When you think of recovery in the sense of muscles, what comes to mind? Muscle soreness? Muscle growth? Nutrient replenishment? All of the above? When it comes to exercise, recovery is a necessary response to tearing down muscle fibers and using up key nutrients that allow muscles to function properly and efficiently. Should the muscle not recover properly, it can lead to deficiencies within the muscle, which can then lead to issues in performance and the possibility of muscle catabolism. That’s where EAAs come into the equation.