DNS BCAA’s – Branched Chain Amino Acids – are the 3 unique and essential amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Each one has a forked outcropping that looks a bit like a branch, hence the name branched chain amino acids. The three BCAAs are incredibly essential and actually fall into the category of essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are amino acids that the body cannot synthesize on its own and therefore must get adequate amounts through dietary sources. These are naturally occurring molecules that your body uses to build muscle proteins. BCAA’s are metabolized directly in muscle tissue and help to prevent muscle breakdown, promote muscle protein synthesis, provide fuel for muscular energy, speed muscle recovery, support endurance and promote anabolic hormone production. So if muscle growth is your goal DNS BCAAs are a must.
Recommended Dosage:- The most important times to ingest BCAA’s are before, during and after training. Here are effective dosages for intake around training.
Bodyweight and BCAA Intake:-
150 lbs. or less – 3 grams before, during, and after training.
151 lbs. or more – 5 grams before, during, and after training.
Although before, during and after training is the most important time to take in BCAA’s there are other times of the day that they are of use. For extra benefit BCAA’s can be taken throughout the day in addition to the BCAA’s taken around training time. This will further increase protein synthesis and reduce muscle tissue breakdown.