BCAA's before bed. Will they interfere with sleep or keep me wired?

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    BCAA's before bed. Will they interfere with sleep or keep me wired?


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    How could BCAA's by definition keep you wired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops89 View Post
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    WELL.............

    Several amino acids are precursors for neurotransmitters. One well known role of a neurotransmitter is to DECREASE fatigue, not exactky a good thing before bed trime wouldn't you agree.

    One example, tyrosine stimulates brain activity as it's converted to dopamine, which has a large number of central nervous system effects.
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    Shouldn't. Plus too there are no stims in BCAA's so I would say you are safe and good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
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    Several amino acids are precursors for neurotransmitters. One well known role of a neurotransmitter is to DECREASE fatigue, not exactky a good thing before bed trime wouldn't you agree.

    One example, tyrosine stimulates brain activity as it's converted to dopamine, which has a large number of central nervous system effects.
    My month's worth of using tyrosine actually did the opposite, i was more relaxed. And that was concentrated tyrosine.
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    I'd expect the tryptophan content to help relax you as well.
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    BCAA will not keep you up.
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    I see what you are saying, but no, they will not. In fact, matt from millennium sport recommends taking an eaa or bcaa product after working out late to minimize insulin release (and subsequent gh blunting) during sleep, and gain maximum benefit from somnidren.
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    bcaas are not a stim
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    Traditional stims aren't the only things thast can keep you up. He has a valid question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    I see what you are saying, but no, they will not. In fact, matt from millennium sport recommends taking an eaa or bcaa product after working out late to minimize insulin release (and subsequent gh blunting) during sleep, and gain maximum benefit from somnidren.
    That's weird, BCAA cause a significant insulin spike.
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    No, not significant, and it's quickly over, as they are digested and absorbed quickly.
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    Why would you be taking a BCAA before sleep other than the ones included in your casein shake?
    if you're trying to conserve muscle, the optimum time for BCAA supplementation would be around your workouts and First thing in the morning if you think you're not getting enough protein in your diet. BCAA help protein synthesis and recovery.
    There is no caffeine or anyother stimulant in Leucine, and Valine!
    If your workout is right before bed, that would be first thing keeping you up.
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    bcaa's are normally leucine, valine, isoleucine, so there is no tryptophan in it or tyrosine in it, usually anyway.
    I heard glutumine may have an excitatory effect, converts to glutamic acid, but that wouldn't be in bcaas normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripnlean View Post
    Why would you be taking a BCAA before sleep other than the ones included in your casein shake?
    if you're trying to conserve muscle, the optimum time for BCAA supplementation would be around your workouts and First thing in the morning if you think you're not getting enough protein in your diet. BCAA help protein synthesis and recovery.
    There is no caffeine or anyother stimulant in Leucine, and Valine!
    If your workout is right before bed, that would be first thing keeping you up.
    The point I was making was not specifically to take it before sleep, but to take it after a very late workout where you have to go to bed right away. Some people have cramped schedules, and some believe blunting gh release during sleep (which a good post workout meal will) is far worse for overall health, recovery, and muscle growth than missing that post workout meal. Taking an eaa or bcaa post workout before hitting the sack provides aminos for recovery with minimal impact on insulin and gh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brock17cf View Post
    I'd expect the tryptophan content to help relax you as well.
    Tryptophan content of what?
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    ^^^I wasn't talking about the bcaa's, i was talking about amino acids in general in response to what whacked said below:
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    Several amino acids are precursors for neurotransmitters. One well known role of a neurotransmitter is to DECREASE fatigue, not exactky a good thing before bed trime wouldn't you agree.

    One example, tyrosine stimulates brain activity as it's converted to dopamine, which has a large number of central nervous system effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brock17cf View Post
    ^^^I wasn't talking about the bcaa's, i was talking about amino acids in general in response to what whacked said below:
    Got it! Thanks!
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    Its weird ever since i started taking them before bed (i train quite late) ive found i have an amazing nights sleep but i just cant wake in the mornings feel really tired still but my body and muscle feels good
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    I take primordial's iBCAA before bed and have no sleep troubles.
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    I take em before bed too instead of a shake... shakes before bed make me wake up with a dry a$$ mouth running to the bathroom in the morning. They are great before bed IMO and they don't cause an insulin spike I don't see how they would??? A shake with some carbs in it will throw some insulin around before bed.
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    I think Leucine causes an Insulin spike or sorts!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatemilk View Post
    They are great before bed IMO and they don't cause an insulin spike I don't see how they would??? .
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