What You Need to Know About BCAAs  

Those who are seriously into fitness often speak of BCAAs. What are they, what do they do, and how can you get some? Here are some fast facts to demystify these important parts of a good nutrition plan:

What are BCAAs?

These letters stand for Branched-Chain Amino Acids. They’re essential amino acids, which means that they are of a type that your body doesn’t make on its own. Like other amino acids, they are used by the body to make proteins.

What Makes BCAAs Special?

This particular class of amino acids is good for helping to preserve the glycogen stores in your muscles. That makes your muscles remain strong longer when you are working out or doing other heavy physical activity. BCAAs also work to help preserve muscle protein. Together, these effects make it so that you can get more out of your workouts when you have plenty of BCAAs in your system.

How Can You Get BCAAs?

Food and supplements are the primary sources of BCAAs. Those who are into bodybuilding and other gym activities have likely seen special workout supplements advertising their presence. However, these supplements may contain other ingredients that you do not want.

When using food as a source, the same problems exist as when using food as your main source for other nutrients. It takes a long time to prepare whole foods, and then you’re stuck cleaning an extra load of dishes. This alone can make using fresh foods impossible for many people. The other problem with most foods is the amount you’d need to eat in order to get effective levels of nutrients. For BCAAs, you’d need plenty of brown rice, whole wheat, almonds, cashews, dairy, peanuts, and soy. Animal products like red meat and chicken are also full of BCAAs, but these sources aren’t options for vegans. Most meat also has unhealthy factors along with it, too, such as high levels of cholesterol or other fats.

The Easiest Way to Get BCAAs

One of the best and easiest ways to get BCAAs – and a whole spectrum of other great nutrients – is to use the whole-food protein powder LENTEIN. Unlike “gym” supplements, LENTEIN is made from water lentils that are very minimally processed. Water lentils offer the most BCAAs of any plant product, as well as many other macros and micronutrients. The LENTEIN powder is made from these plants, which have only been dried and ground before being packaged and sent out.

This product is also 100 percent vegan. Not only does this eliminate concerns about animal cruelty, but it also ensures that you will not be getting cholesterol, other fats, or other unhealthy materials.

LENTEIN offers many environmental benefits. The water lentils are grown on an aqua farm, so there is no soil depletion, fertilizer runoff, or irrigation-related water waste to worry about. In fact, the vast majority of the water used during production is recovered and recycled to grow more water lentils. This makes LENTEIN a sustainable food, harmonious with nature.

How do You Use LENTEIN?

LENTEIN green protein powder is a great-tasting addition to any food, and it can even be used as an ingredient in baked goods. For quick and easy use, try sprinkling it onto your favorite dishes or adding it to your current smoothies. You’ll love the taste, convenience, and boost in nutrition it provides.

Whether you’re seeking BCAAs in particular, or just want a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, check out LENTEIN. We’re sure you’ll love all of its benefits!

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