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BCAA: The Many Benefits Of Branched Chain Amino Acid

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

In recent years, branched chain amino acid supplements have come back into 'vogue' in the bodybuilding and fitness community and with good reason. There's more research that supports the use of BCAAs than most other supplements on the market!

While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They're particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.

Catabolic Crisis

Dieting is catabolic, which means it can lead to muscle breakdown, for several reasons. The leaner a body gets, the more likely it is to lose muscle mass as the body tries harder and harder to hold onto body fat stores. In doing so, the body will turn to muscle to satisfy its energy needs.

Working out compounds the metabolic effects of dieting. The leaner one becomes, the more lethargic one can become. Decreased energy intake and decreased glycogen storage make for some rough training sessions. If you're too tired or weak to lift as heavy as your body was getting used to, your muscles will adapt, and they won't use as much energy to get the work done.

That means your body won't increase lean muscle mass; it might also mean that your body will use lean muscle for energy because you aren't using it to lift a heavy load.

The Beauty of BCAAs

How do you defend against this three-headed monster of muscle loss? Attack all three heads!

It's well established that branched chain amino acids (particularly leucine) stimulate protein synthesis, and might do so to a greater extent than a normal protein on its own. BCAAs also increase synthesis of the cellular machinery responsible for carrying out the process of protein synthesis. Thus, BCAAs not only increase the RATE of protein synthesis, but they also increase the cell's CAPACITY for protein synthesis! Yep, you read that right.

BCAAs also work in your favor by reducing the rate of protein breakdown. They do this (primarily) by decreasing the activity of the components of the protein breakdown pathway, and also by decreasing the expression of several complexes involved in protein breakdown. (In this case, they decrease the amount of mRNA produced from the gene that codes for these components.)

Combine BCAA with ATHLETE'S PROTEIN SHAKE POWDER for more stamina and energy

 

 


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