FAT FIGHTING SUPPLEMENTS
The next and final supplement that is a great one for Fat Loss is supplementing with BCAA's
Branch Chain Amino Acids... many people have heard of this but aren't really sure what they are. BCAA's are found in proteins.
Muscles can not grow without protein and despite their variety; all proteins are composed of just 20 different amino acids. Proteins are macromolecules constructed from long strings of units called amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.
The eight that the body cannot produce, which are isoleuceine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine, are called essential amino acids because they must be ingested in food or supplementation.
So if you don't get these Amino's from food then you can supplement them to give your body some help. Branched-chain amino acids supplements, are very popular with athletes these days, who are searching for ways to increase lean mass and performance.
One popular idea is that BCAA's can move through the blood to the brain and decrease the production of serotonin in the brain's interior, thereby lowering mental fatigue by reducing the amount of serotonin, which can create a sense of tiredness.
When you are training to develop a stronger, more powerful body, it is essential to stimulate and fuel your muscles at the cellular level. Branch chain amino acids (BCAA's) reduce muscle fatigue, speed recovery, decrease the loss of other amino acids from muscle during exercise and help the body absorb protein.
A deficiency in any one of these aminos will cause muscle loss. Unlike other amino acids, BCAA's are metabolized in the muscle and not the liver. Taking BCAA's before and/or during a work out will increase performance and delay fatigue. Taking BCAA's immediately after or with a post work out meal will lower cortisol levels and replace BCAA levels in the muscles faster.
There are many types of BCAA's found in powder form that are flavored so you can add it to your water and drink during a workout. This is great especially when you are doing the empty stomach cardio or if you are not eating many carbs during the day because you want your body to continually burn the BCAA's in your stomach and not reach for the muscle you've worked hard to build.
This is the brand I use. It tastes great and they have many flavors.
I got mine from GNC but you can find at a lot of nutritional shops.