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EAA/BCAA as PWO Protein

For someone who’s lactose intolerant and reacts to ANY kind of whey (conc, isolate, hydrosylate), and bizarrely pea protein too, would it work to just take BCAA or EAA (essential amino acid) powder as my post-workout protein source? Surely this ticks the box for rapid protein absorption? The only issue would be working out the calorific content?

Edit- bump!

BCAA’s are not a complete protein though.

Have you tryed taking Lactase Enzymes with your post-workout shake?

Tuna sandwich on white bread and a banana.

very hard to get in UK, but I tried similar brands and it made absolutely F all difference :frowning: Would getting a whole protein source for the meal 1.5 hours after training not suffice?

Edit- changed to suggest EAA instead of BCAA…

bcaa or eaa wouldnt be a terrible idea (although they taste pretty bitter) as long as you get meals before and after. probably a meal an hour before and another within 30 minutes after if aminos are the only thing you’re getting during your workout

Well the plan would be something like:

Workout --> Shake immed after (EAAs, dextrose) --> Meal 30-45 mins later.

In a number of studies on post-workout nutrition they use EAAs instead of whey. I have not seen comparisons of whey and EAAs, but the EAAs do the trick without the handful of calories or anything else from them being in whole protein form. Also, assuming you are having it with carbs you are getting calories from that.

Also, I would second the idea of being sure to eat a meal sometime before the workout and not too long after the EAAs.

You could try casein hydrolysate if you can get it.

[quote]revchad wrote:
In a number of studies on post-workout nutrition they use EAAs instead of whey. I have not seen comparisons of whey and EAAs, but the EAAs do the trick without the handful of calories or anything else from them being in whole protein form. Also, assuming you are having it with carbs you are getting calories from that.

Also, I would second the idea of being sure to eat a meal sometime before the workout and not too long after the EAAs.[/quote]

Sounds good to me. Would it not equivalate to something like whey though, with 30g being roughly 100 cals or so?

Theoretically, 15g of EAA powder should equal 15x4=60 calories (as a g of protein = 4 cals)? So I guess that gets around working out the calorific content :stuck_out_tongue: Anyone else comment?