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BCAA in Whey Protein

If I buy a protein that contains a decent BCAA profile is it really necessary to get BCAA capsules or powder on top? Or will the BCAAs in the whey be adequate?

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/bcaa.htm

Depends what your goals are man. If your in a caloric deficit they are more important.

When I was bulking I didn’t take any BCAA and still made pretty great gains.

if you’re consuming enough high quality (read: animal source) protein, getting extra bcaas won’t do anything.

they’re really only helpful if your diet is deficient in protein. if you’re getting already getting ~.8g/lb or more, it is not necessary.