There are 20 different amino acids that make up the thousands of different proteins in the human body. Nine of the 20 are considered essential amino acids, meaning they cannot be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet. Of the nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). In this video, we’re looking at some of their proven benefits. Further reading: Follow Healthline’s Authority Nutrition: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: —- Don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube here: Studies mentioned: STUDY 1: STUDY 2: STUDY 3: STUDY 4: