Effects Of Branched-chain Amino Acids Supplementation On Physiological And Psychological Performance During An Offshore Sailing Race

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 12
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
High dose BCAA supplementation (36.25g valine, 25.4g leucine, 10.9g isoleucine taken every 6 hours for the trial, lasting 33 hours) during an offshore sailing test was able to reduce fatigue on day 2, but not day 1, relative to the control given food protein and reduced memory errors in subsequent testing. Hand grip strength test and vertical jump test unaltered with BCAA supplementation.