Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

BCAAs are believed to be safe; when taken in excess, they are simply converted into other amino acids. However, like other amino acids, BCAAs may interfere with medications for Parkinson's disease . 1

Interactions You Should Know About

  • If you are taking medication for Parkinson's disease (such as levodopa ), BCAAs may reduce its effectiveness.


  1. Robertson DRC, Higginson I, Macklin BS, et al. The influence of protein containing meals on the pharmacokinetics of levodopa in healthy volunteers. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1991;31:413-417.


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