Marketing wind of supplement industry is the biggest villain in the fitness industry. Great marketing is, when you can convince your market that they need your product even when they really don’t need the product and that’s exactly what happens with BCAAs. Trainer, fitness influencers and above all these gym bros all over the country jugging down BCAAs like it’s their saviours but the truth of the matter is that you don’t need BCAAs to put on muscles.

BCAAs is stand for Branch Chain Amino Acids. Let’s go back to school life. Any kind of damage in your body in order to repair it or if you want your body to grow, you have to consume proteins. When you consume any kind of protein is basically made up of these amino acids and when your body consumes them, it breaks down into this amino acid. And eventually those amino acids are re-converted into protein in your body in order to utilise your muscle or whatever part needs to repair.

BCAA is a cooperation of three of these amino acids which are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. BCAA is a breakdown form of protein and it absorbs very fast into your body.

Disadvantage of BCAAs Aggravates drug Interactions

It can interact with anti-platelet medications and anti-coagulant drugs which then increase the risk of bleeding. The best way to prevent this is to take protein powder prescribed quantity.

Liver damage

The sole intakes the protein without carbs can bring the condition of Ketosis in the person’s body. This result in the impairment of the functioning of liver and may result in severe liver disorder.

Induces hair loss

Our hair requires a lot of protein. These supplements provide enough; however, it can still lead to excessive hair loss. Prolonged span of use of these protein powders, hair loss is quite definite.

Mental poisoning

Protein powder contains arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Thus, prolonged consumption can make a person sick. These proteins supplements cause aching joint and digestive disorder.

Loss of bone mass

Protein supplements from non-vegetarian sources are acidic, high blood acidity leads to excess. Loss of bone mass and this makes the bone brittle and cause osteoporosis.

Alter blood sugar levels

Protein supplements without a good flavour remain untouched flavours in the markets. Thus, there are additional flavours in them. Consumption of this excessive sugar increases the blood sugar level.

Effects of functioning of digestive systems

High intake of Lactose through these supplements can cause problems like bloating, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea and vomiting in those who are lactose intolerant.

Cause of kidney disorders

More intake of protein increases the level of ammonia and urea that put extreme pressure on kidneys. This leads to several renal disorders, kidney stones and impairment of kidneys.

Unhealthy weight gain

Excessive intake of protein can lead to weight gain. Excess calories consumed get converted into fat and thus leads to increase in body weight of the person.

Hormonal imbalance in the body

Protein powder supplements are rich in amino acids. 95% of these proteins are genetically modified with chemicals, which causes hormonal imbalance, miscarriage and birth defects.

If you working out in a completely empty stomach you do not need a supplement with BCAA. BCAA supplements are very expensive. The few studies in human subjects have reported decrease, rather than increase, in muscles protein synthesis after intake of BCAAs. BCCA induces hair loss, mental poisoning, loss of bones, unhealthy weight gain etc. We conclude that dietary BCAA supplements alone do not promote muscle anabolism. BCAAs are recommended to ameliorate cachexia and the decreased ratio of BCAAs to AAAs, which plays a role in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy.…

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