What Are The Key
Differences Between 

BCAAs and EAAs?

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If you want stellar results, you need to know some key differences between branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and essential amino acids (EAAs).

Do you, or would you like to:

  • Prevent muscle loss during fasted workouts?
  • Stick with Vegan sourced protein supplements?
  • Avoid losing muscle mass as you age?
  • Recover quicker from workouts?
  • Get max benefits from all your athletic activities?
  • Avoid protein deficiencies?
  • Heal quicker from injuries & illnesses?
  • Support a strong skeletal system?
  • Avoid Inflammation?
  • Strengthen your immune system?
  • Support all the systematic and enzymatic functions in the body?

Do you, or would you like to:

  • Prevent muscle loss during fasted workouts?
  • Stick with Vegan sourced protein supplements?
  • Avoid losing muscle mass as you age?
  • Recover quicker from workouts?
  • Get max benefits from all your athletic activities?
  • Avoid protein deficiencies?
  • Heal quicker from injuries & illnesses?
  • Support a strong skeletal system?
  • Avoid Inflammation?
  • Strengthen your immune system?
  • Support all the systematic and enzymatic functions in the body?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you need essential amino acids.

Not just any amino acids though, not all amino acids are created equal. The market is filled with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and these are simply inadequate for any of the desired results above.  Unfortunately, the market is also filled with a false promise of what BCAAs can do for you, these promises are mostly inconsistent with human biology.

List Of The 8 EAAs Essential Amino AcidsList Of The 3 BCAAs Branched Chain Amino Acids

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you need essential amino acids.

Not just any amino acids though, not all amino acids are created equal. The market is filled with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and these are simply inadequate for any of the desired results above.  Unfortunately, the market is also filled with a false promise of what BCAAs can do for you, these promises are mostly inconsistent with human biology.

List Of The 3 BCAAs Branched Chain Amino Acids
List Of The 8 EAAs Essential Amino Acids
How Your Body Uses Amino Acids As Building Blocks

Trying to build a protein in the body, repair a protein in the body, recover quickly from workouts, or maintain lean muscle mass with BCAAs is like trying to build a bicycle with one tire and a bunch of seats; it's just not all of the materials needed to get the job done. BCAAs are the same - they are incomplete for the job. For any of these functions we’re looking at, you need all 8 of the essential amino acids. Three of those eight essential amino acids are also BCAAs but you technically need all 8 of them to build that muscle or to repair that tissue. BCAAs are literally only 3/8th of the material you need.

That is not to say BCAAs are ineffective or have no value, they in fact, do. The problem is that they lack the ability to do what most people expect them to do, which is building and repairing muscles. BCAAs follow catabolic pathways feeding skeletal muscles and preventing muscle tissue from breaking down. They help prevent muscle fatigue during workouts and support recovery. Those are very important things, even for amateurs, but wouldn't you like those benefits along with the ability to repair and build new lean muscle mass?

The 8 essential amino acids (EAAs) are just that. They are essential and are everything you need for protein building or repair in the body.

“BCAAs are good and necessary, but that's not all, they're also incomplete."

Trying to build a protein in the body, repair a protein in the body, recover quickly from workouts, or maintain lean muscle mass with BCAAs is like trying to build a bicycle with one tire and a bunch of seats; it's just not all of the materials needed to get the job done. BCAAs are the same - they are incomplete for the job. For any of these functions we’re looking at, you need all 8 of the essential amino acids. Three of those eight essential amino acids are also BCAAs but you technically need all 8 of them to build that muscle or to repair that tissue. BCAAs are literally only 3/8th of the material you need.

That is not to say BCAAs are ineffective or have no value, they in fact, do. The problem is that they lack the ability to do what most people expect them to do, which is building and repairing muscles. BCAAs follow catabolic pathways feeding skeletal muscles and preventing muscle tissue from breaking down. They help prevent muscle fatigue during workouts and support recovery. Those are very important things, even for amateurs, but wouldn't you like those benefits along with the ability to repair and build new lean muscle mass?

The 8 essential amino acids (EAAs) are just that. They are essential and are everything you need for protein building or repair in the body.

“BCAAs are good and necessary, but that's not all, they're also incomplete."

Trying to build a protein in the body, repair a protein in the body, recover quickly from workouts, or maintain lean muscle mass with BCAAs is like trying to build a bicycle with one tire and a bunch of seats; it's just not all of the materials needed to get the job done. BCAAs are the same - they are incomplete for the job. For any of these functions we’re looking at, you need all 8 of the essential amino acids. Three of those eight essential amino acids are also BCAAs but you technically need all 8 of them to build that muscle or to repair that tissue. BCAAs are literally only 3/8th of the material you need.

That is not to say BCAAs are ineffective or have no value, they in fact, do. The problem is that they lack the ability to do what most people expect them to do, which is building and repairing muscles. BCAAs follow catabolic pathways feeding skeletal muscles and preventing muscle tissue from breaking down. They help prevent muscle fatigue during workouts and support recovery. Those are very important things, even for amateurs, but wouldn't you like those benefits along with the ability to repair and build new lean muscle mass?

The 8 essential amino acids (EAAs) are just that. They are essential and are everything you need for protein building or repair in the body.

How Your Body Uses Amino Acids As Building Blocks

The image above shows the building blocks of all body proteins.

“BCAAs are good and necessary, but that's not all, they're also incomplete."

The Dark Side of BCAAs

There is a lot of confusion about amino acids, especially between branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and essential amino acids (EAAs).

This is a small but critical detail to understand so you can make an informed decision based on biological reality instead of marketing or bad information from trainers or any other unqualified person.

Whether you are training for competitions or simply striving for optimal health simply swapping your BCAAs for EAAs can make ALL the difference in your health and performance.

“EAAs for BCAAs can make ALL the difference in your health and performance."

The Real difference between BCAAs and EAAs

List of all 22 Amino Acids and the 8 Essential Amino acids it takes to build Body Proteins

Every amino acid has the same basic structure with a special “customized” side chain. The side chain gives each amino acid unique properties.

Our bodies use 22 different aminos to build all the protein in your body: everything from enzymes to fingernails to muscle.

Of these 22, there are 8 that we cannot make on our own. We must get them from our diet. These are called Essential Amino Acids.

Of these 8 essential amino acids, 3 of them have a side chain called a “branched chain.” These are BCAAs.

Amino Acids are the basic building blocks of protein.

List of all 22 Amino Acids and the 8 Essential Amino acids it takes to build Body Proteins

Every amino acid has the same basic structure with a special “customized” side chain. The side chain gives each amino acid unique properties.

Our bodies use 22 different aminos to build all the protein in your body: everything from enzymes to fingernails to muscle.

Of these 22, there are 8 that we cannot make on our own. We must get them from our diet. These are called Essential Amino Acids.

Of these 8 essential amino acids, 3 of them have a side chain called a “branched chain.” These are BCAAs.

Amino Acids are the basic building blocks of protein.

What's So Great about Branched Chain Amino Acids?

These 3 amino acids became famous because they are processed directly in muscle tissue. But while this makes BCAAs useful fuel during a workout which prevents muscle breakdown, they fall short of the full benefits of using amino acids.

They rely exclusively on the catabolic pathway, the “fuel pathway.” As a fuel, users can “notice”, “feel” and effect from BCAAs and equate that with effectiveness, but they are quite ineffective for building or repairing anything in the body.

  • Without the rest of the essential amino acids, it is impossible to build muscle tissue with BCAAs.
  • Your cells don't have the right ingredients
  • To go anabolic (building as opposed to fueling), you need all 8 EAAs
Amino Acid Nitrogen Pathways For Anabolic & Catabolic Proteins

These 3 amino acids became famous because they are processed directly in muscle tissue. But while this makes BCAAs useful fuel during a workout which prevents muscle breakdown, they fall short of the full benefits of using amino acids.

They rely exclusively on the catabolic pathway, the “fuel pathway.” As a fuel, users can “notice”, “feel” and effect from BCAAs and equate that with effectiveness, but they are quite ineffective for building or repairing anything in the body.

Anabolic Pathways - Usable Body Protein
  • Without the rest of the essential amino acids, it is impossible to build muscle tissue with BCAAs.
  • Your cells don't have the right ingredients
  • To go anabolic (building as opposed to fueling), you need all 8 EAAs

You can dig deeper, go farther, push harder, and recover faster.

How to go anabolic during your workout to build & repair

Many amino acid products on the market utilize solely BCAAs, but what the BCAA marketing machine doesn’t tell you is that all essential amino acids, not just BCAAs can be processed directly in muscle tissue.

With all 8 essential amino acids, you activate the anabolic pathway. You can build and repair muscle during the workout instead of merely preventing breakdown with BCAAs.

Even in the middle of a race, in the middle of cycling, in the middle of a run or swim or in the middle of a competition.

EAAs induce “active recovery” – which means even greater results from your workout, less damage to your tissue, and overall better health.

The Trinity of Optimal Performance: EAAs, Fasting and Hormones

The benefits of EAAs don't’ stop there. You can take it one step further.

Many studies have shown massive benefits by working out in a fasted state (on an empty stomach). This stimulates the natural production of powerful hormones which lead to even greater results in your training.

Instead of hitting a wall or shutting down from tissue damage and lack of fuel, you can dig deeper, go farther push harder, and recover faster.

Because EAAs are processed directly in tissue, they do not raise blood levels. PerfectAmino® has only 4 calories per serving, so you remain in a fasted state. This gives you the best of both worlds: active recovery with anabolic EAAs PLUS increased hormone production for maximum sustained benefits.

Get the Most Out of Your Training with Essential Amino Acids

PerfectAmino Essential Amino Acid EAA Tablets

If you want to experience the difference a balanced formula of essential amino acids can make in your workout, your health, and your recovery, try switching to Essential Amino Acids.

PerfectAmino® is all 8 essential amino acids, bioavailable for 99% or greater utilization by the body. It is 100% vegan, sourced from organic plant proteins, it’s free from Gluten/Soy/Dairy/Wheat/Rice/Sugar & GMOs, It’s suitable for Keto, Vegan, Paleo and Low Carb diets, it’s free from any artificial ingredients, Dr. Formulated and made in the USA.

Learn More About PerfectAmino

All amino acids are not created equal.

Get the Most Out of Your Training with Essential Amino Acids

PerfectAmino Essential Amino Acid EAA Tablets

If you want to experience the difference a balanced formula of essential amino acids can make in your workout, your health, and your recovery, try switching to Essential Amino Acids.

PerfectAmino® is all 8 essential amino acids, bioavailable for 99% or greater utilization by the body. It is 100% vegan, sourced from organic plant proteins, it’s free from Gluten/Soy/Dairy/Wheat/Rice/Sugar & GMOs, It’s suitable for Keto, Vegan, Paleo and Low Carb diets, it’s free from any artificial ingredients, Dr. Formulated and made in the USA.

Learn More About PerfectAmino

All amino acids are not created equal.

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Phone:
(877) 804-3258

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Email:
CustomerService@Bodyhealth.com

BodyHealth is on the Inc. 5000 list and our PerfectAMino Tablets are NSF Certified for Sport
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Phone:
(877) 804-3258

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

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BodyHealth is on the Inc. 5000 list and our PerfectAMino Tablets are NSF Certified for Sport

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