Has it happened to you that a simple image triggers a good talk and moments full of nutrition? It just happened to us this week!

One of our ND-lovers published a picture in his WhatsApp status while exercising and taking a delicious amino-acid and tea supplement that he bought  in our store. As you may already know, they are very useful for those who exercise and practice sports-.

One of his contacts congratulated him, and also asked what was the “thing”  he was drinking in his picture. For our ND-lover the answer was very obvious, but didn’t know how to explain it, so we decided to help him out and share our experience with you!

What are amino acids?

When you eat protein-rich foods such as meat and eggs, they break down into amino acids, which are then used to help your body with various processes, such as building muscle mass and regulating immune function.

Out of the 20 amino acids that our body needs to function properly, 9 of them are called essential. This, because they are not produced by our body and we must consume them through a balanced diet or supplements (Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/essential-amino-acids ).

Have you read the word BCAA in a label or somewhere else?

BCAA stands for branched chain amino acids, and comprises three of the nine essential amino acids: isoleucine, leucine and valine.

These amino acids are of special interest to those who practice sports activities. Valine stimulates muscle growth and regeneration, leucine participates in muscle tissue repair and wound recovery, and isoleucine participates in muscle metabolism and energy production. BCAAs stimulate the construction of proteins in muscle and possibly reduce muscle degradation.

And what else can BCAAs do?

Three of the most important benefits of BCAAs in sports training that you should know are:

  • Greater resistance when exercising
  • Faster recovery after intense sessions
  • Reduction of muscle pain

As part of these benefits, BCAAs contribute to the synthesis of muscle proteins, prevent muscle degeneration and help accelerate metabolism (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28177706).

The body requires greater amounts of BCAA during and after exercise, since they are used directly by muscles instead of first being metabolized through the liver, like other amino acids. That is why, in addition to a diet rich in protein, athletes and people who exercise constantly include supplements to obtain these amino acids.

There are different products such as AMINO ENERGY + ELECTROLYTES, AMINO ENERGY TEA SERIES – R / BERRY BLACK TEA, ESS AMINO ENERGY NAT FLVRD – PEACH TEA, ESSENTIAL AMINO ENERGY – BERRY MOJITO, and ESSENTIS AMORD – ENORD which not only offer you a wide variety of flavors but extra nutrients such as caffeine and tea components, as well as a practical presentation and preparation. They are also suitable for use before, during, and after Exercise as appropriate.

Proteins are the main component of muscle, and proteins are made up of amino acids. For those who practice physical activity on a constant basis, BCAAs are especially important before, during, and after exercise.

If you play sports and keep your body constantly moving, don’t forget to include protein in your diet, and supplement your diet with these amino acids. It can be very simple, practical, and delicious! At Nature’s Discount we join you on the road to a healthier life.