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BCAA's an Alternative to Protein?


#1

Is bcaa's a descent alternitive to protien. They are just broken down protien. I have trouble eating 200-300grams of protien a day. Can some give me some answers.


#2

Proteins are composed of 20 ammino acids, and BCAAs are only 3 of those 20. So, short answer, you cannot replace your protein intake with BCAAs. 4 oz of chicken is 25g of protein, while you would have to eat 4 oz of BCAAs to consume the same amount in terms of calories, so you haven't "saved" anything, especially not money.

Do you drink protein shakes? This is why they were invented.