Amino Acid Supplements are highly popular among health and fitness enthusiasts. Yielding performance benefits like enhanced muscle recovery, improved performance and an increase in muscle protein synthesis, supplementing with an amino acid supplement is a no-brainer.
There are 9 Essential Amino Acids (EAA's), of which 3 are known as BCAA's. These are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Essential Amino Acids are labeled “essential” because they are required to be obtained daily through nutrition (food and/or supplements). Research has been done on the 9 EAA's and has shown that of the EAA's, the 3 Branched Chain Amino Acid's are the most “anabolic” and promote the biggest increase in muscle protein synthesis (the creation of new muscle to repair the damage done during intense workouts).