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    O I'm trying to bulk up alot over winter and I really purchased some ON SUPERIOR AMINO 2222 Tabs. I like them. Now I take them before bed to prevent muscle wasting but how many? 5-10?

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    Id eat cottage cheese or casein whey right before bed over BCAAS. This is because of digestion times. Casine and or cottage cheese privde you with a constant stream of protien all night. Bcaas will do so for 40 mins to 1 hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Docmattic View Post
    Id eat cottage cheese or casein whey right before bed over BCAAS. This is because of digestion times. Casine and or cottage cheese privde you with a constant stream of protien all night. Bcaas will do so for 40 mins to 1 hour.
    I eat cottage cheese and eggs before bed but still shotgun 5grams BCAAs with what every GDA I'm using at the time.

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    I've seen BCAAs used before bed. Check out this post from a while ago for one theory of why/how: Best GH booster out there

    EDIT: Not so much what I said, as much as what DR.D said, lol...
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    This is what I was referring to with my post lol reps for finding the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    I've seen BCAAs used before bed. Check out this post from a while ago for one theory of why/how: Best GH booster out there

    EDIT: Not so much what I said, as much as what DR.D said, lol...
    So BCAAS before bed during a cut instead of cottage cheese would actually be very beneficial?

    I'll give that a go. I love drinking xtend before bed, i just didn't think there was a point!
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    Take it with something that promotes GH, IE L-Dopa, Arginine, HGHpro, HGHup,etc and have low blood sugar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.D
    There are many ways to boost GH naturally. Deep sleep + low blood sugar + hyperaminoacidemia is a consistent, cheap and simple way to do this.

    - Stop eating carbs at least 2hrs before bed
    - Take 1-2 gbols
    - Take a scoop of EAA or BCAA or protein powder, or some Mucuna (l-dopa), or an arginine based stack, or whatever you normally use to promote GH levels.
    Since I have easy access to AI Sports Nutrition products, my stack consists of RecoverPRO, HGHpro, and Glycobol. There's a million possible combinations to achieve this, though.
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    So its pointless taking Bcaas by themselves? No sups i take at the moment promote GH-and my arganince sup has a boatload of stims in it. The only thing si have for bed time that i can take are Anabeta, and erase (which im waiting to start in just over a week.)
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    I'm not saying it's pointless to take BCAAs before bed. I think they will still aid in your goals.

    BCAAs, Anabeta, and Erase looks like a nice stack for a lean bulk or even a cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Docmattic View Post
    So its pointless taking Bcaas by themselves? No sups i take at the moment promote GH-and my arganince sup has a boatload of stims in it. The only thing si have for bed time that i can take are Anabeta, and erase (which im waiting to start in just over a week.)
    BCAAs work best when taken without another protein source exp between meals

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    Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop

    BCAAs work best when taken without another protein source exp between meals
    Well I usually take my BCAAs with 16-32 oz of milk before I go to bed. I was eating cottage cheese with it for a while but It was kinda rough to eat so much of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop View Post
    BCAAs work best when taken without another protein source exp between meals
    My bad, i meant before bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Docmattic

    My bad, i meant before bed.
    So just take BCAAs before bed? No food with them?
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    my only complaint with most protein supplements and cottage cheese alike is it has a boatload of calcium in it...

    making any zinc product I take completely useless.


    I think BCAA's and or whole meat protein sources are the way to go.
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    What's up, SD?
    You have a log going on or coming up soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas
    What's up, SD?
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    I'll look for it.
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    Casein protein or cottage cheese your best bet.

    BCAAs are for FAST absorption, thats why its recc'd to take them around a workout.
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    i take iBCAA and 1 scoop of MAP before bed. seems to be doing good
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    MAP is awesome... but tastes like death... and Ive taken some nasty bulk powders straight up... for some reason if the water to powder ratio isnt just right i wanna puke....

    I wish they would improve the flavor system... I DID only try the cranberry flav though for 2 jugs prob shoulda mixed it up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    MAP is awesome... but tastes like death... and Ive taken some nasty bulk powders straight up... for some reason if the water to powder ratio isnt just right i wanna puke....

    I wish they would improve the flavor system... I DID only try the cranberry flav though for 2 jugs prob shoulda mixed it up...
    Cranberry at first was my favorite.... then it started tasting HORRIBLE to me. Strawberry and lemon lime are now my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlackGuy

    Cranberry at first was my favorite.... then it started tasting HORRIBLE to me. Strawberry and lemon lime are now my favorites.
    A fresh bottle smells great but as it sits it starts to stink right there in the jug...

    Id like to try both those flavors, especially strawberry cause of the potential but even though lemon and lemon lime isn't necessarily always my favorite its quite the effective flavoring for masking just about anything.
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    It's funny that say that about lemon. I really like our Raspberry flavor. I keep the Lemon flavor on hand, so I can mix other stuff with RecoverPRO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough
    MAP is awesome... but tastes like death... and Ive taken some nasty bulk powders straight up... for some reason if the water to powder ratio isnt just right i wanna puke....

    I wish they would improve the flavor system... I DID only try the cranberry flav though for 2 jugs prob shoulda mixed it up...
    Who makes map?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kokobeware2 View Post
    Who makes map?
    Primoridal Performance

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    i suggest taking bcaa's before bed.. they help the muscles.. i took usp's modern bcaa's before bed and they helped me
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    BCAA's are great but only provide a short pulse of amino's. Casein or other whole food sources would be much better.
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    Would it better to take in BCAA's before bed as opposed to a casein based shake?
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    It would be OPTIMAL to eat whole food before bed instead of a capsulated powder or shake. Word
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post
    MAP is awesome... but tastes like death... and Ive taken some nasty bulk powders straight up... for some reason if the water to powder ratio isnt just right i wanna puke....

    I wish they would improve the flavor system... I DID only try the cranberry flav though for 2 jugs prob shoulda mixed it up...
    it isnt that bad, c'mon. what flavor did you take? i have strawberry lemonade and sure its bad at first, but u get used to it. i actually like it now
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    BAGEL flavored is the best, hands down
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla

    it isnt that bad, c'mon. what flavor did you take? i have strawberry lemonade and sure its bad at first, but u get used to it. i actually like it now
    Lol, I tried neither of those, I had 2 tubs of cran.... Wish I would have chose differently
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw23 View Post
    Would it better to take in BCAA's before bed as opposed to a casein based shake?
    Casein, in my opinion.
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    Here is my logic. On a cut, BCAAs and a chicken breast before bed. On recomp, Casein and/or Whey before bed. On a bulk, homemade mass gainer before bed.

    and cranberry MAP sounds nasty lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla
    Here is my logic. On a cut, BCAAs and a chicken breast before bed. On recomp, Casein and/or Whey before bed. On a bulk, homemade mass gainer before bed.

    and cranberry MAP sounds nasty lol
    "Milk was a baaad choice"...... Ron Burgundy

    Mine was cranberry.... Ugh...
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    How much BCAA should be taken daily?
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    I prefer casein in 2% milk pre bed if anything. I usually have my casein shake 2-3 hours pre bed though with a hand full of almonds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovee View Post
    How much BCAA should be taken daily?
    2lb
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    BCAA's aren't a bad idea before bed if you don't have a problem sleeping after consumption. I would stick to a kind low in carbs or carb free though. Carb consumption=insulin spike, and when your body sees the increased insulin it basically tells the body not to make GH. And let's not forget one of the benefits of BCAA consumption: increased GH output. It would be somewhat counter-productive, unless you were getting an outside source of GH, like injections or patches.
    Casein with low carbs and carb free BCAA's would be a decent pre-bed shake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    I've seen BCAAs used before bed. Check out this post from a while ago for one theory of why/how: Best GH booster out there

    EDIT: Not so much what I said, as much as what DR.D said, lol...
    Bump

    I've been following this protocol for months. At first the results were very noticeable!

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