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BCAA Dosage?


#1

I am going to supplement with BCAA as part of my post workout meal. My question is how much do I need? Here is the serving amount of the company that I am using:
Serving Size: 6 Caps

Amount Per Serving:

L-Leucine 1,500mg
L-Isoleucine 975mg
L-Valine 1,350mg
Vitamin C 100mg
Vitamin B6 10mg
L-Tyrosine 150mg

Directions: Take one serving upon waking and a second serving 30-60 minutes post workout. Non lifting days take one serving upon rising and one serving before bed.

Is it really necessary to take this much? Thanks for your help.


#2

Thought I better add my stats:
6'2"
215 lbs
9.7% bodyfat last time tested on 2/24/06.
I weight traing 4 days a week.


#3

8 grams of bcaa's isn't that much. Considering their ARE essential, take however much you want.


#4

waste of money.

tin can