Review on Application Prospects of Nutritional Supplement Branched-chain Amino Acids in Competitive Sports




Ping-Ping Yan;Jiong Luo;Xun Sun

Key Words

Branched-chain amino acids ; competitive sports ; nutritional supplement ; sports fatigue


Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

12卷5期(2016 / 10 / 15)

Page #

251 - 256

Content Language


English Abstract

The aim of this study is to review the role of branched-chain amino acids in competitive sports. The data in the existing literature indicated that winning the game not only depends on development of experience and physical ability but also synergetic efforts in such disciplines as physiology, psychology, nutrition, biology, material and athletic training. Only by considering the subjective and objective conditions comprehensively, can athletes constantly break their limits in competitive abilities. Among various measures and methods improving the sports performance, nutrition regulation is the one preferred by athletes and coaches. The supplement Branched-Chain Amino Acid (BCAA for short) has remarkable effects on rapidly relieving fatigue, replenishing energy and enhancing physical abilities after athletes' high-speed and fiercely comprehensive sports. In view of this, this study makes a review on application prospects of BCAA in competitive sports, in hopes of providing theoretical references for analysis on nutritional supplements in athletic sports.

Topic Category 基礎與應用科學 > 化學
生物農學 > 農業
生物農學 > 森林
生物農學 > 畜牧
生物農學 > 漁業
生物農學 > 農產加工