Are you trying to maximize your workouts but feel sore and can't stay focused on your goals? You may need more BCAAs in your diet to optimize your health and give your over-worked muscles a boost.

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the amino acids of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The term BCAA simply refers to the chemical structure. But what are amino acids? These molecules combine to form valuable proteins, which are part of the building blocks of our body and health. When you work out or get active, your muscles burn the amino acids for energy.

Unfortunately, your muscles can also get sore and fatigued during or after a workout, which may often impede your ability to scale towards your fitness and health goals. Hydration, rest, and proper diet could also help you feel better, but you may need the power of BCAAs to get on top of the problem and optimize your workout.

Which Foods Have the Most BCAAs?

cashews and milk - bcaas - wayt nutritionBCAAs are part of nine essential amino acids that are often found in eggs, meat, and dairy projects. If you want to add even more BCAAs to your diet, you can try some these tasty foods: 

  • Whey
  • Milk
  • Baked beans
  • Soy proteins
  • Corn beef
  • Whole wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Lima beans
  • Chicken
  • Chickpeas
  • Cashews
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Brazilian nuts
  • Baked beans

Make a meal or snack of the above ingredients to power-pack your nutrition with more BCAAs.

How Do BCAAs Help Our Bodies?

BCAAs are superstars of your health and could give your lean muscle building a boost while reducing overall soreness and fatigue. It's also shown to support liver health and prevent muscle wasting. Because they offer so many muscle-related benefits and help our brains function, BCAAs can also help when you're working out and want to optimize your recovery as quickly as possible.

How Can I Get More BCAAs Into My Diet?

Beyond your diet, you can also consume more BCAAs by taking a high-quality supplement to help with issues like cramping during and after a workout. WAYT's BCAA supplement includes glutamine and potassium citrate to boost your recovery efforts. You can also take it during intermittent fasting to keep your body from entering a catabolic state.

Whey, and whey protein supplements, also work well with BCAAs. Our whey supplements help aid in lean muscle gains and are easily digestible while bolstering your immunity. Whey stimulates glutathione production and can help the liver and gallbladder break down free radicals to address fats in your system.

Beyond protein-building supplements, you could also consider a pre-workout supplement to help you reach your goals. They help enhance your mood and increase overall stamina for extended performance at the gym. Whether you're trying to hit more cardio or the weights, a pre-workout can help supercharge your performance.

How Do You Take BCAA Supplements?

BCAA supplements are considered safe when used as directed. Make sure to read the directions before you add any supplements to your diet. 

WAYT's supplements taste great and our powders are easy to add to drink. If you're using WAYT BCAAs, we advise mixing one scoop in 8 ounces of water and drinking it during your workout. On non-training days, you can mix it with water and consume it throughout the day as part of your usual routine. Read what some of our customers have to say about our BCAA supplements:

"I wasn't sure about BCAAs and even more worried about the taste. I now have less muscle soreness, and the flavor is good." - Amanda

"Absolutely amazing taste, mixes easily an helps keep me going in my work as a welder and in the gym on those big training days." - Christopher Davis

"I absolutely love this product as it supports my workouts and recovery! Little to no soreness and it tastes great! No gritty texture." - Amber Gibson

Next Steps

Ready to optimize your workouts, recovery, and overall health by adding more BCAAs and other supplements to your diet? Start shopping our supplements or comprehensive health programs to pick up organic greens, multivitamins, probiotics, and more.

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