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Amino Acid Supplementation Question

I think I understand what Branched Chain, Free Form and Peptid Bond Amino Acids are. But I don’t have a clue as to what the advantages/disadvantages of each are. Could someone explain this to me. Do I need to even worry about supplementing my diet with these.

Thanks!

Why would you worry about using any supplement when you don’t even understand it’s purpose?

Seriously, these are supplements – you do not have to use them.

With that said, I’m a big fan of BCAAs for recovery. See http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1123403 for more on them.

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:
Why would you worry about using any supplement when you don’t even understand it’s purpose?

Seriously, these are supplements – you do not have to use them.

With that said, I’m a big fan of BCAAs for recovery. See http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1123403 for more on them.[/quote]

Hmmm? I guess I should have used the word “curious” instead of “worry”… And that is exactly why I asked the question. I am trying to learn what these are for and why I may want to use them.

Thanks for the reply though. Some good info there.