Found an interesting and informative web site that for free, presents useful summary information on nutritional supplements and ingredients. The link above is for BCAAs, as an example. I'm always leery of proprietary supplement mixes. I've seen many horror stories of these concoctions that end up being pulled or changed because of ingredients that posed health risks.
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Post subject:Posted: Feb 11, 2015 - 06:35 PM
Joined: Jun 07, 2011
BCAAs are actually useful in two circumstances -
1. When training fasted but the ratio has to be 2:1:1 with 2 being for Leucine. I used them when I was trying to loose fat and exercising early morning in fasted state. I think it did help because when I was training fasted I did increase my lean mass and lost fat.
2. This I am not sure about. Long Cardio such as century rides or marathon are very catabolic in nature i.e. they cause muscle mass to reduce. I have heard body breaks down muscles when I think BCAAs prevent muscle loss in these circumstances. I took 2 - 1000 mg BCAA capsules every hour of long rides.
But apart from these cases I think BCAAs are not that useful as whey/other protein sources have BCAAs.
Post subject:Posted: Feb 12, 2015 - 03:19 AM
Joined: Apr 14, 2014
There is no good reason to supplement with BCAA. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) in their position paper list BCCA under "ERGOGENIC AIDS THAT DO NOT PERFORM AS CLAIMED". They do not delay fatigue however carbs (ex:sports drinks, also dry fruits like raisins work well for some people) before and during exercise help.
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