Amino Acids are a great addition, but only if your nutrition and training are on-point. Amino Acids will help you gain that extra percentage from your training through aiding your recovery both during and post workout.
Amino acids are at the basis of all life processes, as they are absolutely essential for every metabolic process. Among their most important tasks are the –
- Optimal transport and
- Optimal storage of all nutrients
i.e. Water, fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins
The majority of health issues such as obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and insomnia can essentially be traced back to metabolic disturbances.
Most whey protein shakes will include several amino acids but 3 are especially worth remembering when physically training. Leucine, Isolevcine and Valine are the only ones defined as BCAA’S (Branched-chained Amino Acids). Crucially they are the only ones that are oxidised for energy during exercise, nullifying their highly anabolic (muscle-building) qualities. That’s why taking BCAA supplements when training can have such positive effects. Anyone who weight trains should take them. The theory is that they can help prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue during intense exercise.
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