Essential amino acids (EAA’s) are of vital importance to all athletes and active individuals as the human body cannot synthesize them on its own and therefore we must consume them through proper diet and supplementation. Many of us do not eat enough EAA-rich food or get enough EAA’s in our diet and others struggle to absorb the amount needed from food alone which is why a supplement like EAA-X is a must for everyone.
Three of the most popular EAA’s are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine better known as Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s). BCAA’s are known for promoting muscular growth and recovery through the activation of protein synthesis, nitrogen retention and sustaining muscle glycogen stores. EAA-X contains 8 grams of BCAA’s per scoop.
However, BCAA’s are only three of the nine essential amino acids needed to properly repair and build new muscle tissue. EAA’s are a complete protein source (BCAA’s are not) and new studies show that the body can use EAA’s more efficiently to sustain protein synthesis and muscle repair over a longer period of time when compared to BCAA’s.
EAA’s are not only beneficial for muscle recovery; they also support energy production and protect the bodies’ mitochondria which are found in every cell within the body, responsible for energy and ATP production. They also support your metabolism, digestion and nutrient absorption as well as can help to curb hunger and appetite.
With more emerging research and science surfacing and greater overall benefits than just muscle recovery, EAA-X is a clear choice over BCAA to take daily to keep your muscles hydrated, performing and developing at optimal levels.