Archive for January 29th, 2013
If you’re putting on weight, a diet containing extra BCAAs may help you build up less fat mass. Japanese researchers discovered, when doing experiments with mice, that the liver and muscles play a key role in the fat-mass reducing effect of BCAAs.
Athletes use BCAAs mainly as an anticatabolic supplement. They usually take somewhere between 5 and 25 g before training and notice that this helps them to recover faster.
BCAAs were originally marketed in Japan as clinical nutritional aids. They strengthen liver functioning and also have a positive effect on the insulin and glucose metabolism. Liver disease and diabetes are also possible effects of overweight. Which is why the Japanese wondered whether BCAAs could help to limit the negative health effects of the current obesity epidemic.
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