One of the many functions of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are their ability to stave off muscle breakdown, as well as encourage muscle recovery and growth. BCAAs are classically used to minimise muscle breakdown and keep you in ‘anabolic’ mode when exercising, this is what BCAAs are known for. However all too many people buy a BCAA, and ONLY use it during their gym sessions… this is missing a trick. As a rule of thumb, you should look to add approx. 10g of total BCAAs to your shaker to sip during your session, but as well as this you should be filling your BCAAs up throughout the day. Adding 5g of BCAAs to your shaker around mid- morning and sipping over the course of the morning/ day is another great way to utilise your BCAA, ensuring you remain in ‘muscle growth’ mode all day long!