It is often stated to consume Branched-Chain-Amino-Acids (BCAAs) in a "scientifically-specified" ratio of 2:1:1 - leucine:isoleucine:valine or is it 4:1:1 or some products suggesting 8:1:1 or bound to sustamine (glutamine-bound) or micronized or... Get the point? This thread is designated to address ANY and ALL questions pertaining to particular BCAA supplements and more.
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Q: Could you pleease elaborate on (or point me in the direction) how BCAA supplementation is detrimental to baseline metabolicaly inefficient users, and what dosing parameters and importance it serves in athletes with a more efficient metabolism? I remember a forum post where you mention this protocol but was not able to find any of your additional writings on it.
A: This does not seem to be an issue with just leucine alone seeing as though this is the ONLY strict ketogenic amino acid; but isoleucine and valine (at least in part) have some glucogenic offering (in other words, an amino acid that can be converted into glucose through gluconeogenesis). You are primarily concerned with glycemic variation as a metabolically-inefficient person and these aminos scattered about the day cause GLYCEMIC GRIEF. And yes, they DO, in fact, interfere with counter-regulatory secretion as glucogenic processes stimulate subsequent insulin release (all of which will ultimately inhibit lipolysis).