If you’ve been into the workout scene for a while, chances are you’ve been overwhelmed with supplement suggestions. Oftentimes these suggested supplements claim to help you reach your goals faster: improve strength, quality of sleep, increase endurance, burn extra fat, etc.
But what supplements are vital? What supplements does your body require in order to fire on all cylinders?
For every level of athlete there is one supplement that should be on every shelf: BCAAs. No matter your goal, BCAAs are the one true essential. Unfortunately there is still a big misunderstanding on what BCAAs are and why everyone should have them.
BCAAs stands for Branch Chain Amino Acids. BCAAs contain three of the nine essential amino acids that the body CANNOT synthesize on its own: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Most BCAA supplements contain these 3 in varying amounts.
If you’re a competitive athlete, a hard worker, or a loyal gym-goer… chances are you are lacking the Amino Acids you need to perform at your highest level! THAT my friends, is where BCAAs come into play.
People who train utilize their amino acid stores faster than those who don’t. Your body needs to have on hand enough amounts of amino acids for a number of reasons: muscle repair in order for growth, cell production and metabolic functions.
Also, many competitors with strict diets tend to cut out dairy products, which provide the body with natural essential amino acids.
BCAAs are your “helping hand” to all the body processes that involve pushing your body to new limits- most importantly of them being muscle growth.BCAA’s literally constitute more than 1/3 of the amino acid composition of skeletal muscle. That potentially means that if you are currently not taking BCAAs as a supplement… there is 33% of untapped growth just waiting to be seized.
Leucine is the most important amino acid for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. As a rule of thumb, you should pick a BCAA that has a higher quantity of Leucine than Isoleucine or Valine. In the supplement industry, a 2:1:1 ratio is revered as the golden standard. As a bonus, BTG includes HICA, also known as 100% pharmaceutical grade Leucic Acid – a natural metabolite of the BCAA, Leucine to ensure maximum absorption of the branch chained amino acids.
BTG is also Vegan meaning it comes from Non-GMO Fermented Corn. Shockingly most BCAA's that are not vegan are derived from feathers and hair....gross......
Many brands out there also add unnecessary additives. BTG is Vegan, Gluten Free & Non GMO. In short, they’ve cut the BS and provided only the best and necessary ingredients for your body.
With typical BCAAs, the standard is 5-10 grams around your workout. With BTG, users take it before/during their morning cardio, before/during their workout, in between meals to preserve muscle during low calorie diets, before bed… and literally anytime in between.
Many BTG users also benefit from the added B-6 and B-12 when it comes to energy levels, and they feel refreshed and energized by simply adding this into their regimen alone.
All in all: BCAAs are one of the most important supplements to have on your shelf. Whether your goal is to lose fat, gain muscle, or simply support your day-to-day body systems, BCAAs are where you should start. No, they will NOT do the work for you… but they will damn near make you 33x more efficient and effective!
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