BCAAs and body fat

Do BCAAs lower body fat?

BCAAs and Body Composition One of the many claims associated with BCAA supplementation is an improvement in body composition. BCAAs are supposed to help lower body fat percentage while also increasing muscle mass. While there is limited research on BCAAs and body composition, we can take a look at the...

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BCAAs and protein synthesis

Do BCAAs increase protein synthesis?

BCAAs and Protein Synthesis All muscle is made up of protein, and more specifically, amino acids. When you eat protein, it's broken down into amino acids, which are then sent to tissues all around the body. There, they are reassembled into new proteins: muscle tissue. The body is constantly breaking...

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BCAAs and aerobic exercise

Do BCAAs help with aerobic exercise?

BCAAs and Aerobic Exercise In the previous post (BCAAs and Strength Training), we discussed whether BCAAs were effective in increasing strength. The same reasons BCAAs SHOULD increase strength are the same reasons they SHOULD increase aerobic performance. In this post, we'll go over research specifically looking into BCAAs and aerobic...

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BCAAs and strength training

Do BCAAs help with strength training?

BCAAs and Strength Training In the first post of this series (Introduction to BCAAs), we looked at what BCAAs are, how they work, and some of their potential benefits. One of the areas where BCAAs have the most promise is improving strength. BCAAs can provide the muscle with energy, increase...

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BCAAs

Introduction to BCAAs

BCAAs Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) have become one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. Both as a standalone product and ingredient in protein supplements, pre-workouts, and recovery drinks, BCAAs are everywhere. At approximately $18 per pound, its high price SHOULD deliver great results, right? What are BCAAs? There...

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Supplement Dosings

Supplement Ingredient Dosing

Supplement Ingredient Dosing A supplement ingredient's effectiveness is based on what dosage is effective for a particular claim. Researchers test ingredients at specific doses. The database provides dosing information in order to estimate an ingredient's effective dosing range. Supplement Serving Sizes Studies included in the Supplement Database conduct research on how well...

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Supplement Ratings

What’s the difference between effectiveness and research ratings?

Supplement Ratings Hundreds of studies exist on most supplements. The challenge is finding those studies and figuring out whether a supplement is effective for a specific claim. The Supplement Database analyzes studies and gives you the information you need to come to an educated decision about whether or not a...

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Supplement Database

What is the purpose of the Supplement Database?

The Problem Every solution starts with a problem. The problem with today's supplement industry is that many, if not most, products marketed to the masses are not based on actual science. They're based on marketing hype and pushed by those who are too smart to use these substandard products. The...

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creatine and strength

Creatine and Strength

What is creatine? Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. It plays an important role in energy metabolism and supplementation provides many benefits including increased muscle mass, strength, and improved body composition. How does creatine work? When we eat macronutrients, they get converted into adenosine triphosphate or ATP....

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