Among the most beneficial and effective supplements in any sports nutrition program are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). These are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The combination of these three essential amino acids make up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the human body, and plays an important role in protein synthesis, and thus muscle growth and repair.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the human body and is arguably the most important in the process of building muscle and gaining strength. As a non-essential amino acid, Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body which can be found in the central nervous system, white blood cells, the brain and skeletal muscles. It can help improve exercise performance and body composition.
Similar to Glutamine, Taurine can also be considered a conditionally essential amino acid as during times of extreme physical exhaustion the body does not produce enough and supplementation is required.