I’m interested in the same question, if anyone has any answers.
The reason I ask this is because the usual protein I purchase from a local store is out of stock for the month of january. So I am purchasing a substitute. My previous protein had BCAAs in it, so I really never bothered supplementing with them. This new protein, however, has none. So I picked up a bottle of BCAAs and began fiddling with the dosages, trying to get a feel for them.
Honestly I have not noticed much of a rush, probably because the reccomended dosage is FAR less than that of Biotest’s BCAAs, so I’m getting far less BCAAs for about the same price. I have noticed a lack of lethargy when carbs aren’t present, and I don’t feel too hungry, unless of course I think about donuts.
If no one with greater experience chimes in, then I will continue to post my findings with different BCAA timings and dosages.
Amino acids are found in all protein whether or not it’s a powder, chicken leg, or steak. Branched Chain Aminos like L-isoluceine, L-Luciene, and L-valine, are potent in regard to muscle by stimulating protein synthesis and muscle growth. If there is an insulin spike from taking these it would be beneficial in transporting these aminos into muscle cells.
Insulin spikes are negative are “bad” when it’s primarily stimulated by sugar and or combined with fat where the insulin will usually transport sugar or fat into fat storage minus the presence of rigorous physical activity.
Hope this helps,
I question why an insulin spike from sugar could be so different from an insulin spike from BCAA’s (if they do spike insulin). I thought insulin’s primary purpose was to lower blood sugar levels by transporting glucose to your body tissues.
I do not think BCAAs would spike insulin very much. BCAAs are found in protein and as far as I know, fats and proteins have very little effect on insulin levels