Best BCAA mix...?
- 05-07-2008, 02:30 PM
Best BCAA mix...?
Iv been taking xtend for a month or two and im happy with it but i dislike how xtend has aspartame in it.
I was thinking of ways to decrease the aspartame or get ride of it all together.
I was thinking either:
a) bulk BCAA powder + xtend (to reduce the aspartame)
b) bulk BCAA powder + NOW Stevia
Other 'receipts' are appreciated.
- 05-07-2008, 06:49 PM
A word of caution, bulk BCAA+ Stevia will be a bit bland. In Canada I don't have too many choices for flavouring, but I think Crystal Light has a sucralose version. You can try adding that to bulk BCAA to flavour it
05-07-2008, 07:39 PM
Oh man thanks for bringing that to my attention. I didn't know it had aspartame in it, and have been contemplating whether I should get it. Now I definetely won't.
05-07-2008, 07:51 PM
Is the Acesulfame Potassium the aspartane?Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Scoops (11.5 grams)
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin B6 (as Pyroxidine HCI) 10mg 167%
L-Leucine 3.5g **
L-Glutamine 2.5g **
L-Isoleucine 1.75g **
L-Valine 1.75g **
Citruline Malate 1g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
** Percent Daily Values not established.
INGREDIENTS: L-Leucine, L-Glutamine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, Citrulline Malate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Pyridoxine HCl, Red #40, Blue #1
05-08-2008, 11:36 AM
05-08-2008, 12:33 PM
05-08-2008, 01:23 PM
Acesulfame Potasssium is not Aspartame.
Acesulfame potassium (Ace-K) is a low-calorie sweetener that has been used in foods and beverages around the world for 15 years. The ingredient, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, has been used in numerous foods in the United States since 1988. In the U.S., it is used in such products as candies, baked goods, frozen desserts, beverages, dessert mixes and tabletop sweeteners. Acesulfame potassium, which is also known as acesulfame K, is often used in combination with other low-calorie sweeteners because it enhances the sweet taste of foods and beverages.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other leading health organizations have found the ingredient to be safe for all segments of the population. More than 90 studies have demonstrated the safety of acesulfame potassium. The ingredient is currently used in more than 4,000 foods and beverages in about 90 countries around the world.
What is acesulfame potassium?
Acesulfame potassium is a calorie-free sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. The sweetener is used in a wide variety of foods in the United States.
05-08-2008, 03:05 PM
the flavor of xtend is so strong that it easily masks the addition of xtra bulk aminos. I mix i tbsp of either bulk bcaa powder or (usually) l-leucine with every scoop of xtend i use. l-leucine is the worst tasting of the two and i still enjoy the flavor. even if you are not trying to get away from thier flavor system this is a great way to save money.
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