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Chatting Supplements: BCAAs - EAAs + NOCCO

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Welcome back to Chat Sh*t Get Fit. This week we explore the world of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) & essential amino acid (EAA) supplementation. You'll often see language such as "waste of money" or "pi*sing away your money" etc. While there is some substance behind those comments it really does come down to context. We have found some potential benefits to taking these things and also have a brand new research paper that bolsters these claims! All research papers stated in the episode can be found at the bottom!


We also take another look at NOCCO. This is a beverage made popular by CrossFit - it contains BCAAs and caffeine and you'll often see CrossFitters sipping away at gyms/events. Will we get that mega sponsorship? Probably not...Tom is magic with words "tastes like piss"


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New to the show? Head back to episode 1 "Let's Chat, Covid & Fitness" where we give an introduction into who we are and talk about the current state of ourselves and the fitness industry during this covid pandemic.


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Studies Mentioned

The use of BCAA to decrease delayed-onset muscle soreness after a single bout of exercise

Effect of BCAA supplementation on muscle soreness: A Meta-Analysis

Branched-chain amino acid supplementation and exercise-induced muscle damage in exercise recovery

Branched-chain amino acids, arginine, citrulline alleviate central fatigue after 3 simulated matches in taekwondo athlete

Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality?

Effect of fed- versus fasted state resistance training during Ramadan on body composition and selected metabolic parameters in bodybuilders

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