As their name suggests, energized BCAA are branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) with added energy boosters. These energy-boosting ingredients may include electrolytes, caffeine, taurine, green tea, B vitamins, theobromine, ginseng and other herbs. Some products may also feature non-essential amino acids like citrulline and alanine. Energized BCAA are used to speed up the recovery process, increase energy and help users stay hydrated, build muscle, increase strength, maintain their focus and improve performance while they train. Some users consume these products as an intra-workout, while others take them as afternoon pick-me-ups, and many substitute them for their morning coffee.