AMINO ACIDS, BCAA's & EAA's - what does all this mean?

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Amino Acids in food make up protein. When protein is digested it is once again broken down into specific amino acids, that are then selectively put together for different uses. These new proteins formed in the body are what make up most solid matter in the body: skin, eyes, heart, intestines, bones and, of course, muscle.

That's why understanding what each of these aminos can do and getting more of them in your diet can be very beneficial to reaching specific goals, such as muscle building or even living a healthier lifestyle.

 

 

BCAAs stands for “Branched Chain Amino Acids.” Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids in total, but there's a key trio that helps you maintain muscle: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Of these three, leucine is the muscle-building powerhouse

 

 

Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body. As a result, they must come from food. The 9 essential amino acids are: histidineisoleucineleucinelysine,methioninephenylalaninethreoninetryptophan, and valine
Is there a difference between amino acids and BCAA?
What is the difference between BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids) and EAA's (Essential Amino Acids)? And which one is better to take? This is really a trick question because the three BCAA's (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) are also three of the eight EAA's. So all BCAA's are EAA's, but not all EAA's are BCAA's
 

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