BCAA Benefits

Disclaimer: I received Now Sports BCAA Blast and Effer-Energy to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

I had the privilege of trying Now Sports BCAA Blast energy and Effer-Energy electrolyte supplement. The BCAA Blast can be taken before, during or after a workout. It includes 100mg of caffeine, 5g BCAAs and aids in sports recovery and supports muscle growth, retention and recovery. The Effervescent Effer-Energy tablets are used after a workout for recovery.

BCAA is an acronym for Branched-Chain Amino Acids. Amino Acids are essential for building muscle as they are the monomers or structural units that make up proteins. NOW Sports formula offers a selection of 20 common amino acids, including essential, non-essential, conditionally essential and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) which are helpful for recovery. 

There are 3 BCAAs, valine, leucine and isoleucine which makeup around 35% of muscle proteins. Your body cannot create these amino acids naturally therefore your body gets them from food. BCAAs help muscles recover from workouts and fights fatigue. 

I enjoyed the BCAA Blast as a pre-workout. The 100mg of natural caffeine maintained my energy and focus during a workout. I did not find this amount caffeine to cause me to be jittery or to have headaches. I liked the Effer-Energy as an electrolyte tablet after a workout. It replenished my thirst and gave me the electrolytes needed after a long workout. I wasn’t too crazy about the tropical punch flavor but after a while I developed a taste for it. Both the BCAA Blast and Effer-Energy are soy free, vegan/vegetarian, nut free, dairy free and egg free. 

Offer valid 2/1/20 through 11:59 PM Central Standard Time 4/30/20. Offer valid only on products found at https://www.nowfoods.com/sports-nutrition/sports-nutrition-all-products. Prices are as shown. Some exclusions apply. Must use coupon code NOWSPORTS20 in the Promotion Code field at checkout. While supplies last at nowfoods.com. This offer does not apply to applicable taxes or shipping and handling. Offer cannot be used on previous purchases. NOW Health Group, Inc. has the right to end any promotion at any time.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Works Cited:
“WHAT ARE BCAAs AND HOW DO THEY WORK?” GNC, http://www.gnc.com/sports-performance/what-are-bcaas.html.

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