Time to crack open a discussion about what we consider to be a pretty vital training tool: our Bad Athletics BCAAs for women. So whether you’ve been using BCAAs for a while now or are still trying to decipher what that acronym stands for, this is for you!
First Things First
To understand BCAAs you have to understand a little bit about amino acids first. Your body uses about 20 very specific and different amino acids to make up the protein in your cells, which is what people are talking about when they say “amino acids are the building blocks of protein”. Some amino acids are non-essential, meaning your body can produce them on its own, while others are considered essential, meaning your body cannot produce them and you need to get them through your diet instead.
BCAA stands for Branched-Chain Amino Acids and refers to three very specific amino acids:
leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These particular three amino acids are considered essential amino acids (which again, means you need them but you do have to get them through food or supplementation because your body doesn’t produce them on its own). They also make up 35% of the essential amino acids found in muscle proteins. These are the essential amino acids most responsible for muscle repair and recovery which, biologically speaking, means they help preserve the glycogen stores that feed your muscles and also assist to repair those torn up muscle fibers after a workout (a process called “protein synthesis”), all the while building new muscle too.
If you know how important lean muscle mass is and what kind of good it can do for your body, then you understand how important it is to properly take care of the muscle mass you do have and any you’d like to add in the future. Getting enough BCAAs in your diet either organically or through a BCAA supplement (*cough… like Bad Athletics BCAAs) can help you reduce soreness, repair those tiny muscle tears, and get you back in the gym faster and stronger than before. It’s a no brainer!
Do You Have To Take A Supplement?
In a word, no. It’s definitely possible to meet your body’s needs by focusing on complete, lean proteins and eating the right foods immediately following your workout. It can be done and if that’s your jam, that’s totally cool. However, anyone who’s ever gone to the gym regularly knows that’s not always possible or necessarily convenient, making a BCAA supplement like Bad Athletics BCAAs that much more appealing.
Why Bad Athletics BCAAs Are The Literal Best
Bad Athletics BCAAs are formulated to help build, repair and maintain lean muscle mass and are most effective when taken before or during your workout. Caffeine and stimulant free, a single serving of Bad BCAA’s deliver a scientifically proven ratio of 2:1:1 (2.5g leucine, 1.25g isoleucine, 1.25g valine). Our mix and match flavors allow you to customize to taste for maximum refreshment and includes a special blend of key ingredients designed to keep your body fully hydrated while reducing fatigue and accelerating the recovery process.
To summarize, we’ve carefully considered the right ratio of BCAAs for optimal effect, left any unnecessary stimulants out, and included a specially formulated blend of key ingredients to hydrate your body, reduce fatigue and do what BCAAs are intended to do: hydrate, build, repair and maintain your muscles. Most importantly, you won’t find any fillers or unnecessary ingredients. We only make the kind of products we actually use ourselves, so you won’t find any junk, artificial dyes, or unnecessary ingredients in any of our formulas.
The flavors profiles hit all the right points and like the rest of our Bad Supplement lineup, can be mixed and matched however you please. Come up with whatever tasty combos you like! Pro tip: mango is currently our most popular flavor and pairs super well with our other two current options: strawberry and lemonade.
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