Beyond The Basics
5 grams of BCAAs per serving with a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine and valine. Available flavored and unflavored for stacking and stimulant-free, so you can use it anytime.
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Enjoy By Itself
Mixed into cold water, the Fruit Punch and Orange flavor help provide muscle sparing and/or building support along with refreshing fruit flavor.
Stack Your Protein Shakes
Mix the unflavored powder into whey protein shakes and other flavored sports nutrition products.
A stage 2 lifting product
At this stage I use three products
1) Pure Whey ( I prefer Optimum whey chocolate )
2) Creatine (No preference)
3) Optimum Nutrition BCAA 5000mg unflavored.
Why Optimum –
Straightforward, no flashy packaging or complex list of ingredients promising instant gains. I was drawn to BCAA suppliment solely on my past experience with the Optimum brand. Their products mix well and do the job.
Why BCAA –
I train 4 days on 1 day off. I push myself hard and as a result i’m drained afterwards. I say that this is a stage 2 product because it will take you some time to truly drain yourself. If you’re just starting out at the gym I recommend that you stick to just Whey protein. Why? Because you have a lot to learn about yourself and your form before you tire your targeted muscles out enough to warrant this product.
“I know i’m ready for this product stop trying to sway my decision and review the product itself”-
I don’t draw out the bitter and sickening taste of this product, nor do I complain about it. Amino acids aren’t going to taste great, accept that. If you can take a shot of tequila you can suck down a few shots of water with a serving of this. I tend to put about 3 ounces of water in a cup with a serving of BCAA powder swirl fast and shoot it down. Refill the glass with another 3 ounces and get out any residual product. If you’re taking Creatine replace the water with some juice to get your sugar spike.
When to take – One serving before a workout and one after (I do about .75 serving per)