What are BCAAs?
Branched-chain amino acids, more commonly known as BCAAs, are a group of just three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. BCAAs naturally occur in protein, which helps to build and support your muscles — perfect for post-workout shakes. BCAAs are considered essential as they can’t be produced by your body and so must come from your diet — which can be time-consuming and costly, making our supplements a great way to get extra boost of essential amino acids alongside a balanced diet.
What are the Benefits of BCAAs?
BCAAs are naturally occurring in protein, which supports the growth and maintenacne of muscle mass — perfect for any training goal. We offer BCAA supplements in a variety of forms, including tablets, making them suitable for any lifestyle, no matter how busy you are. Supplementing with BCAAs can be an inexpensive and hassle-free addition to your diet to make sure you’re getting enough amino acids.
Our BCAA Products
We have a huge range of BCAA products that are suitable for any diet and budget. Our powders are super-convenient and easy to make part of your routine, as they can just be added to water or juice. Our tablets, are even more fuss-free if you are in a hurry.
Our Essential BCAA 2:1:1 is the ultimate powder containing three essential amino acids:
• A daily or pre, intra and post-workout shake
• Great for any fitness goal
• Available in 15 juicy flavours
• 4g of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio*
For a super-quick and simple solution, try our Essential BCAA tablets:
• Contains three essential amino acids
• Added vitamin B6
• Ready to be consumed anytime
Why not take a look at our super-convenient amino acid powder, 100% Beta-Alanine:
• 1.5g of beta alanine*
• Suitable for a meat-free diet
• An ideal pre-workout shake
• Naturally occurs in protein which supports muscle growth
Overwhelmed by the variety of products? Explore our review of the best BCAA supplements.
*Nutritional information will vary depending on flavour.
What does BCAA stand for?
BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acids. There are three to note; leucine, isoleucine and valine.
How many BCAA products do you sell?
We stock fifteen different kinds of BCAA products, even vegan-friendly options.
Do you have any vegan BCAAs?
Yes, we stock both a vegan BCAA powder as well as a vegan BCAA ready-made drink.
What are instantised BCAAs?
These are BCAAs with an advanced delivery method, allowing them to be absorbed faster, form a less foamy mix and can taste better.
Can I use BCAAs instead of a protein shake?
BCAAs would not be a good substitute for a protein shake as they are not a complete protein source.
Why is there more leucine in BCAAs than isoleucine and valine?
This is the ratio that naturally occurs in muscle. As well as that, leucine does appear to be more important when it comes to new muscle protein synthesis.
Is it more effective to take BCAA or just leucine alone?
Research has shown it to be more effective to take BCAAs over leucine for muscle protein synthesis when directly compared.
When is the best time to take BCAAs?
The best time is around exercise, whether that be before or after - even during in some cases. It really depends on when is most practical for you.