Walk into your local GNC and you’ll see all the latest supplements to hit the market, all claiming to be the missing link you need in your dietary regimen to attain those elusive gains you’ve been searching for. Among these products are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs.) BCAAs have come to be revered as one of the holy grails of muscle growth and recovery. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and subsequently of muscle (in addition to hair, nails, skin, etc). There are 20-22 total amino acids, and our body can synthesize some of these to rebuild tissue, but there are just 9 “essential” amino acids (EAAs). Our body cannot obtain these “essential” amino acids from our diet. Three of the 9 essential amino acids make up BCAAs. Walk into your local GNC and you’ll see all the latest supplements to hit the market, all claiming to be the missing link you need in your dietary regimen to attain those elusive gains you’ve been searching for. Among these products are branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs.) BCAAs have come to be revered as one of the holy grails of muscle growth and recovery. Amino acids are the building blocks of prote...