BCAAs increase protein synthesis and inhibit the breakdown of muscle cells, reduce muscle soreness, and improve the use of fat for energy. I have really noticed a difference in my lean muscle mass!
BCAAs are metabolized differently than other amino acids, and can be oxidized in the muscles during exercise for energy. BCAA levels can increase the availability of carbohydrates and help protect the muscles from exercise-induced protein breakdown. Having BCAAs in your diet can help support optimal muscle size, strength, and performance.
You can take BCAAs before, during, or after workout. I prefer to take it post-workout as a cool down/mental relaxation method for my body.
BCAAs also come in pill form, but I have always believed that powder is best it is easier for your body to absorb than breaking down a pill or capsule. BPI Sports has a great “fruit punch” flavor.
I have found that BPI Sports is a well-priced and reliable company. You can find this supplement at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, and BPISports.com