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Should I Be Taking Amino Acid Supplements When I Work Out?

If you’ve spent any time in a weight room lately, you’ve probably been asked if you’re taking branch-chain amino acid supplements—sometimes referred to as “BCAAs.” There is no hotter supplement right now among body builders or recreational athletes looking to maximize their strength gains. But is there science to back up the BCAA hype? Yes and no. Let's start with the basics.

What are amino acids?

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the macromolecules that make up muscle. In order for your body to make protein, it requires 20 different amino acids—nine of which it has to get from the stuff you eat. These nine are known as “essential…

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