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Unlock the Power of BCAAs: A Workout Essential

Published : Aug 23, 2019 2 mins read Updated On : Mar 21, 2024

What are BCAAs?

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) refer to the three major amino acids: L-leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine which are most effective and beneficial in any physical activity program. They are known to have a beneficial effect on:

  • Muscle endurance and performance as they help stimulate protein synthesis.
  • Muscle and energy production during a workout, hence they are helpful intra-workouts.
  • Minimize the protein breakdown to help maximize every minute of the training.
  • They are both anabolic (muscle-building) and anti-catabolic (prevent the breakdown or damage of hard-earned muscles).

Why and when should you take BCAAs?

    Intra-workout supplements or drinks are those supplements that are specially designed to refuel and replenish the lost energy during the workout. BCAA- Valine, Leucine, and Isoleucine are three branched-chain amino acids that play a vital role in the augmentation of muscle protein synthesis and recovery. As a matter of fact, during catabolism, it is these amino acids that help you preserve your muscle mass. BCAA during workouts are crucial for muscle growth as they are a great source of energy other than glycogen stores. The efficacy of BCAAs has been long studied for pre and post-workout nutrition, but several recent studies have shown amino acids to be equally beneficial when taken during the workout.

    Why should you take BCAA during a Workout?

    Benefits of BCAAs

    • More Energy

    BCAAs are a great fuel source, sparing glycogen stores and when consumed during a training session, you get a steady supply of energy throughout your workout. And there’s nothing better than extra energy push to the last longer during the training. Fast & Up BCAA gives added energy as it also has Taurine in it.

    • Less Fatigue

    Alright, this benefit right here contains a bit of scientific explanation. When you train, your body releases a neurotransmitter called serotonin that signals to your mind that your body is tired and it's time to give up. But that’s when Valine, one of the three BCAAs, comes to the rescue. Once you supplement with BCAAs during your workout, Valine competes with another amino acid tryptophan, one that is responsible for the release of serotonin, reducing the fatigue onset period.

    • Increase Strength

    One thing leads to another, you see. It’s a cascade effect. Here’s how – When BCAAs reduce fatigue levels during training, it also leads to a decrease in cortisol levels. Now, let me tell you cortisol aka stress hormone interferes with your testosterone and augments muscle breakdown and that’s something that you don’t want. So, sabotaging the effects of cortisol can certainly help increase strength.

      Fast&Up BCAA delivers 5g of three major amino acids – L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine in an ideal 2:1:1 ratio. It powers your workout with added Muscle Activation Complex for like-

    • L-Glutamine for Muscle Recovery,
    • L-Arginine for Reducing Muscle Fatigue,
    • L-Citrulline for Nitric Oxide (NO) boost,
    • Taurine for Energy along with an essential mix of electrolytes and vitamins for a performance-driven phase of intra-workout.

    Fast&Up BCAA drink ensures rapid absorption, superior taste, and instant dissolution of the energizing flavor for intra-training muscle anabolic support on both training and rest days. 

    Why should you take BCAA during a Workout?

    Sayali Naik
    Sayali Naik
    Fast&Up Nutrition Consultant

    Sayali works with a tons of people and players across the globe and across the sports disciplines, from grassroot to professional Cricketers, Football players, Badminton. Sayali is extremely passio... Read More

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