BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS

 

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Branched-chain amino acids, more commonly known as BCAAs, are a group of just three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine.

 

BCAAs naturally occur in protein, which helps to build and support your muscles - perfect for post-workout shakes. BCAAs are considered essential as they can’t be produced by your body and so must come from your diet - which can be time-consuming and costly, making supplements a great way to get extra boost of essential amino acids alongside a balanced diet.

 

There are 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in the human body.

Nine of the 20 are considered essential amino acids, meaning they cannot be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet.

Of the nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine.

“Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of BCAAs, which are found in protein-rich foods such as eggs, meat and dairy products. They are also a popular dietary supplement sold primarily in powder form.

Benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids

Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients that help support muscle metabolism and are important for building muscle tissue protein. If you’re an athlete or bodybuilder, you may take oral supplements of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to try to help with recovery from workouts and enhance athletic performance.

Studies suggest that BCAAs may prevent muscle breakdown during exercise. But they are not likely to help with athletic performance.

BCAAs may help:

- Bring on muscle growth
- Ease muscle soreness
- Feel less exercise fatigue
- Prevent muscle wasting
- Boost your appetite if you’re malnourished or have cancer
- Ease symptoms of tardive dyskinesia
- Ease symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy due to cirrhosis
- Protect people with cirrhosis from getting liver cancer
- Treat certain brain disorders
- Improve mental function in people with phenylketonuria

What are the Benefits of BCAAs?

BCAAs are naturally occurring in protein, which supports the growth and maintenance of muscle mass — perfect for any training goal. We offer BCAA supplements in a variety of forms, including tablets, making them suitable for any lifestyle, no matter how busy you are. Supplementing with BCAAs can be an inexpensive and hassle-free addition to your diet to make sure you’re getting enough amino acids.

 

SUPPLEMENTS

 

Supplements can help you regain strength and fitness after a period of inactivity, or injury.

 

Supplements can’t provide you with maximum muscle gains if your nutrition and exercise programs are lacking.


To gain muscle, you need to eat a good balance of calories and protein, as well as exercise, ideally with weights for faster results. Once your nutrition and exercise regimens are in check, you may want to consider dietary supplements.

Creatine and protein supplements are likely the most effective choices for muscle gain, but other supplements may be beneficial for certain people. See the top ten in 2022.

 

Terry is a vegan, imposing more of a challenge on him, in sustaining a healthy regime with sufficient nutrients to remain on top form. Thus, he is in tune with your concerns, whether weaning off meat one day a week, moving to eating more fish, or going veggie. The vegan diet is the most difficult to stay true to. Many people would find that difficult.

 

It is usually better to get the nutrients you need from food, rather than a pill. That’s because nutrient-dense foods contain other things that are good for you, like fiber.

Most older adults can get all the nutrients they need from foods. But if you aren’t sure, always talk with your doctor or a registered dietitian to find out if you are missing any important vitamins or minerals. Your doctor or dietitian may recommend a vitamin or dietary supplement.

It’s important to be aware that some supplements can have side effects, such as increasing the risk of bleeding after an injury or changing your response to anesthesia during surgery. Supplements can also interact with some medicines in ways that might cause problems. For example, vitamin K can reduce the ability of the common blood thinner warfarin to prevent blood from clotting. If you do need to supplement your diet, your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what supplements and doses are safe for you.

When looking for supplements to buy, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of choices at the pharmacy or grocery store. Look for a supplement that contains the vitamin or mineral you need without a lot of other unnecessary ingredients. Read the label to make sure the dose is not too large. Avoid supplements with megadoses. Too much of some vitamins and minerals can be harmful, and you might be paying for supplements you don’t need. Your doctor or pharmacist can recommend brands that fit your needs.

 

The global anti-aging market is worth $ 58 billion dollars, meaning that we are not alone in caring about being youthful and healthy for longer.

 

 

CLIMATE CONCERNS

 

The production of red meats is the most damaging in terms of global warming, lamb and beef generating the most methane. Vikeen is not trying to change your eating preferences, but it pays to know more about how your eating patterns affect climate change. So that if given the choice, and the food is tasty and satisfying, that you may want to consider a healthier option, or just varying your choices a little from time to time.

 

For example, pescetarians live longer, displacing red meat for fish. But fish supplies are declining from overfishing, according to a Report from the Marine Stewardship Council in 2022. Something Terry (our founder) is very concerned about, despite being a vegan, because hunger is on the increase, and nobody should go hungry in a civilised world. He is also concerned about Food Security in general, as in making sure there is enough sustainably farmed (and fished) food to feed our global population. Where at the moment deserts are being made of agricultural land, at an alarming rate, according to the United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). Terry trains responsibly.

 

 

 

 

 

AMINO ACIDS (BRANCH CHAIN BCCA)

BETA-ALANINE (CARNOSINE)
CAFFEINE
CARBOHYDRATES

CARNITINE
COLLAGEN
CREATINE
ELECTROLYTES

GLUTAMINE

HMCs HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT CARBS

NITRIC OXIDE BOOSTERS - ARGENINE
OMEGA FISH OILS 3, 6, 9
PROTEIN, CASEIN, WHEY

YOHIMBINE

 

PRE-WORK OUTS

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Valeriano, founder of Vikeen Fitness

 

 

You don't need weights to regain fitness, but resistance training will more quickly build up your ordinary strength following a period of inactivity. Terry will help you with light exercises and gradually work up to using weights if that is what you'd like. He will also plan a diet that you can live with, whether to gain muscle mass or to lose weight.

 

 

 

 

When we turn 30, we start to lose muscle mass – as much as 3 to 5 per cent per decade – while our metabolism simultaneously begins slowing down. Regular exercise or strength training can work to counteract this and help to keep age-related weight gain at bay. Turning back the clock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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