branched chain amino acids
Branched Chain Amino Acids, BCAA, are essential amino acids. BCAA's can be found in dietary protein such as meat, dairy products, and legumes. BCAA's inclulde leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Branched Chain Amino Acids are involved in many metabolic processes especially protein synthesis. BCAA's also make up about 1/3 of the body's skeletal muscle.