Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are so called because of their structure, which includes a Òside chainÓ of one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms. There are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. All of these are considered essential amino acids because they cannot be made in the body and must be consumed in the diet from protein-rich foods.

BCAAs must be present in the diet for the maintenance of muscle tissue and play important roles in promoting protein synthesis and boosting the production of other amino acids. Studies also show BCAAs are important for muscle growth, recuperation and for fighting fatigue preserving muscle tissue during high intensity exercise. They can provide as much as 15% of your total energy during extended workouts.

Making sure adequate amount of branched-chain amino acids get to your muscles before, during and after training, will delay fatigue, guard against training-induced muscle breakdown and speed up your recovery. Nutrients Direct have sourced the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade amino acids available to make sure you can meet all your supplement requirements.