BCAAs Build Bigger Bodies

Muscles grow when the regenerative anabolic process called protein synthesis outweighs the natural catabolic muscle breakdown that takes place during weight training. Recently Japanese researchers confirmed the importance of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) in protein synthesis. Since the body uses more BCAAs as the intensity and duration of a workout increases, they found that the effects of protein breakdown could be reversed by supplementing with BCAAs.

The Bigger Picture. To realize the greatest gains in lean mass, you need to eat a balanced diet that's rich in the high-quality proteins found in eggs, dairy products, fish, and chicken. Figure on consuming about one gram of protein per pound of body weight per day spread out over four to six meals. Of course, you've got to dedicate yourself to pumping some serous iron. Get plenty of sleep, too. And it appears that taking a supplement rich in BCAAs like Optimum Nutrition's Vassive-EA8 can make a sizable difference as well.
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Aug 30, 2007
wow, that make alot of sense!
Aug 31, 2007
It sure did. Seems like a good product to try. I have been using EAA Nitro G, but this ON product seems to give more aminos per serving.
Sep 11, 2007
That's a very good information. But I have a question, when do you take Vassive-EA8?? before or after workout or in the morning?? because it doesn't say in this website. I hope someone helps me!