Report Preview: BCAAs: An ace in sports nutrition’s 6 pack?

A rapidly evolving sector offering great opportunity in claims, blends & ratios between the main BCAA forms...
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Lumina Intelligence captured 319 BCAA-oriented products in 20 countries on all continents and found a lively, rapidly evolving sector offering great opportunity in formats, claims, blends and ratios between the three main BCAA forms: leucine, isoleucine and valine. We crunch data and examine drivers and trends in this key sports nutrition space.

Quick facts:

  • With an average of 800 reviews and the score of 4.4 out of 5, BCAAs are the fast mover in Sports Nutrition, clocking up the highest average ratings and just behind protein powders in volume of reviews. BCAAs are advancing fast on both user engagement and excellent ratings. Other traditionally core sports nutrition categories like pre-workout supplements and nitric oxide boosters gained much less user engagement.
  • ‘Recovery’ and ‘increases muscle’ are two most common claims present on 24% of BCAA products across 20 research countries, with ‘improves performance’ (12%) and ‘endurance’ (9%) following.
  • BCAA products targeting women and the general consumer are performing more strongly, albeit from a lower base, especially in the case of female-focused products. Women remain rare targets for BCAAs products, but proportionally they contribute more reviews than men.

Report preview: Page 9 of 59

BCAAs report preview


  • Global BCAAs Landscape & Product Analysis
  • Digital Disruption & The Rise of The Review
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Optimum Nutrition
    • Iovate Nutrition
  • Country Focus
    • China
    • Japan/South Korea/Austrailia
    • US
    • Brazil/Mexico
    • Europe
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix of Studies

How to access this report

This report is available to subscribers of Lumina Intelligence Sports Nutrition. To hear more about Lumina Intelligence Sports Nutrition, and for subscription enquiries, please contact our team on +44(0)1293 846 699 or by email at To request a demonstration of Lumina Intelligence Sports Nutrition, please fill out a request a demo form.

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