Branched-chain amino acids and arginine improve physical but not skill performance in two consecutive days of exercise
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2017
Source:Science & Sports
Author(s): Y.-T. Lin, M.-S. Chiu, C.-K. Chang
ObjectivesTryptophan is the precursor for cerebral serotonin, which could result in exercise-induced central fatigue. Branched-chain amino acids supplementation could alleviate central fatigue by competing with tryptophan for crossing blood-brain barrier. This study investigated the effect of branched-chain amino acids and arginine on physical and skill performance in 2 consecutive days of exercise.Equipment and methodsEleven male college basketball players participated...