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    BCAA dosage??


    I've been looking around for info about BCAA dosages and it seems that 20g a day is the bare minimum most suggest. Does this seem correct or is it still too low? I did read somewhere that as high as 40 g/day. Appreciate the help.

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    20g of bcaa ed is okay, 30g ed is good, 40g is great but starting to get expensive. i personally do about 35g of bcaa ed, i would think most people do 30-35g ed.
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    I would do 25grams of bcaa's and another 25grams of leucine than the rest protein.
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    For around workouts

    .17g of BCAA's per kilo of bodyweight: pre, peri, and post wo. This formula is recommended by Dr Eric Serrano & Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale based off an Italian study.

    I also take 10g in the morning, so that puts me at 50g+ a day
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    I take between 25-35 grams a day depending on whether I am working out or not.

    I probably get more than that from food and my whey shakes.

    10g pre workout, 10g post workout and 10g before bed is optimal, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpingIron View Post
    I take between 25-35 grams a day depending on whether I am working out or not.

    I probably get more than that from food and my whey shakes.

    10g pre workout, 10g post workout and 10g before bed is optimal, IMO.
    I know this post is extremely old, but I was doing some research on BCAA's and came across this thread.

    Are these numbers including the whey protein shakes or are the numbers an addition to what you get in your whey shakes? 25-35 grams of a separate bcaa supplement?
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    To much is bad for you. You will desensitize on leucine 4 grams is where it's per serving.
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    http://biolayne.com/ look at the PowerPoint for further. Clairafacation
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    Good question. Medical studies for my body weight show beneficial effect (recovering from surgery) at 40g. Whether long term dosage is effective is more questionable: in which case you would need to cycle.

    Another stat is that 10g BCAA = 40g whey: I think thats just a rule of thumb.

    PP are releasing dipeptides - which look very interesting indeed. It almost looks like the body want dipeptides rather than single amino acids. Dipeptides vs. BCAA would be interesting.

    I think the only way to go is dose regularly and watch recovery time/ gains. At present I'm using 200g whey per day (approx. 140g protein? - I forget the conversion) a few dipeptides (PreMax) and no BCAA.

    I'm certain heavy protein intake is central to muscle recovery time, whether the best route is BCAA vs. dipeptides vs. whey vs. meat vs. cost is a difficult one. If 10g BCAA=40g whey than 40g BCAA + 200g whey per day is 200g+ of pure protein per day. Not sure if you can calculate like that but you get the gist.

    I personally think this is the most important question in optimal muscle building: how to balance your cash/time/stomach capacity to maximize gains, given you don't subscribe to a "whole food only" ethos.
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    Actually I can part answer the question above.

    If you buy whey in the UK at a regular store - the finest quality US BCAA isn't much more expensive! Crazy. In fact regular BCAA is just as expensive....

    The answer is to go for bulk whey purchase or else live in the US!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    For around workouts

    .17g of BCAA's per kilo of bodyweight: pre, peri, and post wo. This formula is recommended by Dr Eric Serrano & Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale based off an Italian study.

    I also take 10g in the morning, so that puts me at 50g+ a day
    That's where I am around workouts 3 scoops of Xtend with 4 scoops of dominATP pre and 6 scoops of extend during 3 scoops post. I only take in the morning for fasted cardio just 2 scoops of Xtend.
    Mind and Muscle Board Representative I am not a physician and any advice is solely based on personal experience with various products
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    Coo. Thanks for the information.
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    Look At fhe power point it will answer all your questions about leucine.
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    4g maximizes the response.* there is no use for more, if anything exercise will sensitize you to the anabolic response and you might require less actually during a work out.
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    Did any one actually look at the powerpoint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Did any one actually look at the powerpoint?
    I tried to open it a couple times. I've tried to save it, and just open it from the link. All that opens up is a folder with what seems to be the contents of the PPT in it, but no presentation itself. Am I missing something?
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    Email me and I will send it. Baum.jamesbaum@gmail.com you may have a old pp I have the 2010 version
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Email me and I will send it. Baum.jamesbaum@gmail.com you may have a old pp I have the 2010 version
    email sent. Rep'd
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    I would do 25grams of bcaa's and another 25grams of leucine than the rest protein.
    I am unclear on what you would currently recommend. In 2007 you were saying 25g BCAA and 25g of leucine. Is this still your recommendation or has it been revised and what ratios would you suggest between the BCAAs and leucine?

    I currently use leucine + BCAAs post workout and just BCAAs throughout the rest of the day.
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    So based on the study 4 grams every 4 hours elicts mps weather it's from food or a supplement. 4 grams times even 8 times or 10 times would be 32 and 40 grams respectfully. Night time do something like a time release bcaa at 8 grams over 8 hours of sleep. Read the study as I have revised my dose too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    So based on the study 4 grams every 4 hours elicts mps weather it's from food or a supplement. 4 grams times even 8 times or 10 times would be 32 and 40 grams respectfully. Night time do something like a time release bcaa at 8 grams over 8 hours of sleep. Read the study as I have revised my dose too.
    Got it. I'll do a capped BCAA before bed as suggested.
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    Make sure at bed too no more than 4 grams for 4 hours. Thats why I would do a time release with something like a 8 hour time release I am thinking a bomb by mhp maybe.
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    BUMP, i want size!!! Im about to buy some Amino Acids and Leucine or something!!!
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