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    Been messing with my BCAA/EAA dosing for years now. Thought I’d fill you guys in on my findings. I have been playing with 3 different types of BCAAs: Xtend, Vassive EA8, and BC+EAA. I have used these on/off for quite some time now and have done a number of different dosing protocols (timing, amounts, etc). I have tried 10g/day up to 50g/day.

    Here is what I noticed:

    At 10g/day – My DOMS were less pronounced. Yes, I still had DOMS but 10g did make a difference here.

    At 20-30g/day – DOMS were even MORE less pronounced. Fatigue was starting to really get blunted during my workouts. I had nice muscle fullness that lasted throughout the day. Was starting to cut more easily and continue to gain strength at a calorie deficit.

    At 40g and beyond – Holy Recovery Batman!! I have ZERO DOMS. Fatigue during workouts is minimal. I am able to continually gain strength in decent increments while on a calorie deficit. I think this dosing is the best because the effects are definitely most pronounced. Needless to say, it is very anti-catabolic. Cuts come on fast when you are mega-dosing your BCAAs+EAAs.

    This isn’t anything new. I am just giving some feedback because I don’t think mega-dosing BCAAs is underrated.

    My top 3 favorite brands that I have used on a long term basis is:

    • Scivation’s Xtend – this was my first BCAA drink. I stuck with it for about 2 years just out of taste and how it made me feel intra w/o but those ‘feelings’ are due largely to the citrulline malate. This is a great product but doesn’t have any EAAs in it. Taste started to loose it’s appeal. I give Xtend a 3/5.
    • ON’s Vassive EA8 – First thing is the taste. WOW! Delicious!! It has EAA’s in it as well. So I am plenty happy with it. Only downfall is the price. $30 per tub which can be pricey when mega dosing. I give this one 4/5.
    • LG’s BC+EAA – moved onto this next purely out of price. It is inexpensive and it has BCAA and EAA. Only thing left is the taste. This can depend a lot on the water to scoops ratio. I find it taste DELECIOUS when dosing 50g in a gallon of water. Not saying I need a lot to enjoy the taste. Just saying it taste awesome at this ratio. Having less scoops in less water is just as good too obviously. If you decide to use more water to scoops ratio it’s still good. Just not as intoxicating which isn’t our main concern here with our supplements. As long as I don’t gag after every sip, I’m happy. Another thing is has hydrolyzed peptides making for faster absorption. I give this one a 5/5 because it covers all bases.

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    50g in a gallon of water?

    Do you get the dreaded 'Branch Chain Breath' from drinking those all day? I know I used to.
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    Good point SB. Yes, it is acidic and does give you bad breath. I do brush my teeth 2 or 3x day because of this and I chew gum lol. Small price to pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    Good point SB. Yes, it is acidic and does give you bad breath. I do brush my teeth 2 or 3x day because of this and I chew gum lol. Small price to pay
    Indeed. Small price to pay to be a legend.
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    good review met ive been loving LGs BC+EAAs i may try a mega dose one of these days.
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    good to hear this, as i have my BC=EAA, and xtends on their way, and just got my Muscle marinade today.
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    Good summary

    I notice that I get away with only 14g of the BCAA-malates in Chain'd Out. I wonder if they really don't convert to sugar like the regular ones as per ALR claims. It would be a good experiment for you
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    Great thread met i was just talking about mega dosing some bcaa's today. Hmmmm great minds think alike
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    yes they do my friend. Have you seen the reformulation for LG's BCAA shiz? 8:1:1 bro ...and with bigger mouths and more servings
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    yes they do my friend. Have you seen the reformulation for LG's BCAA shiz? 8:1:1 bro ...and with bigger mouths and more servings
    oh shizzzel
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    thanks for the feedback brother!
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    This is one area where I have done very little experimentation. Since I've seen Metroba and others talking about it in Snagency's thread, I've made up my mind to give this mega-dosing BCAA=EAA's a thorough trial.
    Especially if it helps with the DOMS. I've been training like a mad man and have wound up sore as all Hel lately.
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    Right on man! Glad I help steer you in that direction! Interested in how it goes for a madman such as yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    This is one area where I have done very little experimentation. Since I've seen Metroba and others talking about it in Snagency's thread, I've made up my mind to give this mega-dosing BCAA=EAA's a thorough trial.
    Especially if it helps with the DOMS. I've been training like a mad man and have wound up sore as all Hel lately.
    It just makes perfect sense. It is what muscle is made from so why wouldn't it help recovery. I saw a log of a guy that ran pepto pro at very high doses and his gains were amazing. That log always got me thinking about it.
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    P Pro was pretty sweet but pricey as fack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    P Pro was pretty sweet but pricey as fack!
    Ya no sh**! Someone needs to get some bulk PeptoPro that tastes good and is reasonable along with some bulk GPLC...
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    It is pricey but you have to use half to 1/3 of what you would normally use. It is definitely high quality
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    What about the timing of the dosage? I'm thinking of dosing the same amount, but maybe split it up with ~10g up waking, ~20-30g intra/post workout, ~10g before bed. Have you noticed any difference with the timing of taking >40g?

    Thanks for the post, good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saku27 View Post
    What about the timing of the dosage? I'm thinking of dosing the same amount, but maybe split it up with ~10g up waking, ~20-30g intra/post workout, ~10g before bed. Have you noticed any difference with the timing of taking >40g?

    Thanks for the post, good stuff.
    The way you have it is basically how i dose it. I find it best when dosing a majority intra workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hman85 View Post
    It is pricey but you have to use half to 1/3 of what you would normally use. It is definitely high quality
    What makes you believe you need to use 1/2 to 1/3 the amount. It is instantized, making it more water soluble, that does not mean that you need less of it or more of others.
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    I am starting more serious megadosing around my workout. I have been mixing in 24g EAA's in with 1/2 gallon sugar free drink mix and going through about 1.5 of those a day at work. I also had been taking in about 25 total, pre and intra workout. Now I am taking in 30 grams pwo, 25-30 grams intra and slamming the rest at the end of the workout, and will continue to mix the EAA's in my drink mix throughout the day. I am lowering my amount of meals to 4 maybe 5 on weight workout days if you count para-workout nutrition as a meal. Cool to hear they changed the ratio, I was ordering EAAs and a big thing of leucine and mixing them together. Smart thinking LG, and glad to know my mind was working at the same ideas as you brains over there in the lab.
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    Met is this supplementary to your daily H20 intake? Or, do you count your mandatory H20 in this blend? Also, every day? Workout days? Etc? How many tubs do you go through a month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Met is this supplementary to your daily H20 intake? Or, do you count your mandatory H20 in this blend? Also, every day? Workout days? Etc? How many tubs do you go through a month?
    First of all, whatttttuppp?! Long time no see man . Yes this is included into my daily water intake. Right now I am using BC+EAA and there is 389g per tub. Right now I am dosing 30g/day, take a day off here and there. At 30g/day that last for 13 days. At NP, it is $13, so that's 1$ day. Really not a bad way to spend your money
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    Wassssssup bromang?

    Any suggestions on a reliable container of water that holds a gallon? I've done the milk jug thing, but I like to clean them out and the narrow opening doesn't help. Lol.

    I just did 30 grams yesterday after BJJ. I'm usually super dead the next day, but I can say that I do feel much better than usual.
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    I've been megadosing for a while as well......

    Pre-Workout:
    1 Pack Animal Nitro

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    1 Serving BCAA+EAA
    1 Serving BCAA Stack

    Post-Workout:
    1 Pack Animal Nitro
    1 Serving EAA Nitro

    Before Bed:
    2 Servings BCAA Stack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Wassssssup bromang?

    Any suggestions on a reliable container of water that holds a gallon? I've done the milk jug thing, but I like to clean them out and the narrow opening doesn't help. Lol.

    I just did 30 grams yesterday after BJJ. I'm usually super dead the next day, but I can say that I do feel much better than usual.
    Excellent. Try and drink it throughout the day though. It's like being on an IV all day of amino acids . I use gallon jugs of water, and large protein shaker cups. If I use the cups, I just do a third or half the dose split up 2-3x/day.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkHalf View Post
    I've been megadosing for a while as well......

    Pre-Workout:
    1 Pack Animal Nitro

    Intra-Workout:
    1 Serving BCAA+EAA
    1 Serving BCAA Stack

    Post-Workout:
    1 Pack Animal Nitro
    1 Serving EAA Nitro

    Before Bed:
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    right on man. How ya liken it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    right on man. How ya liken it?
    Pretty well. A couple of thoughts that always cross my mind on megaminos...

    1) How much does the body actually put to use? I just think at some point the body is just going to piss out what you don't need. And if that is the case is it better to spread them throughout the day?

    2) I feel like the benefits of aminos really show more on a cut than a bulk. I'm bulking now and i'm eating so much protein from food that I probably do not need all those extra aminos but I take them anyways.

    But overall they definitely help....and it's a nice way to spice up my water. I will say though I still get DOMS. You're 55lbs lighter than myself so you can probably get away with taking less than I need to and see benefit. I probably need to add another 10-20g to see the effect your seeing.
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    ive been megadosing my bulk since i read this, split up morning/mid day or workout/night and its been helping. i went to nutra and got 3 tubs of Bc +Eaa from LG. the kiwi one. i was imagining a weak flavor but i was really suprised. it didnt taste like BCAAs at all, it wasnt acidic like most others. very nice! as long as nutra keeps the deal on them i will be using this!
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    I've always been interested in the idea of mega-dosing aminos,
    I might actually give it a good test to prove if it really does work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkHalf View Post
    Pretty well. A couple of thoughts that always cross my mind on megaminos...

    1) How much does the body actually put to use? I just think at some point the body is just going to piss out what you don't need. And if that is the case is it better to spread them throughout the day?
    I really think that is using all of it. Think of it this way: You are not taking a multi-vitamin. You are basically on an IV of food all without the calories. Imagine eating a lot of food, what happens to it? You either have just enough to maintain or you store some as muscle/fat. You don't piss/**** out most of it. I think it also helps that I drink it throughout the day as opposed to just a straight shot of 30-50g.
    2) I feel like the benefits of aminos really show more on a cut than a bulk. I'm bulking now and i'm eating so much protein from food that I probably do not need all those extra aminos but I take them anyways.
    Absolutely. I think it def helps during a bulk but I agree, it shines most during a cut. It is highly anti catabolic and only helps preserve that muscle during a cut.
    But overall they definitely help....and it's a nice way to spice up my water. I will say though I still get DOMS. You're 55lbs lighter than myself so you can probably get away with taking less than I need to and see benefit. I probably need to add another 10-20g to see the effect your seeing.
    Same as what I said above. It's like eating. You are bigger so you need to eat more to grow, in this case, you need more aminos to have an effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    ive been megadosing my bulk since i read this, split up morning/mid day or workout/night and its been helping. i went to nutra and got 3 tubs of Bc +Eaa from LG. the kiwi one. i was imagining a weak flavor but i was really suprised. it didnt taste like BCAAs at all, it wasnt acidic like most others. very nice! as long as nutra keeps the deal on them i will be using this!
    Def a sweet deal going on right now. You'll be happy you didn't miss out on it. Really 1$ a day is just amazing. I'm glad you are digging it. Keep us posted.
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    I've always been interested in the idea of mega-dosing aminos,
    I might actually give it a good test to prove if it really does work.
    Def worth a shot. More user feedback is always great. Give it a try and see how it works for you. What brand of aminos do you have on hand?
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