The Benefits of BCAA For Muscle Building

TL:DR Summary

  • Increase muscle protein synthesis for enhanced muscle growth.
  • Reduce exercise-induced muscle fatigue and improve endurance.
  • Decrease muscle damage and soreness after intense workouts.
  • Prevent muscle wasting during periods of calorie deficit.
  • Provide an energy source during prolonged exercise sessions.
  • Boost growth hormone levels for accelerated muscle gains.


Hi there, Willie here from Wellaholic. As the founder and managing director of our aesthetic chain with 8 outlets across Singapore, I’m always on the lookout for the best ways to help our customers achieve their health and fitness goals.

One topic that comes up often with our customers is how to effectively build muscle. While a proper diet and strength training routine are essential, many people don’t realize the important role supplements can play, especially BCAAs.

In this article, I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned about the benefits of BCAAs for muscle growth through my years of research and experience in the industry. I’ll break down the science in an easy-to-understand way and share some real examples of how incorporating BCAAs has helped our customers get better results.

What are Amino Acids?

I’ve been working with amino acids for years. They are the building blocks of protein that our bodies need. Valine is one of the most important amino acids. It helps with muscle function, fixing damaged tissue, and keeping nitrogen levels balanced.

If you want the best results from your workouts, essential amino acids are key. I always recommend them to my clients. They speed up recovery so you can get back in the gym faster.

Some research shows BCAAs like valine might help prevent muscle breakdown. But I think it’s better to get them from complete protein sources. That way, you get the full package of essential amino acids your body requires. Foods like meat, eggs, and dairy have you covered.

What are BCAAS?

I’ve been working with BCAAs for years and have seen first-hand how they can benefit my customers looking to build muscle and improve their workouts. BCAAs are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. Your muscles use them as fuel during exercise.

What I find really exciting is how the BCAA leucine kickstarts muscle protein synthesis, the process that builds new muscle tissue. Studies show that taking BCAAs, especially before a workout, can reduce muscle soreness and fatigue so you recover faster. My customers report great results in terms of gaining lean mass and strength when stacking BCAAs with a solid training program and diet.

I’m also a big fan of HMB, a supplement that’s a metabolite of leucine. The research is impressive – HMB prevents muscle breakdown from hard training and helps you pack on lean muscle. It’s one of my top recommendations, along with arginine which boosts blood flow to deliver nutrients to your muscles. With the right combination of BCAAs, HMB and arginine, you can take your muscle gains and performance to the next level.


BCAA for Fat Loss

I’ve seen firsthand how effective BCAAs can be for preserving muscle during a cutting phase. When you’re in a calorie deficit to lose fat, your body can start to break down muscle tissue for energy. But supplementing with BCAAs, especially leucine, signals your body to build and maintain muscle.

The research is really exciting – leucine activates the mTOR pathway which kickstarts muscle protein synthesis. Think of it like flipping a switch that tells your body it’s time to build muscle. But here’s the key – you need all the essential amino acids as building blocks to actually add new muscle tissue.

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In recent years, branched-chain amino acid supplements have made a comeback in the bodybuilding and fitness communities, and with good reason. There’s more research that supports the use of BCAAs than most other supplements in the market.

Suggested Use: One tablet, taken preferably with water before and/or after training. 

Amino acid supplementation could also help you get a more intense workout. Branch-chain amino acids compete with the amino acid tryptophan for entry into the brain, where tryptophan can be converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin.

BCAA supplementation reduces the amount of tryptophan that gets through the blood-brain barrier, allowing better gains from workouts.

Founder and Managing Director for Wellaholic, an aesthetic chain with 8 outlets island-wide in Singapore.

Willie Chan, Founder

Willie Chan is the Founder and Managing Director of Wellaholic, a popular aesthetic chain with 8 outlets in Singapore. With a strong belief in evidence-based, effective, and affordable aesthetic treatments, Willie ensures that customers receive the best care possible. His ENTJ Myer-Briggs personality drives him to set clear visions and pursue them without excuses. Willie holds a CIDESCO as well as Beauty Therapy & Salon Management from Brentwood College UK and has studied Operations Management at The Wharton School and Management at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, equipping him with a solid foundation in the business of aesthetics. 

Contact Willie at [email protected]

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The Benefits of BCAA for Muscle Building

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