Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and each amino acid plays an important role across thousands of key processes within the body. Of particular importance are Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) which must be obtained from the diet, and cannot be synthesized by the body. EAAs contain Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), which are primarily responsible for muscle protein synthesis, and therefore have a huge impact on muscle growth and recovery. BCAAs consist of three amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine. Leucine and its derivative HMB are well known for their ability to prevent muscle breakdown and catabolism.
Some conditionally- and non-essential amino acids also have some important functions with regards to training. L-Glutamine is important with immune boosting properties, and can aid in digestion health and protein absorption. Cardiff Sports Nutrition stocks a wide range of drug tested amino acid supplements for tested athletes and military personnel. Maximize your results without compromising athletic status.