1. Kelley

    I ordered the pre workout, the BCAA and the ideal lean fat burner. How would you recommend taking these on a daily basis?

    1. Devin Olsen

      Hi Kelley 🙂 You can take 1 Burner capsule in the morning before breakfast, and then use the pre-workout a few minutes before your workout. The BCAA can be used either before, during, or after your workout depending on personal preference!

  2. Colleen

    I workout fisrt thing in the morning. Can I mix my BCAAs the night before, so it’s ready to go in the morning?

    1. Alyson McDonald

      Great question Colleen! You can definitely pre-make your BCAAs and just stick it in the fridge. Then you can just grab it and go in the morning! You may have to shake it up again since some of the contents may have settled overnight, but it will still taste great!

  3. Jordan

    Unlike other BCAA supplements, IdealLean BCAAs is formulated with additional beneficial amino acids to help you train harder and recover right!

  4. Jennifer S

    For the give away:
    I learned that BCAA’s are essential for muscle recovery. They won’t leave you feeling so sore. You should also drink on an empty stomach or during your workouts. Please pick me I’m in need Of this!

  5. Darleen Leal

    I learned that BCAAs Are essential for muscle recovery and to help with weight loss not only for men yay!

  6. Lorelei

    I learned that “BCAAs” stands for branched-chain amino acids which are amino acids that our body cannot produce on its own so we need to get them through foods and supplements. BCAAs are three amino acids called leucine, isoleucine, and valine, and play an important role in muscle growth and repair. In other words, BCAAs improve our workouts and help us reduce muscle soreness.
    I learned that Ideallean BCAA’s not only offer the benefits of these essential amino acids but also contain fat-loss ingredients like CLA and green tea extract as well as other ingredients that help women enhance their results and recovery. I really want to try Ideallean BCAA’s now!

  7. Sarah K

    BCAAs are three amino acids which are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs can not be made within your body, you need outside protein resources. Taking BCAAs helps to maximize your workouts by providing recovery: rebuilding and repairing muscles.

    IdealLean BCAAs comes in a calorie-free powder form that contains fat-loss compounds (like green tea extract). It also has B vitamins to support your body’s natural energy as well as coconut water powder to help you rehydrate.

    Anything to combat that next day(s) soreness is a win for me! I can’t wait to try it!

  8. ginny pyles

    I learned BCAAs are three amino acids that help in the recovery and building of lean muscle.

  9. Marissa Dawkins

    I learned that BCAA consumption before and after training helps reduce the feeling of soreness. Never knew you should take it before and after working out.

  10. Micaela Z

    Being someone who has used BCAAs for over a year now, I always knew that they helped with the muscle soreness but never did I hear about how they help with lean muscle. Lets just say Ill be adding BCAAs on a regular to my program. I really was only using them after really tough lifting sets. But now I know they can be used for so much more.

  11. Chantal Forsyth

    I learned how they can help muscles recover, as well as build long, lean muscle! Exciting!

  12. Chelsea

    The three amino acids in BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They also help with muscle recovery.

  13. Jennifer Nilsen

    I didn’t know it helped build longer, leaner muscles!!! I always thought it was just to help with recovery the next day!! Love my bcaa’s

  14. Christi Kunkle

    I have heard of BCAA’s but never really researched anything about them. I enjoy that somewhat sore feeling a workout provides but have had days where it was a little more than I could bear and actually missed 3 days at the gym because of it. After reading this blog post and learning that utilizing BCAA’s in my daily regimen can greatly reduce muscle soreness and recovery time, I am anxious to try them! I am also intrigued by the added benefit of the fat loss blend that IdealLean BCAAs contain! I am already a huge fan of the protein powder!

  15. Tabitha

    I learned how important the use of. Bcaas are post and pre workout. And how much they help your muscles recover

  16. SammyD

    I would like to try this, but I don’t get too sore anymore. I think I need to step up my game, or try a new challenge. I see some people take the BCAA before and after a work out.. does the BCAA give ya any energy boost?

    1. McKenzie Pinckney

      The BCAAs aren’t made for energy support; however, we do have options like our Pre-Workout and Stim-Free Pre-Workout. Both help with clean energy enhancement. You can look into them here: https://www.idealfit.com/pre-workout.list
      Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

  17. Christine Jarman

    I didn’t know that the body could not produce it’s own BCAAs. I have grown to love them, and appreciate the reduced soreness in my body; no matter how hard the workout is/was.
    I’ve shared with friends and family because they really do work!

  18. Tifini

    I learned that using BCAA’s will help with muscle building because you will be getting the proper amino acids.

  19. Shanelle D.

    I’ve learned to use BCAAs both during AND after working out. It really has minimized muscle soreness for me. I’ve never gone harder or longer working out than I have now. I’m getting better and stronger everyday thanks to your products. Thanks IdealFit!

  20. Deanna

    Such awesome information! I never knew that BCAA’S are the key to preventing sore muscles. I can’t wait to start using them!

  21. Luz D. Feliciano

    ever since I started using your videos to lose weight I learned how to treat my body to healthy foods and to work it out as much as I can. Thank you trainer Trainer Lindsey #idealfit

  22. Talia

    BCAAs are made up of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine!

  23. Makayla

    I love that BCAA’s help with muscle soreness – that’s one thing that can stop someone from continuing their workout program. After reading this, I need to stock up on these!

  24. Allie

    I knew taking BCAAs was an important part of helping muscle soreness and growth, but I didn’t know I could/should take them on off-days too! Would love that IdealFit package! <3

  25. LeeAnna Chapman

    I learned in this blog post what BCAAs stand for– I’ve heard all about them but never knew what the acronym actually stood for!

  26. Susan Conner

    I love that your BCAA’s include CLA. That will help me reach my goals even quicker! I’m so glad one of my friends told me about your products!

  27. Marcy

    I already knew that BCAAs were great for muscles but what I really love is finding out that tgese particular BCAAs also have a fat-burning element in them as well!!! Who doesn’t ❤ that?!?!

  28. Kayla Edwards

    Your body is actually breaking down muscle when you’re working out. Bcaas help to rebuild it into stronger leaner muscle!

  29. Amy Branch

    I was not too knowledgeable of what BCAA’s really were before reading about them on this site several months ago. I have since ordered the product and use it religiously during my bootcamps and strength training routines. I have found that I am not as sore as I normally would be and the recovery seems much quicker. Reading this blog helped reiterate all the positive factors of using this product.

  30. Diane Piri

    I did not realize that BCAA’s also contain a fat loss blend. There might be something to using these!! 🙂

  31. Shonda Gray

    I learned that you can get BCAA through foods you eat but you will also get the extra calories. I have never tried the BCCA’s before.

  32. Cass Jordan

    I learned so much from this article! I have just stared my journey to better my body and have just started learning about supplements and what they do, and this was very informative and not confusing. It was interesting to see how important leucine, isoleucine, and valine are to muscle building, yet they’re not produced within your body. Beyond that, I think it’s really cool that they help improve time and work spent working out AND helps reduce sore muscles!!

  33. Tammy Boswell

    BCAA’s are so good for you! Def use after a workout for any soreness! I’d love to win this!!!

  34. Bethany Ann

    I have been running for the past 5 years. I’ve only really started a lifting routine recently in order to become wedding ready! I just ordered my first protein and preworkout ever from
    Idealfit! I’m so excited to start getting the most from my workouts! In this article I learned that I should really consider ordering some BCAAs because they will help with muscle soreness after a long run! Thanks Idealfit!

  35. nicole wanda

    I learned ” IdealLean BCAAs features a fat-loss blend of special ingredients, including Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG. EGCG is a well-researched compound that will help you lose weight!”

  36. Laura Schoolcraft

    I didn’t realize idealfit BCAA’s included additional amino acids to help with weight loss! Such an awesome product that helps me with recovery, keeps me hydrated and helps with weight loss!! Thanks IdealFit for making a dependable product and helping me reach my goals! O and also for great giveaways like this!!!

  37. Salem Poindexter

    As bad as this may sound I had never heard of BCAA’s before this! I had no idea how important they were to your workout routine. I would love to try out this product. This article taught me a lot, thank you!! 🙂

  38. Andria Robins

    I have never heard about BCAAs until lately. I can’t wait to get started on them and see what they do for my body!! I had no idea all the good that comes from them til I read this blog

  39. Stephany

    It helps with muscle soreness, helps build lean muscle, and tastes amazing 😍

  40. Elsy Hernandez

    Loving the information on BCAA. Just began to weight train and man has it been painful. Came across this brand and seems to be just what I need with ingredients that I can actually pronounce. I am truly excited to try it ASAP.

  41. Kalena Harris

    I really found this blog to be very helpful in my understanding of the importance of BCAA’S. I keep telling myself that I’m gonna start taking them because I always heard that it’s good for you when working out but I wasn’t exactly sure why. After reading this I’ve learned that BCAA’s stands for branch chain amino acids which consist of 3 amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. I learned that BCAA’s help with muscle development and muscle soreness. Taking it before and after a workout helps with your performance and your recovery process when the muscles need to be rebuild. I learned that leucine in particular is what helps with muscle-building. Also, the only way to obtain these is from outside protein sources like meat, dairy, legumes, and nuts. I didn’t realize that the ldeallean product of BCAA’S helps with fat loss and includes a green tea extract. EGCG is a compound that help you lose weight. Also, that it includes B vitamins to help keep you healthy and support your body’s natural energy production, and coconut water powder to help you with rehydration.
    I can now start taking BCAA’S knowing exactly what it does for me.

  42. Amber

    I didn’t know that BCAAs were essential! And one of the best sources is dairy products… of course, diary being number two on my stomach’s hate list…
    It was also really interesting reading the other resources you listed that the trials have show that leucine acts like insulin to help regulate protein synthesis in the muscles and that the BCAAs were so effective at reducing muscle soreness!!
    I’m really thinking hard about ordering some BCAAs now!!
    (Of course it would be really nice to win the bundle!;) fingers crossed!)

  43. Nayni

    Thanks for the blog. I gained a great understanding of what BCCA actually mean/are. I enjoy reading this article because it’s so interesting !!

  44. Megan

    I learned what BCCA stands for and that we don’t make them within our body and getting enough can help with muscle soreness

  45. Deborah Reich

    BCAA’s help with muscle soreness while building muscle!! I have experienced this for myself. When I first started the 6 week FBC, my legs were so sore!! Then I added BCAAs to my food plan and then the soreness was noticeably less!! I love IDEAL LEAN products!

  46. Carrie Holladay

    I did not know that doing on BCAAs during your workout would help with fighting workout fatigue!! Awesome!

  47. Danielle Wright

    The article as while was new information for me. I’m just learning about BCAAs and the benefits of them. Ordered my sample pack, can’t wait to try them!

  48. Rachel L Patrick

    I learned that our body doesn’t make these amino acids so we need to get them from food and supplements.

  49. Lisa

    I did not know that dairy provides a higher proteinBCAA content. I didn’t mean know that they were made calorie free either. I just knew they helped with muscle soreness, so reading the blog helped inform me. Would love to try ideal fit!

  50. Bri Bri

    Thanks for this informational blog post Karina!!! 🙂
    I didnt realize that IdealLean BCAAs are different than the others becasue they have a special fat-loss blend that includes Tonalin, CLA, and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG. Also learned that EGCG is a well-researched compound that will help with weight loss. Who knew! I will say…
    Ideal lean BCAAs ARE the best tasting (lately I cant get enough of the green apple). Love it!

  51. Lauren Bull

    I learned that extra consumption of these amino acids actually helps combat sore muscles and helps the body better recover.

  52. Denyse

    Working out breaks down our muscles; consuming BCAA’s helps to rebuild leaner, stronger muscles and also helps to eliminate the soreness that comes along with it.

  53. Nicole Gee

    I learned bcaas are essential to muscle recovery. Before ideallean I knew nothing about bcaas and their benefits.

  54. Kaleena Jensen

    I didn’t know that it was found in foods; so this form is helping from eating it. Smart!

  55. Melissa

    I learned what BCAAs do. I’ve seen the supplements but didn’t know how beneficial they were.

  56. Debbie

    To be honest, I’ve never understood BCAAs, so I learned a lot from this post, including how they affect your training. Thanks for the great information!

  57. Emilie Raetz

    One of the things i learned is BCAAs are three amino acids that play a big role in your body’s daily function and also have a major impact on your results. These three amino acids are classified as leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

    Really want this product!!

  58. Allison Harnett

    I learned a lot from this post! Didn’t realize how BCAAs reduce muscle soreness and help the recovery process to gain stronger leaner muscle! Love ideal lean definitely want to try BCAAs ❤️

  59. Vanessa Baca

    IdealFit giveaway:
    I received this in my e-mail. It was a good blog to read. I worked on toning my body before & never knew how important they were. That when working out the soreness comes from the calories we burned, muscles being broken down, & how BCCAs play an important role for muscle recovery.

  60. Rhonda

    I had heard of bcaa before but didn’t know what it was. Did not know it helps with muscle recovery. It’s good to know ! Would love to win ! Thank you for the information .

  61. Lisa Kinkade

    I am happy to finally know what the acronym BCAA stands for! 🙂 (Branched-chain amino acids) – And thank you for explaining their importance both pre and post work out. I am trying to take the initial work out step and this is great info. I know I will be super sore to start and this looks like it would help out. Thank you.

  62. Nichole Denton

    Excellent article! I didn’t realize that BCAAs had to come from an outside source, and are not made in the body. Thanks for all of the good information!

  63. Ajay jan

    I have been checking out BCAAs. With Idealfit/Ideal fit I found out BCAAs aid in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscle. I always thought BCAAs, CLA etc were for serious muscular bodybuilders. I didn’t think it could be for me an
    Idealfit neo-fight. Woo hoo go me!
    Sent from my iPad

  64. Andrea F

    I learned that BCAAs help with preventing extreme muscle soreness from a heavy weightlifting session. This is great news! I just recently got into taking BCAAs and did not know that they had this benefit as well.

  65. Shelyn Gibb

    I learned that you need BCAA’s for muscle soreness and fatigue. Wish I had some now. Would love to try it.

  66. Angela

    Although it makes perfect sense, it never occurred to me that iur bodies don’t produce BCAAs and we need to obtain them from outside sources. Very interesting.

  67. Kelsey

    Prior to this article I wasn’t familiar with BCAAs at all. I just recently started working out and trying to eat healthier to make a change in my life and I’m currently trying to do research to become more educated on how to best reach my results. I learned that BCAAs are gained through outside foods and your body can’t create them on its own but are needed to help build muscle. This seems like a must need product to reach my fitness goals!

  68. Jessie Upchurch

    I have learned how awesome BCAAs are and how important they are in making the progress I definitely am trying to make. BCAAs end a key ingredient in fitness!! It helps with muscle soreness and lean muscle building. BCAAs help with recovery as well!

  69. Debbie kring

    Wow I learned so much from this article! I didn’t know that muscle soreness could be reduced by taking in the proper amino acids or that they were essential. I’m excited to introduce this into my fault routine!!

  70. Alanna Duncan

    I didn’t know that Ideal fit BCAAs features a fat-loss blend of special ingredients, including Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG. I love this product so much!

  71. Casey Miller

    The blog was very helpful! I often see posts that state how BCAA’s can be helpful to any fitness routine, but now I know how. It’s interesting how taking BCAAs can be useful for muscle soreness.

  72. Tia Shank

    WOW! I really enjoyed this article! I did not know really anything at all about BCAA’s. One thing I learnt that I found especially interesting was that they helped to reduce muscle soreness. That would be wonderful as I am usually quite sore despite stretching to try to help combat the pain. I would love to win this to try these! If it helps I will certainly be adding them to my fitness regimen. Thanks for the great info!! 🙂

  73. jaqueline alanis

    I always knew I was missing something…when I read this article it gave me the hope I needed. I have been trying to gain muscle but I always ended up fatiging my muscles and soreness was always there. So this article just explained everything I needed to know to start fresh!!!

  74. samantha martin

    wow i learned a lot! i had always assumed BCAA’s didnt really do anything for you lol! im most interested in the “BCAA leucine, in particular, has been shown to be directly involved in muscle development.” thanks for the education!!

  75. Rachel

    I have recently heard a lot about the importance of BCAAs. Upon reading, I learned that they are essential amino acids that your body can only get from certain foods or supplements.

  76. Eliana Calderon

    I love this blog because it really shows the diversity of bodies and how to stay healthy! it also has very helpful content and amazing resources.

  77. Jessica Van Horn

    I didn’t know that essential nutrients meant that you had to get them from outside sources. Love the idea of not being too sore for my next workout with using BCAA

  78. Alyssa Lou Hamman

    BCAAs help to promote protein synthesis, which helps your muscles rebuild faster with less soreness. Powdered coconut water is added to ideal lean BCAAs to replenish electrolytes while rehydrating.

  79. Jordan Cooper

    Who knew!!! I know that BCAA’s were amino acids but I had no idea where they came from and that you had to eat sooo many calories to get them. I was always interested in taking BCAA’s but I didn’t know the benefits! Now I do! And to know they added workout enhancing and fat burning ingredients I REALLY WANNA try them. I hope I win!! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  80. Shelby

    Would love to win this bundle mainly because I am a college student trying to get into shape and cannot afford BCAA’s. Really love this company and products and it would mean a lot to me if I won!

  81. Kaitlyn Miller

    I learned that bcaas help build lean muscle. Love my mocha latte one and will be drinking with every workout now.

  82. Allie Kessel

    I love that the idealfit BCAAS have no calories but can do so much to improve your training and results! And super tasty?! I’m in! 🙂

  83. Bridget

    I loved this post. And believe also that it’s super important to make sure that BCAA’s are paired with exercise and a properly balanced diet to see the best and healthiest results. I totally agree! 😊

  84. Dani

    Interesting to learn the different compositions of water in our bodies in men compared to women. Also the importance of amino acids in our recovery phase. Interesting articles.

  85. Heather

    I haven’t ever looked into BCAAs or even heard about them much until I started the challenge but it’s definitely something I will look into. I currently use pre-workout but I would love to have something for the soreness.

  86. Taylor Anderson

    I think its cool to learn that BCAAs are three amino acids that play a big role in bodys daily function. These three amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

  87. Jenni

    Just learning much of this. The importance of BCAAs is new to me and this article is a piece of the puzzle in helpingredients me identify the what, why, and how’s of it all.

  88. Tawnya

    I did not realize, until reading this article, that your body cannot create these 3 amino acids and that the only way to get them is from food and/or supplements. I have tried both the orange paradise & kiwi strawberry flavors. They are very delicious. I’m planning on ordering the lemonade one next!

  89. Carole Perkins

    Very interesting. I`d be interested to see how it would help my hamstring tightness during a run. I’d love to give it a try! I don’t perform well when restricted with the discomfort.

  90. Cristine Harper

    I have been taking ideal BCAAs for about 6 months now and I can tell such a huge difference in the way I feel after my workouts. I am not sore as often and I am building lean muscle just like the article says. I’m obsessed with your products and tell all my friends to use them!

  91. Robin M

    I had heard about BCAAs from other people at my gym, and decided to give these a try in the multi pack recently. After reading this now after the fact, I learned that this mix includes extras like coconut water powder for rehydration and fat burners too. Such a great product, and tastes good too! Idefinitely recommend it!

  92. Kim

    I’ve been using IdealLean BCAA now for at least six months as my workout soreness was getting in my way of advancing, now I can enjoy my workouts without worrying how sore I might be. What I did not realize until reading this blog is that it also has the additional fat-loss compounds. Thank you for another amazing supplement.

  93. Cheryl Roth

    Love Idealfit products! I did not know that BCAAs are essential amino acids your body can only get from either our diet or supplements. They play a big role in the muscle-building and energy department, and this means they will play an important part in your workout performance and recovery.

    Getting sufficient amounts of BCAAs will help you reach your goals by ensuring you are not deficient and that your body has everything it needs to rebuild and repair your muscles.

    The idealfit BCAA’s are amazing. Absolutely ❤️ Them.

  94. Bridget Prasnicki

    IdealLean BCAAs include Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract. I have heard plant people say drinking Green Tea is good for you but I don’t like it. This is perfect!

    There is also 0 carbs, fat and sugar in IdealLean BCAA!!

  95. Katelyn Schaeffer

    I learned from reading this article how essential BCAAS are. I knew they helped with muscle soreness but I wasn’t aware about the 2:1:1 Ratio that is so important in recovery and muscle repair. I workout almost everyday, and there is no way I am getting enough BCAAS in the food I am eating while in a cut. I think BCAAS are a necessary product while training hard, it helps lean you out, recover, and give your muscles fuel so you don’t get hurt. I know I will be drinking my Ideal BCAAS all day long if I win the stack 🙂

  96. Casey Gilbert

    BCAAs are more than just a supplement, they help with the recovery of your muscles and help you achieve the goals that you want, they also have an advantage of helping with weightloss.. Im just trying to start to actually work towards what i want with my health and body and i would love to win!

  97. Angie

    BCAAS have essential amino acids that help your muscles recover faster after a hard work out.

  98. Stephanie

    I recently bought the mocha latte BCAA’s. I’ve been using them during my workouts and on rest days as well. I knew they were awesome for muscle soreness and building lean muscle but the amount of energy I get is awesome! I seriously will never go without them and the Taste is amazing! In. Love. 😍

  99. Jeanne DeValk

    I am new to all of this. Am starting the 15 day challenge. I think I am going to take that challenge and then slowly add to what I am doing. I have the shakes/protein drinks to start so I am going to go slow and build as I go.

  100. Laurs

    Great article. I didn’t know you could take bcaas before and during workouts. I do feel they help with soreness if you take consistently. I usually take another brand but I’m going to trt the raspberry lemonade here. I love the chocolate brownie and French vanilla protein powders. Day 6 of 2 week challenge lost 7 lbs and the food is delish. Would love more meal plans

  101. Angela Adams

    One thing I learned from this blog post is that BCAA consumption before AND after training is important.

  102. Annie Pulcini

    I didn’t realize we had to get BCAAs from diet or supplements. How do you know if you’re getting enough from diet?

  103. Hannah

    This post taugt me that BCAAs help with muscle soreness. I’ve tried the sample of BCAAs at the same time I started the 15 day challenge. After each workout, where I drank the BCAAs, I thought “man I’m not sure at all maybe I didn’t push myself.” After the trial packs were gone I started to get more and more sore. Now I know the BCAAs were the magic helping me stick to my routine!!! I will be buying more ASAP!

  104. Ashley Shaffer

    I have problems with chronic fatigue and had no idea these also included B vitamins to assist with my body’s natural energy production. I have only bought the sample pack so far and did notice a difference in how I felt during my workout.

  105. Laurs

    Bcaas help rebuild muscle and minimize soreness from workouts I need that.

  106. Brittany K

    So I thought I posted already but I don’t see it up here. What I learned about BCAAs is how the help with toning and energizing and keeping you from feeling that muscle fatigue after a good workout. They can’t be made within the body so they have to be supplemented either in one’s diet or by most commonly a powder supplement. I’ve been working out harder and with other idealfit products, these are a great addition!

  107. Kayla Whitley

    I found it interesting that our bodies do not produce the BCAAs leucine, isoluecine, and valine. They have to be obtained through outside sources and help the body as it rebuilds muscle.

  108. Morgan Roberts

    I had no idea IdealLean BCAA’s had so much stuff in them to help with weight loss, energy and rehydration! No wonder they’re so good!

  109. Donna Herrera

    I always enjoy reading the ideal fit blogs but did not realize natural amino acids that the BCAA powder is made from can be found in dairy!🐮🧀🥛

  110. Cassandra Miller

    I learned BCAAs can help combat muscle soreness! 👏🏼

  111. Chelsea

    I purchased BCAAs when I started my first challenge not really knowing WHY I needed them, just that they were helpful in recovery. What is truely awesome about Ideal Fit’s brand is while they give you many benefits to achieving your goals with your fitness journey, they also were sneaky and gave us women a bonus of a unique weight loss blend which combines CLAs and green tea (both of which are AWESOME for weight loss and sweet tooth cravings!). I’m so glad I found IDEAL FIT!

  112. Donna Foster

    This was incredibly informative!! It explains why I cannot get the results I’ve been working so “painfully” for! Thank you

  113. Carole D

    BCAA’s are essentials to recovery from muscle soreness. Our bodies can not produce them so you need to get them from supplements or diet.

  114. Ashley O'Haver

    I have to say I did not know what BCAA’s were really. I like the idea of having my muscle soreness recovery sped up a bit, because that is always the thing that delays my workouts and has me taking more time off in between workouts. I love the flavors of the protein shakes so I bet these flavors would be just as good.

  115. Angelica

    So much to learn… and to think that BCAAs would have helped me reduce my soreness that am feeling right now. Thank you for the info.

  116. Mikalan

    I learned I should have ordered bcaas. Not only does it provide additional B vitamins it also helps with weight loss. I prefer green tea extract to caffeine as well.

  117. Carly Ince

    I did not know that BCAA’s cannot be produced naturally within the body. Great article, very informative and easy to understand!

  118. Kimberle Alexander

    Love ideal BCAAS, they help with combating soreness after a great workout!

  119. Lauren

    I was an athlete all through college and constantly found myself sore for days and my muscles fatigued very quickly through my workouts. I just thought that was part of the deal being a college athlete. However now that I’m done playing I still experience the same thing. So I started doing my own research into types of workouts for the body I wanted and how to get it. Coming across this article about BCAAs has been the best part of my research. It was a shock to me that our bodies don’t produce these amino acids on their own. One of my main goals right now is to build more lean muscle mass so now knowing that leucine can help with that, I will definitely be getting some BCAAs to try!

  120. Mikalan

    Loving my rotein shakes will be ordering bcaas to help with post workout pain

  121. Misty

    I didn’t realize that BCAAS were okay for women until I read this article. I guess I just always thought it was something men took for weight lifting. I had no idea it was used to help with soreness as well. Very informative ☺

  122. Yajaira

    BCAAs helps with muscle recovery and soreness! I’m going to try the IdealFit BCAAs because contains a fat loss formula! This was a great information about these supplements!! Thanks!!

  123. Lindsey Varner

    I’ve never even heard of BCAAs prior to this post! This just shows how much I don’t know, and how insightful this blog can be!! It’s crazy how many different nutrients our bodies need to run well that people just aren’t getting through their diet alone. Thankful for idealfit!

  124. Jewlie

    Hello!! I am new to the world of added supplements 🙂 i noticed it said it was beneficial to take before and after? I understood it was best to take after…if I take a pre-workout should i be doing BCAAs as well?

  125. Tammy steele

    BCAA sound great… anything that helps with the sore muscels
    This blog very informative I love Lindsey’s program

  126. Amy Kerwin

    Wow! Such amazing things these BCCAs do. So glad I read this to learn how they maximize your hard work and time spent exercising, which keeping up with Kaitlin is already a challenge. So this will get me closer to keeping up on those burpees. Yes!. Also they combat soreness…….so my knees and legs will recover after a leg day quicker! Yes! Extremely intense soreness interferes with my workout schedule and sleep. And the topping on the cake., I mean body performance (cake is reserved for cheat day) ……fat burning! Now, which flavor………

  127. Gabby Abrishamian-Garcia

    I learned that leucine, a BCAA, has been scientifically proven to help increase protein buildup in muscles after exercise!

  128. Rachel Grant

    I’ve always been active and interested in gaining strength. However, whenever I begin a new workout plan, I feel like I’m missing something to capitalize on my hard work. I don’t want my work to go to waste. I’ve never tried BCAAs but after reading this article, I am eager to implement IdealLean BCAAs into my diet. I know that not only will it help with muscle soreness but it also sounds like the product I’ve been looking for to fill what I’ve been missing.

  129. Nicole

    There is a lot of good info in here. I learned that BCAAs are something we can’t actually produce ourselves, and we need to get it from an outside source.

  130. Sharon Martin

    This post was helpful! I have experienced the benefit of BCAAs! They were recommended by a friend and I love them. I feel like I have more energy during my workout. They also help to curb a sweet tooth!

  131. Brittany White

    I thought BCAA were just a male thing so I never done any research on it. But after reading this blog It makes me wonder what else have I been missing out on. Now knowing that I could have been saving myself all those super sore days lol!!. I’m looking forward to adding BCAA to my workouts.

  132. Mel

    I am looking to get back into a more regular fitness and exercise routine – I have always understood the benefits of exercise, but had no idea what BCAAs were or their role in building muscle and muscle recovery. Thank you for sharing this informative information!

  133. Kimberly

    Thanks for the article. I’ve learned a lot! I didn’t know that the aminos in the BCAAs were found in dairy foods. I don’t eat a lot of dairy so I guess bcaas would be good to help!

  134. Gina

    I learned the 3 amino acids in it are leucine, isoleucine, and valine . BCAA’s help reduce muscle soreness and help build muscle. Idealfit BCAA’s taste great!

  135. Julie

    I found out I have kidney problems and my protein is limited to less than 70 grams a day. Is it still ok to do the protein drink and the CLAs?

  136. Becki Stevens

    I never knew that BCAAs are essential amino acids that your body can ONLY get from either diet or supplements!

  137. Greta B Cox

    very helpful to know what supplements I need as a woman. I love idealean protein!

  138. B. Gann

    I do appreciate the additional information I receive in my inbox each day. I learned that BCAAs are essential aminos found in branched-chain amino acids, which help to rebuild after tearing down. Thanks so much.

  139. Sam Yost

    Your muscles are are broken down cardio and resistance and need to be repaired but the BCAA’s improve the muscle building process. And they help take care of soreness 😊

  140. Brittany moskal

    So BCAAS fight the feeling of muscle exhaustion that I sometimes feel? Also has anyone taken this that has a testimony of how they work to share? Thanks!

  141. Jen W

    BCAAS help combat soreness in addition to helping buold muscle.

  142. Lauren

    Before your blog post, I thought BCAAs were just for soreness. I purchased the BCAA sample several months ago and love the taste but overlooked the other benefits such as help with lean muscle and the other components like green tea extract. Thanks for sharing the post! This mom missed it somehow! Thanks!

  143. Donna Jones

    I learned what BCCAS are and how important they are. They help build lean muscle and help reduce soreness after work outs, and they have vitamins that can help with weight loss.

  144. Dana

    I did not know that BCAA’s could help reduce muscle soreness! Knowing this makes me want to incorporate them into my post-workout routine!

  145. Melissa Hergert

    I always thought BCAAs were to combat soreness. After reading this post, I now unserstand that they help aid in building lean muscle! I will most definitely begin to incorporate these into my daily routine!

  146. Christine Stone

    BCAA’s improve the repair and rebuilding of muscle that’s been broken down during exercise. And IdealLean’s latte flavor is so yummy!!

  147. Nathalie

    bCaas are essential to repair and build muscles. Best to take during and after workouts

  148. Mary Hutton

    Interesting that BCAA’s (amino acids) cannot be produced in your body. BCAA refers to 3 amino acids. Love the protein powders that I have and would love to try more products.

  149. Kristen

    I learned in reading this article that supplementing with BCAAs, and leucine in particular, can help maximize your hard work and time spent in the gym. What?!? Who doesn’t want their hard work and time spent in the gym maximized?? Makes that hard work and time numerous times more worth it!! Love it!

  150. Jen De Sousa

    I really enjoyed this informative article. I didn’t know much about BCAAs previously, so it was interesting to read about the benefits for muscle soreness after working out, I’ve often noticed after a big workout, or a rushed stretch that I get muscle soreness, so the idea of supplementing with BCAAs is intriguing to me. Thanks for the information!

  151. Cheryl

    I am new to all of this and learned what BCAAs are and how they affect my body. I can’t wait for my order to get her to begin my challenge! Would love to try this product as well!

  152. Deava

    I wasn’t aware bcaa includes coconut water for rehydration and green tea extract.

  153. Kristen

    I take Idealean BCAA’s and I actually did not know that BCAA’s help with muscle soreness. I also didn’t realize that without taking BCAA’s you would need to consume all these extra calories just to get those nutrients. So I’m glad I take BCAA’s!

  154. A

    I did not know that the BCAAS would help provide what was needed for sore muscles and that they are composed of three amino acids.

  155. Jessica

    WOW! What great info! Even with my mom being a personal trainer, I learned so much!!! Now I have something I can teach her. I would love to win the package to help me with my health goals due to medical problems & financial stress taking over my life. I reeeeeaaallllyyyyy need a boost! And this can do it!!! Thank you.

  156. Hadassah Stevens

    Prior to reading this post I didn’t know what BCAA’s even were. BCAA stands Branch Chain Amino Acids which is a natural compound comprised of 3 specific amino acids. Your body does not produce this compound naturally so you have to supplement what you don’t get from protein enriched foods.
    I would love to win this challenge so I can try your specific products and get on my road to a healthy lifestyle.

  157. Angie Cunliffe

    I’ve been using the BCAA’s for a short period of time now. I knew they could help with fat lost but wasn’t aware those particular fat burning products were in here. LOVE the raspberry lemonade!

  158. Melanie Litchfield

    I did not know that BCAAs are essential and cannot be made in the body! I have to admit I will take it easy if I’m sore because I don’t want to hurt myself working through the pain. I saw Ideal Raw listed above in the comments-so there’s a Raw version of the BCAA??

  159. Lacy Deom

    Interesting, I always thought I needed to feel sore to show I had a good workout, now I know that’s not really true. And how my body doesn’t make BCAAs on its own shows how important nutrition is to my fitness goal.

  160. Nicole

    I didn’t know that you guys used coconut water as an ingredient in your BCAAs to help replenish electrolytes. Makes me wanna try them even more!

  161. Jennifer Brady

    Wow, this is an eye opener. I had not heard of amino acids role in helping with muscle recovery. I definitely want to try these.

  162. Kyle

    I didn’t realize BCAAs should be taken on non-training days too. It also seems like you are suggesting taking before and after training. Is that correct?

  163. Jennifer Lee

    I learned that BCAAS are essential in repairing muscles and building lean muscle while eliminating fat. While I’ve never taken supplements before, I’ve started counting calories and Macros and feel these products would benefit me weight loss and toning goals. Pick Me!!!

  164. Carla Robbins

    Wow…this blog post was very informative. I did not understand the important role that BCAA’s played in the recovery of muscle tissue post workout. I always believed I was receiving everything I needed from my protein powder but now understand the value of these special amino acids. I was especially excited to learn of the added benefits of Ideal lean’s BCAA’s which contain Green Tea Extract and the B vitamins! I love the fact that I can just add them to my water and drink them throughout the day! I would love the opportunity to try these products if I am the lucky 🍀 winner!😁

  165. Cassandra Hammel

    I didn’t know BCAA helped with muscle soreness. I also didn’t know that your (my) body doesn’t naturally produce them. Great information!

  166. Sharyl

    Taking BCAA’s would really help me intensify my workouts since I wouldn’t be required to rest my body as long for sore muscles. Perhaps when I feel I have some money to spare on myself I will get some. But is it okay to take them while breastfeeding?

  167. Ashton Dunlavy

    I learned how absolutely important it is to incorporate BCAA’s into my diet! The fact that they can help my body create lean muscle without all of the soreness that generally comes with building muscle is so awesome! Nobody wants to be sore, and now they don’t have to be!

  168. Brenda smith

    I love when i have sore muscles it makes me feel like I got in a great workout, however the next workouts makes it so much more difficult because I hurt EVERYWHERE. I like the idea that BCCA’s can help maximize my hard works while helping my muscle soreness. I would love to try this.

  169. Mikaela Angerhofer

    I had no idea BCAA’s help with fat loss, and also that the different ingredients they specifically have can be found in other products, especially dairy.

  170. Amy Ho-Ching

    I had no idea BBCA were amino acids. And that they helped combat muscle soreness. I should really look in to these since sore muscles usually keep me from working out the next day.

  171. Jessica

    Interesting! I learned that bcaas are essential and that means that you can’t get them from within your body, but you have to get them from an outside source.

  172. Amber Woodworth

    I bought the bcca latte blend and I love it! I haven’t been as sore after using it. I can really tell a difference.

  173. Aileen Campos

    I learned that the three amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine are essential because they aren’t produced naturally in our bodies and that they will help maximize our excerisizing and diet for best results and less soreness.

  174. Thalia

    I learned that I have a lot to learn> I was always happy when I was sore after a workout because for me it signified that I had achieved a great workout. But after reading this blog post I realize the importance of BCAAs and how they help combat that soreness so that it doesn’t interfere with my ability to workout but also tone and build muscle. I am also thrilled to have learned that I dont have to consume a ton of calories to get them. I was in a head on collision in 2009, I’ve had many surgeries and had to relearn how to walk, balance among other things. I use a quad cane but can also walk on my own but the cane is for moments of “weakness” that may arise. So for me this information is a double blessing as I am in pursuit of a healthier body, a more fulfilling life after that horrific event. Thank you for writing this blog!!:)

  175. Karissa Collins

    Wow I didn’t know our bodies couldn’t make leucine, isoleucine and valine. I realized how important it is to consume it. Even more so to rebuild my muscles. Such good information!

  176. Samantha Menard

    I didn’t know that BCAAs aren’t made by your body and that you can drink them throughout the day! I also love that yours adds extra benefits besides just the bcaas! 🙂

  177. Jessica krizsan

    This is awesome! I’m taking BCAA right now but this is way more info than I knew so it was great understand more. Like for example I didn’t know that it’s all the stuff that your body cannot produce it’s stuff we need from our diet! And it’s so cool that your brand of BCAA has a fat loss/burner in it and no sugar or anything 🙂

  178. Darlena Skinner

    I learned that taking the BCCA before you prevent muscle soreness and fatigue thats a good thing I need to try ,this is the comment for the Idealfit giveaway for Monday April 25,2017 that Trainer Lindsey doing I got a email and it said post comment here.I hope this is right I would luv to win the bundle.Thanks for the chance

  179. Chasity

    I learned that BCAAs contain fat-loss compounds and workout-enhancing ingredients, which allow women to enhance their recovery and results!

  180. Kim T

    BCAAs help you combat muscle soreness, build lean muscle, gives you energy, and keep you hydrated. An all-in-one drink! Finally! I’m excited to try it!

  181. Kim Kieffer

    So glad I got to read this blog. I never knew about BCAAS so it’s nice to know there is something out there to help after workouts. I figured soreness was just part of it and you should just ice the muscles and take it easy. I’ll definitely have to order some Ideal products to help with workouts!

  182. Andrea

    Really great information in this article. I didn’t know about bcaas before reading this article. Thanks!

  183. Sara

    I did not know that BCAA’s aid in the recovery process and help you build stronger, leaner muscle. Definitely going to need to add this to my routine!!

  184. Rachael Smith

    BCAAs are such a good additive to any diet, but especially those looking for improve their outward appearance. It helps during training to help build stronger muscles while also aiding with muscle recovery from the soreness from an intense workout. BCAAs are essential nutrients not heard of often but they should due to their helpfulness to the human body.

  185. Kendra Nelson

    i loved this blog. i’ve learned a lot, and i never really understood what amino acids were and that we needed them for our bodies. i never really used bcaas but have recently purchased yours and LOVE the kiwi strawberry. i have noticed it does help a lot and would definitely recommend it 😊

  186. Melissa

    One thing I learned from this post is that BCAA’s are ESSENTIAL amino acids for your body. There are three amino acides called leucine, isoleucine, and valine. I had no idea that they can’t be made within your body, so you need to get them through outside protein sources, such as meat, milk or yogurt. But IdealLean BCAA’s are a fantastic source of getting these amino acids to help with the recovery process and make a woman feel and look great!

  187. Kylie Miller

    I have been trying BCAA’s for about a month now and I really appreciate how much they help with soreness specifically. Along with that, it’s nice to have something to drink that is a twist on water since (while I love water) it can get boring sometimes!

  188. Fegnie Toussaint

    I’ve learnt that bcaa’s relieve muscle soreness also
    Didn’t know that our bodies produce bcaa’s. I have used them in the past and I’ve felt great when I did. Great blog

  189. Cristina

    You can get BCAAs from meat, milk, yogurt, legumes and nuts.

  190. Sarah

    I learned BCAAS are amino acids and our bodies do not produce it naturally.

    I also learned I am really happy that I splurged on them the last time I ordered!

  191. Melissa

    Happy to know what the BCAAs are made out of! Feel like I learned a lot about how these can help you!

  192. Jodi Pugh

    I have Fibromyalgia and workout at least 5 times a week so my body stays in a constant state of soreness but these would truly help with muscle soreness, fatique and breakdown of muscle mass as I’m trying to lean out. Staying healthy and exercising is the only thing alongside eating right that helps with my disease so I’m glad to see that there are other things I can add to my daily routine that help combat the muscle aches and pains. Thank you for sharing this information.

  193. Amanda Tingle

    “Getting sufficient amounts of BCAAs will help you reach your goals by ensuring you are not deficient and that your body has everything it needs to rebuild and repair your muscles.” I guess I “knew” this but it is nice to see that a fitness company shows how much they value their clients by the amount of research you have done for all your protein powders.

  194. Jacquelyn

    I knew certain vitamins could help with recovery, but I did not know BCAA’s helped cut down on the soreness that follows workouts. That is excellent in that sometimes when I work hard towards something, I lose some of them drive because of soreness from the previous days work.

  195. Lauren Cobb

    I didn’t realize that BCAAs were naturally found in some foods, tbh. I’ve used BCAAs for some years through multiple fitness journeys, but I recently purchased idealfit’s iced latte BCAA because I was excited to see a flavor I’ve never seen before and I was so excited that it contained CLA – I love finding supplements that combine multiple essentials that are beneficial for fitness 🙂

  196. Stacy Billings

    I have been using these BCAA’s for months now and can’t imagine a workout without them. I love that there are fat burning components that are specifically built for women included in the product! 💪🏽

  197. Anne

    BCAA’s are an essential part of taking your workouts to the next level in order to help build lean muscles and recover from your workouts. I also learned that it is good to use even when you are not working out because you will still benefit from them just as much..

  198. Dana Yerington

    I didn’t know about these BCAAs but makes so much sense. I wish I had the money to purchase so really hoping I win this package. If I can show my husband how beneficial they r then I can keep using this product. So please pick me.

  199. Maria

    I knew amino acids were important but didn’t realize how important when it comes to getting lean and building muscle. I just thought it was as simple as having some protein after a workout. Thanks for explaining!

  200. Rhianna Berry

    Great read! I’ve heard of BCAAs, but really did not know what they were or that that stood for branched-chain amino acids. Also, had no idea their impact on workout recovery and where (what foods) they come from. I’ve done the 15 day challenge with GREAT results! Starting another round soon and would love to add this to the mix! Thanks TL!

  201. Lisa

    I just turned 45 and I have noticed this past year that my body and metabolism have changed..more than I would like. I have been an athlete my entire life and these changes have been a little confusing and discouraging. Your blog gave me hope. I think that BCAAs are just what I need to get back on course. It makes sense because it has taken me longer to recover lately and the changes in my body show that I need to build more muscle. I am very excited to incorporate BCAAs into my life.

  202. Denise

    I knew nothing about BCAAs until I read this article. Started lifting 3 weeks ago and this last week on Monday was so sore at the end of workout and for the rest of the week. I would be interested in trying just to help with soreness!

  203. Jen Novotny

    I’ve started taking the BCAA off and on, but after reading this it will be my go to during workouts! I’ve struggled with soreness, especially if I’ve taken a week or so off, so adding BCAA sounds like a simple way to help my body out. Also, I didn’t realize that dairy was such a good resource for BCAA!

  204. Liz R

    I had no idea Bcaa had so many benefits. And reducing muscle soreness? Awesome! Thank you for this post.

  205. Ariana

    Today I learned that BCAA supplements could really help me out with my routine… I could use these to combat my sorenes I get from pushing myself to my limit.

  206. Lori

    I learned what BCAA’s are. T hree amino acids that play a big role in your body’s daily function and also have a major impact on your results.

  207. Carrie A

    I have never learned anything about BCAA’s until I read this. Very important to help in soreness and recovery after a great workout. Thanks for the continued information!

  208. Rachel

    Wow! I didn’t know what BCAAs did before this honestly. I would love the try them. Learning that they help with muscle recovery during and after workouts is great!

  209. Alicia Aranda

    I didn’t know that essential amino acids weren’t something that are made by our bodies. But we need them and can get through food & supplements. Great blog – very informative!

  210. zahia

    I learned that IdealLean’s BCAAs include so much more than just the BCAA blend. i didnt know the affects and EGCG and how B Vitamin helps support my immune system so I can recover properly and that coconut water powder supplies me electrolytes to keep me hydrated. BCAAS are great for working out because they help with muscle fatigue as well as feed muscle growth. For working out that’s awesome to have something to help with soreness! Love that IdealFit has these BCAA supplements and other wonderful products for working out.

  211. June Hart

    I have ordered my 1st round of bcaa, I am excited to be able to use this product after my workouts and long runs. I am training for a 1/2 marathon this year.

  212. Sheri Hedding

    The BCAA leucine I never took into consideration that muscles need this. I had never heard this until I started getting into this program. I’m sure many other ladies out there can agree with me that when you waddle to the restroom and fall onto the toilet because it hurts too much to squat…you’d wished you were drinking your BCAA’s as recommended! Haha! Working out isn’t the same anymore without BCAA’s to help my muscles recover and help in building lean muscles!

  213. Tess

    I knew about BCAA’s but not in as much detail! I would love to try this system and have more help in building lean muscle!

  214. Yasmin Charide

    I honestly didnt know all that was going on in my body when i was struggling to go down the stairs 😛 but seriously this article was really beneficial since i didnt know what exactly makes us sore and that theyre classified into 3 classifications ( leucine, isoleucine, and valine)

  215. Mercedes St Laurent

    After reading this, I learned that BCAAs are essential amino acids your body can only get from either your diet or supplements that play an important role in performance and recovery. Since I don’t eat any dairy or a lot of meat, I am probably not getting enough BCAAs, which could be a reason I feel especially sore after workouts and not feeling like I’m gaining lean muscle. I never used to understand what BCAAs were, so I never took them, so I found this article very helpful! Thanks for the email, trainer Lindsey!

  216. Jessica

    BCAAs from Ideal will help you recover from a workout and burn more fat at the same time!

  217. Shannon

    I learned that bcaas are three amino acids that consist of Leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

  218. Jeannie Longton

    I learned so much from this! I was just recently introduced to BCAAs and did not know that they aided in helping muscle soreness! My muscles will thank me once I’m able to purchase some! 😁

  219. Jeannie Longton

    I learned so much from this post! I was just recently introduced to BCAAs and did not know that they could aid in helping muscle soreness! I know my muscles will thank me if when I start purchasing these! 😁

  220. Leana Eastty

    I didn’t know essential meant that it wasn’t me by your body naturally.

  221. Stephany Mulero

    Not only did I learn but this blog verified what i already experienced. Drinking BCAAS from idealfit actually helped me in fast recovery and soreness.
    I didn’t know it also contains fat loss compounds, so that’s a bonus of knowledge.

  222. Suzann Lynch

    I thought that the BCAAS were for muscle soreness only. I didn’t realize they also helped with muscle recovery, fat loss and even had coconut water powder included for hydration. Now I’m extra glad I ordered it!!

  223. Michelle

    I learned so much about BCAAs through IdealFit and this blog! First and foremost, I learned that it helps us recover after workouts and helps us maintain muscle while losing fat on a cut. This has inspired me to research even further about the benefits of BCAAs on training and I have seen tremendous growth in the development of my muscles.

  224. Jes Robertson

    I’ve learnt that BCAA’s are a crucial component in your doing fitness regime. They help your muscles repair faster and ideal fit has the perfect balance!

  225. Allison Needham

    I learned that BCAAs are considered essential and our body does not make them so we need to supplement them. IdealLean BCAAs give you the essential nutrients without the addded calories from the foods you would need to eat to get the same amount of BCAAs. PLUS with an added fat burner! YAY I would love to start them!

  226. Beth Torres

    I found this to be really interesting. I did not know that the BCAAS had a fat lossing compound in them. That’s an awesome added bonus.

  227. Marie-Claire Fayose

    BCAAs or branch chained amino acids are essential amino acids that aid your body in muscle repair after exercise and in effect reduces soreness

  228. Vanessa Hampton

    BCAAs help with muscle building and recovery. I drink mine religiously during my daily workouts! love it!

  229. Melissa Smith

    BCAAs combat soreness, along with many other positive qualities🤗☄☄☄

  230. Audrey

    I learned from the blog that BCAAs are essential amino acids that your body can only get from diet or supplements! I knew BCAAs helped with musle soreness but had no idea our body did not produce these amino acids.

  231. Nelfa Bice

    So interesting when I joined this journey (15 day body fit challenge) last year. My body responded well in terms of, I lost weight and inches and became stronger. What I didn’t know was this: My muscles are broken down, and then rebuilt stronger and leaner when I strength train. Come to think of it? Never worked out in my life, and enjoying since then, even if it hurts, most of the time. And that BCAAs are considered essential (never heard of BCAAs before. Ha!). So thank you for the info that, BCAAs play a big role in the muscle-building and energy department, and this means they will play an important part in your workout performance and recovery. #excited

  232. Patricia Williams

    Before reading this blog, I didn’t know anything about BCAAS. I always thought that muscle soreness was just a necessary by-product of working out. It’s good to know that there is something that can help.

  233. Jacqueline Beebe

    BCAAs are great for rebuilding muscles after a workout and are our bodies do not make it on their own. I would love to win this and wish everyone good luck

  234. Susanne Varner

    I just received my BCAAS sample pack in the mail! Thanks so much. Didn’t realize this could help with muscle soreness as well for recovery! Love this even more now.

  235. Ajay

    I have been checking out BCAAs. With Idealfit/Ideal fit I found out BCAAs aid in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscle. I always thought BCAAs, CLA etc were for serious muscular bodybuilders. I didn’t think it could be for me an
    Idealfit neo-fight. Woo hoo go me!

  236. Lillie Fitzgerald

    I’ve never used BCAAs before but after reading this blog, I think I am going to. I didn’t know that anything other than bananas could help with soreness after a workout. I do like being a little sore because I feel like I had a good work out but it would be nice for the soreness to not be so intense! I also like the idea that I’d be putting something good into my body!!!

  237. Jessica Lugo

    I love that they help with muscle soreness! I have tried many of the flavors and they are all way too sweet tasting. Would love to see other flavors that are not as sweet!

  238. Jamila

    I wasn’t aware that BCAAs helped reduce muscle soreness. Very good to know.

  239. Candace McIntire

    I didn’t know what BCAA’s were! Now I know that they are essential amino acids that help with muscle soreness & fat loss after a workout 😁💪

  240. kelsey erickson

    Great information I didn’t know on BCAAS. I was unaware to drink before and after. I am frequently too sore to workout the next day and now learned this will help with that and recover my muscles quicker. I would love to give BCAAS a try! You guys have some great flavors most others I sampled I did not like but this definitely would get me drinking pre/post much easier and into some lean muscles! =)

  241. gail

    I learned one of the great benefits of BCAA consumption before and after training helps reduce the feeling that often accompanies a good training session: soreness

  242. Patti

    I didn’t know our bodies don’t produce BCAAs at all. I just thought taking them was to help boost something out bodies already do.

  243. Mary McDaniel

    I didn’t realize how important BCAAs were to muscle soreness. I joke with my friends about how my normal life is being sore! I work out 6 times a week (trying to lose 60 pounds). Thanks for the info!

  244. Sonja Hathcock

    I learned it’s important to understand these BCAAs are considered essential. This means they can’t be made within your body. You need to get these valuable BCAAs through outside protein sources — like meat, milk, yogurt, legumes and nuts.

  245. Amanda Dresselhouse

    Did not know that bcaas help recover muscle soreness!!!! Can’t wait to try them!

  246. Sophia s

    I learned the three classifications of amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

  247. matty Toten

    I love how BCAA help me come back stronger and ready to workout. I also love how they pointed out in this article that BCAA harney just for avid gym goers they are beneficial to all.

  248. Steph

    I had always thought that since I worked out at home supplements wouldn’t help me but BCAA’s seem like they would be super helpful, especially with the soreness recovery!

  249. Karen G

    I learned BCAAs are three amino acids women’s bodies need. These three amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. 🙂

  250. Ashley Fratto

    I didn’t know they contained an extra fat-loss and workout-enhancing compound. That’s great info!

  251. Candice

    I was unaware that our body was not able to produce these essential amino acids on its own. I love Ideal Lean’s products as they are the lowest I’ve found in calories and carbs, and they taste great! This article, along with many others by Ideal Lean, are excellent in explaining a lot of important fitness issues.

  252. Rebecca Crane

    I learned through this blog post that BCAA’s help muscle soreness as well as have B Vitamins. My body has a hard time absorbing B12 vitamin so I have had to have the B12 injections. I’m hoping to win this giveaway so I can see how this works for me!

  253. Amanda Smith

    I learned that BCAAS help you with your muscle recovery. It is vitale to your everyday diet just as much as protein is. They help you to work harder, with the help of amino acids, everyday because you aren’t sore and your muscles recover faster. Ideallean is the BEST BCAA provider because it helps you lose weight, with ingredients in it such as tonalin CLA and green tea extract, and still help you get the strength you need or want.

  254. Laura

    I thought you only drank the BCAAs during your workouts. I had no idea you could drink it throughout the day, even if it’s a rest day. Learn something new every day! They’re tasty too. 😊

  255. Maria Satterfield

    This blog educated me that BCAAs help in building muscle, recovering from soreness and maximizing performance.

  256. Karen Pina

    I didn’t realize that BCAA’s might help me attain my goals of muscle toning. I just don’t see the results I am expecting from my workouts. My daughter tried to tell me about them, hope I win the package so I can give them a try!!
    Karen Pina

  257. Cat

    I have been taking BCAA’s for over a year now and can see the difference. I did learn from the blog that the BCAA leucine, in particular, has been shown to be directly involved in muscle development. I did not know anything about the bcaa’s specifically!

  258. Savannah B Strasburg

    Getting sufficient amounts of BCAAs will help you reach your goals by ensuring you are not deficient and that your body has everything it needs to rebuild and repair your muscles.

  259. Jeri Anderson

    Bcaas are amino acids that help you both combat soreness and allow your body to gain lean muscle.

  260. Loren Smith

    I learned so much from this article. I always see BCAA’s but never really knew what it does for your body. I take CLA but this would really help with my recovery now that I am trying to get back in shape from having my baby.

  261. Lyn VanSolkema

    I had no idea you are supposed to drink BCAA on an empty stomach. I always drink mine during a workout and they work great. My daughter said they didn’t work for her so I’ll recommend that she drinks them on an empty stomach.

  262. Hali Hosemann

    I did not realize your BCAA supplement also had CLA and green tea extract! I’ve been using optimum nutrition bcaa capsules for years but they are clearly subpar the the ideal fit BCAA powder. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  263. Melodie Kasa

    Wow, I can share so much about this blog because I’ve learned such good information!
    Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) are crucial to our bodily function. We can easily become deficient in them because we do not naturally produce these 3 amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine). Taking BCAA along with working out helps muscle building as well as giving energy, enhancing performance and recovery. It literally combats soreness! What an amazing product. Idealean BCAA also includes additional compounds and special ingredients that help you lose weight; additional vitamin B (helps with energy). Idealean uses the highest quality of BCAA’s maximizing lean muscle. It also includes coconut water which has tons of needed electrolytes (I’m a BIG believer and lover of coconut water!). I am so convinced about this product and can’t wait to get started!

  264. Rhonda

    WOW! I think I learned everything as I did not know anything about BCAAs! Biggest surprise is that we do not have in body and must get from food or supplements! Helps soreness and builds muscle! Other ingredients only add to body fueling and a healthier future!! Looking forward to trying BCAA!

  265. Emma S

    I never knew about ECGC. I knew BCAA’s helped with recovery but didnt know they also helped with lean muscle gain. Definitely investing.

  266. Saranya Taylor

    This is all new to me. I am very interested in giving this a try. I have experienced fatigue and soreness that has kept me from working out as often, or regularly as I’d like. This sounds like exactly what I need. Combined with 0 calories and vitamin B!!!!

  267. Audrea

    I learned that BCAAs can help reduce soreness so that you can be more productive in your workouts.

  268. Molly S

    Just started taking BCAAS after I run my long runs. I learned from the article I should probably be taking it before too! I am going to try that next time and see if that helps. It is a lot of information and is for sure a fun science!

  269. Kristina

    I love the taste of the BCAA’s drinks and love even more the way they help me recover. I’ve been able to go from 27% body fat to 21% since Jan. with the help of BCAA’s, CLA’s, Idealfit protein, healthy diet, and lots of sweat at the gym!

  270. Shelby Seaquist

    What a great article! I’ve recently been into getting fit and toned and now realized the essentials to maintain lean muscle and what is needed to gain and keep muscle.

  271. Rebecca Gabriel

    I had no idea BCAAs help with muscle soreness. I admit I’m not the best at even “cooling down” from workouts. I’m curious to see what foods they are in naturally., but am definitely interested in muscle recovery.

  272. Rebekah

    I did not realize that the natural sources of BCAAs were meat, dairy, etc.. The drink form of BCAAs def makes it a breeze to get the needed amounts!

  273. Amy Simonis

    BCAA consumption before and after training helps reduce muscle soreness.

  274. Jennifer

    I’m just starting my fitness and nutrition journey. Building lean muscle is my priority I had no idea the BCAA’s is what helps you build lean muscle and didn’t understand why you would need it which is why I never understood why it would be a benefit. It helps you build lean muscle and helps your muscles repair as well as alleviating after workout soreness which is great because who wants to do another super hard work out if you can’t move

  275. Leah brown

    I learned that, as a vegetarian, I can still get protein and amino acids from sources other than eating meat, win win!

  276. Brittany B.

    I learned a lot from this blog that I had no idea about before. But I think 1 of the most important things I learned is how essential and crucial they are needed for optimal results because your body doesn’t make them. So to recover properly, rebuild your muscles , put you on the fast track to yur goals, loose weight, gain more energy and so many more things you need these. (And beat part) It’s a calorie free formula so it leaves room for you to focus on other parts of your nutrition with out having to take calories in to account to get the right amount to support your workouts. I could go on and on but it really just said 1 thing. But thank you to Lindsey for this and all your support and help towards my fitness goals and with nutrition because I think that’s 1 of the main things I struggle with. So it would be awesome to get the whole package but either way THANKS AGAIN. I COULDN’T HAVE MADE IT WITH OUT YOU.

  277. Taylor Patterson

    From this blog post, I learned that we much consume our BCAAs, they don’t come naturally. IdealFit offers BCAAs as a supplement so we aren’t forced to eat a bunch of high calorie foods to get the nutrients essential for musle growth. The IdealLean BCAAs not only give us these nutrients but are helpful towards things like energizing and hydrating our bodies before, during and after a workout. They also aid with muscle soreness.

  278. Nivedha Srinivas

    I learnt that BCAAs will help reduce soreness in the muscles, but will not negatively impact muscle build up. The sorenesss just won’t be as ‘intense’ when using BCAAs!

  279. Susan

    I learned that BCAA’s are amino acids that our bodies need but do not produce so we need to get them from foods and supplements. They play a major role in helping build lean muscle, energy, and helps with soreness. I learned I could really benefit from this and am eager to try it out! 🙂

  280. Haley

    I did not know that these 3 amino acids were so crucial to muscle recovery! There are so many things to consider when looking for a protein/nutritional supplement!

  281. Allyson

    I knew they were good for muscle growth and recovery but I didn’t realize they were as helpful with the actual soreness of the muscle post workout. Just another great benefit of them!!!

  282. Moriah Becker

    I learned that certain protein sources provide higher BCAA content (like dairy products). This is awesome because I am currently on a liquid diet due to a jaw injury and it is has been super hard for me to make sure I get all the nutrients in me that I need. So with this in mind now I will for sure load up on some dairy in my post workout shakes!

  283. Amy

    Great for reducing soreness by giving amino acids for your miscles to repair!

  284. Logan Nabozny

    I have recently started using BCAA’s for the first time. Before I tried them I knew that this supplement could help with muscle recovery, muscle soreness, energy, and building lean muscle but I did not know that we did not naturally produce these amino acids that are essential to helping us strengthen our bodies. It’s great to know that adding this to my fiat and exercise routine will help me reach my goals.

  285. Jessica Mason

    BCAAs used before and after workouts help reduce soreness!!! I like that idea 😊

  286. Debora Mindrut

    BCAA’s are great to get your important amino acids, recover fast, and helps build stronger, leaner muscle!!! I was gonna come her just for the giveaway, but ended up learning so much! Thank you 🙂

  287. Danielle Maleski

    Wow, I didn’t realize that your body doesn’t make BCAA’s and that you can only get them from outside sources. So glad I’ve been taking my IdealFit BCAA’s for the last month!

  288. Breanna Major

    I didn’t even know what BCAAs were prior to reading this. I like they help with muscle soreness and that IdealFit’s BCAA has a weight loss component

  289. Jessica Amore

    I didn’t know that we can only get BCAAs from supplements or food. I’ve struggled to build lean muscle and now I’m starting to understand why.

  290. Jo

    Great Article! I knew BCCA’s helped rebuild muscle but was unaware that they helped relieve soreness after training also. Definitely need to add some of BCCA’s to my regime.

  291. LaToya Melton

    I learned that BCAA’s (branched-chain amino acids) re three amino acids that play a role in daily body functioning.

  292. Beth

    I learnt that BCAA’s could help with muscular soreness as well as being a great source of essential proteins!

  293. Kayla

    Although I’ve been taking these BCAAs for awhile now, I was never fully aware that you can drink them several times a day! I am a Division I volleyball player and my team and I have been lifting heavy at 6 am 3-4 times a week while practicing everyday in the late afternoon, so recovery has been an essential part of our process. Ever since I read this post I’ve tried drinking BCAAs after my morning workout AND my night practices and I feel so much better!! Not to mention that I have also started to track my Macros, which has definetly helped me lean out, feel less bloated, and have more energy!

  294. Erica

    Thank you for the great information on BCAA. I had no idea what they are or why we need the, let alone where to get them. I learned from this article that BCAA stands for branched chain amino acids and our bodies don not make them. They are needed for muscle health. Thank you for the great information!

  295. Lisa

    This repairs and rebuilds muscle and helps with soreness. I would like to try it out.

  296. Kris Moger

    I enjoyed reading this blog. It is always very interesting to me the ways that I need to help my body recover and build more lean muscle. I have only learned about BCAA’s through Ideal Lean’s challenge and website. I came across it one day on Facebook and have done the challenges and have truly enjoyed the protein shakes and BCAA’s(Strawberry Lemonade is what I have now.) Thank you for being so dedicated to women and the specific needs that our bodies need. I love the fact that you don’t just push a product…you make sure we understand what we are taking and how it works for us.

  297. Adrianne B.

    I didn’t know IdealLean BCAAs are a mixture of BCAA’s, fat burning and energy enhancers as well as electrolytes. Designed for full recovery. Its like workout? What workout? I laugh in the face of workouts. Just needs to come with a towel and deodorant…

  298. Bailey

    I did not know our body doesn’t produce BCAAs. I will have to alter my diet and supplements.

  299. Lindsey

    This article is so full of information I never knew. I love that they help with muscle recovery. I have bcca’ s but don’t use them as much as I should. I will definitely start using them more consistently now!

  300. McKayla Murdock

    BCAAs are essential in aiding repairing muscles that have been torn down during intense workouts. It helps give the nutrients your body needs to recover properly so you’re not so sore the next day.

  301. Jamie

    Great article! BCAAs seem to have many great benefits including increasing muscle development and strength while improving recovery time and soreness. The more I search and read about these products, the more it makes me want to use them to achieve my goals! 💪🏼😆

  302. Amanda Husted

    I had no idea what BCAAs were before ready this blog post, so I had no idea how beneficial they are. I learned that taking them help with muscle soreness and can improve the muscle building process after a workout.

  303. Ellen Mehring

    BCAAs not only for muscle soreness but actual repair! And ingredients included to give me an e tea boost at the gym? Yes please 😊😊😊😊

  304. Kiley

    I don’t eat all that balanced of a diet so I’m sure missing additional necessities like BCAAs.

  305. Deb Lechner

    I also didn’t know about baca and it’s importance. I’d like to give the whole system a try. I’ve been doing the workouts and have cut out sugar.

  306. Jackie Patella

    I had no idea BCAA’s could help so much with recovery! This blog was definitely eye opening with my personal recovery with my workouts!

  307. Michelle H

    Super amazing prize! =D
    Very informative blog post. I’ve learned that BCAA’s are branch chain amino acids we can only get from our own diet or by supplements. This powder is calorie free & will aid you in building lean muscle, burn fat with its green tea blend and reduce muscle soreness! Boom! You can drink your BCAAs on training and non training days. Love it! Cheers

  308. Sara

    This was a very informative blog. I didn’t realize that your BCAA’s had active weight loss ingredients as well! I have always thought you just had to deal with the soreness of training but it’s nice to know there’s something out there to lessen the soreness!!

  309. Gena Kona-Mancini

    BCAAs help repair muscles which when you work out get micro tears! Your body doesn’t produce the 3 amino acids that make up BCAAS and you therefore must supplement!

  310. Brooke

    I knew some details about BCAAs, but I learned how beneficial they are to take since our bodies don’t produce them. Also, I didn’t realize it could help the actual workout, not just with recovery.

  311. Deborah Alba

    I learned about BCAAS and what they do. I had never heard about them before and really like the idea of help with the soreness after a work out. I did a leg work out from the 15 day training and hurt to walk for the first two days after.

  312. Teri

    BTW, winning this bundle would be a great reason for me begin your Ideal Scuplt Challenge! Teri

  313. Cassandra BishopCa

    I didnt realize the BCAAs consisted of THREE types. I have been taking them for over a year now and I definitely agree that they help with recovery and definition, but it was also nice to read that they help strengthen the muscles as well… literally only thought that part was from muscle use and lifting. Thanks for the post!

  314. Teri

    Thank you Trainer Lindsey! You have continued to educate me through reading your blogs, your training programs, and the of use of your products for women. Thank you for teaching me how to train effectively and eat smartly. I drink BCAA’s almost daily. Keep on encouraging us women!

  315. Shawnna

    I didn’t realize BCAAs helped with weight loss…or that you should drink them during the workout. I always drink BCAAs after my run.

  316. LaTrese Williams

    The information in this post was very helpful. I learned what BCAA’s are and that eating them before and after training helps reduce the amount of soreness you may experience after a good workout.

  317. Laney

    I was familiar with the positive attributes of BCAAs, but I didn’t know the IdealLean blend also contains other beneficial nutrients from things like tonalin cla and green tea extract. The more I read, the more interested I am, and I am never disappointed with this company! I love your products but I’m a graduate student and I could really benefit from this giveaway. Anyway, thanks for doing what you do!

  318. Marie Morgan

    I did not know that dairy products contained higher levels of BCAAs! Maybe that’s why I crave them even though I’m lactose intolerant….assuming ice cream doesn’t count…jk. Good to know. I also didn’t know about the EGCG compound added to your BCAAs to help with weight loss. I do know that I love them and they help me get through my workouts and recover!

  319. Danica Jekic

    I learned that leucine helps with muscle development (particularly lean muscle). Will definitely keep it in mind when picking food as well!

  320. Roxi

    That’s amazing, I didn’t realize how helpful bcaa’s were for muscle recovery and working out!

  321. Leah

    I take bcaas to help with muscle recovery and they make a huge difference. I didn’t know that ideal fit’S bcaas helped with weight loss as well.

  322. Susan Flowers

    I now know that BCAAs can help with muscle soreness and promote muscle repair and recovery! Using my Idealfit BCAAs during my workouts has a been a great addition to my fitness routine! Thanks!

  323. Kristy

    I am impressed by what the BCAAs can really do, reduce muscle soreness, intensify workouts and help build lean muscle. Thank you for this blog post!

  324. Valerie Simmons

    BCAAs aid in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscle.

  325. Sophia

    I did not know how beneficial BCAAs could be for a workout. I quit working out because I was tired of the soreness afterwards. Now, I find something to help with that so I can start back my workout.

  326. Jodie

    Love this blog! BCAA’s help reduce muscle soreness after exercise. They also cannot be made within the body, so you have to get them through outside protein sources — like meat, milk, yogurt, legumes and nuts.

  327. Cindy Lankford

    I learned that while BCAAs alone won’t magically transform your physique into an athletic, eye-catching bikini body, when combined with exercise and a diet properly balanced in macronutrients, these branched-chain amino acids can definitely have an impact on your training and recovery, which is the next best thing.

  328. Melissa Metz

    I had no idea that BCAAs are not something your body produces. As a former long-distance runner, there were many times I could have used a product like this logging 60+ miles per week sure takes a toll on your muscles. I will definitely be smarter this time as I plan to get back into long distance running.

  329. Jen Crawford

    I learned that BCAA’s are essential for women, and that our bodies don’t naturally produce them.

  330. Jordan

    I learned that BCAAs help combat muscle soreness! This is actually a big problem for me! Sometimes I workout and I am not to go as hard for the next few days because I am so sore!!
    This is really great info I am so glad I saw!

  331. Lisa Barney

    What a great give away!! BCAA’s help in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscles, and combat soreness. I could really use the help of this product.

  332. Roxanne A Montgomery

    Anything help with soreness! It’s good to know this could help significantly with that.

  333. Jamie Wieczorek

    Thanks for the great info on bcaa!!! I never knew that is what helps you with muscle soreness!!!😀

  334. Tiffany Auxier

    I learned BCAAs are not made from your body so you need to get them in a supplement or food.

  335. Jessica panter

    I love that this provides you with all the BC AAs you need without any extra calories! That’s just what I need!

  336. Laurie Vertefeuille

    We don’t make BCAA’S at all. We need them to help our bodies getting on track faster. We need them if we want to reach our goals quickly. Also sorry, I’m french canadian so my english isn’t so well. ILU idealfit

  337. Jasmine Sanders

    I really want to try this. I already have the CLA and the L-Carnitine. Have great results with those two so I could imagine incorporating the BCAA. Really need to add this to help aid in my muscle recovery.

  338. Connie Lorenz

    If you really want to maximize your workout, rebuild & strengthen your muscles to get that lean appearance you need to take BCAAS. Can only get by using supplements or consuming certain protein. The body doesn’t naturally produce BCAAS!

  339. Sarah

    I learned that BCAAs aid in muscle gain, recovery and aid in fat loss. These sound like it’s an all in all thing! Wonderful!!!

  340. Christina MacDougall

    Very helpful! I understand a lot more about BCAAs and their importance in training and recovery.

  341. Rachele Laminman

    I knew that the BCAA helped with muscle soreness… but had no clue that it was something that our bodies do not produce at all themselves… hmmm… I do love my BCAAs!! 💞

  342. Dee

    Honestly I didn’t learn anything new….I’m a personal trainer & health coach myself so I know how important taking BCAA’s are 🙂 I just haven’t been taking them consistently myself so need to start doing that again! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  343. Deana

    The BCAA”s are very important. I am looking to find a weight management program for myself and family. I have not yet tried this product, Ideal Lean, but I would very much like too.

  344. Rita

    I didn’t realize that you can get bcaas from dairy products

  345. Crystal Stanfield

    I have never heard of BCAA’s prior to using Ideallean products. I’ve been using the products (pre-workout, bcaa’s, protein powder, burner and probiotics) for 4 months now. I notice a huge difference in my energy level and finally getting the results I want, since having my 3rd son 2.5 years ago.

  346. Tyler Loeslein

    Not all proteins are created equal! Some give more bcaas than others, but the best way to make sure you’re getting enough bcaas without busting the carb or calorie bank is supplementation!

  347. Tammy

    I am so excited to try this now that I know it will help with the muscle soreness when starting a new workout! This is what always seems to make me want to stop a new workout routine

  348. Tammy Parks

    I am so grateful that BCAAs help out with muscle soreness and recovery. I still combat some muscle soreness, but this definitely helps. This is first place I learned about BCAAs and their benefits.

  349. Veronika Kitzul

    I heard that BCAAs helped with soreness before but I didn’t realize that they also contained fat loss ingredients and electrolytes. This seems perfect because I’ve been exercising lots and eating healthy but I haven’t been seeing a lot of changes.

  350. Michelle Boekweg

    I feel very enlightened with this new knowledge and excited to begin using these products. I did not know there was a product to help with muscle soreness! What a great thing. Who knew these amino acids were so crucial to a better healthy life? Thank you for having this!

  351. Sara

    I didn’t know that they were made out of Amino Acids! Interesting!

  352. Lisa Paguaga

    Great Article – I learned a lot. BCAA’s help with workouts and they help to prevent muscle soreness. I’m probably not getting enough of them with my normal diet. They are not made within the body.

  353. Linda miller

    I learned about supplementing with BCAAs, and leucine in particular, to help me maximize my hard work and time spent in the gym. I have never heard about this before. I love Ideal lean products. I hope that I have a chance to win!!

  354. tiffany bennett

    BCAAs are three amino acids that play a big role in your body’s daily function and also have a major impact on your results. These three amino acids are classified as leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

  355. Paula Weeks

    I’ve seen a lot of products like ideal lean, but never really understood their purpose. Your article explained it to me; how BCAAs are necessary to rebuild and repair muscles. I would love to try ideal lean to see the effects first hand.

  356. Roxy

    It wasn’t until I started buying your protein shakes that I learned about BCAAS. This blog really tells it all. I am so grateful for them. All these years I just thought you had to deal with the pain. So glad that IdealFit is so informative and offers awesome products like this.

  357. Debbie loy

    I didn’t know BCAAS did a pre and post workout supplements for muscle soreness! Good to know would like to try them . Thanks

  358. amanda prata

    I just learned that maybe I should be taking BCAA’s! I had been lifting (dumbbells) for 16 weeks when my right forearm began to ‘hurt’ (March 20th). At first I thought it was sore from lifting and now a month later and still in pain. Since ‘BCAA’s aid in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscle’, maybe this is what I need to kick my right arm’s pain.

  359. Shanna

    Interesting read. I’m curious if physiologically there is a difference in how the body processes BCAA from food sources vs supplementation. My diet is already pretty full of foods that have BCAAs. Is there a certain point where your body just cannot process more and you excrete the excess? That has always been my main concern when it comes to supplements as they are not a cheap investment…

  360. nicole

    I just learned what bcaa is. didn’t know it was such an important thing!

  361. Shea Bechtold

    BCAAs are essential and our bodies can’t produce them naturally. They help with muscle soreness. Additionally, they are essential amino acids .

  362. Mandy Maitland

    Loved this blog! I knew BCAA’S helped with muscle recovery, I had no idea it can reduce soreness- awesome!

  363. Cindy Kinnamon

    I did not realize the BCAA’s also have a fat burner in them – BONUS!

  364. Kinsey E Williams

    Very informational!!! Definitely want to try this out!!

  365. Shelby

    I was just talking to my mom yesterday about these but I did not know half of what this article told me! I learned that BCCAs are essential which means you have to get them from outside sources such as meat and dairy products. I think I could benefit from these after a long day on the floor for nursing school 🤗 So excited to try one day when I can afford it! Thanks for the amazing info!

  366. Jasmine

    Supplements such as BCAAS are helpful with getting body to work with you in burning fat and toning muscles. Helps with soreness and energy

  367. Becky Chevalier

    BCAA’s are helpful for both recovery, sore muscles and muscle building.

  368. Sara

    I learned BCAAs help with both getting lean muscle and reducing muscle soreness. Love them BCAAs 🙂

  369. Susana Perez

    Glad to learn that the BCAAS helps with rebuilding muscle AND muscle soreness

  370. Connie Baker

    Love your blog. I learned a lot about amino acids. Would love to give your BCAAS a try.

  371. Rachel s

    I learned that BCAAs are not only for reducing soreness, but they are essential and also play an important role is gaining muscle and boosting fat loss!

  372. Carrie Beamenderfer

    I am always learning new things about BCAA’s, that our own bodies can’t produce them to help build lean muscle and aid in recovery. They can help aid in soreness as well. I know when leg day comes around, these would be great for soreness.

  373. Sabrina Fan

    I learned that BCAAs are the main three amino acids that aid in growth and recovery of muscles! Really hoping to try some!

  374. Marcy

    Great info on BCAAs!! I’ve just started learning and researching the benefits of these aminos for muscle recovery. In the blog, I learned that these aminos are essential, meaning they must come from outside sources. These products sound like a great way to get them in your body for optimal results!

  375. TinaW

    I’ve taken BCAAs for physical challenges that I’ve participated in to help mange my recovery and muscle soreness after an intense workout but I never knew that BCAAs were three amino acids that play a big role in your body’s daily function and also have a major impact on your results. Great and informative blog!

  376. Jenne Jean

    BCAAs are amino acids that your body needs for muscle and energy. BCAAs help reduce muscle soreness if taken before and after workouts or strenuous activity.

  377. Meg M

    I learned what BCAAs are and how supplementing with them can help me maximize my workouts and achieve my goals. This is a game changer!!


    When I started integrating more weights and resistance I would often go days without being able to workout again. Maybe this is what I was lacking…. in Essence, a recovery drink! I’m always leery about trying new things…. but for the bounce back…. probably worth it

  379. Lacey Borchelt

    I had a general idea of what BCAA’s did for the body, but what I knew about them was they helped with soreness after my workout. What I can take away from this blog would be that not only do they help with soreness they are also the building blocks for protein and muscles. Our bodies do not naturally produce BCAA’s and they have to be present in the body for muscle growth, which is why many people should take them before and after working to achieve the best results in muscle growth and you know not be overly sore that it will affect your next days workout. The post mentioned 3 of 9 amino acids but BCAA’s use the essential 3 that focus on muscle tissue. Overall I can take a lot from this blog post and so can many of friends who workout but know nothing about BCAA’s.

  380. Jennifer Hill

    Great post! I didn’t know BCAAS cannot be made in the body. I also didn’t know there is coconut water added to help rehydrate. I now understand just how essential BCAAS are in rebuilding lean muscle!

  381. Jennifer Robinson

    I did not know our bodies cant produce it naturally. I also did not realize it helped with muscle soreness. I just figured to not beable to walk without pain after leg day was normal. It would be great to win 🙂

  382. Shannon wallace

    I learned so much about BCAA’s. I heard about them but I never knew what they did. I am sore every day from working out so I would love something that maybe would keep help me recover faster. This is what I have been looking for.

  383. Brenda smith

    I love when i have sore muscles it makes me feel like I got in a great workout, however the next workouts makes it so much more difficult because I hurt EVERYWHERE. I like the idea that BCCA’s can help maximize my hard works while helping my muscle soreness. I would love to try this.

  384. Melanie Free

    I learned that “essential” nutrients couldn’t be made in your body. Given that a no sugar no calorie supplement is great way to replenish and hydrate your body after a workout to maximize benefits.

  385. Candi S.

    Now I know there is actually something that can help with the soreness! Makes sense. I need to order some!

  386. Amanda P

    I love your BCAAs! Nice to learn what is included in the fat loss blend and that it has extra B vitamins. Would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  387. Wendy

    I knew BCCAs helped with soreness, but I did not know that essential amino acids can only be got from diet or supplements.

  388. Pamela Fowler

    I’ve heard about bcaa’s but never really knew the importance of supplementing it into the diet. Also wasn’t aware the body doesn’t produce it naturally. Since currently doing the 12 week and 15 day challenges, this sounds like a regime I need to add to my workouts!

  389. Jessica McDonald

    I knew that they helped with soreness after workouts, which is why I initially bought them, but I learned they also help with fat loss. Which is what I need around the mid section.

  390. Mindy Burns

    BCAAs are essential for muscle-building and energy and are important in workout performance and recovery, but can only be obtained from diet or supplements. #IdealLeanBCAAs

  391. Louisa Burke

    I recently started BCAA but I do workout 6 days a week for a couple of years already. I can definitely can tell the difference. The article confirmed that it was the right decision to take it and I didn’t know that The BCAA leucine, in particular, has been shown to be directly involved in muscle development.
    Your pre-workout and BCAA are the best I tried so far. Thank you for the interesting blog post!

  392. Carman Duerr

    I’m so glad I read this! I have been doin the challenges and I have used ideal products for years. Im so glad they came up with the women’s line. I have been trying to get motivated into the best shape and I have noticed I get more sore and don’t feel like working out. I took out of this that it is a great product to help with soreness, cut fat and help me get into the best shape. It will help me get the energy I have been lacking from chasing my one year old. Maybe it will also help me kick my diet coke habit. This is just the boost I need to jump start me! I can’t wait to try them!

  393. lori

    I learned that I need to be taking these BCAAS.i love the ideal fit shakes

  394. Veronika Hean

    I recently bought bcaa’s after learning about them in school! The idea of muscle recovery is amazing within itself however, it’s even better to witness the results first hand! I bought the lemonade flavor and love it! It’s perfect for everyday jolt during my workout and my soreness has deffinetely decreased!

  395. Rachel

    I did not realize that BCAAs also provide additional fat-loss compounds and workout-enhancing ingredients.

  396. Lindsey

    Honestly I didn’t know what BCAAS consisted of until this article. I had heard they were good for you but no idea why. Also, I didn’t know how often you could consume them. I’ll be upping my BCAAS after reading this article.

  397. Allie Banks

    I’m so excited to try your BCAA blend! I hate the guilt of eating extra calories when I try to get my BCAAs, but this way I won’t have to! And, I’ll get the added perk of a weight-loss component and recovery component, so I wont have to die after leg day 🙂 Thanks so much IdealLean!! wish me luck on my fitness and your contest 😉

  398. Courtney

    I knew nothing about BCAA’s until I read this post! I learned they are amino acids to help your muscles rebuild after a killer workout, and they also aid in weight loss. They keep your muscles from getting debilitatingly sore! Which is definitely a problem I have right now! I’m trying to rebuild my body to what it was before my lds mission and my recent pregnancy, and it’s been rough. I’ve been pacing myself but recently I’ve been taking my work outs to the next level- which is good but they have left me incredibly sore. So much so that I can’t work them out as much as I would like. I also haven’t been seeing the muscle-building results I would like. These have been major roadblocks for me on my ft was journey- and it’s SO good to know that BCAAs will help with all of it! It gives me hope that it can make all my hard work REALLY worth it and I can see and feel results faster. I loved this article!

  399. Larissa Morse

    BCAA’s help with restoring your muscles after working out and help reduce soreness.

  400. apryl

    I found this an interesting read. I did not know that there are certain nutrients our bodys just dont get adequately from food sources. Im glad to know there are protein shakes that can help aid in getting these important BCAA’s.

  401. Jackie

    I started working out a few months ago after a year out of high school and I was told to buy any bcaa to help aid with recovery but the one I purchased for $40 did nothing. Aside from the fact that it was overly sweet, I always felt sore and it would interfere with my work since I’m standing all day and constantly lifting my tools. For my birthday I was given one of these bcaa bottles and let me tell you, it really does work and the price is just perfect. Yes I do feel sore but nowhere near how I felt before. After reading this blog it made me realize that bcaa’s is so much more than just to aid in recovery. It’s so interesting to me that our body actually needs these amino acids to help us get to where we want to be. To help us burn calories, build muscle and to make us feel and look better. After I’m done with this bottle I’m definitely getting myself one!! 😍

  402. Angela Cardona

    Even though I have known about BCAAs and I drink ideal fits BCAA’s, it’s always good to read up on things just incase there is information you my have not known about. I drink these during and after workouts and I feel it is by far the greatest part of my regimen.

  403. Jennifer

    This taught me that BCAAs are important for so many reasons! They help with muscle soreness and they aren’t produced naturally in your body!! Thanks for the knowledge

  404. Michelle Siwert

    I knew the benefits of BCAAs, but I have never even heard of ECGC before! I appreciate the information about this fat loss blend. It sounds like IdealLean came through with another great product to reduce muscle soreness, boost fat burning, support energy production, and replenish electrolytes . Thank you!

  405. Amber

    This blog was very helpful…I am a newbie when it comes to dietary supplements. Have started a Keto WOE and looking into supplements to help redefine my body.
    I oh e that BACCS will help with the soreness from working out.

  406. Pamela Watson

    I learned in reading the post about before and after consumption of BCAA to combat muscle soreness. This is what I have a big problem with. Even though I am just getting back into exercising since having surgery my muscles are often sore for a couple of days with just mild exercise.

  407. Melissa

    Bcaa’s are three amino acids : leucine, isoleucine and valine. They have a big role in your body’s function and will help in your results.

  408. Jennifer Ruth

    I love the BCAA’s!!! And with them aiding in the recovery process by helping build stronger, leaner muscle.. .. it helps so much!

  409. Terese

    I’ve lost 70lbs on my own and now I’m trying to tone my body. I’ve been scared to take too much protein so that I don’t bulk up. I didn’t know that protein was actually good for women and won’t bulk me up! I’m so excited!

  410. Marina Clute

    Idealleans BCAAs for women was created to harness all of the benefits of BCAAs in a convenient, calorie-free powder form. It has changed my life. Nothing was working for me and then I tried this and I’m a whole new me!

  411. Laura Myers

    Taking BCAA before and after exercise helps reduce muscle soreness

  412. Kylie

    I learned BCCA’s can help with muscle soreness after a workout and it’s not something our body can produce on it’s own. If love to win this bundle and rock it at the gym!

  413. RoseAnne Hawkes

    I loved learning that BCAAs help combat muscle soreness. I like knowing that I had a good workout, but the soreness makes it so hard to take care of my kids the way I want.


    This was a very informative blog. I didn’t know that BCAA helps with muscle soreness after working out and assist in weight loss. Great discovery!!

  415. Anne marie anderson

    BCAAS are a great way to recover and lessen muscle soreness. I take them everyday and it lets me work out without sore muscles!

  416. Diana Streeter

    Consuming BCAA’S before and after training reduces soreness.

  417. Samantha Irvin

    It’s important to have bcaa’s in your fitness routine and diet for enhanced recovery and reduce fatigue so you can go just as hard or even harder for the next workout!

  418. Amy

    I never knew that BCAA’s were so important. Helping with muscle soreness and getting the most out of my workouts is a very attractive benefit in my eyes. Thanks for the info.

  419. LaDonna Brown

    I stayed away from protein shakes because I watched my sister drink then and exercise only to see her muscles bulk up. I didn’t like her results. Now I’ve learned how BCAA provides lean muscle! This is perfect for me.

  420. Rita-Marie

    The three essential bsaa amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine, these cannot by made in the body and can be obtained through outside sources of meat and dairy products to build leaner muscle

  421. Cassie

    BCAAS help with muscle-building and energy. Consuming BCAAS before and after workouts help with soreness.

  422. Suzanne Stilson

    I am always more hungry on days I work out in the mornings. I learned this is likely due to not eating enough of the right stuff. BCAA’s is the best solution.

  423. Julie

    I didn’t know that BCAA’S were supposed me be taken before and after a workout. I have been meal prepping and working out but missing this step completely

  424. Sandy

    Lots of information. Thanks for educating us about BCAAS. I assumed muscle soreness was a given and there isn’t anything you can do-other than take Aleve. 😕 Would love to try out more of your products. I have my fingers crossed.

  425. Kaylie Stewart

    I had no idea what BCAAS are until I read this! I definitely need this…. I’ve been fighting muscle soreness trying to get back in a regular workout routine and it’s been discouraging. I’m trying to push through! Everyday activities hurt so bad.

  426. Ashlee M.

    Great article with wonderful information. I learned so much about BCAAS. BCAAS are great for working out because they help with muscle fatigue as well as feed muscle growth. For working out that’s awesome to have something to help with soreness! (Isn’t soreness always the worst part of working out? Haha) They also need to be taken as a supplement or incorporated in our diet because our bodies don’t naturally make them. Love that IdealFit has these BCAA supplements and other wonderful products for working out.

  427. Hanna Schulte

    As a pre med student, I understood what this product stood for and the ingredients it contains. But after reading this article, I’ve learned how BCAAs can help give me that extra amount of energy and also drive the fat burning process through the addition of Tonalin, CLA, and Green Tea Extract. IdealLean BCAA sounds like just what I need to give me a little extra edge in reaching my fitness goals!

  428. Andreana Jules

    I learned in this blog that BCAA are amino acids needed for our daily function, and how it’s needed for the repairing of our muscles after a workout.

  429. Katrina

    Before this article I never really knew much about BCAAs and I learned just how important they are to help prevent sore muscles after a workout. Over the last month I have returned to the gym trying to get back in shape and I always was struggling with sore muscles after my workout, so this is something that I most definitely will be incorporating in my workout routine!! Thank you!

  430. Janette Shears

    I learned that you include CLA into the BCAAs, which is nice because I am not one to take a ton of supplements because I believe in the natural process of weight loss. I have chosen IdealFit because of the ingredients it puts into their products. It’s a scientifically put together BCAA, preworkout, and protein. This company isn’t about selling.l just a product, its about improving the health and fitness of its customers. I love these products!

  431. Aly Morrow

    I didn’t realize how hard it was to get BCAs on your own through food, interesting article!

  432. Stephanie

    Honestly, I never knew what BCAA stood for. That may be basic, but now I know!

  433. Tamara

    BCAAs are not just for body builders, they’re essential and beneficial to anyone wanting to be healthy and lean out!

  434. Karen S. Ratliff

    I take my BCAAS during my workout to prevent soreness. It does work! I didn’t realize it also helps build muscle, which I definitely need at age 60.

  435. Donnalynn Wood

    I didn’t know that BCAAs could help with my recovery between workouts. This would be great for me as nothing frustrates me more than missing gym days because of soreness.

  436. Debbie

    I had no idea that you could add anything to your diet to aid in muscle soreness. I also didn’t realize​ that diet played such an important role in working out. I am so glad I read this article. I ordered BCAA for my workout routine, can’t wait to try it!

  437. Colby Burke

    When I first read this article I was intrigued by the claim that BCAAs could help with the muscle soreness I have always felt two days after my workouts. I loved to learn that Idealfit added some fat loss components and vitamins that women tend to need. I have been using Idealfit’s BCAAs for about 3 months now. My muscle soreness has been cut down and I look forward to going hard with my workouts so I can enjoy a calorie-free Iced Mocha or Strawberry Kiwi. The coconut water for rehydration is a huge benefit too!

  438. Lynda Wilson

    BCAAs can’t be produced by our bodies but can be found in food we eat and supplements. They are needed to build lean muscle.

  439. Valeri Hooper

    I learned bcaa’s can’t be made by your body, I didn’t know that before! Love the grape, and glad I’m helping repair my muscles💪

  440. Katelyn Rabaduex

    I’ve tried the BCAAs and love the grape explosion flavor. I knew that BCAAs were great for muscle recovery and soreness, but by reading this post I learned that BCAAs help to keep you from losing your lean muscle mass when working out. So cool!

  441. Isha Patel

    I learned that BCAAs are essential amino acids your body can only get from either our diet or supplements. Along with that they play a big role in the muscle-building and energy department, which means that they will play an important part in your workout performance and recovery.

  442. Taylor Schoendorf

    Wow I learned so much in this blog like that IdealFits BCAAs have extra B vitamins to help with energy and the coconut power to help rehydrate and help with electrolyte replacement! I love this product and would recommend this to every woman, no matter her fitness level because they benefit everyone!

  443. April de Jong

    It is eye opening how important BCAAs are to the development of women’s muscles. I will be researching and ordering some asap.
    Thank you for the article.

  444. Beth

    I didn’t know that IdealLean’s BCAAs aid in fat loss and tone to your muscles! I also didn’t know you added coconut water powder to help keep you hydrated.

  445. Stephanie Hellman

    This blog taught me so much about BCAAs! I am just really getting into a fitness routine and knowing there is something out there that is helpful and essentially necessary to the recovery process is so relieving. I have struggled with post workout soreness affecting my routine. I hope I can win the bundle to give it a try! Thanks IdealLean!

  446. Liz H.

    I didn’t know BCAAs are not made in the body and only come from outside sources.
    Good blog overall! Learned lots!

  447. Dakota Hope Moody

    Love the strawberry kiwi.. tastes like fruit loops to me! I honestly disnt know it haf coconut water in the mix! Awesome!

  448. Kylee

    I didn’t really know anything about bcaas, so I learned a lot! I definitely had no idea how bodies didn’t produce them at all. Really neat!

  449. Amanda Lee Frank

    I learned that BCAA’s are not naturally produced within and that utilizing IdealLean allows you take all the necessary components in without sabotaging your Macro/caloric count.

  450. Nina McCoy

    I learned that BCAAs are essential, therefore we cannot make them ourselves! This means that we must turn to outside sources for these amino acids!

  451. Megan Shaw

    I didn’t realize the BCAAs contained fat loss ingredients. I’ll be drinking mine more often now. I learned something new.

  452. Daisy Cortez

    One thing I did not know about BCAAs is that we would have to eat a lot of healthful food to get branched amino acids, I thought they were man-made. So for that fact, I think I’ll be giving into some BCAAs. I thought they would harm you because of everything in them, now I know I’m wrong and my body will safely absorb them.

  453. Lori

    From Karina’s post, I learned that Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are essential in preventing muscle soreness and rebuilding muscle tissues. Gotta love Ideal Fit’s assortment of recovery flavor powders, that are packed with good-for-you BCAAs!!! 💛💙❤️💜💚

  454. MK

    I learned that no supplement will ever be enough. It always has to accompany a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise! 😊
    Also, BCAAs help with excessive soreness!

  455. Allyson Crapo

    I love this product! Tastes so yummy 😋 and has helped me feel less sore when I work out. Thanks ideal lean! I didn’t know it also helped with weight loss and hydration that is just a huge added boost!

  456. Nicole Biese

    I really had no idea how important these BCAA’s are to muscle recovery and growth! Good to know that they help with soreness, especially after all these hard workouts!

  457. Jennifer King

    One thing I learned from this blog is that BCAA’s are amino acids, I had no idea what it stood for, lol. I love how these work for me!

  458. Meghan

    I learned that Ideal BCAA’s are made with coconut water and also help with fat loss!!! I never go without these and reccomend them to everyone I know that’s working out and getting healthy 😊

  459. Charlotte r

    I love BCAAs. I drink them durning my workout, and after before I eat my first meal! Had no idea they are an amino your body does NOT produce. Weird!

  460. Cat parker

    I had no idea bcaas were in dairy, I especially need this supplement since I can’t do dairy

  461. Amber P

    I’m really disappointed that I’ve worked with 3 fitness trainers in the past & not 1 ever mentioned anything about BCAAs before! I think of all the time I spent too sore to workout the day after a really tough session or why I just couldn’t seem to get many gains in lean muscle 😣 This explained so much & I can’t wait to take this new knowledge to my future workouts!!!!! Thank you!

  462. Amy Christiansen

    I learned that I can take BCAA’s throughout my training session. Not just after!

  463. Tracy

    I didn’t know that our bodies did not produce BCAAs and that we could only get them by consuming them! Thank you for the great info!

  464. Angela L Snyder


  465. Laurie Johnson

    BCAA’s help reduce muscle soreness and rebuilds muscles. Love them!

  466. Laura skaggs

    I learned that the amino avid leucine is directly related to building muscle.

  467. Shelby

    I LOVE BCAAS! The one thing I learned from this article is that BCAAs help combat muscle soreness. Which I would love to have to add to my routine! I just love all IdealFit products!!! 😬🤗🏃🏼‍♀️

  468. Chelsey Eddy

    I have learned that it is so important to drink your BCAAs on training and non training days. It helps improve muscle soreness, but also cuts down fat loss. I drink IdealLean BCAAs and LOVE them!

  469. Jennifer Everett

    I love the fact the BCAAs help with muscle soreness because who likes to be sore even though being soreness means you are doing something right. I love the fact that it helps build lean muscle and fights fat.

  470. Alyssa

    This info is all new to me, but I’m looking forward to learning more about bcaas and using them in my workout plan.

  471. Hannah

    Ideal lean doesn’t just put BCAAs in, but good stuff like green tea extract…your speakin my language!

  472. Amanda Wood

    I just ordered some BCAA’s so I am really looking forward to using it especially after reading this blog! I learned a lot about how it helps with fat burning and also soreness!

  473. Shana moorhead

    I learned that BCAAs are essential amino acids and your body can only get them from diet or supplements

  474. Katy

    I knew they helped in muscle recovery but did not realize that they also could aid in fat loss.

  475. Heather

    I’ve taken bcaas before and knew they are to help build lean muscles but never realized that they also help with the recovery. That they help you to not be as sore. What is the best time to take them? I have been told 30mins before a workout, to drink them during a workout, or drink them within 30 mins after a workout. Is there a better time to take them? Thank you for all the information, I feel like I understand what they are for way more now.

  476. Beth

    I have just started working out and my body feels like I’ve been run over by a truck! So this would keep me from getting so sore?

  477. Keyko Davidson

    I love this blog and Ideallean! BCAA’s help with soreness. I love the grape! And Lindsey is the greatest!

  478. Laney

    So excited to try your BCAA products!. Do You guys have a sampler pack where I could try all the flavors?

  479. Donna

    Thank you for all this info. I have to admit I did not know what BCAAS were. Although I work out loyally and love how it makes me feel.. this appears to be another piece to the pie that makes balance in your diet n workout so so important .. Thank you so much .. 😊

  480. Kyle

    I’m super sore right now and didn’t know that BCAAs can help prevent muscle soreness and fatigue! I’ll have to try it!

  481. Andrea

    I didn’t know they contained green tea extract. Do all of them?

  482. Dakota Hope Moody

    I didn’t know thw vlenf had coconut water in it!! That’s awesome and explains A LOT! Thanks for the detailed ingo on bcca!

  483. Jessica Ross

    Very helpful to learn that BCAAS are not prodiced in the body. I will not become part of my daily nutrition !!!

  484. Rhonda ward

    Hi lindsay,

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to win this bundle as I am going into the 15 day challenge for the second time and learning so much.
    I didn’t take bcaa’s the first time because I never heard of them. but planning on doing the challenge a second time and my husband is doing it with me and we will definitely be using bcaa’s this time.

    I have learned that bcaa’s are essential to your fitness life. Whether what your doing exercise, sports, any active lifestyle. Bcaa’s help provide three essential amino that your body itself does not provide on its own.
    Bcaa’s provide a huge role in our performance and recovery during and after our workouts. We need them..
    Bcaa’s help with muscle soreness, after each workout or even if your an athlete each game. I will not do anymore workouts without Bcaa’s.

    I love that the ideal lean has 0 calories and the ideal lean has a special fat burning blend.

  485. Kelly

    I had no clue what BCAAs were. Just recently started getting myself healthy and fit again, so this blog was full of great information. I learned that BCAAs not only fight muscle soreness but also contain ingredients to help with fat loss and increased energy. Will definitely include BCAAs into my day and workout going forward. Thanks!

  486. Debbie

    I did not know that BCAAS combated muscle soreness and fatigue. Now I know. 🙂

  487. Erin Owens

    Loved this blog it actually helped me explain the science behind BCAAs to my husband. How many times a day is too much to drink BCAAs?

  488. Kristin

    Interesting to find out the different foods that help provide you with BCAAs….meats, legumes! Probably need to consume more

  489. Fawn Hendershott

    I LOVE IdealLean BCAAs…I drink them post workout and can definitely tell the difference if I skip a day. This article definitely helped me learn just how important it is to continue to take them not just after a workout, but preworkout too!

  490. Nicole Heitmann

    I was aware BCAAs help with muscle soreness but it was great to have a link to read more about the research behind it!

  491. Ashley

    Your body doesn’t produce BCAAs, you have to get them from an outside source.

  492. Gaby J

    didn’t know that BCAA consumption before and after training helps reduce the feeling of soreness!

  493. Asti Nuesca

    Brand new to the workout, toning, fit lifestyle change especially after 3 kids it’s almost impossible. Reading this blog and learning about BCCA which I never knew contributed to muscle recovery, hydration, helps with the soreness and some fat loss. Would love to win, and use this as a foundation for shedding this 3 child baby weight,😉 plus 20 something years of fast food addiction. Time to kick FATS butt. #plusme2skinnyme

  494. Michelle Schuldt

    This was interesting! I just started using them and bought the sample pack, I like all the flavors so far!!

  495. Sharlie walker

    BCAAs are three amino acids that play a big role in your body’s daily function

  496. Elyssa Beer

    I did not realize that BCAAs are not naturally made in the body and must be consumed either through food sources or a supplement. Idealfit BCAAs would be an excellent addition to my daily routine!

  497. Alana

    I forgot my BCAA’s at home today and just had water at the gym. I could totally tell The difference in how I felt during and after my workout. I’m never going to make this mistake again. I never realized that the BCAA’s have a weight loss component as well. I love my BCAA’s ❤

  498. Dianne

    I learned that BCAA’s can only be obtained from an outside source, I had no idea that they aren’t naturally occurring!

  499. Shayanah Chiaramonte

    I knew the benefits of BCAA’s simply from all the emails, but I did not know we can only get them from outside sources. Moreover, I learned that IdealLean BCAA’s are calorie free! Talk about a jackpot. I’m new to this community and look forward to my journey and progress. Thank you all for setting up such amazing products and groups.

  500. Rebecca Denton

    I have been taking BCAA’s for about 2 months now with but no really understanding how they work. This article really helped me break it all down. I learned that it helps maximize lean muscle, gets nutrition that your body does not produce and that it helps the recovery process so when your might be feeling a little sore your not as sore from your worlout ao you can keep pushing yourself forwards. I waa imprrssed ro learn that Idealean provides vitamin B and green tea extract which really makes me interested in trying Idealean . Thanks so much Lindsay for all your support and motivation and information on property flueing our bodies.

  501. Savannah bateman

    That’s a great article. I believe I’ve read it a few times now. I love my BCAA’s!! I don’t go a day without them!

  502. Madison Page

    Before reading this article, I assumed eating a clean diet, working out regularly, and taking protein powder after a workout was the way to go. I hadn’t even HEARD of BCCA’s, let alone that it’s not a naturally occurring source in our bodies. I look forward to learning more, perhaps purchasing them through idealfit

  503. Becky Peterson

    This had some interesting points to consider in my fitness journey. Muscle soreness can be decreased by taking BCAAs since sometimes our diet doesn’t supply enough of these amino acids. A good supplement to add to my fitness journey would be BCAAs from IDEALFIT!

  504. Chanse Hudson

    I’m started to get back my pre-pregnancy body after having 2 wonderful kids. I never did any of these protein shakes before and never heard of BCAA until now but I’m really interested in trying it. It’s great that it will help with muscle soreness, I have always thought it was just part of working out. It’s awesome to know and amazing that it will help in other areas as well to getting you to your fitness goal.

  505. Kylee Coffin

    I have bought BCAAs before but didn’t really know everything they did until now. I just learned that they help with building muscle, I thought it was just for fat loss and recovery.

  506. Destiny Fairchild

    This is truly all new to me! Who knew?! Wow I’ve learned so much from this article! Absolutely love it

  507. joanna

    This has been helpful on learning why women need BCAAS when we exercise. I am now curious to see if it does help with soreness as it says. Thats something we all battle with!

  508. Amy McGill

    I tried the BCAA’s and loved the flavor. I didn’t realize all of the benefits so I’m definitely buying more and really getting serious about it!

  509. Vickie B

    Helps with muscle recovery to reduce soreness. Of, and a bonus, helps burn fat!

  510. Amy

    I love how I JUST signed up for idealfit, and had questions about BCAA’S and this giveaway comes up to teach me more about them! Perfect timing. I learned BCAAs aid in and actually improve the process of building muscle, along with helping with recovery. That’s what I like to hear!

  511. Jen DeVlieger

    BCAAs are essential amino acids your body can only get from either diet or supplements. They also aid in recovery.

  512. Lauryn

    Hi, I learned that BCAAs come from dairy, meat and legumes. My children have 8 different food allergies so our diet lacks dairy and legumes. I’m interested in this bundle to see if it will help me get more BCAAs that may be lacking in my diet.

  513. Carla

    Very interesting article! I had no idea that BCAA’s help repair your muscles and help with soreness. There are some days that it hurt to get out of bed because my legs were so sore! Would love to try this to see if it really does work and curious if it helps with energy levels. Sometimes it so hard to get motivated in the morning. Thanks Lindsey for the great articles that are always posted!

  514. Sarah

    Super informative post! I’ve been researching BCAAs lately and am adding them to my workout/nutrition plan as soon as my first IdealFit order arrives 😉 I lift and run a lot, so I’m glad to learn they will help with muscle fatigue and soreness!

  515. Kimberly Foster

    Reading this Blog helped me to understand that once calories are burned muscles begin to break down causing soreness And muscle Fatigue and in order to prevent this BCAA ‘s are needed. BCAA Is a crucial step in fitness And is needed to maximize hard work-and post-training recovery.

    I found it interesting while reading this blog that BCAA is not made within the body. You need to obtain them through outside protein sources. Although they are not made within the body they do play a major role in the body’s daily functions and have a major impact on one’s results when working out.

    Benefits from using BCAA range from muscle recovery, assistance in muscle building and supplying muscles with the essential nutrients needed.

    Idealfit Has created bcaa not only with all the nutrients to help muscles with recovery and assistance in muscle building but also Provides Workout enhancing ingredients and fat loss components within there bcaa product In order to help women with their recovery and results. It’s unlike any other BCAA out there. Idealfits BCAA has ” Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG” in it to help with weight loss. Also Vitamin b as well as coconut water powder are added to help rehydrate your body.

    This blog has helped me to understand idealfits bcaa product in more ways than I did before. I have been an avid user of this product for the last three months while on my fitness journey. I am thankful To now have the knowledge of what bcaa has to offer.

  516. Danielle

    I learned that the BCAAs feature a fat-loss blend of special ingredients, including Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG.

  517. Sindia Slack

    I learned that BCAA’s help reduce the feeling of soreness after a workout but still aid in muscle gain.

  518. Angela

    I did not know that the Ideallean BCAAs had an additional fat loss supplements in it! That’s great!

  519. Lidia

    That’s great to know that they have additional day burning properties added on!

  520. Wanda Elliott

    Didn’t know our bodies couldn’t produce bcaas naturalky.

  521. Angela camp

    I learned that ideallean BCAAs contain 3 amino acids that help in building and repairing the muscle we break down during our workouts! It also contains coconut water powder which I have found to be very helpful when trying to stay hydrated! I can drink plenty of water and still feel pretty thirsty and sodas or Gatorade make it worse!

  522. Jen

    I didn’t realize that you should take on an empty stomach. I also realize that I need to follow this blog closer- so much valuable info…

  523. Kerbie Anderson

    I need BCAAs in my life! Who can argue with alleviating soreness and creating LEAN muscle?!

  524. Jackie Williams

    I didn’t know the BCAA’s had green tea! I hate the taste of green tea, but I wish I liked it because of the benefits. So it’s pretty cool to be able to get those benefits in a drink that doesn’t taste like dirty water!😂😜

  525. Stephanie Carwell

    I love my BCAAs. I remeber the days of waddling when I walked and cringing when I squated to use the restroom because I would be so painful sore. Not no more! BCAAs are essential amino acids that play a big role in the muscle-building and energy department. The 2:1:1 blend is perfect for helping my soreness and allowing me to continue my workout without needing additional rest days. It also helps stop you body for metabolizing your muscles. That is just amazing in it’s self!

  526. Brooke Middleton

    I always knew people used BCAAs to help with muscle soreness but I had no idea that Ideallean BCAAs had a fat burning component!! I am totally blown away and I cannot wait to add this to my daily routine!!!

  527. Karen M

    BCAA really helps with muscle soreness. Have been using for a few months and can’t believe the difference.

  528. Genny Acosta

    I didn’t realize how important and beneficial it is to use BCCAs is. This article is very helpful.

  529. Lynette

    I love his product, and have been using it for over a year as an integrated part of my routine. Re-reading this post, i learned that dairy is one of the best nutritional sources of the RIGHT BCAAs that our body needs! That is good to know – especially when I am on the road and hace either forgotten onoack or run out of my single serving packets of IdealLean BCAAs!

    Thanks for the reminder post – always learn something new!

  530. Sheri Jenkins

    I learned they are branch chain amino acids we need to help repair our muscles and they have no carbs, calories, to help us lose weight.

  531. Stormy

    BCAA’s help reduce soreness and speed recovery from workouts.

  532. Courtney

    Wow I knew BCAAs were essential, but I didn’t know they were so hard to get sufficient amounts of without supplementation! Thanks so much!!!

  533. Heather Ramsey

    BCAA’s help fight muscle soreness and the blend mentioned also aids in fat loss (double-score!) These are essential, meaning your body does not make them and you have to obtain them from foods and supplements.

  534. Cristina

    So this is something I can even enjoy on my rest days! Good. They taste awesome!

  535. Laura

    Reading this article while sore from leg day & wishing I had leaned about the benefits of BCAA’s sooner! Would love to help my body with the recovery process and build stronger, leaner muscle in the process! Is ideallean safe for women who are trying to get pregnant?

  536. Maria Johnson

    I learned that BCAAs are just as beneficial on non-training days! Awesome blog! Thanks!

  537. Krystal Clower

    I never knew the three major Amino Acids that compose BCAAs! Thanks for sharing this important blog!

  538. Teresa's

    I learned something new today the three amino acids areclassified as leucine, isoleucine, and valine. And your body doesn’t make them. I now know . If I want to prevent soreness and muscle fatigue, I need the best BCAA for me. Because I am really sore at the moment.

  539. Kathy Allison

    Learned BCAA contains coconut water and green tea. I use these and love it.

  540. Michelle

    I’ve been taking BCAAs for almost a year and I knew that it aided in recovery. I had no clue that this product also aided in fat loss or that it contained Coconut water! I am a huge advocate for Coconut water and all of it’s health benefits. Thanks for the info!

  541. Tessie Wright

    This blog was very informative, and explained it in a way I could understand! I did not know that drinking them throughout the day is just as effective as drinking it with your workout! I definitely want to add them in, as I am currently skipping a day off working out because I am so sore from previous workouts!! Thanks!

  542. Suzanne Tatham

    I learned that IdealLean BCAA’s contain tonalin, which I didn’t realize. Is it ok to continue supplementing with CLA if I am also using IdealLean BCAA’s?

  543. Allison Spivack

    I learned just how essential BCAAs are to training and how much of an impact they can have. With all of the various workouts I do 6-7 days a week, I know these would be a great addition since they help with recovery time. I’ also learned there are multiple blends- even a fat loss one! I didn’t know you could create one product that would target fat and help muscle all in one- genius.

  544. Jessica m

    Amino acids are great for muscle soarness and rebuilding. Best information women need and shouldn’t overlook.

  545. Debi Baldwin

    I didn’t know that BCAA’s where considered essential and not produced naturally by our bodies. They help a lot with the soreness after my workouts

  546. jennifer Sepull

    I learned that the three amino acids that it includes are amino acids that are essential and have to be taken up by diet.

  547. Jennifer LaMarch

    Great article. I have been taking the BCAA’s but did not fully understand why my husband said I needed them. Thanks for the info!

  548. Jenny Burris

    I didn’t realize how important BCAA’S were to your body when working out!!

  549. Marietta A.

    I learned to help with muscle soreness, taking BCAA’s before and after a workout help. I also didn’t know that your BCAA’s help to lose weight, SCORE! 🙂

  550. Tiffany opheim

    I didn’t know anything about BCAA’s before finding IdealFit! But I was sick of starting over with my workouts and giving up because my muscles were SO sore…I couldn’t keep up with my five kids the next day. Not fun chasing toddlers and stooping down to pick up a baby 🙂 So I saw from your blogs about how BCAA’s combat soreness. I was sold! I’ve been using the Raspberry Lemonade BCAA for a week now. Oh my gosh, amazing! I’m still going strong 🙂
    As for this article, I learned that BCAA’s are amino acids that our body doesn’t make naturally, so they need to be consumed through our diet…ex; dairy, meat, supplements…also, I had no idea while we’re exercising that we’re actually breaking down our muscle. And that using diet and supplements, BCAA’s, how crucial that is to their repair.
    Thanks so much for your blogs, challenges and all the encouragement!
    Blessings, Tiffany

  551. MeChel

    I’ve been using BCAA’s for about a year, but one thing I didn’t know (other than the names) is that our bodies can’t make them.

  552. Cassia

    Wow, great info! I honestly didn’t know anything about BCAAs so this was a great read. Very cool to know they also help with muscle soreness!

  553. Cristina

    I thought BCAAs were just supposed to help with muscle soreness. But now I’ve learned that leucine, one of the three, can directly help with muscle development! Love these products ❤️

  554. Ana Marsh

    I had no idea what BCAAS were, let alone that theyvare this important or do this much! It’s incredible & I definitely need to get Some! Im trying to lose about 65 pounds, i put in 65 pounds in about 11 months and its been really hard on me. Ive gotten weak, developed stretch marks all over my body, and hate even going out in oublic now. I have a body type that its hard to lose weight but i can gain 20 pounds just looking at a donut. I am on my journey to losing this weight & i will not give up. Having BCAAS would really help! I love ideallean ❤️

  555. Brooke Jorden

    I learned it’s necessary to supplement because your body can’t produce BCAAs on its own, but you want to avoid the unnecessary carbs and fat that came with eating extra food to get them in. Plus, these BCAAs taste soooo good!

  556. Sammi

    I had no idea that BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) were considered essential – meaning your body can’t produce them, and you have to get them from outside sources!

  557. Anne Borris

    I didn’t know the Ideal BCAAs had a fat loss blend. I also didn’t know the ratio of the amino acids and the extra benefit of leucine. I’m enjoying my latte flavor and hoping it helps with my muscle soreness!

  558. Judy

    As a vegetarian, I am definitely feeling plateau and always found it difficult to actually build muscle although I am getting stronger. Seems like BCAA’s might be the supplement I need to really get in my essential amino acids that can be difficult to find through my legumes and plant proteins. I’ve heard of people drinking BCAA’s as a preworkout, but I’ve also seen people sip on them throughout their resistance/strength training. What would be the optimal time to consume BCAA’s?

  559. Renee

    I learned a lot of information about BCAAs that I didn’t know. Like repairing muscles after working out and helping with muscle soreness. I’m sure adding this to my workout would help boost my results and help me feel better!

  560. Cara Holditch

    BcAAs are so useful in relieving soreness after workouts.

  561. Jennifer Anderson

    I learned that BCAAs help combat muscle soreness. I am using these currently and I can tell they make a difference. Thanks for all y’all do.

  562. Megan

    I learned that Ideallean adds extra fat burning properties there their bcaa’s to help women burn fat while still getting all the benefits of bcaa’s

  563. Margarita

    I love to workout but sometimes trying new exercises makes me sore for the next two days. While I’m proud of myself for trying new things and challenging my body I also feel like I can’t do as well on the following days. This BCAA can be the solution that would help me fuel my body and help with recovery. I would love to try a proud that can help me train and get the toned body I want. This best BCAA, is probably the missing crucial step in my fitness. Instead of consuming the nutrients through food I can take the product before and after a workout and feel better post my workout!!!cant wait!!!! Thank you for the article and spreading the message!!!

  564. Miranda Anspach

    Thank you for this great post! I had no idea leucine could do so much. I learned a ton about the importance of BCAA and can’t wait to incorporate them into my diet!

  565. Jeannette Bond

    I only thought that the BCAA was just for recovery of muscles to help with the soreness. Was so unaware of the rest of the benefits that came along with drinking the BCAA. I have not been very good at drinking the BCAA with my workouts, but will definitely be doing it now! The fat loss ingredients is an added bonus for sure. Then to learn that it helps to gain lean muscle while recovering sore muscles tops it off. I learned a lot from the article that I was so unaware of. Thank you!

  566. Heather Hackensmith

    I learned that IdealLean BCAAs features a fat-loss blend of special ingredients that will help you lose weight! My favorite is the strawberry lemonade and I would love to win 🙂

  567. Zandy

    I didnt know a thing about BCAAs. I was afraid of giving them a try because I didn’t really know what it was for. I like that I can drink it even on days I don’t work out and it includes a fat loss blend. I would consider myself a novice when it comes to supplements. I’ve always been overweight and even though I’ve worked out on and off over the years it wasn’t until this year (2017) that I started drinking protein shakes. Now that I know that BCAAs isn’t something my body does naturally but it needs I’d really like to give it a try.

  568. Cathy Jacoby

    One thing I’ve learned from this blog, and from experience….😩 Is how much BCAA helps with muscle soreness the next two days!

  569. Carly

    Leg Day always killed my schedule because I get so sore and then have trouble completing my weekly runs. I learned that the BCAAs limit this type of soreness and increase recovery time so I can keep pushing my body to do more without fearing pain or injury. Yay for more leg days!

  570. Jennifer

    I can barely move my arms the next couple days after a day of weight lifting. I’ve even looked at these more than once to help with recovery soreness so I don’t have to wait so long in between sessions. Nice to know I can get this to help with that.

  571. raelene marek

    I had no idea our bodies don’t produce BCAA’s on our own. I do drink BCAA’s for muscle soreness though!!

  572. Kristine Gibbons

    I learned that BCAA’s are essential elements that are not produced in the body. You can only get them from supplements or diet

  573. Chelsey Caballero

    I have been using BCAAs for a while now post workout. I knew about them helping to relieve muscle soreness but I didn’t know the science behind it. I now know that they help to build strong lean muscles during the recovery process. I also learned that I can drink them before and during my workout and that it is best to drink them on an empty stomach. All good tips to help me recover that much sooner. I use ALL of idealfit products so I would love to win this bundle!!

  574. Nicole Pribyl

    This blog post is a great explanation of BCAAs. I learned they help with muscle recovery and Soreness! And they are needed to build muscle that diet alone may not give you

  575. Amanda Yates

    I had no idea that it helped with fat loss! What woman doesn’t want that in a product!

  576. Amanda Yates

    I knew Bcaas were important for post workouts but had no idea that the Idealfit line helped with fat loss!! What woman doesn’t want that!!!!💪😁

  577. Angie

    I learned BCAA’s are essential, and you must get them from other sources, your body does not make them. A lot of sources you can get them naturally are protein based. There are 3 parts that make up the BCAA’s. Very good info!

  578. Karie

    I’ve been on the fence regarding BCAA’s for a while now. Many trainers have told me that they are a waste of money; since I’d be getting BCAA’s through my diet. I’m so happy that I was directed to this article. This article has helped me understand why these additional BCAA’s are necessary. Soreness, especially in my legs, has caused me to steer away from regularly scheduled workouts. I now know that I need to be adding BCAA’s to my diet to aid with muscle recovery. Even if I don’t win this giveaway, I will definitely be purchasing some BCAA’s!

  579. Sandra Michaels

    I honestly didn’t know about brached amino acids and its amazing the more we know about our bodies! i loved this article and I’m going to read more of your articles and I already started looking at some of your products and will be perchansing some!

  580. Ashley Steinberg

    I never knew about BCAAs and how they could help after a workout. I should try some!

  581. Nicole

    BCAAs are essential for awesome muscle repair! Ive been using them for over a year! Love them!

  582. Jennifer

    I didn’t rejoice that theBCAA’s featured the fast Los blend it does. I don’t work out add often as I should, yet I’m still feelingnor formed in my muscles than I should be.
    I’d love to win the stack and feel the full effects of your products as I work towards a better body for my upcoming wedding, and for a better life in general.

  583. Tisha

    I’ve learned a lot from this post. First of all, I didn’t even know what BCAA’s were and that they existed in the first place. Also, my lack of consumption of these branched-chain amino acids explains why I’m always super sore, days after certain workouts. I thought a simple protein shake was all I needed before/ after I worked out, however, I now understand that I need more than that if I want better muscle recovery. Hopefully once I add BCAA’s to my nutrition, I will start to feel and see some positive results. YAY FOR LEAN MUSCLE!!!!!! thank you for the educational blog. 💙

  584. Leslie Smith

    BCAA’s really work to help with muscle recovery, can’t do without them.

  585. Courtney Jackson-Hill

    This is all very new to me. I’ve never used protein or BCAAS. I’ve always been an athletic person but never had these things introduced to me. I’ve learned through this article that BCAA’s help to combat muscle soreness. I wished I would have know this before! I will keep researching and hopefully use the Idealean system. It sounds like a great product!

  586. Morgan DeNapoli

    I learned that bcaas are amino acids that help with muscle recovery, and soreness, building tones muscles and strength as well as burning fat .

    Hope I win the April special!!!
    Good luck ladies!

  587. Brittany

    I learned that there was coconut water powder added to the BCAAs for extra hydration. I love this product and can really feel it replenishing my sore muscles! Thank you Idealfit!!

  588. Rachel Lauer

    I’ve been taking IdealFit BCAA’s for about 9 months now and have noticed a difference in my workouts and games. It’s always good for a refresher as to why you take a supplement. BCAA’s help to improve the muscle building process and combat soreness. Thanks IdealFit for your great products and delicious flavors!

  589. Haylie Nowell

    Though I have already heard this information, it’s always a nice to be reminded of it all. I have only been taking BCAAs for a short time because I had never heard of the awesome benefits that they provide. I am also wanting to give these ones a try with all the extra benefits that have been added in along with the BCAAS. Is there such thing as taking in too many BCAAs?

  590. Abby Riddle

    I had no idea that Ideal Fit’s BCAAs had additional fat-loss compounds and workout-enhancing ingredients! I’m excited to try them out!

  591. Meredith C

    I personally love feeling sore after a workout since it is a sign a worked hard, like stated in the blog. However, I don’t want it to be prolonged and affect my next workout session. This blog helped me realize that your BCAA’s have so much more to offer than just helping with soreness and muscle fatigue. They seem to be like the secret weapon to maximize your overall workout and achieve your goals faster. There is so much that goes into building strong, toned, lean muscle that diet alone can’t meet. Seems like a no brainier as to why BCAA’s should be added, green tea, vitamins and targeted for women. You got me interested for sure!

  592. Jayme

    BCAAs are essential and comprised of leucine, isoleucine and valine

  593. sherri rowe

    I had no idea how bcaas worked until I read this or that they contained green tea! I definitely need to add these to my daily routine.

  594. Kelsey

    I have been taking different BCAAs during my workouts but happened to run out. I then ordered the IdealLean BCAAs to take during and after my workouts and did not realize how much I was effected when I had stopped taking them for a few weeks. Recently I have felt extra tired by the 5th day of workouts and exhausted no much how sleep I have gotten. I knew that they were helpful to use while working out but after reading this article I learned how vital they can be post-workout and for off days when I am feeling tired and sore! Thank you!

  595. Amber

    I was unaware that amino acids, leucine, isoleucine, and valine, are not made within your body and need outside protein sources.

  596. Sarah

    After reading this I have a completely different view. I have previously purchased BCAA products, though not formulated for women, and everyone around me has always made me second guess the decision telling me I was going to get “bulky”. After starting to use the ideal lean products I considered purchasing the BCAA however that word bulky just kept replaying through my mind . The fact that these BCAA are formulated for women and have the fat burning compound as well may just be what I need to reach my goals.

  597. Jenilynn Sorensen

    Never used BCAAs. Just starting to get into fitness again after taking a very long break. I learned not only what BCAAs are but that getting sufficient BCAA amounts mearly by eating is difficult, and you may have to eat extra carbohydrates and calories in order to get those BCAAs.

  598. Erin Schmelzer

    I love that this blog broke down BCAAs a bit more. I like to know what exactly everything does that I’m putting into my body. For instance “The BCAA leucine, in particular, has been shown to be directly involved in muscle development.” I always got the that you recover quickly with BCAA but what is actually happening? More science articles like this helps me understand and appreciate supplements more. 😊

  599. Heather

    I never knew about BCAA’s… they help with muscle recovery and soreness. Your body needs this from an outside source since it does not produce it naturally. Receiving someways can add extra carbs to your diet ideallean can give you the BCAA’s you need with out the extra calories and carbs

  600. Michelle

    I learned that BCAA’s are essential for muscle recovery. They won’t feel so sore. You should also drink on an empty stomach or during your workout. I’m really gonna have to start using this!!!!

  601. Kathy Frost

    Interesting reading about the BCAA’s. It only makes sense to refuel. I learned that I need to be taking amino acids to rebuild. Thank you for the education.

  602. Donna Hughes

    After reading this post I realized that idealfit BCAA’s include not only the three amino acids but also other fat burning ingredients that other supplements don’t have, like CLA and green tea extract!

  603. Trish

    I have been drinking the BCAAs because I knew it helped with muscle soreness but I did not know it was actually something your body needs. Thanks for all the good information. I really love your products!

  604. Yasmin Charide

    I honestly did not know what exactly causes soreness and it has 3 compositions، it is really interesting what our body is capable of، and I’m actually a bit sore atm lol. I have learned that IdealLean BCAAs features a fat-loss blend of special ingredients, including Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract standardized for 50% EGCG. EGCG is a well-researched compound that will help you lose weight! I knew it had Green Tea but didn’t realize the Tonalin CLA was also included.

  605. Mari Nistler

    I was not aware that BCAA consumption before and after training helps reduce the feeling that often accompanies a good training session – the soreness.

  606. karissa

    What I learned about BCAA’s for the giveaway!
    BCAA’s come from protein sources and are super important for lean muscle growth. They also aid in muscle recovery, which is AWESOME maybe they can turn my 3 day soreness from a killer workout into being sore 1 day! Would love to try these BCAA’s!!

  607. Heather Pavich

    I started drinking BCAA’s to help with post workout soarness. I LOVE the taste and sometimes drink it just to help me drink more water. I didn’t realize this was something that our bodies can’t make and I am glad I drink this. I was hit by a car 10 years ago and my joints already hurt so it is nice to have something that helps the muscle soarness too.

  608. Stacy K

    I like that this mentioned drinking BCAAs before, during amd after workout. A good way to get them in, besides being refreshing!

  609. Barbara U Stuart

    I was wondering about the benefits of BCAA’s. As I’m sitting here, sore from my workout yesterday…..I’m thinking this is exactly what I need to bring help bring me to the next level.

  610. Laura Stevens

    It helps rebuild muscle. And cuts down on muscle fatigue

  611. Becky s

    I learned that you can get you fix of BCAAs before and after to combat muscle soreness.

  612. Dawn Barrett

    This was all new information to me. The one thing that stood out was that the BCAA’s are not made within our bodies, we do need to get them from outside sources.

  613. Ali Rogers

    Before reading this blog I didn’t know that BCAA’s weren’t something your body naturally made and that you have to get it from outside sources, like dairy products and supplementation. I also didn’t know they helped with muscle rebuilding and energy. It seemes like these little amino acids pack a big punch in helping with exercise recovery.

  614. Donna

    I didn’t realize that bcca consumption before and after training help reduced soreness

  615. Marcy

    I didn’t realize that Idealfit’s BCAAs also contains other helpful weight loss ingredients such as CLA and green tea. I have tried other brands before, and I would love to try yours to compare!

  616. Donna

    I didn’t realize it bcca consumption before and after training help reduced soreness

  617. Barbara Reformat

    It was an insight into something that I knew anything about. I didn’t realize how important the BCAA’s. Plus all the other positive factors for using the product. Good Luck Everyone

  618. Heather Irvin

    I had no idea what BCAAs were until this blog post! I guess I’d better incorporate them immediately!

  619. Heather

    I learned about the benefits of BCAA’s and the way they can help you combat soreness. I was also surprised and excited to learn about the electrolyte boost!

  620. Bobbi Havrilla

    I learned how important BCAAs are not only on workout days but off days as well. I was unaware our bodies do not produce them. I will be increasing my intake going forward! Thank you for the important information!

  621. Megan

    For me BCAAs do really decrease muscle soreness. I have searched current research and it is proven that it does reduce soreness after workouts and enhances lean muscle mass for performance in the specific ratio found in this BCAA supplement. I love it because it keeps me on track with my diet and keeps me motivated at the gym. I feel myself getting stronger everyday.

  622. Amanda

    This blog was very helpful I don’t know that much about bccas other than what I have heard I’ve never Tryed them before I never really have been one of those people that sweat a lot like others do I hope to win and good luck to everyone

  623. Amber Hensley

    While I knew that BCAA were essential to a healthy diet, I didn’t even consider that a deficiency in them could be a huge factor into the extreme soreness I’ve been experiencing lately! I’m looking forward to see the results when adding this supplement.

  624. Kia sleeman

    BCAA’s play a big role is the muscle building and energy department! They are considered essential and can not be made within your body.

  625. Elizabeth Jones

    I learned that you need BCAAs cause your body doesn’t make them naturally. This is also nice cause then you don’t have to eat as much. Always a bonus!

  626. Brandi Schneider

    What a great post. I had a basic understanding of BCAA’s already, but I was really impressed by how different these BCAA’s are in taking the weightloss a step further with the added benefit of green tea, and coconut water. I also didn’t realize that your body doesn’t naturally produce BCAA’S. It all has to come from diet (which is unrealistic) or a supplement. I am excited to give these a try!!

  627. Carri Farrand

    I’m doing trainer Kaytlin’s Fight the Fat 15 day challenge now (I’m on day 20! And I plan to keep going along with added cardio…), and the BCAAs have been a godsend. Thank you!

  628. Melissa

    I learned in this article that BCAA’s can be found in meats, nuts and dairy.

  629. Bridget

    This was a really helpful article. I am new to working out and think I may need to start using BCAAs. I like how they help you recover and build leaner muscles.

  630. Diana

    Great post!! I have been confused about BCAAs. When I started my workouts in Feb my local health store told me not to use them but to work on weight loss. In 3 months I lost 11 lbs and lots of inches. My weight scale has stopped moving for 5 weeks now although I did loss over 5 inches. Wonder if now is when I did this in?? I am still sore after workouts but was told it’s cause I am over weight and that is natural….

  631. Elise

    I love learning about things related to exercise physiology and this article was so interesting! I’m not sure why, I didn’t realize that BCAA’s were essential! That motivates me even more to use them regularly! I would love to win the giveaway!!!

  632. Crissy Bachmann

    I am currently taking BCAA’s, but I still found this blog to be full of very useful information. I was not aware that our bodies produced BCAA’s so I found that interesting. I was aware that it does help with soreness after your muscles breakdown from a workout. I would love to win this!!!

  633. Melissa khashabi

    I love all you IdealLean products. I used to take other stuff (that my husband would take) and always felt it never helped me. Ive always had a weight issue and now found out I have hypo thyroid so I work twice as hard just to maintain. And the fact your products are made for women (not to mention great tasting !) really make me feel better and keep me motivated. All the products def play a crucial part when your very active and I really think it helps! Thanks!

  634. Shelby Monroe

    One thing I learned from this article is that you can get BCAAs from food. I never knew much about BCAAs. I just recently learned what BCAAs stands for. I didn’t realize until reading this article that it is something your body needs especially during recovery from working out.

  635. Samantha

    I have never tried these but would love to see how well they work. Maybe I’ll be the lucky winner 🙂

  636. Amy

    I was wondering what the BCAA powder was for. I had no idea it could help with soreness. Thanks for the info and I’d love to win to try it out 🙂

  637. Christina Bianchi

    I have been working on trying to build muscle & lose weight pre-surgery. I know that the more lean muscle I build before surgery the more support my knee and femur will have during recovery. I have been taking BCAAs during my early morning workouts but still have soreness later in the day and the next few days. This blog reminded me to take some after my workout as well during the day for recovery. Thanks!

  638. Natalya

    I’m just starting looking into working out. I didn’t know what BCAAs are before reading this blog explain in details how it helps out the body.

    One thing I learned is that BCAAs arethree amino acids are known as leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

    Thank you for taking your time and explain on this blog about BCAAs.

  639. Carly Morgan

    This blog post was extremely helpful! I know how important recovery is but I did not know how important BCAAs were in aiding with the recovery process! I certainly will begin adding BCAAs to my diet as they are essential. I am currently trying to build muscle and knowing this will help with muscle soreness after a big lift is awesome. Can’t wait to try it!

  640. Danielle DeTeves

    I learned and did not know that BCAAS don’t get reproduce naturally in our body and that which foods can replenish the BCAAS in our body. Been new to ideal fit but am learning so much about my body and gd ways to help me loose weight and lean up my muscle. I’ve lost 120 lbs and still a work in progress as well as trying to lean up after. Thanks for so much information which gives me the knowledge to help me getting to know my health better.

  641. Hannah Price

    I have been working out for sometime now, and had no idea BCAAs had this type of power! I am regularly sore, and my job in law enforcement makes it a little hazardous to be sore on the job. Had I known these could help boost my energy and reduce soreness, I would have been on the train quite sometime ago! I am still a little unclear on macronutrients, but I have seen this word everywhere, so I may be needing to do some research there too! Thank you so much for the insight!

  642. Kim M

    I am not new to training however, I have never used supplements to aid in my weight loss/training regimen. So, I am clueless when it comes to supplements. This article was very educational regarding bcaa’s and their ability to assist with lean muscle development and reducing soreness. I will definitely be researching this further and will try it out.

  643. Carol

    Leucine is the most important BCAA, I didn’t realize that. I’ve been incorporating BCAAs into my diet/workouts for a couple years now, but didn’t think about which ones were actually in the supplements I was taking.

  644. Kristin Gordiejew

    Soreness is a common effect of strength training and BCAA’s can assist in decreasing the amount of soreness one experiences by helping repair and building lean muscle.

  645. April Kirk

    I didn’t realize it should be taken on an empty stomach

  646. Cassie Hale

    I didn’t realize that BCAAs were not made in your body. That the only way to get them is through food and supplements.

  647. Carrie Davis

    I didn’t realize our bodies didn’t make bcaa’s on their own!!
    Love this product and how amazing it makes me feel!

  648. Tracy B

    This was an eye-opening article. I wasn’t aware that muscles are broken down while working out. I love the BCAAs. I knew they were great for muscle recovery, but didn’t realize their importance until reading this. Great article.

  649. Sharri Calderon

    I didn’t know that IdealLean BCAAs included Tonalin CLA and a Green Tea Extract to help you lose weight and B Vitamins for energy and coconut water powder for hydration while you’re getting your daily intake of BCAAs. Multitasking at it’s best!

  650. Lauren

    I think this article is so true and interesting. I really think that it’s important to take your BCAAs because of the incredible benefits it has. I have always wanted to try idealfit products and hope I can soon!

  651. Andrea Shatto

    I learned that if you take BCAAs outside of your workout they work best if you drink them on an empty stomach!

  652. Taylor Prestidge

    I learned that BCAA’s reduce soreness after work out. I also didn’t know our body didn’t make it naturally and that we need to consume it from the outside. I really need to get some BCAA’s because I’m always sore from working out and I would slap like to win to help me transform myself for a better me!

  653. Krystine Justus

    Somethings that I learned is how BCAA’s help in the recovery of muscle break down after working out to maximize your work out no matter how long or intense.

  654. Kristy Harding

    I have not consumed BCAA’s after workouts because I did not realize they would help with my muscle development as well as decreasing soreness. I had always heard consuming at least 20gP and 20gC was ideal after working out to aid recovery, but it makes sense that it matters what KIND of nutrition you consume – because certain foods could lack any kind of BCAA (like leucine) if you are not looking for it. I now understand the purpose behind BCAA’s. Thanks for the blog post!

  655. Liz Klumker

    I love the BCAAs!! I ran out once and I was so sore 🙁 so never again! Learning lots with all the posts and products!
    Good stuff!

  656. Lacey Curry

    I didn’t realize some form of BCAA was not made naturally in the body. That is interesting to read and now know that its not just boosting something that is there but is actually designed to support your system because it doesn’t have all that it needs already. Oh and I love by Green Apple BCAAs from y’all. They work wonders.

  657. Sarah Lawson

    This article really showed me the importance of BCAAs in achieving my goals, especially considering that the body relies on outside sources to obtain BCAAs. I also learned about its role in reducing muscle soreness, although I have to admit I love the feeling of being sore. It makes me feel as though I did something right!

  658. Lora M WALLACE

    I learned from the blog that if you want to prevent soreness and muscle fatigue, you need the best BCAA for your body.

  659. vilma lopez

    Learned something new. Didnt know BCAAS was so useful. I heard about it but never considered how important it is to drink it. Will definitely buy it..

  660. Jackie

    I had no clue that BCAAS were not produced in your body and how essential they really are. I also learned that there is coconut water in the BCAAS to help with hydration.

  661. Nadine

    I learned that not only does your product help with recovery and results, but it does it without all the sugar so I can still watch that!

  662. Nicole Kelley

    I learned that the body cannot make BCAAs so they have to be consumed either in the form of certain foods or by taking supplements.

  663. Krista moller

    I love the fact that BCAAS help with muscle soreness because all of these great workouts definitely make me sore!

  664. Lindsey Coleman

    I was a gymnast for 12 years before a back injury forced me to quit– I tried working out in a gym throughout college and just never figured out what I was doing! I started the 15-day challenge and it’s making me feel so much more confident. It’s also the first time I’ve ever tried protein powder, which I’m loving. So adding supplements is SO new to me, but I need to try the BCAA’a because I consume very little dairy and the other foods that the essential amino acids are found in!

  665. Katie Cardwell

    I read this blog a few months ago and bought BCAAs after. I reread it again and my progress is all making so much sense! I am more lean and am not as sore after my workouts, even though I am adding more weight to my trainings. When people ask what BCAAs are I often get confused but I am determined to remember the three amino acids that are leucine, isoleucine, and valine and learn more about them.

    Love my BCAAs!

    PS- raspberry lemonade is awesome!!

  666. Brynn De Jager

    I didn’t realize that you can get BCAAs from food. This seems like a way better option with fewer calories.

  667. Brittany Combs

    I didn’t know that bcaas weren’t naturally produced in the body or that they combat muscle soreness🤗

  668. Ashley

    This blog post was so helpful!!! I didn’t realize how important BCAAs are for weight loss and building muscle!! I will be ordering some ASAP! thanks!

  669. Nikki Horn

    I never really understood what BCAA’s were. This blog post was very helpful in explaining how the work & help my body recover during & after workouts! Thank you so much!

  670. Caitlin

    I learned that BCAAS can help with muscle soreness and rebuilding electrolytes by using coconut powder water.

  671. Kylie Walker

    I never k we that they combat soreness! I’m just now being introduced to them. Also, I like how the product is a calorie free way to get them, rather than eating several different foods to only get a portion of them.

  672. Annette Danek

    I learned 1 g of body fat for each pins of body weight! 🤜🏻

  673. Erin Donahue

    I am getting married in 2 months and have completed your 15 day challenge and now am in your 6 week challenge. I didn’t realize how necessary bcaas were. This might be the missing link to my last few pounds!


    Had no clue BCAAs help combat muscle soreness. This would sure help after my intense workouts!

  675. Sharon Payton

    I am learning so much! I’m excited to try this soon

  676. Amanda Herrin

    I use the bcaa’s daily and I love that it helps with muscle soreness and faster recovery!

  677. Candi L Morgan

    I learned that BCAAs are considered essential. This means they can’t be made within your body.

  678. Alyssa Tompsett

    I learned that BCAAS are essential amino acids that your body needs and you can only get from food or supplements. They help your muscles recover and prevent soreness. 🙂

  679. Leigh B

    BCAAS CANNOT BE MADE. You can only get these from outside sources!

  680. Liz

    I never realized BCAA’s were good for women too, def looking into these!

  681. Lisa Petersen

    I didn’t realize that BCAAs help combat sore muscles and help your body after working out. I need to try these, among other options that you carry.

  682. Alyssa

    I’m so glad to know how many recovery properties BCAA’s hold! Not only do they help with muscle soreness but hydration as well, sometimes I slack on water intake during the day. I’ll be happy to introduce BCAA’s into my routine!

  683. Danielle

    IdealFit BCAAs are my favorite! I’ve tried several others and the flavors always tasted like medicine, it was a relief to find IdealFit’s tasted good and still gave me all the desired benefits I was wanting.

  684. Denice Pomerville

    Ideallean BCAA’s will maximize your weight loss and jumpstart muscle growth. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  685. Cheryl Ann

    After reading this article I learned that your body doesn’t produce the BCAAs. That makes me realize how important it really is to drink it even if I don’t have muscle soreness. Thanks!!!

  686. amy klinebough