BCAA’s and Glutamine Prevent Overtraining and Reduces Cortisol

We’re a BCAA friendly site. After all, I’ve mentioned before, how helpful I feel BCAA’s are for muscle gain and fat loss. If you train hard consistently then you know you are walking a fine line between recovery and over training

Research published in this month’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that taking Glutamine and BCAA can reduce the catabolic state caused by heavy resistance exercise. Men who were strength training were either giving BCAA’s or a placebo. They consumed the supplements for 4 weeks while performing high intensity training.

They consumed 6 grams of BCAA’s. At the conclusion, the BCAA group had decreased levels of  cortisol, higher testosterone  and lower markers of muscle damage then the group that did not. Very powerful evidence

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  1. Jason
    7 years ago

    When is the best time to take BCAAs and glutamine? When you first wake up and before bed or small frequent doses during the day?


  2. Chris
    7 years ago

    Morning protein shake add 5 extra grams of glutamine and bcaa’s
    Pre-workout with jack3d or any other PWO I add 5 grams of bcaa’s
    Post-workout protein shake I add 5 extra grams of glutamine and bcaa’s
    Bed time with casein shake or cottage cheese I add 5 grams of glutamine

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