing muscle damage and encouraging repair.
- Can lead to increased muscle tissue synthesis, growth and strength.
- Great value.
Who’s it for:
Anyone who trains hard and wants optimal muscular development may benefit from supplementing with PhD BCAA’s.
How to use:
Best used on training days. Optimal time to take is during workouts, but before and after is fine.