EAA, BCAA or Leucine. Which do you prefer?
- 06-10-2007, 04:31 PM
- 06-11-2007, 01:08 PM
06-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Wow I am loving BCAA but have noticed that my libido and sleep have been MESSED up since I started them. This is going to be a hard decision on which is more important! As of today I am stopping the BCAA I think.
06-11-2007, 03:15 PM
Has anyone noticed EAAs messing up there libido or sleep?
I just read that 25grams of BCAAs per day should mess with libido or dopamine.
06-11-2007, 03:51 PM
06-11-2007, 04:19 PM
06-11-2007, 05:05 PM
06-11-2007, 05:08 PM
06-11-2007, 07:50 PM
It's no wonder the Members here are always on the hunt for the Superduper Libido Pooper Upper.
66% swearing by BCAA = Dopamine dropping = Prolactin Rising = Members getting limpy, the thrill is gone. It's probably not helping with "Game" either.
I don't know how true that simplistic formula really is, and I don't want to test it out, then I'll be thinking it's a lack of Test(osterone) issue.
06-11-2007, 07:55 PM
I use BCAA's quite a bit and have for some time. I think they make a major difference when trying to lean out in muscle preservation. I also like the convenience of being able to take them with me (capsules), when not using bulk in shakes.
I have NEVER experienced a problem sleeping, or issues with libido. That is a new one on me.
06-12-2007, 01:16 PM
I ouldlike to see actuall proof on th libido and sleep. Many outside factors can come into play in saying that is the cause.
06-12-2007, 01:18 PM
Personally, I would only use BCAA's everyday when in a caloric deficit. Other than that, free-form pre/during/post workout is always good.
My best option is BCAA's with bulk Leucine added in.
06-12-2007, 03:39 PM
06-12-2007, 03:45 PM
If this is a real issue, it must be individual dependent. I have taken one of my doses of BCAA's immediately prior to bed for the last couple of years and I have not seen these issues.
I have noticed when I don't closely monitor my coffee consumption or use of stims, I may have restless sleep and wake up groggy. For me, i cut off all stims at about 5PM.
Justreading. Not doubting you at all, but are you sure there aren't any other variables that could have caused these probs? Just trying to weed out likely candidates.
06-13-2007, 12:00 AM
Was goin to buy Excell or maybe Bulk BCAAs fromNP. Now i'm second guessin' it. Maybe the bulk EAAs with Taurine?
Bulk EAAs from NP
L-Leucine - 4500mg
L-Isoleucine - 800mg
L-Valine - 2000mg
L-Lysine - 2000mg
L-Phenylalanine - 1700mg
L-Threonine - 1400mg
L-Histidine - 650mg
06-14-2007, 07:30 AM
08-03-2007, 04:16 PM
08-04-2007, 12:35 PM
08-04-2007, 02:40 PM
08-04-2007, 04:50 PM
08-04-2007, 04:57 PM
BCAAs are one of the few 'non essential' supplements that you can actually feel working... although I agree with reaper that it is not all together neccessary to buy an amino supplement. Most quality wheys have a good amino blend.
08-05-2007, 06:39 AM
08-05-2007, 01:31 PM
Agreed I take 25 grams BCAAs every day.
I am a grampa, sleep like a baby and still get AM wood and keep the misses PLENTY Happy.
Oh yea I also swim 9 miles a week, bike 200 miles a week and run 16 miles a week. About 2.5 hours a day of cardio and still weigh 205lbs at 6' at about 11% Body fat. IMO BCAAs really help you keep that precious muscle when taken in a high enough dosage
Listen to your body and don't believe everything you read.
Sleep Supplement 3Z BCAA: Red Raspberry and Lemon flavors
HGH/sleep enhancer: HGHpro
Test Booster: TestoPRO and STOKED!
Preworkout: MANIAC Fruit Punch and Pink Lemonade
08-05-2007, 01:40 PM
08-05-2007, 10:03 PM
08-06-2007, 11:55 AM
08-09-2007, 01:11 AM
Not sure, aside from cost why anyone would choose just taking the bcaa's over the EAA's which include the bcaa's? While the bcaa's are likely the most important of the eaa's in particular leucine, they are all needed for optimal protein synthesis.
And yes, there are plenty of EAA studies showing how effective they are at stimulating protein synthesis. BCAA's alone can't compare to a full spectrum of eaa's.
I may sometimes ADD bcaa's to eaa's or protein shake, but I would never replace EAA's with a bcaa product.
08-09-2007, 02:34 AM
I use both BCAA's and EAA'a while training. I've just replaced WPI wity EAA and have noticed a greater pump. I have no idea if there is any science to back this up, but it is definately happening to me even while I'm on the Cut Diet and between refeeds.
08-13-2007, 01:19 PM
02-25-2008, 02:01 PM
I was an advocate of BCAAs above all before, but recently I've switched over to the EAA side. The data is just better, and you are still getting your BCAAs with it.
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