BCAAs, also known as branched-chain amino acids, are considered the building blocks of the protein in your body.

Popular among the bodybuilding crowd, many regular gym goers now turn to BCAA supplements in hopes of seeing better results and more bang from their workouts. Let’s break down the basics of what exactly a BCAA is and how it works in the body, food sources of BCAAs, why gym goers want in on the benefits, and whether or not you need them.

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