Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) and growth or maintenance of muscle mass (ID 442, 444, 445, 447, 448, 451, 1478), attenuation of the decline in muscle power following exercise at high altitude (ID 443), faster recovery from muscle fatigue after exercise (ID 447, 448, 684,1478), improvement of cognitive function after exercise (ID 446), reduction in perceived exertion during exercise (ID 450) and “healthy immune system” (ID 449) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Branched-chain amino acids, protein, muscle, physical performance, cognitive function, health claims
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 October 2010
10 September 2010
Scientific Opinion


No abstract available

Panel members at the time of adoption

Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen.
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
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EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1790
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