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Been listing and reading about all the different opinions floating around the net over BCAAs and EAAs. There is to much nonsense floating around each of these important supplements. Both have their place in your training arsenal and both deserve the benefit of the doubt when saying one is better than the other. The real truth lies, as always smack dab in the middle!

What makes them different?


BCAA (Branch Chain Amino Acids): BCAAs are the essential amino acids L-Leucine, L-Valine and L-Isoleucine. These three protein sparing amino acids are known as branched chain. It is a well known fact that amino acids are responsible for protein synthesis, hence the nickname "building blocks." Some studies have shown that BCAAs are important for muscle growth & recuperation. Muscle production depends on an increase in protein synthesis. BCAAs are converted to L-Alanine, an important source of muscle energy. This is done through a process called transamination, which is the transfer of amino groups into other amino acids. BCAAs may also be of benefit to you during extreme dieting by lessening the catabolic (breaking down) effect of muscle tissue. You can see why BCAAs are so important in your quest for muscle growth and recuperation. Your body can not manufacture its own BCAAs. They must be supplied through your diet.

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EAA (Essential Amino Acids): EAAs are a comprehensive essential amino acid (EAA) formula, is designed to deliver the correct ratios of key essential amino acids required for triggering an anabolic environment designed to increased muscle protein synthesis and decreased muscle protein breakdown. Studies in the past 10 years have shown that following resistance exercise, only EAAs are needed to spark protein synthesis - non-essential amino acids (NEAAs) are not required and are effectively wasted. What comprises a complete EAA complex should provide the following amino acids: Leucine, Valine, Isoleucine, Lysine, Arginine, Histidine, Threonine, Methionine, Phenylalnine. Delivered in the correct amount these aminos cut off catabolism and start the protein synthesis process to help your recovery from hard workouts and grow bigger and stronger.

What are best use practices?

BCAAs Before and during workout. Take about 1-2 gram before training to help eliminate muscle wasting effects of hard training. Add an additional 1-2 gram during training to help keep your muscles fueled and pumped for those extra reps/

EAAs Taken immediately after training EAAs are an excellent way to kick start that anabolic window(we'll talk about this in a later post). Get about 8-10 grams and if you can add about 5-8 gram of creatine if your not in contest mode.

Our Conclusions:

There you have it! We heard all the BS going on around the net about BCAA are this or that and EAA can replace them. Each has it place in training the problems come in when people or persons that have VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT START RUNNING THEIR MOUTHS. Most are out to make a dime, or simply don't have a clue about what they are talking about. Study the science and make logical choices. L8tr!

Train Hard or Don't Train At ALL!
Stacker Out........

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Author: Stacker

Date: April 2, 2018

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