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The Benefits of Branch Chain Amino Acids by Taylor .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:21pm What are Branch Chain Amino Acids? Branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s) consist of three amino acids, Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine. The body uses these amino acids to promote healing of injured tissues, speed recovery and protect against catabolism (muscle tissue breakdown). BCAA’s account for one third of all the protein in muscle tissue, thi ... Read on »
The positive effects on strength, size and even fat loss.....Branched-chain amino acids. by Richard S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 May 2010 12:25pm Before creatine, arginine and whey protein ranked supreme as popular bodybuilding supplements, the branched-chain amino acids were the hot ticket for bodybuilders. Today, BCAAs are back on the must-have list of supplements because bodybuilders have found that they work well to enhance muscle growth, strength, energy and even fat loss. If ... Read on »
Branched-chain amino acids extend lifespan by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 12:00am When mice are given drinking water laced with a special combination of branched-chain amino acids, they live longer than your average mouse, according to a new report in the October 2010 issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. The k ... Read on »
Branched Chain Amino Acids by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:03pm A study from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut showed that taking branched chain amino acids decreased the amount of muscle damage from exercise in untrained volunteers. Branched chain amino acids are protein building blocks that can be converted easily to sugar by your body. A likely explanation for the advantage shown in this ... Read on »
Amino Acids (BCAA's) and your Workouts by Angie Schumacher Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 28 May 2008 8:01am First off, lets talk about what BCAA’s are: The idea behind BCAA supplementation relates to an occurence known as central fatigue, which holds that mental fatigue in the brain can adversely affect physical performance in endurance events. This central fatigue theory suggests that low blood levels of Branched Chain Amino Acids may acceler ... Read on »
The Fat Burning Amino Acid Leucine by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 8:17am There are several components to our inch loss regime - one is the ingredient Leucine. It is found in our meal replacement and snack bars Leucine is an essential amino acid, which cannot be manufactured in the body and is part of the three branched-chain-amino-acids. Supplements and protein powders that contain leucine are used ... Read on »
Research And The Fat Burning Amino Acid Leucine. by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 12 Jan 2011 7:02am There are several components to our inch loss regime – one, is the ingredient Leucine. It is found in our  meal replacement and snack bars Leucine is an essential amino acid, which cannot be manufactured in the body and is part of the three branched-chain-amino-acids. Supplements and protein powders that contain leucine are used ex ... Read on »
Post-Traumatic Brain Injury: Amino Acids May Aid in Recovery by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Sep 2008 2:09am From Vitasearch: Summary# 46630 Topic: Supplementation with Branched-Chain Amino Acids May Improve Recovery in Patients with a Posttraumatic Vegetative or Minimally Conscious State Keywords: BRAIN INJURY, VEGETATIVE STATE, MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS STATE - Branched-chain Amino Acids, Intravenous, Disability Rating Scale Reference: “Branched-cha ... Read on »
BCAA's by Kristy W. Facebook Posted Thu 05 Jan 2012 7:00am I have been taking Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) for many years. I think BCAA's are very important to an athlete. I take BCAA's in a gel cap form 6 times a day, along with powdered BCAA's in my water as I train, and before going to bed. I want to explain a bit about them, and then in another post I will explain the product I have bee ... Read on »
Amino Acid of the Week: BCAA by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 6:04pm Lucky Blog continues to explain the importance of amino acids. Today’s blog describes three essential amino acids: Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine. Also know as Branched-Chain Amino Acids or simply BCAA, these three amino acids make up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the human body and play an important role in protein synthesis. The B ... Read on »