How to use BCAA's - MTN OPS How to use BCAA's - MTN OPS

How to use BCAA's

Oct 13, 2022

By Truett Hanes

BCAA’s increase energy, blunt fatigue, drive muscle growth, aid fat loss, boost brain power, and even extend life.

The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Leucine is the MVP when it comes to boosting muscle protein synthesis. Valine is the MVP before workouts, as it's directly responsible for blunting fatigue via a mechanism in the brain. Isoleucine, another essential amino acid (like the other two BCAAs), is involved in muscle tissue repair and may even help increase energy levels.

The most effective ratio for BCAA’s is a 2-1-1 ratio. So, 6 grams of BCAAs should provide about 3 grams of leucine and 1.5 grams each of isoleucine and valine.

BCAA’s peak 30 minutes after taking them. It is not advantageous to sip on them all day in a larger water jug. They have a job to do and a window to do it in. Very few studies have been done on whether or not taking before or after a workout is best. The few studies that exist suggest before is better than after. This would be something you need to learn about for your own body. Genetics can play a role in this.

BCAA’s are a great add to water as well to help the average person consume more water. Its a great idea to get another 20-30 ounces of water added to your total with some flavor to break up the monotony of water all day everyday.

BCAA's with Creatine?

We couldn't think of a better combination. With all the benefits of muscle recovery, improved strength, improved energy after a lifting session and fighting off soreness for your next workout; our all-new Creatine is surely the greatest addition to our BCAA's and we recommending pairing the two for maximum effect.


Mtn Ops has amazing BCAA’s with several new flavors. If you have any questions with supplements contact the Mtn Ops headquarters and let them assist you!

Have a blessed day and keep hammering!