As someone who finds himself in the gym on a daily basis, you must have at some point heard the debate about EAAs over BCAAs. Among amino acid aficionados there exists a divergence of views as to which product is better, and if the other is actually worth an additional investment into supplements.
Branched chain amino acids, also known as BCAAs, consist of three amino acids: leucine, valine and isoleucine. They are found in any dietary protein, such as meat or eggs, and significantly influence muscle tissue. BCAA supplementation in high doses (usually more than 50g taken over multiple hours) appears to reduce physical and mental fatigue, as demonstrated by the Muneshige Shimizu study of 2012, titled “Energy expenditure and the effect of amino acid supplementation”.
Find out more about EAAs and BCAAs in the July/August edition of Muscle Evolution!