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BCAA's Absorption


#1

I have soem BCAA powder. BCAA powder disolves in water as well as olive oil. Would it be ok for me to just take a spoonfull, stick it in my mouth and wash it down with a glass of water or does it need to be disolved to absorb properly? Same question for Creatine.

Thanks!


#2

I pop both my L-Leucine and creatine (on off days) in my mouth with no problems.


#3

Creatine should be added to something with BCAA's I believe, So I just add it to my After Work out Protein shake.


#4

Here's a really helpful link to an article about creatine that should answer your question about it.

As far as BCAA's -- I don't see why it'd be a problem just doing what you're doing as far as those go


#5

What???

There's no problem with consuming BCAA and Creatine monohydrate at the same time, but there's no reason to go out of the way to do so either.