I recently have gotten into using supplements to enhance my workouts. I saw so many people using them, and always thought of them as being for “serious” athletes. So at first I was intimidated to try them. I started off by using BCAAs, Pre-Workout, and protein shakes.  I have really noticed a difference in my workout performance and recovery when I use them.

What are BCAAs?

BCAA stands Branched-Chain Amino Acid

“When your glycogen stores run low, your body relies on the three types of BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) for fuel, explains Lauren Simmons, R.D., C.S.C.S., of Core Dynamics. The catch: Your body can’t produce BCAAs on its own, so you’ll need to get them from your diet.” (Women’s Health Magazine)

How do BCAAs help your performance?

BCAAs are Helpful for Maintaining Muscle Mass while on a Calorie-Deficient Diet

“To build muscle your body’s rate of protein synthesis must be greater than the rate of protein breakdown.  When it is the other way around, muscle loss occurs, and when they remain the equal your muscle mass stays the same.” (Body Building) So, BCAAs increase the rate of protein synthesis.

BCAAs Can Help Maximize Muscle Recovery

BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis so much more than regular dietary protein because they have already been broken down into the necessary amino acids that your body requires to carry out the reaction. Therefore the rate of protein synthesis increases, in addition to the amount of protein synthesis any one particular call can carry out.” (myprotein.com)

BCAAs Have Been Shown to Reduce Muscle Soreness & Boost Endurance


BCAAs Keep The Body Hydrated with Electrolytes


What is Special About Yumino Pro-Endurance Complex BCAAs?


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Yumino is powered by a potent dose of the 3 Branch Chain Amino-Acids: leucine, iso-leucine, and valine.

Each serving contains:

  • L-Glutamine – which is the most critical amino acid for muscle tissue recovery.
  • L-Citrulline – which improves endurance and blood circulation.
  • L-Carnitine L-Tartarate – which speeds up muscle recovery while mobilizing and burning stored body fat,
  • Betaine – which is clinically proven to improve strength and delay muscle fatigue.
  • Organic Coconut Sugar – which provides organic fast-digesting fuel to muscles during exercise.
  • Organic Coconut Water + Himalayan Pink Sea Salt – which provides a natural source of electrolytes to enhance total body hydration.

Yumino Pro-Endurance BCAAs come in four flavors, I am currently in love with the Blue Frost Special Edition. I bought these products with my own money, and really noticed a difference in my performance and recovery. I decided to become an ambassador for their products, because I believe a lot of women like me are intimidated to use them, when they are for all of us trying to reach our fitness goals. I typically sip on them during my workout, or after a long run. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Are there any supplements you use that you have noticed improve your workout performance?

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