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Lower Dose BCAA's Worth It?


Hey Guys.

Would it be worth it for me to buy the new BCAA's if I could only afford to take about 15 a day?



According to Charles Poliquin, no. He recommends 40 grams per day (for a 200 lb. guy), but says that, at a bare bones minimum, you should take at least 20 grams per day. Anthing less than that, he says, is not worth it.



I've had great results with just 6 grams twice daily, which is around 10 to 12 of Biotest's BCAA tablets I believe.

I respect Coach P, but there are other T-Nation contributors who recommend far less than he does. In general, Coach P recommends mega-dosing on all supplements far beyond what others recommend.