Collection: Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Branched-Chain Amino Acids are essential nutrients that support muscle protein synthesis and energy production. The three BCAAs are Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, and are named ‘branched-chain’ due to their chemical structure. They are used by athletes to assist muscle recovery, preserve lean muscle mass, and reduce muscle soreness, amongst other functions. BCAAs are found in several Musashi products, for their role in recovery from exercise.
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Our FAQs have been written by Gwen Gothard, Sport Performance Nutritionist.

What is BCAA?

Branch chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) are essential nutrients crucial for muscle growth, reducing soreness and fatigue, preventing muscle wasting and supporting liver health. These amino acids are not produced by the body and must be obtained through diet or supplementation.

What do BCAAs do?

Taking BCAA supplements can enhance muscle growth, reduce soreness, prevent muscle wasting, support liver health, and improve recovery post-exercise.

When to take BCAAs?

For optimal results, athletes should take Musashi BCAAs before workouts for energy and during or after workouts to reduce muscle breakdown, aid in repair, and minimise soreness. This timing strategy supports performance and recovery effectively.

Are BCAAs worth taking?

Athletes taking Musashi BCAA, may experience benefits such as supporting muscle recovery, enhancing athletic performance, aiding muscle growth, and assisting with muscle protein synthesis. The decision to use BCAA supplementation depends on individual goals and dietary needs.

Do BCAAS work?

Yes, BCAAs have been researched extensively and can benefit athletes by reducing fatigue, muscle damage, and soreness, promoting muscle building, and providing energy during exercise.

What are BCAAs good for?

Athletes and exercise enthusiasts can benefit from supplementation of BCAAs when consumed before, during or after training. BCAAs support muscle building, reduce fatigue during exercise, and provide energy during prolonged exercise.

How much BCAAs per day?

Dosage of BCAAs can vary depending on factors such as body weight, exercise intensity, training goals, and individual response. The typical recommendations for BCAAs supplementation range from 5-20g per day, divided into multiple doses throughout the day and around training.