Sunday, February 27, 2011

Branched Chain Amino Acids May Help Distance Runners

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BCAA supplementation increases resistance to fatigue and enhances lipid oxidation during exercise in glycogen-depleted subjects.
-Branched-chain amino acids supplementation enhances exercise capacity and lipid oxidation during endurance exercise after muscle glycogen depletion. Looks like subjects did a long glycogen depletion exercise bout followed by a short, maximal stress test the following day. (note only 7 subjects in this study)

Good summmary of branched chain amino acids at HealthNews

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