JYM BCAAs – Ultimate Muscle-Building Recovery*
Help intensify your workouts, support muscle growth and recovery.* JYM BCAAs can help make that happen with precise amounts of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs are a foundational and highly versatile supplement to help increase muscle protein synthesis and help deliver better performance and physique results.*
I developed JYM BCAAs to help take recovery and muscle growth to a greater level and provide a stand-alone BCAA product that perfectly complements Pre JYM and Post JYM.*
Best Times to Take BCAAs
JYM BCAAs are truly an around-the-clock supplement. Here are the ideal times to take it:
- Before workouts to provide your muscles a quick source of amino acids to help blunt perceived fatigue for the upcoming training session.*
- After workouts to support MPS (muscle protein synthesis) and aid in recovery.*
- With meals that are low in protein to deliver more leucine.
- Between meals to help spike MPS following the prior meal.
BCAAs – It’s All About the Ratio
BCAAs are a must-have for any serious athlete or fitness enthusiast – provided the product contains the optimal ratio of leucine to isoleucine to valine. Unfortunately, many BCAAs products on the market don’t. Several of them exaggerate the leucine with ratios of 5:1:1, and even up to 6:1:1. True, leucine is the most important amino acid for protein synthesis (MPS), but research suggests that a 2:1:1 ratio (leucine to isoleucine to valine) delivers better results.*
Benefits of BCAAs
The three branched-chain amino acids work in synergy to support your athletic and fitness goals.* Leucine stimulates MPS (the process of building muscle), while also providing the anabolic effect of spiking insulin after training. Isoleucine may increase glucose uptake and usage during exercise. And last but not least, valine intake (along with the other BCAAs) may help reduce feelings or perceived fatigue during workouts.
Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)*
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is caused by damage to working muscles following intense training. Exercise scientists call this “delayed” because it generally occurs 24-48 hours after a workout. For years, exercisers have looked for ways to recover from muscle soreness quickly so that they can train again sooner to accelerate progress. In fact, many use this feeling of soreness to gauge when the next training session using the same working muscles should take place, as training the muscles too soon is likely to inhibit athletic performance. BCAAs may help in this area; one 2019 meta-analysis found that BCAA supplementation resulted in reduced DOMS in eight separate research studies.* This effect alone may explain the rising popularity of BCAA products.
Scoop Size Matters
Each serving (1 scoop) of JYM BCAAs provides 6 grams of BCAAs – 3 grams of leucine, 1.5 grams of isoleucine, and 1.5 grams of valine. Compare this to many popular “energy drinks” you find at convenience stores that market BCAAs as a primary ingredient but deliver only a fraction of the amount found in JYM BCAAs. If the total amount per serving is inadequate, so too will be the effects.
Complement Your Pre- and Post-Workout Products
Even though BCAAs are present in both Pre JYM and Post JYM, taking a stand-alone BCAA product may also be beneficial.* One strategy that could help support muscle-building and recovery results, is to use stand-alone BCAAs between and even with meals to spike MPS at various times during the day – not just before and after workouts.*