Answer: Sports Nutrition Editor
Amino acids can help you by providing a "broken-down" or "pre-digested" form of protein for muscle growth and recovery. I take them before long training sessions and when I can't get to a protein shake or a meal. They help me maintain muscle and I notice faster recovery time between workouts. Fitness Labs Amino Fit 1000
is a great choice! I also like Prolab Amino Gelcaps
for easy assimilation. Answer: Lindberg Store Manager
For bodybuilding, protein means everything. I have been taking amino acids for years. Amino acids help provide a convenient source of protein that can help you avoid muscle breakdown as well as healing muscle tissue. There are different forms of amino acids; free form (completely pre-digested), BCAA's (branch chain amino acids) which are aminos that can be converted to energy if needed enabling you to spare muscle tissue from being broken down, or you can buy them individually. I prefer the arginine/ornithine combination since it can help release growth hormone naturally. They should be taken at night.