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BCAAs: What They Are, What They Do & When to Take Them


One big episode with all you need to know about BCAAs (Branch Chain Amino Acids). I discuss what they are, what they do, when it might be worth taking them & all the situations it is NOT worth taking them in!
 

 

 

 

 

TIME POINTS

01:41 – What are BCAAs and why do we need them in our diet?

06:18 – Busting the common BCAA myths

14:07 – What is the optimal amount of leucine?

16:30 – Why BCAAs are the new viagra

22:40 – The truth about BCAAs and DOMS

26:38 – Do vegans need BCAAs?

29:24 – Could BCAAs help the elderly?

 

REFERENCES

Does Branched-Chain Amino Acids Supplementation Attenuate Muscle Damage Markers and Soreness after Resistance Exercise in Trained Males? A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Effect of branched-chain amino acid supplementation on muscle soreness following exercise: a meta-analysis

No Significant Differences in Muscle Growth and Strength Development When Consuming Soy and Whey Protein Supplements Matched for Leucine Following a 12 Week Resistance Training Program in Men and Women: A Randomized Trial

Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality?

 

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