Ah, my bad…I totally skipped over the limiting financial aspect. OP, please ignore my advice since I didn’t take your context into account before I allowed my fingers to begin typing.
From what I understand about Plazma, the main component other than HBCD is Hydrolized Casein – which is really freakin’ expensive…and bitter. At one point, I tried to use just dextrose on its own and found that my body doesn’t like it (bloat, gas…if the timing of its use was just slightly off – ten minutes for example, because of traffic or whatever – I would go hypoglycemic during the workout). Therefore, I decided to spend a bit of extra money on the HBCD and save money on BCAAs instead. But, since that’s not in the cards for the OP, it doesn’t matter.
Thanks for pointing out my oversight, Flip. = )