Remember… BCAAs Aren’t Just For Training!


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!



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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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