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Amino acids

20/09/2016
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BCAA Hydro Fuel: What are BCAA’s?

Branched-chain amino acids or BCAAs are three of the nine essential amino acids. They are ‘essential’ because they must be consumed through one’s diet as your body does not produce them, while the remaining eleven amino acids can be synthesised within the body. Leucine, isoleucine and valine are the three BCAAs and can be consumed from a variety of protein rich foods and drinks, as well being available as a BCAA supplement. Animal proteins and some plant based proteins are classified as ‘complete proteins’ meaning they contain all nine essential... Read More

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Leucine

Leucine is one of the 8 essential amino acids which means they cannot be manufactured by the body so therefore must be ingested. Due to its molecular structure, Leucine is classified as a “branched chain amino acid” along with valine and iso-leucine. Unlike other amino acids, the branched chain amino acids are metabolized in the muscle and not the liver. Thus, when ingested they are absorbed and transported unchanged directly to the muscle. They make up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle and have been shown to have significant anti-catabolic properties.... Read More