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Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:17 am
Is there much point to them?
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:41 pm
Branched Chain Amino Acids are in a lot of the foods we eat.
I've seen the claim by various individuals that it helps in the building and maintenance of lean muscle mass. The more BCAAs in your diet the more "happy" your body will be with maintaining its current mass and the less your body will use your muscle tissue as fuel.
Especially important are leucine, isoleucine, valine, and glutamine.
I'm no expert. Just my 02.
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:03 pm
Much point taking them? You've seen my eating plan
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:14 pm
IMO not really. But then you're asking someone who thinks supplementing anything not essential to your health isn't really that natural.
Others probably feel differently. I've definitely had that discussion with meat eating bodybuilders! haha
But if you still want to try it I don't see the harm.
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:46 pm
I was going to but I'm gonna go the fully natural way from food and only supplement with the add shake for speed
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:14 pm
Ah ok if you are supplementing with a shake then you'll be getting extra in that alone. I def wouldn't spend money or effort on any extra.
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:37 pm
Fantastic, problem solved
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:01 pm
If you buy some Soy Protein Isolate, there is no need for buying BCAA's, as Soy Protein Isolate is very abundant in BCAA's.
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:16 pm
Pretty sure that a pea/rice blend also is pretty solid on BCAAs. I'm also starting to think that a lot of the BCAAs hype (as in buying a completely separate supplement) is a lot about selling product - if you have variety in your diet, you're going to be getting them in.
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:43 pm
I do a pea/rice protein blend which has a great amino acid profile but I also take Xtend. I upped my dose to what is recommend on the bottle and I am not sure if it's me or the Xtend but I feel like I have been recovering better over the past few days.
Plus it tastes really good.