Humans and other mammals require three branched amino acids or BCAAs as precursors for creating new muscle tissue in the process of complex protein synthesis.
Faster Recovery Times
Metabolic research suggests that the branched amino acid, leucine, may reduce workout recovery time for athletes and body builders when consumed in a nutritional supplement.
How Does BCAA Work?
A branched chain amino acid or BCAA is an amino acid molecule with side chains branching from a carbon atom bound to three carbon atoms or more. In its pure, pharmaceutical-grade form, various ratios of BCAA amino acids consumed as a main ingredient in popular sports nutrition supplements including Inner Armour BCAA Peak. Three BCAA molecules, valine, leucine and isoleucine are classified as proteinogentic, meaning they act as precursors when our bodies synthesize new protein. In humans, the three proteinogenic branched amino acids make up about 35% (±2%) of muscle tissue.