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Safe to Use Expired BCAA?


#1

I have a tub of BCAA that expired two months ago, it seems somewhat wasteful to just throw it away. How exactly do you tell if it has gone bad?

Much appreciated.


#2

Most proteins are fine up to six months after expiration from what I've heard, I imagine BCAAs are the same way but I have no proof other than what I've heard/read.

Bill Roberts should have a pretty solid scientific response to this. Also just use the search button, tons of the same question of this for expired supps, BCAA's may be one of them


#3

If you send it to me I would be willing to test it for you.


#4

It is still good given any reasonable storage conditions.

Some free amino acids are fairly prone to degradation from exposure to humidity and oxygen, but the BCAA's are not among them.


#5

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#6

Congratulations! :slightly_smiling: