Naked Whey Protein & BCAAs: Essentials for All My Clients
Not all protein is created equal. Some forms of protein, such as whey, are better than others because it contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly, perfect for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Whey protein helps you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of body fat when used with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
I recommend Naked Whey Protein to all my clients because not only is it sourced from small California dairy farms and grass-fed cows but each serving includes 25 grams of protein and 5.9 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Naked Whey is also completely free of additives and artificial sweeteners.
Whey protein is used by most of my athletes and clients looking to improve their performance in the gym. It provides protein and amino acids, which serve as building blocks for increased muscle growth, it increases the release of anabolic hormones that can stimulate muscle growth, such as insulin, it’s high in the amino acid leucine, which is known to stimulate muscle protein synthesis and it is absorbed and utilized very quickly compared to other types of protein.
My next recommendation is BCAAs. Both my highly trained athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts often supplement with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Evidence shows that BCAAs can help build muscle, reduce workout fatigue, and decrease muscle soreness after exercise. Higher levels of BCAAs help limit the entry of tryptophan into your brain. Your body uses tryptophan to make serotonin, which may contribute to exercise fatigue so BCAAs help reduce your fatigue. They also reduce muscle damage and soreness. BCAAS provide a good source of energy for long and/or intense workouts. When glucose (your muscles’ main energy source) becomes low, BCAAs can serve as a source of energy. Lastly, they support immunity. Exercise can reduce immunity due to a decrease in the amino acid glutamine. BCAAs help convert glutamine in the muscles which is fuel for the immune cells.