BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are composed of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. These amino acids are commonly inserted into the diet-exercising with performance enhancing order and aid in lean mass increase, although not an absolute truth its benefits.
These amino acids are essential in the diet of humans in view enzymes that would promote the synthesis of new units do not exist in our cells (MERO, 1999). BCAAs 35% of the total essential amino acids in muscle proteins (SHIMOMURA, 2006).
There is evidence that highlight the role of branched chain amino acids, particularly leucine, having an important role in muscle anabolic process (MERO, 1999).
Studies have mentioned the potential of BCAAs as well as therapeutically and can alleviate the loss of lean mass body mass reduction process in the healing process, protein balance in elderly and still have positive effects in treating kidney and liver disorders (ROGERO & TIRAPEGUI, 2008)
With respect to Sports Nutrition, branched chain amino acids are commonly used in order to cause higher protein anabolism, acting on muscle fatigue, promote insulin secretion and increase performance (ROGERO & TIRAPEGUI, 2008).
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