Is it necessary to supplement BCAA's
- 10-13-2005, 09:39 AM
- 10-13-2005, 10:02 AM
some people like to mega dose BCAAs to the tune of 30-40g....it does work to a certain extent...however i wouldnt call it nessecary
10-13-2005, 10:17 AM
Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine?
No, but I do it anyway because it's sterile and I like the taste.
10-13-2005, 10:49 AM
10-13-2005, 11:09 AM
10-13-2005, 11:36 AM
I like BCAA/EAA's as additional supps. I can't say conclusively that they are in any way necessarry.
10-13-2005, 12:32 PM
10-13-2005, 12:41 PM
it's not necessary..
is it good? yes.. very.. the more in tune with your body you are, the more of a difference you notice with bcaa supplementation...
10-13-2005, 08:10 PM
BCAAs are very good, but certainly not necessary. I think you need to take at least 20g for them to work, so it can get expensive. If you buy the bulk make sure you mix it with a bit of B6 for absorption. Throw in some citruline malate and crystal light and you're good to go. Nutraplanet has a huge deal on Xtreme Formulations ICE right now.
10-13-2005, 11:04 PM
the BCAAs in prtein help with protein synthesis, but very little. if you were to mega dose BCAAs you would find a lot of benifits from it.
10-14-2005, 10:28 PM
such as??Originally Posted by Pioneer
not trying to bust your chops, just trying to learn more on these as well.. I honestly haven't taken any other than what's in my protein since the mid 80's... Are there any threads that will shed more light on the benefits of them? It seems like everyone & their brother takes them.
10-15-2005, 01:13 AM
i just want everyone who is drinking their own urine to know... make sure you add fenugreek for that nice pancake good morning flavor
10-20-2005, 01:18 AM
10-20-2005, 02:05 AM
Branch-Chain aminos are amazing.. I take at a min. of 40g a day, gives me good energy and my pumps seem more pronounced.. If I'm using Vaso Xp, the pump is really steady and lasts quite awhile..
There's tons of info on BCAA's and liver health, energy production, just about everything.. I don't take with B6, the new ethyl ester form is probably a waste since they absorb pretty well on their own.. I use Optimum's BCAA 5000 powder, 10g 4x ED..
10-20-2005, 02:13 PM
10-20-2005, 04:57 PM
Very informative article. I just started throwing BCAA's into my supplement plan. Your post came at the perfect time.
10-20-2005, 07:01 PM
10-21-2005, 04:28 AM
10-21-2005, 06:10 AM
10-21-2005, 10:07 AM
I've just started using a during workout drink of..
15 grams of whey
30 grams of bcaa's
1 bottle of gatoraid (about 40 carbs)
taste isn't all that bad.. not all that great either.. Definately not a problem though...
Energy seems to be up dramatically, through the course of the workout.
I've also added 5 grams to my regular pre and post meals aswell.
10-21-2005, 02:12 PM
10-21-2005, 02:16 PM
what flavor of whey? what brand of bcaa's? what flavor of gatorade? I'm just asking because I can't think of any flavors that would taste well together... And 5g of BCAA'S to your pre and post workout meals? I thought they needed to be mega-dosed to be effective?Originally Posted by Poobah
10-21-2005, 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by Magickk
Well I've been working my way through allthewhey chocolate mint blend..
SO far chocolate mint/usplabs bulk pure bcaa's (no flavor)/ and orange gatoraid...
Sort of tastes like a chocolate orange sickle, with a bit of a ick taste from the bcaa's.. but really it's not that bad. nothing like cee by a long shot.
Bcaa's don't mix very well either.. so be warned.. but again it's dispearses enough just sort of gritty.. but no huge clumps.
Any flavor of gatoraid will do though, I tried lemon to an that was fine.. I have some banana whey I might try next with the lemon? Might be sort of like a lemon marenge(sp) pie? lol or not.
10-21-2005, 04:00 PM
I drink something similar during my workouts:Originally Posted by Magickk
1 Scoop Grape Substance WPI
10 scoops Grape Xtend
50 grams Dextrose
Sometimes I'll switch it up and use Watermelon WPI and Xtend.
10-21-2005, 06:58 PM
Do you guys think 50g would be much more effective than 30g? I was thinking of trying 30g on off days and 40g on workout days for a month(about 1000g total).
10-21-2005, 07:46 PM
I just tried the Lemon / Lime gatoraid with the Banana Whey...
And its definately is the best combonation I've tried yet.. Taste alot like a lemon / banana pie, and almost completely covers up the taste of Bcaa's.
10-22-2005, 04:12 AM
I'm guessing than you think it is better to take the bcaa's with protein and carbs. The reason I'm asking is because I work a physicaly demanding job and don't have much time for breaks so currently I drink two mrps at work. I want to use a serving of extend at work in hopes of preventing catabolism between shakes. Do you think it would be more benefical to drink it with a shake, drink it by itself in between the shakes or to sip on it all day?Originally Posted by Derek_aka_Beast
10-22-2005, 07:36 AM
10-22-2005, 09:15 AM
bcaa's are absorbed better on an empty stomach, im assuming that is primarily what extend is.On a side note, I used to have to work long shifts where it was hard to get in all of my calories. Try adding 1 scoop of oats and a tbls of flax or canola to your mrps, if your working 8+ hours, two mrps isnt enough. This will give you another 500 cals. and wont add too much volume to the shakes.Originally Posted by Jstrong20
10-22-2005, 06:50 PM
I would sip on it between your shakes/meals to provide a constant flow of anabolic goodnessOriginally Posted by Jstrong20
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