I don’t take too many supplements. Mainly because I can’t afford them. I usually have a rice protein powder (i’m vegan), a multi-vitamin and if i’m feeling extravagant - creatine. So my first question is - is it worth it for me to dish out some extra cash for anything else, such as beta alanine, BCAA’s or Glutamine?
The reason I ask is because a good friend of mine (a supplement junkie) tells me my post-workout shake of protein powder and gatorade is a waste. He says I need to mix the gatorade with BCAA’s, Creatine and Glutamine because they digest faster.
My second question is do any of those t-boosters actually work.? If so which ones offer the best results?
your friend, the supplement junkie, must be taking one to many as how could protein, a quick carb, and creatine be a waste? a long with smart whole food eating you doing the einstein.
i’ve not heard much regarding the benefits of glutamine (aside from the various anecdotal). the studies look good on BA but IME it’s not really something that has seemed to be helpful. it’s cheap, however, so you consider it?
as to the BCAA’s, it’s advised to use these periworkout rather than as part of a PWO shake. i’ve followed Poliquin’s 0.2g/LB formula and thought it was awesome, but i am sure you’d find it extravagantly expensive.
lastly, none of the T-booster actually T-boost (got to pubmed on your own and at best you’ll find increased humping with tested rats). for a man on a budget, i’d stay on course. you have a good plan.