last winter, I was lucky to win a supplement package from a little startup company. Some of it I emptied pretty quickly (their whey, for instance), some of it, such as some multivitamins and BCAA pills, are still somewhere in a drawer - mainly because I have no idea how to use them.
So… How, or why, do you use BCAAs? How much do you take, pre- post- workout/sleep etc? If anyone doesn’t feel like writing a detailed response but just decides to leave a link to a recommended article, that’s fine by me.
I love BCAA’s. They increase protein synthesis, help with muscular fatigue, and they are undervalued as a recovery supplement IMO.
Personally, I usually dose them semi-high compared to the average label recommendation. 10-15g pre-workout, same amount intra-workout, same amount post-workout. As mentioned, if fasted cardio is your thing then I’d definitely use them there as well (or something like MAG-10). In addition, spiking your meals with leucine isn’t a bad idea and if you sometimes wake up in the middle of the night to piss like me, pop some BCAA’s lol!