The Best Supplement in Your Cupboard….or if it’s not there, it should be!
Who among us doesn’t want to lose stubborn body fat while maintaining the lean look of a nice svelte, muscle-toned physique?
And while most would love a magic pill to help them achieve that, perhaps there is a supplement that could potentially be the answer.
- Studies show those who consume BCAAs regularly have less belly fat, and more muscle mass over time, even in those on low-calorie diets: Check out this study!
- In diabetics, BCAAs have been shown to reduce insulin resistance, by improving insulin sensitivity and moving glucose into the cells.
- It reduces central fatigue in the body: Learn more here!
- Increase motivation and energy expenditure during workouts, leading to increased performance and more calorie expenditure.
- BCAAS have been found to reduce DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) or that “it hurts to sit on the toilet” feeling after leg day. In addition, this study shows that it also keeps the immune system from breaking down after intense exercise: Read more here!
- Bring up low moods, and flush out bad moods by increasing serotonin in the gut, and sending it to the brain.
- Serotonin production due to BCAA consumption also helps fight sugar and carb cravings, as your brain will be more focused and balanced and insulin regulated.
- And when your BCAA supplement contains L-Glutamine, like the one listed here, you will also be repairing your gut lining with the healing properties that L-glutamine offers.
First let’s start with just what an amino acid is and does…
- energy production
- movement of minerals
- and much more.
- Muscle loss which = Lowered metabolism
- Lowered metabolic function = Lowered fat-burning capabilities
- Lack of energy
- Chronic Fatigue
- Becoming winded quite quickly with minimal effort
- Poor workouts, or none at all due to poor energy
- Thick through the middle, but flat butt and “skinny-fat” thighs
- Poor memory, low moods, and reduced serotonin (your “feed good nuerotransmitter)
- During and After your workouts
- When you foresee a time-frame where you will need to go along time without food, such as a busy workday or a day of travel.
- When you don’t feel well, or don’t feel like eating. Try BCAAs when you feel a cold or flu coming on to keep your body strong and fighting.
- As part of your meal, through a whey protein shake. Most all whey protein naturally contains BCAAs.
- During a fast or adding to juices, on a juice cleanse. Juice cleanses can help with weigh loss, but the weight will most likely be muscle loss if not taking in some form of amino acids.
- During long intense bouts of cardio such as a long paddle session, a long bike ride, training for a marathon, etc. This is a great way to prevent muscle wasting and keep your energy up so that you are at peak performance on race day!
- Regularly sipping throughout your day if you are a chronic low calorie dieter. If you insist on dieting and going low calorie, at least take in BCAAs regularly to remind your body that you are not in a muscle-eating famine.