Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) have come back into vogue in the fitness community, and with good reason. There's more research that supports the use of BCAAs than most other supplements on the market. Comprising leucine, valine and iso-leucine, essential amino acids that your body doesn't produce, they're important for your body to function optimally. They're fast-absorbing, taste good, and have been shown to have positive effects on one's ability to build and repair muscle.
Best taken during your workout to prevent fatigue, kickstart protein synthesis and reduce muscle soreness, new studies have also shown that dieting groups supplementing with BCAAs increase muscle retention and maximize fat loss much more effectively than non-supplemented groups. That's the bottom line: more energy during workouts, more muscle mass retained, and a greater percentage of lost body fat.
We have taken into account value (cost per serving & cost of BCAAs per gram), nutrition value (calories, carbs, etc), quality (key ingredients) and the all-important taste test to rank-order the list using our exclusive algorithm. See our full list of available BCAAs here.
- June 02, 2017
- Jonathan Kay