We’ve all been there: We enter January optimistically with a list of intentions and aspirations, but by February, many of those lofty goals become a distant memory. This year, do it differently: Elevate your ambitions for 2021 with supplements to help support your goals and boost your resolve.
Goal 1: Exercise More
If getting back on your exercise plan after the holidays sounds daunting, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) may help with that. BCAAs include three essential amino acids – leucine, valine and isoleucine – that may help fuel your muscles, promote endurance and reduce fatigue. It’s thought they work in part by influencing brain chemicals that play a role in the development of exercise-related fatigue, thereby enhancing stamina. In some studies, BCAAs reduced muscle damage, lessened soreness after exercise and accelerated recovery. And other studies suggest they may help promote lean muscle mass, reduce body fat and support weight loss and maintenance. Consult your doctor before taking if you are pregnant or on any medications.