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Best BCAA?


#1

Hey Folks,
Just trying to get the opinion out there of what kind of BCAA's youre taking/ which do you recommend. I spent some time in a Vitamin Shoppe (not by choice) and was trying to search through their products trying to find a clean product (meaning no soy - hopefully no sucralose or added sugar). Just trying to see what the recommendation is out there for some what clean+ heavy on the grams BCAA.
Thanks for your help.


#2

I think the one from this site is decent, but I havn't bought it yet.

I used BioX Nitro Rush, which sounds like a bunch of bull buts its just BCAAs. I got it on sale pretty cheap.

TO ADD TO THIS QUESTION:
What are the cheapest sources of BCAAs anyone has come across?


#3

In the past, I've taken Biotest's BCAAs. No problems at all after getting used to the size of the tablets (they were a bit larger than I expected). 3.6 grams BCAA per 6 pills.
http://www.T-Nation.com/store/supplements/bcaa.jsp


#4

Yeah thats the problem I am having is also with price. To get to 10g, recommended dose for LG, Im swallowing a lot of frigging pills and or drinking a lot of shakes. Im just trying to see whats recommended as most bang for your buck.


#5

Get Biotest's Leucine powder and just take 5g with every meal.


#6

I like chained out mix with water good taste, but kinda high $45 for 60 servings. Damn good taste!!


#7

Modern BCAA has treated me well, very high leucine dosage and is somewhat cost effective. I'd imagine the Biotest products would be excellent as well even without having tried them.


#8

Modern BCAA powder by USP is my choice as well....10g of bcaa's per serving....8g of leucine. Cost isn't bad either.


#9

Fo' sho'.


#10

Ajipure is a good brand


#11

I used to use Optimum Nutrition's BCAA powder. Very inexpensive, and you can mix it with anything, I used to mix with Crystal Light (no carbs, practically no cals). I still keep an occassional container around for my girlfriend, or when I can only fit one scoop of Met Drive into my daily numbers, I'll throw in an extra 5g of BCAA powder with it. I mostly use MAG-10 during the day though, whereas my former approach was to sip on water spiked with the BCAA powder when dieting.

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#12

Yep.
And it mixes very well with water.


#13

Ok along the same lines currently I use the following supplements:

ON Whey Protein - after workout
ON Casein Protein - before bed
Scifit ZMA - before bed
VPX Shotgun - 30 minutes prior to workout
VPX Synthasize - during workout
Multi vitamin - twice a day
Fish oil - once a day

The question is should I also be taking a separate BCAA supplement? Thanks in advance.


#14

I use Xtend - the lemonade flavour is amazing! Although it does have sucrolose. It costs about 45 for a months supply


#15

I liked EXTEND also. I'm giving Optimum 2222 liquid and Optimum BCAA micronized chewables a try now. So far I like them equal and its cheaper. The liquid contains a blend of EAA,CAA, & NAA.


#16

Protein or fat cals? Weird.


#17

i think they use maltodextrin, so maybe trace cals there?


#18

Slightly off topic...but I just received my order of Biotest BCAA pills, only to find that the serving size for 3.6g is 6 pills and not 3 pills, as advertised on the website. That means the price per serving is twice as much...in case any of you are like me and pay attention to price/serving when reviewing supplements. Also, the bottle comes with 240 pills and not 250 pills, as advertised on the website.


#19

Used to use Scivation Xtend, I'm currently using Controlled Labs Purple Wrath. I get some additional BCAA's from the Animal Pak multi-vitamin too. If I'm using morning cardio I will use just a scoop of L-Leucine.


#20

I take BCAA 6000 by Bodies Black Line.

6 tablets give you 9.8g of BCAA's. A bottle comes with 180 tablets for 20-22 bucks, depending on store.