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  1. Best tasting BCAA?


    As title suggests...

    I normally go for profile over flavour, however Iím at a point now where I abit sick of bad flavour Aminos and only usually use when training fasted. At the point where donít look forward to drinking them and looking for something I do on fasted days.

    If going for purely flavour based, purpose/functionality secondary which would people reccomend??

    Thanks again


  2. I use EVL bcaa energy and think they taste awesome. Watermelon, grape, and peach lemonade are my favorites. I've had about every flavor and only one of them I didn't like.
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  3. Choas and Pain cannibal carna blueberry lemonade is amazing - imo one of the best tasting aminos on the market
    https://www.chaosandpain.com/cannibal-carna-bcaa/

    Xtend is another choice with many flavor options
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by AndroRage View Post
    As title suggests...

    I normally go for profile over flavour, however Iím at a point now where I abit sick of bad flavour Aminos and only usually use when training fasted. At the point where donít look forward to drinking them and looking for something I do on fasted days.

    If going for purely flavour based, purpose/functionality secondary which would people reccomend??

    Thanks again
    Xtend tastes amazing, and blends well.
    Amino Evolved by Species tastes awesome as well. Both have a good profile. Functionally, I prefer Amino Evolved because of the profile, but you canít go wrong with either. They both taste great, are high quality, and blend completely (no floating leucine).
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    Xtend Elite --> Island Punch Fusion & Sour Gummy
    Xtend Perform --> Black Cherry
    OG Xtend --> Blood Orange, Green Apple, Strawberry Mango, Mango
    USP Labs --> Green Apple, Berry Burst
    MAN Iso-Amino --> Sour Nukes, Cotton Candy, Rainbow Sherbet
    Core ABC --> White Watermelon , Aus Gummy Snakes & Orange Sherbet
    Cellucor BCAA - > tropical
    Alpha Amino -- > Grape, Blue Raz
    Alpha Amino Ultimate -- > Orange Sherbet
    Animal Juiced Amino --> Grape & Orange
    Amino Pro --> Orange & FP

    Products with EAA's
    EAA Max — orange sherbet , smash berry
    Purple wrath —- cotton candy
    HydroBCAA --> Sex on a beach, Texas Tea
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  6. not sure I've ever had a bad amino product taste wise other than bulk....I'd probably stick with a mixture of cheap prices and good profiles, I've personally never met an amino product that was undrinkable....pre workouts on the other hand...well
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by BloodManor View Post
    Choas and Pain cannibal carna blueberry lemonade is amazing - imo one of the best tasting aminos on the market
    https://www.chaosandpain.com/cannibal-carna-bcaa/

    Xtend is another choice with many flavor options
    ^this. Haven't had cannibal carna, but I've heard it's excellent.


    My favorite flavoring has always been xtend. The godfather of bcaas, especially flavor wise!
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  8. i love hydroBcaa's - great amount of eaa as well
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  9. Controlled labs - purple wraath cotton candy is pretty good .. way better then the grape one they had back in the day
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by AndroRage View Post
    As title suggests...

    I normally go for profile over flavour, however I’m at a point now where I abit sick of bad flavour Aminos and only usually use when training fasted. At the point where don’t look forward to drinking them and looking for something I do on fasted days.

    If going for purely flavour based, purpose/functionality secondary which would people reccomend??

    Thanks again
    Are you interested in EAA as well? If so EAminoMax tastes great and provides you with essential aminos acids as well. In addition LCLT and HICA for recovery purposes.
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  11. Scivation Xtend Strawberry Mango

  12. Hydro bcaa by prosupps or eaa max by primeval

  13. so many co's cheap out on eaa .. i think i only know 2 co that have decent bcaa with 3G of eaa

    all others i see is 1G or under.
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  14. Thanks for all replies.

    I have a really good deal on ANS Quench BCAA, has anyone tasted that??

  15. Still would go with the an eaa blend. The bcaas need the other EAAs to work anyway so why waste time and money. Especially if your fasted then sipping on bcaas intraworkout. You are quite literally pissing your money down the drain. It's correct that you will get EAAs from your meals throughout the day but instantised aminos will always be better otherwise why bother with a bcaa supp in the first place. Just saying this because people seem to think I'm being a spaz for suggesting bcaa supplements that contain the other EAAs. Bcaas are also EAAs anyway.
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    Pro supps has great flavors with their EAA supp and reasonably priced too. Donít waste your time with bcaa.
    Also havenít tried the performance aminos but the profile is my favorite Iíve seen. Full EAAís, full dose of HICA and electrolytes won me over. Sad I missed the into sale but will definitely be trying soon
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    Xtend Elite --> Island Punch Fusion & Sour Gummy
    Xtend Perform --> Black Cherry
    OG Xtend --> Blood Orange, Green Apple, Strawberry Mango, Mango
    USP Labs --> Green Apple, Berry Burst
    MAN Iso-Amino --> Sour Nukes, Cotton Candy, Rainbow Sherbet
    Core ABC --> White Watermelon , Aus Gummy Snakes & Orange Sherbet
    Cellucor BCAA - > tropical
    Alpha Amino -- > Grape, Blue Raz
    Alpha Amino Ultimate -- > Orange Sherbet
    Animal Juiced Amino --> Grape & Orange
    Amino Pro --> Orange & FP

    Products with EAA's
    EAA Max — orange sherbet , smash berry
    Purple wrath —- cotton candy
    HydroBCAA --> Sex on a beach, Texas Tea
    I'd agree with this list right here. Hard to beat xtend.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by The Express 42 View Post
    Pro supps has great flavors with their EAA supp and reasonably priced too. Don’t waste your time with bcaa.
    Also haven’t tried the performance aminos but the profile is my favorite I’ve seen. Full EAA’s, full dose of HICA and electrolytes won me over. Sad I missed the into sale but will definitely be trying soon
    I’m not too bothered if bcaa or eaa or both.

    Just for drinking fasted, more importantly with a nice taste I don’t dread drinking

    Which branch has

  19. Quote Originally Posted by AndroRage View Post
    Iím not too bothered if bcaa or eaa or both.

    Just for drinking fasted, more importantly with a nice taste I donít dread drinking

    Which branch has
    You should be though! BCAA alone have been shown to have 0 effect on muscle growth, recovery or do anything really other than flavor your water
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  20. 1st Phorm - Apple Juice and Lemonade. Used to be an Xtend guy and then switched over. Tastes absolutely amazing.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by The Express 42 View Post
    You should be though! BCAA alone have been shown to have 0 effect on muscle growth, recovery or do anything really other than flavor your water
    Can you site the related study please?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroRage View Post
    Can you site the related study please?

    Thanks
    https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/arti...970-016-0128-9

    A lot of folks are simply unaware of the actual data, so they needlessly waste their hard-earned cash on BCAA supps. This might not be music to the ears of folks locked in a routine of taking their favorite supp, but my hope is that it gives some of you food for thought, and ultimately helps you zap an unnecessary (and potentially detrimental) item from your supplement shopping list.

    The high-quality proteins in our diets are comprised of appx 18-26% BCAA as it is. Supplementing with extra BCAA on top of that can range from adding extra unnecessary calories (and metabolic burden), to actually inhibiting optimal use of ingested amino acids [1].

    Let me also add that whey protein has a stronger anabolic/anticatabolic effect than its equivalent in supplemental EAA or BCAA [2]. It's no surprise that supplemental BCAA has an equivocal track record in the research [3,4]. For those concerned about "going catabolic" doing fasted cardio without AA supplementation, my colleagues and I found no difference in body comp effects between fed vs fasted cardio when total protein is sufficient (both groups retained their LBM) [5]. As for the ability of BCAA to inhibit muscle soreness, note that this is always compared to a non-protein placebo.

    It's LOL to supp with BCAA to begin with (instead of an intact, high-quality protein such as whey, which provides the rest of the EAAs as well as other co-factors for anabolism -- but it's all moot if you're getting enough total daily protein anyway). Here’s a salient quote from a recent review [6]:

    "Thus, as we speculated, consumption of crystalline BCAA resulted in competitive antagonism for uptake from the gut and into the muscle and was actually not as effective as leucine alone in stimulating MPS. Despite the popularity of BCAA supplements we find shockingly little evidence for their efficacy in promoting MPS or lean mass gains and would advise the use of intact proteins as opposed to a purified combination of BCAA that appear to antagonize each other in terms of transport both into circulation and likely in to the muscle.”

    The only people who are not wasting time & money on supplemental BCAA are those who must maintain a low-protein diet, or a diet with restricted amounts of high-quality protein. With that all said, if your total daily protein is optimized, and you don't mind consuming the functional equivalent of really expensive flavored water

    1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27175106
    2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22451437
    3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20110810
    4) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15930475
    5) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25429252/
    6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26388782/
    7) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28444456
    8) http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/5/2/36
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/arti...970-016-0128-9

    A lot of folks are simply unaware of the actual data, so they needlessly waste their hard-earned cash on BCAA supps. This might not be music to the ears of folks locked in a routine of taking their favorite supp, but my hope is that it gives some of you food for thought, and ultimately helps you zap an unnecessary (and potentially detrimental) item from your supplement shopping list.

    The high-quality proteins in our diets are comprised of appx 18-26% BCAA as it is. Supplementing with extra BCAA on top of that can range from adding extra unnecessary calories (and metabolic burden), to actually inhibiting optimal use of ingested amino acids [1].

    Let me also add that whey protein has a stronger anabolic/anticatabolic effect than its equivalent in supplemental EAA or BCAA [2]. It's no surprise that supplemental BCAA has an equivocal track record in the research [3,4]. For those concerned about "going catabolic" doing fasted cardio without AA supplementation, my colleagues and I found no difference in body comp effects between fed vs fasted cardio when total protein is sufficient (both groups retained their LBM) [5]. As for the ability of BCAA to inhibit muscle soreness, note that this is always compared to a non-protein placebo.

    It's LOL to supp with BCAA to begin with (instead of an intact, high-quality protein such as whey, which provides the rest of the EAAs as well as other co-factors for anabolism -- but it's all moot if you're getting enough total daily protein anyway). Hereís a salient quote from a recent review [6]:

    "Thus, as we speculated, consumption of crystalline BCAA resulted in competitive antagonism for uptake from the gut and into the muscle and was actually not as effective as leucine alone in stimulating MPS. Despite the popularity of BCAA supplements we find shockingly little evidence for their efficacy in promoting MPS or lean mass gains and would advise the use of intact proteins as opposed to a purified combination of BCAA that appear to antagonize each other in terms of transport both into circulation and likely in to the muscle.Ē

    The only people who are not wasting time & money on supplemental BCAA are those who must maintain a low-protein diet, or a diet with restricted amounts of high-quality protein. With that all said, if your total daily protein is optimized, and you don't mind consuming the functional equivalent of really expensive flavored water

    1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27175106
    2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22451437
    3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20110810
    4) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15930475
    5) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25429252/
    6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26388782/
    7) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28444456
    8) http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/5/2/36
    https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/arti...970-017-0184-9
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a7969961.html
    http://www.mysportscience.com/single...uth-about-BCAA
    Well my favourite expensive flavoured water is prosupps and primeval.

    If im cutting then sipping on these drinks throughout the day helps me stick to a calorie deficit. It curbs my hunger better than just a fat burner alone. I have tried cheaper electralite powders or simply sugar free dilute drinks but they just dont work for me at keeping hunger at bay. Neither does drinking litres of water. I don't count it as part of my macros but I like that they are more of a complete protein than bcaas alone.

    Studies telling me I don't need them are useless. Could be a placebo thing though admittedly. They are also helping my wife lose weight too compared to when she would just sip on water throughout the day. She just craves less food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobmarvel View Post
    Well my favourite expensive flavoured water is prosupps and primeval.

    If im cutting then sipping on these drinks throughout the day helps me stick to a calorie deficit. It curbs my hunger better than just a fat burner alone. I have tried cheaper electralite powders or simply sugar free dilute drinks but they just dont work for me at keeping hunger at bay. Neither does drinking litres of water. I don't count it as part of my macros but I like that they are more of a complete protein than bcaas alone.

    You have to realize that BCAA's/EAA's are around 5.5 calories per gram. So if you don't count it towards your intake, your intake will be off. Just a FYI, if you are consistent with taking the same amount of aminos daily then that is a "Consistent factor". Just making you aware that these are not caloric free drinks, but there is some caloric value to them. They also can spike insulin levels since they are protein, and will spike MPS (Muscle Protein Synthesis) if you are going to SIP on them I would suggest using them as a BOLUS between meals spaced 4-6 hours apart. That would be the most ideal use for them.

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    Studies telling me I don't need them are useless. Could be a placebo thing though admittedly. They are also helping my wife lose weight too compared to when she would just sip on water throughout the day. She just craves less food.
    Your wife is losing weight due to a caloric deficit, not because of a BCAA or an EAA drink. She is simply eating less food then her body needs (Calories in vs calories out). You cant defy the net caloric balance by adding in aminos which is a form of calories. So there is some sort of food portion or modification to her daily diet that is resulting in a net deficit of calories. The FDA does not label BCAA's or EAA's with calories because they are so minimal, but they do in fact add up. If you instantly added 20g of aminos daily you are adding 100+ Calories on a daily basis.

    https://blog.priceplow.com/supplemen.../bcaa-calories



    100g of product, as tested, yielded 535 Calories, meaning 1g of BCAAs would be 5.35 calories, or the standard 5g scoop would provide 26.75 calories!


    I think there is more to your wife's fatloss then the amino drink. But by all means if it helps you, and you find merit you are free to invest in it. At the end of the day it may not be 100% necessary to reach your goal. If it makes her eat less food, and you dont mind paying for them. Rock it out.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    Your wife is losing weight due to a caloric deficit, not because of a BCAA or an EAA drink. She is simply eating less food then her body needs (Calories in vs calories out). You cant defy the net caloric balance by adding in aminos which is a form of calories. So there is some sort of food portion or modification to her daily diet that is resulting in a net deficit of calories. The FDA does not label BCAA's or EAA's with calories because they are so minimal, but they do in fact add up. If you instantly added 20g of aminos daily you are adding 100+ Calories on a daily basis.

    https://blog.priceplow.com/supplemen.../bcaa-calories



    100g of product, as tested, yielded 535 Calories, meaning 1g of BCAAs would be 5.35 calories, or the standard 5g scoop would provide 26.75 calories!


    I think there is more to your wife's fatloss then the amino drink. But by all means if it helps you, and you find merit you are free to invest in it. At the end of the day it may not be 100% necessary to reach your goal. If it makes her eat less food, and you dont mind paying for them. Rock it out.
    I saw this posted last week. I don't want to de-rail the thread, but I thought different amino acids had different caloric values? Doesn't make a difference to me, but I could have sworn I saw that several years ago on another board.
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