Amino Acids


What Are BCAA’s?

What Are BCAA’s?

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are essential amino acids composed of valine, leucine and isoleucine and the fusion of these three would make up just about one-third of the skeletal muscle tissue. They play a crucial role in the synthesis of protein and muscle building. Essential amino acids are not naturally produced in the body […]


Amino acids And Their Role in Synthesis Of Creatine

Amino Acids and Their Role in Synthesis of Creatine

During the early 20th century it was first observed that not all of the creatine ingested by animals and humans could be recovered in the urine as creatinine. This suggested that some of the creatine was retained in the body. Folin and Denis were among the first to determine that the creatine content of the […]


Amino Acids Used to Decrease Incidence of Overtraining

Amino Acids Used to Decrease Incidence of Overtraining

Several amino acids have been theorized to help decrease the incidence of overtraining. As stated earlier, BCAA supplementation before and/or during exercise has been suggested to be an effective nutritional strategy to delay the onset of central fatigue. Although there is strong theoretical rationale to support the potential use of BCAAs as an ergogenic aid, […]