FACTS TO PONDER ON
- BCAAs are directly metabolised in the muscles, hence they are extremely useful for athletes.
- BCCAs maintain the glycogen reserves to prevent your body from breaking down the muscle proteins for energy, which in turn halts muscle breakdown.
- Consuming BCAAs directly instead of through protein supplements or other foods leads to faster absorption and utilization by the muscles.
- During workout, BCAAs prevent the serotonin levels from increasing in the brain for signalling the body to start winding down. This helps delay muscle fatigue.
Myth 1: BCAAs are Steroids
Truth: Steroids are fat hormones whereas BCAAs are amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins.
Myth 2: BCAAs are only for men, not women
Truth: Anyone can take BCAAs irrespective of their gender, provided they are on an advanced level of the athletic spectrum.
Myth 3: BCAAs cause hair loss
Truth: On the contrary, BCAAs improve the hair quality as they are precursors of proteins.
Myth 4: BCAAs lead to kidney damage
Truth: BCAAs are simpler amino acids and won’t harm your kidneys when the recommended dosage and expert guidance is followed.