BCAA’s or Branch Chain Amino Acids, are one of the best supplements for a rider to take. Amino Acids are used by muscles for fuel, recovery and overall balanced amount of nutrition. The right combination makes up a complete protein, at least 3 different main amino acids eaten together.
Combining foods with essential amino acids is a terrific way to get more energy and feel less hungry. Anyone can get their correct amount of protein when they can combine proper foods together. You don’t have to eat meat at every meal if you are smart about your foods and meal planning. What you eat makes up either complete proteins or incomplete. Eating smarter is manipulating the system so to speak.
Everything you eat makes some sort of chemical reaction in the body. Someone with a balanced diet eats the right proportions and the right combination of food for their body.
Every day the same chemical reaction is taking place and the body stays balanced. Think of our horses and how we feed them. If a horse were to eat a different type of grain or hay at one meal, that horse could colic. This is an extreme due to the gut but our bodies react within and we don’t realize it’s going on. A balanced diet causes less stress on the body, outside and internal.
Different things can supply us certain amino acid and eating a egg and some almonds with seeds will give you sustainable energy for 3-4 hours. The charts on this page show which essential amino acids are found in some common foods. Combine the foods to make a complete protein for main meals. There’s a a great blog from Livestrong.com with a list of foods that can give us the most amino acids.
Supplementing with a BCAA’s can help you gain a more balanced diet. Taken regularly either in a glass of water, there’s some great flavors, or mix a non-flavored one in your favorite smoothie. Make sure read both front and back of containers.
Branch Chain Amino Acids, to eat all the different foods to get your proper amount of amino acids is very difficult. Nutritionists are highly recommended to help you find out more information on your exact nutritional needs. But finding a good supplement can make a huge difference in your performance, there’s about 5 musts that I require before buying the supplement. I am a minimalist when it comes to supplementing for me and my horses because I feel you should be eating your nutrition. There are some things that are worth supplementing and others that are not. BCAA’s are one of the supplements worth investing into and choosing to be disciplined enough to take.