Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the three essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the human body, meaning the only way to get the amount your body needs is through dietary sources or supplements (like collagen). Collagen For Her contains 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential (you can read more about all the amino acids in Collagen For Her here) and of course include the three BCAAs! Here is what you need to know about BCAAs and why your body needs them!
The Role of BCAAs
BCAAs are beneficial for every body but can be especially important to athletes and people who workout regularly. BCAAs can help:
- Reduce fatigue during exercise
- Reduce muscle damage and soreness
- Promote muscle building after exercise
- Provide a source of energy during prolonged exercise
- Support immunity
- Protect Lean Muscle
BCAAs are unique because unlike other amino acids, they are metabolized within the muscle itself rather than being broken down by the liver. This allows BCAAs to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and act as an additional fuel source for working muscle.
The Three BCAAs
Leucine is of extra importance to athletes and people who do strenuous workouts due to its ability to facilitate muscle protein synthesis and maintain muscle mass. It also can help control weight and cholesterol levels.
Valine helps prevent the breakdown of muscle by providing extra glucose for energy. It also plays an important role in helping to repair tissues and promoting normal growth.
It is best known for its ability to increase endurance and help heal and repair muscle tissue after strenuous activity. This amino acid is especially important for athletes, bodybuilders, and workout enthusiasts.
BCAAs are just three of the 20 amino acids in Collagen For Her but they are extremely beneficial amino acids that our bodies need to function properly. Did we just give you one (or three) more reasons to take Collagen For Her everyday? We sure did!