Taking Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) with Exercise, Keto & Intermittent Fasting (video)



Dr. Berg talks about taking branched chain amino acids (BCAA) before or after exercise when you are on a ketogenic diet (keto) and when you are doing intermittent fasting. This will spike insulin, but it's a minor point since the insulin spike is small. The real question is WHY are you taking it in the first place. If you are taking it for recovery, then realize that those amino acids take several hours before they are turned into protein and you would be much better off taking B-vitamins (nutritional yeast) and minerals (electrolytes), since they are the cofactors or helps in the repair of muscles and the creation (synthesis) of muscle. If you are taking BCAA to build muscle realize that intermittent fasting in general will already give you a protein-sparing effect and this protects you from the loss of protein. Growth hormones is spiked too, which help with this. Autophagy will also occur which is the recycling of proteins from the cell, this reducing the need for taking extra protein.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:

Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The New Body Type Guides, published by KB Publishing in January 2017. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals. He has been a past member of the Endocrinology Society, and has taught students as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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