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Best BCAA supplement

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I'm finally allowed to start working out again, albeit lightly. On top of my protein powder I want to add in some BCAA's. I used to take pills but don't know if that's the preferred method any more. Any breakthroughs or new supplements that are worthwhile?
 

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i can't imagine popping 20 pills for 20g of BCAA. just go instantized powder form, usually offered in 2:1:1, but occasionally 4:1:1, and now 8:1:1 (USPL)
 

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Originally Posted by tomenugen
i can't imagine popping 20 pills for 20g of BCAA. just go instantized powder form, usually offered in 2:1:1, but occasionally 4:1:1, and now 8:1:1 (USPL)
Why would you need 20 grams per day? I thought the best amount was somewhere between 5 and 10? Powder is a good idea. Any good sources?
 

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What advantage does BCAA have over, say, a glass of whey?
 

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Originally Posted by noriorafu
Scivation Xtend is my favourite the taste is fantastic and I would like to experience things that I could afford to do it! Until then, however, I drink all day at school and use before and during my workouts. Like young_squatter, we recommend the watermelon grapes.

Just started Xtend's lemonade flavor a little over a week ago. First time using BCAA's and can't tell much of a difference yet, although I generally eat pretty clean and am doing a scoop of protein power with skim milk pre (fasted) workout.
 

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Originally Posted by Lone Wolf
Just started Xtend's lemonade flavor a little over a week ago. First time using BCAA's and can't tell much of a difference yet, although I generally eat pretty clean and am doing a scoop of protein power with skim milk pre (fasted) workout.

tell me more about this 'meal before fasted workout' concept. sounds fascinating.
 

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i take gnc powdered bcaas before and during every workout
 

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Why are powdered BCAA's preferred to those in pill form?
 

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I'm not sure if they're preferred, but consuming BCAA's is probably easier via powder form. Easy to just throw in a shaker bottle and go. If you're doing the pills (which I have), that's eight to 12 pills you're possibly throwing down during the peri-nutrition window.

I'm already consuming a lot of pills (mostly fish oil and biotin), so more pills can be a bit of a hassle.
 

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it's easier to drink them peri workout.

Originally Posted by Bradford
Why are powdered BCAA's preferred to those in pill form?
 

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Originally Posted by APK
I'm already consuming a lot of pills (mostly fish oil and biotin), so more pills can be a bit of a hassle.
Just out of curiosity, why so much biotin?
 

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Not much at all (just one pill per day). By "lots of pills," I was referring mostly to the fish oil, which I go through like crazy (probably 10/day).
 

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Originally Posted by APK
Not much at all (just one pill per day). By "lots of pills," I was referring mostly to the fish oil, which I go through like crazy (probably 10/day).
Ouch. How much are you taking? I go through 5 of my high concentrate Costco stuff and its already annoying.
 

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Ten grams. It's not a huge hassle, since I've been taking three or four at a time the last couple of months since I fast two-thirds of the day and want to keep caloric intake as close to zero as possible during the fast.
 

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