Anyone who exercises frequently has experienced feeling sore the next day. It is a struggle; however, amino acids may be the key to a quick recovery. BCAA's and EAA's are made up of AMINO ACIDS, but there are a lot of questions surrounding them. What are amino acids, which ones do you need, and what is the difference between BCAA's and EAA's?
Amino acids are what makeup PROTEINS. The body needs 20 amino acids to build up all the proteins it uses to function. Our body produces eleven amino acids, but the other nine we have to get through what we eat or supplements. These nine amino acids are called EAA's, or ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS. These nine EAAs comprise histidine, isoleucine, lysine, leucine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
In comparison, BCAAs are a select group of EAAs. BCAA stands for BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS, specifically leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These specific amino acids can help support MUSCLE GROWTH and ENDURANCE. These amino acids are broken down in your muscles and help support energy production during exercise. They also aid in activating the ENZYMES responsible for building muscles. Unfortunately, BCAAs are found in a select amount of food, including dairy and other foods containing high levels of SATURATED FAT. This makes it hard to keep a healthy diet and get enough of this BCAAs without taking supplements.
A question that has been brought up is why should I take amino acid supplements if I can have PROTEIN POWDER. As stated before, proteins are just a chain of amino acids strung together. Amino acids are very similar to proteins but are QUICKLY processed directly into your body. BCAAs can be seen as more efficient in building lean muscle since they do not need to be METABOLIZED to start helping your body.
EAA's & BCAA's can be beneficial with helping you perform and recover faster. Amino acids CAN BE found in natural food sources (such as meat) but Motiv-8's formula not only helps you get these amino acids in, it also provides you with the HYDROMAX formula which supports ULTIMATE HYDRATION!