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    Anyone have any suggestions for cost effective BCAA supplements?

    Also-any recs on dosage. It seems that if you go strictly by the recs for dosage on many of the supps, then you'd be spending quite a bit a month for BCAAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions for cost effective BCAA supplements?

    Also-any recs on dosage. It seems that if you go strictly by the recs for dosage on many of the supps, then you'd be spending quite a bit a month for BCAAs.
    You need 3.2 grams of Leucine to increase protein synthesis according to recent studies. That would be your minimal starting point. What are you looking to get out of it? Is it intra-workout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions for cost effective BCAA supplements?

    Also-any recs on dosage. It seems that if you go strictly by the recs for dosage on many of the supps, then you'd be spending quite a bit a month for BCAAs.
    RecoverPro from AI will be your best bet in my opinion. I'm hooked on the stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev52 View Post
    You need 3.2 grams of Leucine to increase protein synthesis according to recent studies. That would be your minimal starting point. What are you looking to get out of it? Is it intra-workout?
    Plus 20g of carbs or so if that's all you're consuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev52

    You need 3.2 grams of Leucine to increase protein synthesis according to recent studies. That would be your minimal starting point. What are you looking to get out of it? Is it intra-workout?
    Either intra or pre. I am interested due to the benefits for protein synthesis... Any product recs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    Either intra or pre. I am interested due to the benefits for protein synthesis... Any product recs?
    AI RecoverPro or Scivation Xtend are fine, 10G BCAAs prior to training should sufficiently elevate MPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lboston View Post
    Either intra or pre. I am interested due to the benefits for protein synthesis... Any product recs?
    What Dodge said, 10g will be fine for elevating MPS. If you're using the Scivation protocol you'll be going through tubs pretty quickly. Xtend v1 can be found very cheaply at the moment, or go with the aforementioned RecoverPro which is VERY cost effective.
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    Recover pro is cheap. But it doesn't mix well and also doesn't taste as good as scivation IMO. I'd get the cheap scivation and add some cheap bulk bcaas. Though you'd get the solubility issue, if you want 10gs pre intra and post this is most likely what I would do.
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    avoid unflavored BCAAs, taste is terrible and hard to mask
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    Quote Originally Posted by fadi View Post
    avoid unflavored BCAAs, taste is terrible and hard to mask
    not really. put it in iced tea, crystal light, in your pre workout...actually its very easy.
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    Another good option would be Formula-X to included some DAA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    not really. put it in iced tea, crystal light, in your pre workout...actually its very easy.
    I've added crystal light to them, but it would not mask the taste. Maybe I need to add much more water. I have 1lb of unflavored BCAAs, but switched to Extend due to the taste. I will try extra water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMCCLUNG View Post
    Another good option would be Formula-X to included some DAA.
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    I really don't get Formula-X. Why DAA with BCAAs. Doesn't make sense. You cannot take extra BCAAs or take it more than once a day due to the added DAA, and BCAAs don't help DAA.
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    Formula-X has the BCAAs in it so you don't need to take another supplement. I take both Formula-X and RPG every day. Yeah I'm taking a lot of BCAAs but I love the taste of both. They helped my kick my soda habit and actually saved me money.
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    Ok, so why not any other supplement? Creatine, Beta Alanine..etc. why BCAA and DAA? it just doesn't make sense to me. 5g BCAA is low dose so if you're looking for BCAA chances are you will get another BCAA product as well.
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    I'm not sure why BCAAs. I look at it this way. Buy DAA get free BCAAs.
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    I throw 1 scoops of iBCAA (PP) and 2.5g of creapure into 2 scoops of Lit Up in 16 oz water for my pre workout. cant taste the BCAA at all.

    at night, i mix one scoop of iBCAA into Maximum Absorbed Protein and cant notice the BCAA taste.
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    690 Grams Fruit Punch
    Serving Size6.9Gram(1scoop)
    Servings Per Container100
    Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine HCL) 2mg 67%
    L-Leucine 2500mg
    L-Isoleucine 1250mg
    L-Valine 1250mg
    Beta Alanine 750mg
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMCCLUNG View Post
    Formula-X has the BCAAs in it so you don't need to take another supplement. I take both Formula-X and RPG every day. Yeah I'm taking a lot of BCAAs but I love the taste of both. They helped my kick my soda habit and actually saved me money.
    False. The amount of BCAAs in Formula X per serving will only stimulate MPS for people who weigh about 145 lbs or less. You will probably need an extra gram of leucine on top of Formula X.

    EDIT: Does Formula X have 3g Leucine per serving or 4g? NP says 3, but that's not even 8:1:1...
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    I throw 1 scoops of iBCAA (PP) and 2.5g of creapure into 2 scoops of Lit Up in 16 oz water for my pre workout. cant taste the BCAA at all.

    at night, i mix one scoop of iBCAA into Maximum Absorbed Protein and cant notice the BCAA taste.
    There is pretty much no point to adding BCAAs to protein unless you're worried about the refractory response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    False. The amount of BCAAs in Formula X per serving will only stimulate MPS for people who weigh about 145 lbs or less. You will probably need an extra gram of leucine on top of Formula X.

    EDIT: Does Formula X have 3g Leucine per serving or 4g? NP says 3, but that's not even 8:1:1...
    Off the Athletix website:

    (per serving, 30 day supply)
    3000mg D-Aspartic Acid
    2000mg L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate
    700mg N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NAT)
    5000mg 8:1:1 BCAA's
    4000mg L-Leucine
    500mg L-Isoleucine
    500mg L-Valine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev52 View Post
    Off the Athletix website:

    (per serving, 30 day supply)
    3000mg D-Aspartic Acid
    2000mg L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate
    700mg N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine (NAT)
    5000mg 8:1:1 BCAA's
    4000mg L-Leucine
    500mg L-Isoleucine
    500mg L-Valine
    Ok then the dose should be just fine. Idk why NP has the wrong label
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