2 Brands of the supplements I take. :- Optimum Nutrition (Protein & EAA) & XLNT (EAA).
Optimum Nutrition Supplements I take:- Protein & EAAs.
I know, I've been exactly one week away from the blog.
Maybe most of you don't know that I got into an accident, exactly one week ago but I'm getting better, still on the recovery mood.
So back to the topic, I'm here today to enlighten you with details regarding the major most talked about Fitness Supplements, the ones I do take Protein and EAAs and their brands accompanied with their Pros and Cons.
As you all know, I'm a 100% Natural BodyBuilder Fitness Athlete, and very very conscious about the supplements I intake into my body system.
Let's start off with;
EAAs (Essential Amino Acids) :-
I use this because as it states Essential Amino Acids, there are some acidic cells that our body aren't fortunate to produce themselves and in order to attain this acids, we need them from food in order to replenish our body system.
EAAs contains majorly
* Vitamin C
* Amino Acids
* Green Tea Extract
* Green Coffee Extract
* Caffeine (optional) varies from brands, but ones from Optimum Nutrition has caffeine.
The other brand XLNT's EAA, has no caffeine, and I take it at night when I'm about to head to bed.
Why is EAA better than BCAA?
So if branch chain products are missing five of the eight essential amino acids the human body requires for strength and recovery, why would anyone take them?
Because the three BCAA’s are the most important for energy production and muscle metabolism, they were heavily promoted to the bodybuilding industry and they simply caught on.
And taking a BCAA product can be beneficial.
But using only the three BCAA’s it is a lot like fielding a baseball team with only a shortstop, pitcher, and catcher. They may very well be the three most important positions, but you certainly can’t expect to win any game without the rest of the team.
It's important to note that a high-quality, clinically-proven EAA formula such as Core 4 Nutrition's FundAminos contain
So it's a win-win!
Here is a quick refresher on why an EAA blend should be part of everyone’s nutritional support program.
Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) are called "essential" because the body cannot make them; they must be obtained from food and/or supplement sources. Many of us don't eat enough EAA-rich foods, and many more don't absorb or utilize them well. As we age, the body's ability to extract the maximum nutrients from any protein source decline; and the excess calories in this protein can be stored as fat.
While bodybuilders popularized the use of "branched" EAA’s for muscular growth and maintenance, anyone can benefit from their use! EAA’s stimulate the production of cellular energy and promote cellular repair. They initiate the creation of the critical enzymes necessary for healthy (and complete) digestion. They are especially important for those who cope with any form of physical or mental stress including intensive training, injury, or surgery.
Because the effects of EAA's have been well-studied, they offer several, scientifically-proven benefits. We know that:
EAA’s prevent muscular breakdown during periods of intense physical and mental stress.
EAA’s improve enhance and protect the mitochondria, our cells' energy factories.
EAA’s can curb hunger and improve metabolism.
So why is it that so many bodybuilders take protein shakes?
Well, protein is used for the production of muscles. Proteins are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein, our bodies can't put together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn't heal up as quickly and could therefore lead to overtraining your muscle which could lead to injury.
Also, after a workout is one of the best time to get protein into the body so that the protein can be delivered to your muscles, to begin healing the "micro tears" (very small tears in the muscle tissue, caused by intense contraction of the muscle during workout) in the muscle.
Because solid food takes more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, it can be best to take a protein shake immediately following a workout, since protein shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion. Definitely, we can see the advantage to taking a protein shake in this instance.
Why I chose Optimum Nutritions Whey Protein?
I chose it because it's beyond the basics, it's truly 100% of the Protein Derived from Whey, it's low in Fat, Very low in Sugar, High in Calcium, Low Kcal, Moderate rate in carbs, compared to other brands.
So Lovelies, I hope you all are now more enlightened on these supplements and can now be able to differentiate which suites you personally.
Here's a direct link of where you can purchase this products I use, and they ship worldwide, no worries! ..You get a 10% discount from the EAAs.
Have a lovely day Darlings!