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April 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm #17900

For information :

Function of BCAA’s in the body
BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids), L-Ieucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine are part of the essential amino acids, i.e. the amino acids that the body is not able to synthesize by itself and must necessarily find in food.

reduces the risk of overtraining.
promotes the formation of muscle tissue in response to strength training
stabilizes the immune system.
BCAA’s have a powerful anabolic effect on muscle metabolism. They promote gluconeogenesis (production of glycogen from muscle proteins), decrease the degradation of amino acids in the muscle during heavy efforts and have a favorable effect on recovery by their action on plasma insulin levels.

Consequences of a BCAA deficiency
A deficiency in BCAA can be encountered especially when the needs are increased (intensive training, competition, convalescence phase). An unbalanced diet or dietary errors can precipitate the symptoms of a deficiency.

The consequences of a BCAA deficiency are :

A decrease in performance during training and competition.
Increased risk of overtraining.
Increased susceptibility to infection.
Benefits of BCAA supplementation
BCAA’s are given at a rate of 1.6 g (L-valine, L-isoleucine) and 2.2 g (L-Ieucine) per day. During intensive training or competition phases, these doses can be increased for limited periods of time if necessary. To take full advantage of BCAA supplementation, it is recommended to take them before and immediately after training, in combination with carbohydrates.

A regular substitution of BCAA :

increases glycogen storage in the muscle
decreases protein catabolism.
accelerates recovery.
decreases the risk of overtraining.
Promotes muscle tissue formation in response to strength training.

Source: Paul