« Reply #7: January 26, 2011, 02:07:14 PM »
Honestly, BCAAs alone I think would be pointless. Alone they cannot trigger protein synthesis like Whey protein can, but they can prevent muscle breakdown. However, your body will use liver glycogen up first (unless you participate in anaerobic activity) which I would say takes at least a good 10 hours. So your body will not turn to break down muscle until after it uses liver glycogen, therefore I think it's pointless in terms of muscle sparing to use them.
From a recovery standpoint, I guess it couldn't hurt. But if you're going to use BCAAs, I would use them with something like a whey/casein/cottage cheese.
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