I'm amazed to not find a lot of very in depth reviews on this product. I'll admit this is a pretty simple product in theory, but that doesn't mean careful consideration shouldn't be taken in it's use.
I came to buy this supplement because I realized the amount of BCAAs
I was getting from my supplements was pitifully low. And since 35% of your muscles are comprised of BCAAs
it makes a lot of sense to get more if you don't already. According to BB.come the optimal amount of BCAAs
to get in a day falls between about 8-16g on a 2:1:1:1 basis (So you need 1 gram of every other BCAA
for every 2 grams of leucine.) I'm unsure if that ballpark number means you need that amount total or just leucine alone. I assumed it meant leucine alone and used that ratio to measure my other BCAAs
Dosing: I drink casein with a scoop of this in the morning, whey with this after working out and casein again before I go to bed. This put me about in the ball park of 10-11g of BCAAs
from the powder and what is contained in the protein powder I use. I personally weigh about 160lbs so I think I'm on the lower end of required amounts of BCAA
, heavier people I would imagine need more.
play an integral role in your muscle recovery
so extra BCAAs
go a long way. I think it's important to target your BCAA
intake when your body needs it most. (Post-workout, waking, and sleeping) With the extra BCAA
I noticed less soreness when getting out of bed and overall I felt like I recovered much quicker than with lower doses of BCAAs
. They are definitely linked to how fast you recover and how fast your muscles repair.
Mixing: They say it's "instantized" no idea what that actually means, but it does not completely mix. I blender my protein up and this stuff still has some small white crystals at the bottom. Also for being "unflavored" they have an awful, almost vomit inducing flavor if you happen to get them on your tongue so beware of that. Probably the only thing I don't like about this product.
Value: There are 60 servings in a container. It lasts a looooong time. One lasts 2 months for me which for about the 30$ it costs is definitely an excellent value in my opinion. Excellent bang for your buck.
Overall: In the end in the right dosing this will definitly help with recovery
, and rebuilding phase. The dosing depends on the kind of person you are and you should always consider what your own specific needs are, but overall this is a great supplement and I think should be a part of any serious lifter's stack.
I quoted some numbers. I got them from here. This also has some great info about the effects of BCAAs