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BCAA Supplements


#1

If a person is getting around 1.5 g of quality protein for every lb of bw is it really necessary to supplement with BCAA's ?
If so should I just stick to taking them pre and post workout?
If not I'll gladly spend my money elsewhere?
It seems to be drummed into everybody's head that BCAA's are crutial for protein synthesis which of course is fact but the body can only utilise so much at any one time and BCAA's are abundant in all protein rich foods.


#2

Necessary? No supplement is really necessary.

They may be beneficial, however.

Some people rave about BCAA, while others don't notice a benefit. The best thing you can do is experiment to see what supplemental BCAA do for you.