Bummer. I like ordering from TP and I've still got the bulk of the pound I ordered sitting on my fridge. I was just getting used the taste of bird marrow or whatever too
Will be a while before I go thru it all, hopefully we can find a cheap alternative in the meantime. At least it looks like TP has already updated their product information:
"Vegan or Vegetarian Safe: This material is synthetically derived, but can often originate from animal byproducts"
I found this site
, but the products they list seem to be either $$$ or australian.
Yeah it's a total bummer. I have some from them I'll be using up while I search for a better replacement.
Xtend is 60% BCAAs, MRM BCAA+G is 83%. That puts them at the equivalent of $30/lb and $27.50/lb respectively if we ignore the other ingredients.
Hmm... looks like MRM uses Ajinomoto BCAAs: "L-leucine is produced via fermentation from carbohydrate sources. Ajinomoto manufactures L-leucine under cGMP conditions. L-leucine is 100% free of materials of animal origin, as are all Ajinomoto amino acids." Protein Factory
sells them straight for $30/lb.