What You Need to Know About BCAAs

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BCAAs? Never heard of it.


We’re here to tell you what they are and why you should add BCAAs to your fitness routine.


What are BCAAs?

BCAAs stands for branched-chain amino acids. They’re made up of the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, which make up 35% of your body’s muscle protein. Your body doesn’t make essential amino acids; you get them from the foods you eat, like red meat and eggs, and the supplements you take.


What do BCAAs do?

They fuel your muscles during training and help to preserve your store of glycogen, your muscles’ main source of energy production. So, you always have energy to tap into, and that abundance of glycogen will keep your body from breaking down muscle protein for energy.


When you work out, your muscles develop microscopic tears in the fibers, which causes that hurts-so-good soreness you feel 24-72 hours after a tough workout. BCAAs help to repair that damage and provide solid support to your body as it recovers. Simply put, BCAAs are the building blocks of muscles.


Who can take BCAAs? Are they safe?

These supplements have been a part of the fitness industry for years and there are many studies and papers out there that show BCAAs’ safety and efficacy, like this and this.

We eat amino acids in foods that contain protein, so BCAAs are ultimately safe for people of all ages. While we would never recommend putting children on supplements–unless recommended by their doctor–as a well-balanced diet is the most important thing for your child, our be SLUSHIE is safe for your kids to drink!


Why should I try the be SLUSHIE?

It’s the perfect drink for recovery after high-intensity workouts, like cycling, HIIT and strength training. You’ll cool down and help those hardworking muscles of yours recover.


You heard it here first! Try our be SLUSHIE and help your growing muscles recover from all the hard work you’re putting in.