If you’re looking for a light pre, intra, or post workout snack to preserve and repair your muscles, BCAA gummies may be just what you’re looking for. BCAA gummies are chocked full of protein and contain a full serving of branched chain amino acids in each batch.
They are easy to whip up with any brand of BCAA powder, and will make a great secret weapon while you’re shredding down for summer!
You may look great when you start to get lean and mean, but unfortunately, it’s near impossible to maintain all of your hard earned muscle mass during the process. When you workout you’re essentially breaking down your muscles, leading to a repairing process called “muscle protein synthesis.” This is the stage where your body actually builds your muscles up to be even stronger than what they were before! Unfortunately, during a dieting phase, muscle protein synthesis slows down, making it harder for your muscles to repair themselves, let alone get bigger and stronger.
BCAAs are made up of three amino acids that your body can’t produce on its own: leucine, valine, and isoleucine.
Scientific studies have demonstrated that the consumption of these amino acids can increase the rate of muscle protein synthesis in the body. Research also shows that BCAAs compete with the amino acid tryptophan for entry into the brain. This can be useful in preventing fatigue during exercise, as tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which can make you feel sleepy or like you’ve hit “The Wall.” Consuming BCAAs before and during your workout will, therefore, increase the intensity of your training session!
So, the next time you feel unmotivated or lack energy during your workout, pop a few BCAA gummies!
Recipe – Yields 1 Batch
1 scoop of your favourite BCAAs
3 packets unflavoured gelatin
1/2 cup room temp water
Silicone or candy mold
1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl until gelatin is dissolved.
2. Simmer in a sauce pan on low for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Whisk occasionally
3. Carefully pour into your molds and let set for 3 hours in the fridge or 30 minutes in the freezer.
4. Pop out of the molds and store in the refrigerator for 5-6 days for the best consistency.
Macros per batch: 84 Calories 0g of Fat |0 g Carbs | 21 g Protein
Chloe Logan is an avid fitness enthusiast, provincially qualified competitive bodybuilder, and a member of Team Reflex. After losing 30 lbs through proper diet and nutrition, she knows what it takes and works hard to motivate and educate others to live a healthy fit life. For more inspiration from Chloe be sure to follow her on Instagram, and if you make this recipe tag your creation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #ReflexNation.
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