Q: What is the difference between a BCAA and a regular Amino Acid?
A: This is a great question. I have been asked this question several times from my friends and strangers I have met and spoke, I have answered this question many times in the past; not very many people know or understand exactly what branched chained amino acids are. They're much more commonly referred to as BCAA's.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and muscle tissue. Protein needs to be broken down and digested into amino acids for the body to absorb these nutrients nutrients in their smaller state into the bloodstream for thousands of uses within the body. Amino Acids generally aid in providing energy, recovery, muscle and strength gains and fat loss, as well as mood and brain function. In simple words when we eat a protein, our body through the digestive process breaks down protein into smaller molecules known as amino acids.