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    Difference between BCAA & Amino tablets...


    Hello,

    what actually is the difference between those BCAA capsules
    and the liquid amino things... What is considered more worth
    buying. I tried the Weider MegaAmino some time ago, but
    you have to drink it with lots of juice because they taste very
    ugly and I get upset stomach.

    Which do people prefer of both and is considered better for
    muscles ?

    Thanks
    Tim

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    You really have to look at the ingredients, but often it is the exact same compound (BCAA's in the 2:1:1 ratio) in both powdered and pill forms. Some people prefer popping a few pills than slugging down lots of powder because it takes a fair bit of water drinking.
    Also the taste of plain BCAA powder turns some people off, and it can be a challenge to mix, but there are powder options that are flavoured and mix well (See Scivation's Xtend for example).

    Personally I usually mix in the BCAA powder with some water/other shake I'm having, I've never bought BCAA pills. As for which is better for muscles, if it's the same ingredient I'd say the effect should be identical, although with a powder you can constantly sip it during a workout vs. popping the pills before.

    Hope that helps!
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    Steve pretty much said it but the liquid aminos are the full spectrum pre digested aminos that also include the bcaa's and everything else. Where as the BCAA's by themself are just that. I take both in a pill form but if you were to stick to just one, I think the BCAA'S are more beneficial, because you probably get enough of the other aminos through food, and supplements, where I don't think you can ever get too many BCAA'S. Hpe that helps.
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    Powder is more economical than caps and caps are more conveinient than powder. Just pick which one is more important to you and make a decision from there. They are the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimso;
    Hello,

    what actually is the difference between those BCAA capsules
    and the liquid amino things... What is considered more worth
    buying. I tried the Weider MegaAmino some time ago, but
    you have to drink it with lots of juice because they taste very
    ugly and I get upset stomach.

    Which do people prefer of both and is considered better for
    muscles ?

    Thanks
    Tim
    As already commented, BCAAs are always part of the liquid (or non-liquid) amino products. The main advantage of the liquid form is faster absorption of the aminos. BCAAs, whether in free form, or as part of full-spectrum liquid, powdered, capsule, or tablet form amino products, usually completely appear in the blood cells within 30 or so minutes of ingestion. The other non-BCAA aminos in fast proteins (like Whey) can take up to one hour or so to appear in the blood stream. But there is more. BCAAs (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine) are special aminos. They (BCAAs) are also essential amino acids (EAAs). The other EAAs include L-Lysine, L-Methionine, L-Threonine, L-Phenylalanine, and L-Tryptophan.
    BCAAs are special because they are the only amino acids that fully (100% absorption) appear directly in cells within 30 minutes of consumption. All the others have to go through the liver and end up being synthesized into different compounds. So, all BCAAs consumed end up completely in the cells and are available for muscle repair and muscle building. For the other aminos, only a fraction of the consumed quantity finally appears at the cellular level.
    Within BCAAs, L-Leucine is the king. As a consequence, some athletes supplement only with L-Leucine. This is not optimal, though. For L-Leucine to work optimally, the other BCAAs must be present. For the BCAAs to work perfectly, the other EAAs must be present. All the other aminos (non-EAAs) are not as crucial. They are usually available in sufficient quantities from food alone.
    BCAAs, especially L-Leucine, are by far the most anabolic aminos. Besides, BCAAs, especially L-Leucine, prevent fatigue-creating substances from crossing the brain-blood barrier. As a result, mental and physical fatigue are delayed so you can train harder and longer. Furthermore, BCAAs, especially L-Leucine, dramatically promote the release of the most anabolic hormone known to science, namely, insulin. Finally, BCAAs help stabilize muscle mass, an important function during cutting.
    To summarize, I would prefer a combination of bulk EAAS/BCAAs with additional L-Leucine.
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    get some extend, watermelon flavor.
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    For me I much prefer EAA to BCAA, BCAA causes me to be depressed, unmotivated and sexually dysfunctional. But I'm sensitive to dietary disturbances at the best of times, being a diagnosed with ADD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelix;
    For me I much prefer EAA to BCAA, BCAA causes me to be depressed, unmotivated and sexually dysfunctional. But I'm sensitive to dietary disturbances at the best of times, being a diagnosed with ADD.
    BCAAs need the other EAAs to deliver their full benefits.
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