What BCAA do you guys recommend and is it necessary?
- 12-09-2011, 11:23 PM
- 12-09-2011, 11:35 PM
I've been using Monster Amino from Cytosport.......it's and 8:1:1 ratio so it's heavy on theand Leucine peptides. The best part is the taste, most of the BCAA formulas w/o flavoring taste like crap....and the ones with flavor have extra carbs in them if you are trying to avoid carbs. This stuff has 1 carb a scoop and still actually tastes good (at least the grape and punch flavors taste good to me). I would advocate taking a decent shot of BCAA post workout separate from your protein. I believe they absorb better and are best utilized that way. You can find much cheaper versions of course, non-name brand, not sure of the quality or the taste though. I have used Optimum Nutritions BCAA as well in the past. ON's is a 2:1:1 and is unflavored. I do not work for cytosport btw lol....
12-09-2011, 11:52 PM
i use eitheror .
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12-10-2011, 12:03 AM
RecoverPro or Xtend.
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12-10-2011, 08:43 AM
Both are great I just prefer the RecoverPro!
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12-10-2011, 09:28 AM
ive recently been reading people think some products are being underdosed, so this worried me. i was in the same postion you are last week, after alot of research i desided to buy in bulk, 1 kilo for me lol. ill deal with the taste when i gets here but for the price of a 1 month supply i got 1000 grams of 2:1:1. i know recently we're supposed to be leaning toward 4 to 1 or 8 to 1 or even 10 to 1 but i wanted to keep it simple. granted i still cant test the potency but i feel much better about a bulk purchase in this case. so im recommending you do the same. find a bulk supplier get your own and mix it with some crystal light or something. i ordered a bunch of stuff in bulk and im just gonna try and make my own supplement. im probably not the first to try this so wish me luck lol
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12-10-2011, 09:36 AM
To answer your second part of your question, no it is not necessary. Xtend tastes good. I hear the same about RecoverPro.
12-10-2011, 11:36 AM
I've seen a lot of the talk of underdosed supplements as well, so I went and bought some Modern BCAA (it's 8:1:1 as well); mixes really well and the white blue razz tastes pretty good, and after everything that I've read/heard about the instability of glutamine, I like that it's got sustamine in it.
12-10-2011, 12:12 PM
RecoverPro -lemonade is my favorite of all time! Taste and effectiveness wise
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12-10-2011, 12:18 PM
12-10-2011, 12:40 PM
Bulk ModernBCAAs with sustamine, Flavored, Micronized and Free of dyes at NP at 29.99....amazing price and judging by it's quick top 10 ranking, I think the customers agree.
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USPowders Bulk Modern BCAA (1 kg): Discount Bulk Modern BCAA Supplements
12-10-2011, 01:29 PM
BCAA's still have use even when your diet and protein intake is on par.
Effects of supplemental protein on body composition and muscular strength in healthy athletic male adults
Nutraceutical Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids on Skeletal Muscle
Influence of branched-chain amino acid supple... [J Am Coll Nutr. 2006] - PubMed - NCBI
I am a fan of the Modern BCAA due to the high leucine content because leucine is the star BCAA, but taking only leucine is not necessarily just the answer. And its the only BCAA I have taken that doesnt give me "leucine mouth", I term i am starting which describes the nasty chalky taste some leucine powder leaves in your mouth
12-10-2011, 01:35 PM
I purchased few tubs of modern iBCAA currently on discount. The taste is terrible and it would not be my first choice. There is another thread about the taste and seems many who purchased that batch complaining about the taste as well. You can taste the bitter powder. Xtend tastes 10x better. But since I have few tubs of this and I only use it during workouts, I will add crystal lites to it to mask the flavor.
12-10-2011, 01:39 PM
12-10-2011, 01:42 PM
This is interesting also:
Increasing Dietary Leucine Intake Reduces Diet-Induced Obesity and Improves Glucose and Cholesterol Metabolism in Mice via Multimechanisms
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12-10-2011, 03:24 PM
12-10-2011, 05:28 PM
12-10-2011, 05:31 PM
12-10-2011, 05:37 PM
I usually go with whatever is cheaper and you really couldn't beat AI's Black Friday sale was dirt cheap for RecoverPro, so i have a lot of RecoverPro and I still have lots of ModernBCAA's when they were on sale. I don't mind the taste of both, i hear some people complain with ModernBCAA's but oh well. Things like Xtend was to sweet for me, i used to like LG's BC+EAA cause the taste was mild.
12-10-2011, 05:39 PM
12-10-2011, 05:42 PM
Surprised Modern BCAA can be sold at the cost its sold at, leucine prices are insane. I dont expect high ratio BCAAs like modern to remain the cost they are...unless the companies are fine selling them at cost.
The kilo for $29.99 is nuts
12-10-2011, 06:52 PM
12-10-2011, 07:00 PM
I pretty much exclusively use Body Mortar and Body Mortar Carb Free from AMS. Though I change it up to others if I see a good sale to break up monotony and add other favors. Not sure if am ready to jump on the 8:1:1 yet and stick with 4:1:1.
Side note AMS is coming out with a new carb free version that has some added goodies such as electrolytes. Something I've been pushing for, for a long time. I also participate in a lot of endurance races so I'm huge on BCAAs and supplemental electrytes. Now I'll be able to get them in one product
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12-10-2011, 07:52 PM
12-10-2011, 08:01 PM
NutraPlanet BCAA's (1 Kilo)
Great Value: Grape Drink Mix
That is $42 for a kilo of grape flavored 2:1:1 BCAA's - not l-glutamine or citrulline malate...etc, etc...just BCAA's!
Or of course this - Bulk Modern BCAA (1 kg)
but this is in no way anything other than a discounted price for a manufacture defect. Still great!
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12-10-2011, 08:06 PM
12-10-2011, 08:57 PM
12-10-2011, 09:36 PM
12-10-2011, 09:37 PM
I personally think you're too harsh on the description of the taste. If anything, it's a very weak flavor of grape, but it's not intolerable like you describe. Even if it was unflavored like Nutra's bulk aminos it's still a great deal for the blend! I respect your opinion however; although I must also respectfully disagree with it.Originally Posted by fadi
12-10-2011, 09:37 PM
It does have a great grape flavor. At first I thought it was a little bitter but it grows on you. The bulk modern bcaa that is. The taste also depends on how much water you use. I have been using 40 oz for 3 level tablespoons and it tastes alright.
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