Why Is Recovery After Exercise So Important?
Exercise causes muscle tissue to break down, and the process of repairing this muscle is what causes muscle growth and recovery. To recover efficiently, as well as reduce fatigue & muscle soreness, your body requires dietary nourishment, especially protein and its building blocks; amino acids.
WHAT ARE BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS?
There are 20 amino acids that function as building blocks of protein in our bodies. Out of these 20, nine are considered essential, which means our bodies cannot naturally produce them - so they are required to be obtained from dietary sources.
Foods like animal protein, dairy and whey products contain BCAA’s. However, a person with a very active lifestyle or following a plant-based diet may not receive enough amino acids through food if their diet does not consist of adequate amounts of quality protein.
Branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements contain three essential amino acids - valine, leucine and isoleucine - and can be helpful to ensure adequate amino acid intake.
THE BENEFITS OF BCAAS
The standout benefits of BCAA’s is their ability to support muscle preservation and growth. Some studies suggest that BCAA’s may help with muscle soreness and recovery after exercise. Leucine, in particular, stimulates muscle protein synthesis, which can aid in muscle repair.
BCAA’s are also recommended as an intra workout supplement as the amino acids can help reduce exercise-induced fatigue by providing a readily available energy source during prolonged exercise.
NAKED HARVEST'S BCAAS & HYDRATION
PERFECT FOR PLANT EATERS
Naked Harvest's BCAA + Hydration contains three essential BCAA plus electrolytes, designed to fuel your workouts and recovery. If you are a plant based eater, such as a vegan or vegetarian, it is likely that you may be lacking amino acids in your diet, so a BCAA supplement can help top up your levels and ensure you are getting a healthy amount of amino acids for adequate muscle protein synthesis.
ELECTROLYTES & HYDRATION
Electrolytes are another part of the important puzzle of recovery. Electrolytes help to provide the body’s cells with hydration, which allows better cell functioning. This can also aid with better exercise performance and recovery.
L-GLUTAMINE & MUSCLE RECOVERY
Glutamine is also featured in Naked Harvest's BCAA + Hydration formula. Glutamine is an amino acid that is known to aid muscle recovery and promote muscle growth. Combining l-glutamine, electrolyte supplements and BCAA's together helps to promote optimal exercise conditions and recovery.
Are you ready to optimise your workout, boost muscle growth, enhance your recovery and stay hydrated? Then our BCAA + Hydration range is for you. Made with the highest quality ingredients, our BCAA + Hydration range also offers a more potent dose of amino acids per serve, than other BCAA supplements. Plus, did we mention it's vegan, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free & 100% natural?!
By Breeanna Betar
Breeanna is a degree qualified Clinical Nutritionist specialising in women’s health. In her private clinic, she works one on one with women to help them achieve their health goals. Bree possesses a profound understanding of women’s health needs and is committed to sharing her knowledge with the Naked Harvest community, and is proud to be involved in Naked Harvest’s mission of revolutionising the active supplement industry.