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Why You Should Use BCAA's

In the world of sports nutrition, branched chain amino acids (BCAA) is known as an energy-enhancing supplement that results in longer endurance and stamina throughout the workout. The combination of three BCAAs, which include leucine, isoleucine, and valine been shown to help increase level of performance and recovery.1

According to a 2009 double-blinded crossover study from the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, endurance athletes who ingested a branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplement during high intensity training had lower levels of “creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and granulocyte elastase (GEL),” all of which are indicators of muscle damage and inflammation. The athletes also reported to be less sore and fatigue before and during training.2 Another study published in 2010 from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition supported the effects of BCAA on reduced muscle soreness and faster post-training recovery with the participants performing strenuous training.3

If you’re on the market seeking a quality source of BCAA for your next training session, look no further. Rivalus Steam contains 6 grams of 2:1:1 allowance of leucine: isoleucine: valine, which will provide longer lasting energy from the beginning to the end of your workout!


1 Kim, D.-H., Kim, S.-H., Jeong, W.-S., & Lee, H.-Y. (2013). Effect of BCAA intake during endurance exercises on fatigue substances, muscle damage substances, and energy metabolism substances. Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry, 17(4), 169–180.

2 Matsumoto, K., Koba, T., Hamada, K., Sakurai, M., & Miyata, H. (2009). Branched-chain amino acid supplementation attenuates muscle soreness, muscle damage and inflammation during an intensive training program. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 49(4), 424-431.

3 Howatson, K., Hoad, M., Goodall, S., Tallent, J., Bell, P., French, D., (2012). Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-training males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 9(20), 1-7. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-9-20

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