BCAA's before bed. Will they interfere with sleep or keep me wired?
- 10-04-2009, 04:34 PM
- 10-04-2009, 04:37 PM
- 10-04-2009, 05:49 PM
How could BCAA's by definition keep you wired?
10-04-2009, 06:21 PM
10-04-2009, 06:50 PM
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.
10-04-2009, 07:01 PM
10-04-2009, 09:00 PM
10-04-2009, 09:02 PM
I'd expect the tryptophan content to help relax you as well.
10-05-2009, 10:06 AM
BCAA will not keep you up.
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10-05-2009, 10:41 AM
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.
10-05-2009, 10:44 AM
bcaas are not a stim
10-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Traditional stims aren't the only things thast can keep you up. He has a valid question.
10-05-2009, 11:24 AM
10-05-2009, 11:50 AM
No, not significant, and it's quickly over, as they are digested and absorbed quickly.
10-05-2009, 12:11 PM
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.
10-05-2009, 12:15 PM
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.
10-05-2009, 12:29 PM
10-05-2009, 01:14 PM
10-05-2009, 06:47 PM
10-06-2009, 08:21 AM
07-07-2010, 11:38 AM
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
07-07-2010, 12:56 PM
I take primordial's iBCAA before bed and have no sleep troubles.
07-07-2010, 01:03 PM
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.
07-09-2010, 06:59 AM
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