Branch Chains Amino Acids (BCAA's) are the most critical 3 amino acids that make up protein in any athletes diet. Reflex BCAA provides only the highest quality supply of leucine, valine and isoleucine (the 3 amino acids classified as Branch Chain).
Making up 1/3 of the amino acids in muscle fibre tissue it is clear to see how important these nitrogen containing compounds are. Not only do they significantly improve recovery, especially in the sense of reducing recovery rate, but they also can be used as an energy substrate in prolong periods of exercise.
Intense exercise will severely deplete the stores of BCAA's, similar to glutamine levels also, meaning for athletes training frequently these must be replaced for a speedy and comprehensive recovery.
As these are in the form of amino acids also, they enter the bloodstream rapidly after swallowing, which also prevents catabolism during dieting. Any athlete should if not all ready be taking BCAA's!