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Supp Your Way to Success: Anabolic BCAAs

May 24, 2017


Fight fat-friendly catabolism with anabolic BCAAs.


BCAAs, also known as branched-chain amino acids, are comprised 3 essential aminos that the body requires in order to operate.

  • Leucine

  • Isoleucine

  • Valine 

These essential aminos increase muscle-protein synthesis, i.e. muscle-building, and decrease muscle-fatigue. In order to understand the body's metabolic functions, they must be broken down into 2 components:

  • Catabolism is when the body breaks down complex molecules in the body for energy.

  • Anabolism is when the body synthesizes complex molecules from simpler ones.

BCAAs can prevent the body's metabolic functions from slipping into a catabolic state, especially during periods of fasting, cardio or intense training. Since the aforementioned 3 essential aminos are "triggers" for the body to reenter anabolism, they are a core-supplement that should be everyone's dietary staple.


Ideal times to drink BCAAs are prior to a workout session, a period during which you won't have access to food for more than 3 hours or prior to any extended cardio. They will keep the body from breaking down muscle tissue.


When looking for the right BCAAs, you want to make sure that they contain leucine, isoleucine and valine, ideally to a ratio of 1.75:1.00:1.00.


Here are some additional information on BCAAs:

  • Make sure to drink one full scoop within a 20-minute period, as a certain threshold of the amino acids must be met in order to trigger the body into an anabolic state. 

  • Drink BCAAs when you are fasting for more than 3 hours.

  • BCAAs have no caloric value, because they are not a full protein; therefore, you can drink BCAAs multiple times during the day without any concern for calories. 

1st Phorm's BCAAs are the best quality in the supplement industry, with delicious flavors such as Apple Juice, Lemonade and Blue Raspberry. 1st Phorm's BCAAs also have a high amount of leucine, which is critical for an effective BCAA formula.

For more information regarding 1st Phorm's BCAAs, as well as free shipping, click here.

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