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Fueling Your Workouts: The Benefits of BCAA

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) is an amino acid supplement. Since BCAA have no glucose property, it could lead to hypoglycemia. However, when combined with other high-glycemic foods like fruits and dates in a protein smoothie, BCAAs can lead to hyperglycemia or high blood glucose levels. Here’s how to consume it the right way.

Enhancing the use of BCAA for better glucose levels
• You may adhere to the dosage as mentioned in the packet instructions.
• Try having BCAA with plain water for hydrating the body. Hydration may help with better blood glucose control.
• Consider pairing BCAA with 30 grams of bananas if glucose levels fall. Bananas may help stabilise blood glucose levels between 70-110mg/dl.

BCAAs are essential amino acids that our body cannot produce independently and must be obtained from our diet. While BCAAs are generally considered safe, high doses of BCAAs may interfere with insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake, leading to either hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Optimising the consumption of BCAA is necessary to stabilise glucose levels.

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