Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)

BCAAs are 3 of the 9 essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body and therefore must be obtained in the diet.

  • Leucine

  • Isoleucine

  • Valine

BCAAs are often taken as a supplement for those training in a fasted state as they can increase muscle protein synthesis, prevent muscle breakdown and may increase muscle growth over time.

However, they can also be found in many dietary protein sources like meat and eggs.