is it recommended to take either bulkor BCAA during the day not near the workout. I take BCAA while lifting and leucine post. I take 2 protein shakes a day. Would it be of any benefit to add leucine or bcaa to them. In addition, is it recommended to drink bcaa between meals. I am eating 6 to 7 meals a day and trying to add about pounds as much lean as possible in the next 6 months.