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Can BCAAs Sit in Water?


#1

Is there any issues with letting BCAA powder sit in water for 6-7 hours?

Or mixing them in hot green tea and drinking over the course of 1 hour?

I know I could spoon them into my mouth and wash it down, but I was looking for other options and didn't know if sitting in water cold or hot effected BCAA's in any negative way.


#2

I’m pretty sure Bill has commented before that there is no adverse effects to doing this.


#3

[quote]timmcbride00 wrote:
Is there any issues with letting BCAA powder sit in water for 6-7 hours?

Or mixing them in hot green tea and drinking over the course of 1 hour?

I know I could spoon them into my mouth and wash it down, but I was looking for other options and didn’t know if sitting in water cold or hot effected BCAA’s in any negative way.[/quote]

I can’t answer the tea question (heat bothering BCAA’s), but I actually prefer to let my bulk BCAA powder (and other aminos) sit in my drink for about 1/2 hour or so as they are slow to absorb. I mix it home and by the time I get to the gym it’s desolved. I shake the drink every few minutes or so.


#4

Cool, thanks guys. I appreciate the replies.


#5

Cool, thanks for the replies, I appreciate them.


#6

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
timmcbride00 wrote:
Is there any issues with letting BCAA powder sit in water for 6-7 hours?

Or mixing them in hot green tea and drinking over the course of 1 hour?

I know I could spoon them into my mouth and wash it down, but I was looking for other options and didn’t know if sitting in water cold or hot effected BCAA’s in any negative way.

I can’t answer the tea question (heat bothering BCAA’s), but I actually prefer to let my bulk BCAA powder (and other aminos) sit in my drink for about 1/2 hour or so as they are slow to absorb. I mix it home and by the time I get to the gym it’s desolved. I shake the drink every few minutes or so.[/quote]

Thanks for the replies guys (if this “thank you” appears more than one time it is because I was having trouble with my Internet)


#7

I tried them in the tea. After 40 minutes and several stirs, they dissolved and the beverage was drinkable. The flavor was tolerable (2 packs of splenda and some cinnamon).