Amino acids are what we like to call the powerhouse of the supplements’ world – they are important for brain function, mood regulation, exercise performance, tissue repair, growth and muscle recovery.
There are nine essential amino acids, three of which are known as BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) and they are comprised of the three most anabolic amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine. The combination of these three amino acids helps to repair the damage done to the muscle fibres during intense workouts, and to build new muscle fibres. You can also supplement amino acids individually which can help with recovery, muscle growth, repair and weight loss. Powerful stuff right? Yup.