Branched Chain Amino Acids – BCAA

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Summary of Branched Chain Amino Acids

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) refers to three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

For people with low dietary protein intake, BCAA supplementation can promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. Supplementation can also be used to prevent fatigue in novice athletes.

Leucine plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis, while isoleucine induces glucose uptake into cells. Further research is needed to determine valine’s role in a BCAA supplement.

Supplementing BCAAs prevents a serum decline in BCAAs, which occurs during exercise. A serum decline would normally cause a tryptophan influx into the brain, followed by serotonin production, which causes fatigue.

BCAAs are important to ingest on a daily basis, but many protein sources, such as meat and eggs, already provide BCAAs. Supplementation is unnecessary for people with a sufficiently high protein intake (1-1.5g per kg of bodyweight a day or more).

Things to Know

Also Known As: BCAAs, BCAA

Do Not Confuse With: Leucine, Isoleucine, or Valine (all individual BCAAs)

Things to Note: There has been a reported stimulatory effect with BCAA supplementation, but due to a lack of research into this topic, the placebo effect cannot be ruled out as a cause.

Is used for: Muscle Gain and Exercise

Also used for: General Health

Is a form of: Amino Acid

How to Take:

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

The standard dosage for isoleucine is 48-72mg per kilogram of bodyweight, assuming a non-obese person. The standard leucine dosage is between 2-10g. A combination dose is 20g of combined BCAAs, with a balanced ratio of leucine and isoleucine.

Isoleucine is used for increasing glucose uptake into cells, while leucine is used to improve muscle protein synthesis.

BCAA supplementation is not necessary if enough BCAAs are provided through the diet. Further research is needed to determine valine’s optimal dosage and reason for supplementation.

Sources: https://examine.com/


Additional information

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