BCAAs Turn to Sugar?
Branched-Chain Amino Acids — or BCAAs — is a term that refers to just three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. But there’s one BIG problem: with only three amino acids, you do not build protein. You can't. You need ALL of the Essential Amino Acids. If you only get some of them, they aren't used for protein synthesis. And your body has no way to store amino acids. Instead... they're turned into sugar or fat. That's not marketing. It's science. #veganprotein #musclefatigue
Amino acid metabolism - Metabolism and hormones - Diapedia, The Living Textbook of Diabetes
Amino acids are categorized into two types - non-essential amino acids (can be synthesized by the body) and essential amino acids which cannot, and have to be provided from the diet. The non-essential amino acids are glycine, alanine, serine, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamine, glutamic acid, proline, cysteine, tyrosine and arginine. The essential amino acids include valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, methionine, threonine, lysine and histidine.