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Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:22 am
by xjohanx
:?

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:34 am
by DaN
I am going to hope someone knows if there are any UK vegan BCAA's?

And by the way, do they really help? Has anyone gone from not using them, to using them & noticed a marked difference?

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:37 pm
by xphilx
i'm using the PEAK BCAA's. since they're a big company i think you'll get their stuff in the uk, too. and yes, they help! :)

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:36 am
by DaN
Cheers Phil, I will look them up :D

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:49 pm
by rdandrew
Update:

STS BCAA's ARE vegan. Nice.

www.sts-sports.com

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:34 pm
by seitan_man
What the heck are these things and are they really necessary? Sound like a highly manufactured, man made product to me.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:05 pm
by xphilx
google for informations..

they're not necessary but helpful in my opinion.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:59 pm
by rdandrew
seitan_man wrote:What the heck are these things and are they really necessary? Sound like a highly manufactured, man made product to me.


Well, a BCAA supplement on it's own is definitely not a "naturally occuring" product. BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, valine) are found in foods with protein.

BCAA supps can be helpful for someone interested in preserving/gaining muscle mass.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:58 am
by chrisjs
I feel like reviving this thread.

The BCAAs from TrueProtein are not vegan. Carl emailed me back today to say "the materials are synthetically derived, but are often derived from animal feathers and other animal byproducts".

ALLMAX Nutrition makes a BCAA that's labeled "100% Animal Free".

I just emailed Scivation to double check on XTEND. Update: Derek from Scivation says that "Xtend is 100% animal free."

Anyone know of any other vegan brands currently?

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:45 pm
by chewybaws
for UK myprotein.co.uk 's BCAA's and EAA's are vegan

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:16 pm
by Rob PMFF
BSN? Heard they were, but not sure.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:55 pm
by chrisjs
Rob PMFF wrote:BSN? Heard they were, but not sure.

It doesn't seem like BSN even has a BCAA product. It's in some of there stuff but I don't see anything that's mostly BCAA.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:26 pm
by Rob PMFF
chrisjs wrote:
Rob PMFF wrote:BSN? Heard they were, but not sure.

It doesn't seem like BSN even has a BCAA product. It's in some of there stuff but I don't see anything that's mostly BCAA.


Hmm I thought they had. My mistake.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:42 pm
by coroho
chrisjs wrote:I feel like reviving this thread.

The BCAAs from TrueProtein are not vegan. Carl emailed me back today to say "the materials are synthetically derived, but are often derived from animal feathers and other animal byproducts".

ALLMAX Nutrition makes a BCAA that's labeled "100% Animal Free".

I just emailed Scivation to double check on XTEND. Update: Derek from Scivation says that "Xtend is 100% animal free."

Anyone know of any other vegan brands currently?

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.

Re: Vegan BRANDS of BCAA's

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:30 pm
by chrisjs
coroho wrote: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.