BCAA supps necessary?

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  1. rebs

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    Is there a reason to purchase BCAA's when you already have a few protein supplements?
    i currently have substance, on whey, Nlarge.
     
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    i found the extra bcaa's not to be worth the money. most whey now has added bcaa's but some people like to take them during workouts on top of it.

    on has a decent amount already in it.
     
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    no it doesn't
     
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    im looking at purple wrath (pt said he'd hook it up). Would i find it beneficial on top of current supplementation?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    it depends on how many calories/grams of protein you're already consuming.... layne (str8flexed on bb.com) is probably the best person to ask about bcaa's
     
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    ive seen him around, ill hit him up :coold:
     
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    What's gonna happens when Controlled Labs runs out of colors? :p

    I'm still using my bottle of Red Acid, stuff lasts forever and its great at killing hunger. For BCAA's right now I'm using Animal Nitro pre-workout with my carbs.
     
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    glycergrow isnt color labelled:p
     
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    gnc claims to be a 'natural source of bcaas'. on whey has roughly the same amount in it too.
     
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    Whey doesnt seem to provide the best delivery as does direct supplementation though.
    Interesting article and experiment in Part 2.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/beast11.htm

    "The main question or argument with BCAA supplementation people have is whether additional BCAA supplementation on top of an already high protein intake will produce any benefits, specifically enough benefits justify to the cost of the BCAA. Research and anecdotal findings would definitely suggest yes.

    I feel that the benefits of free-form BCAA lie in their ability to quickly flood the blood stream and amino acid pools with high amounts of BCAA, specifically leucine. While whey protein is absorbed quickly, ingestion of 10 grams of BCAA from whey does not create the same metabolic response as the ingestion of 10 grams of free-form BCAA.

    Once whey protein reaches the gut, it takes about 45 minutes before the amino acids start to be extracted and are absorbed and can be used. This lower absorption means the amino acid pools are not "flooded" with large amounts of BCAA.
    Remember, the BCAA ability to be utilized in various pathways is governed by their availability. It is my belief that delivering large amounts of BCAA to muscle and keeping BCAA levels elevated will cause a strong and sustained activation of mTOR, leading to skeletal muscle hypertrophy. "
     
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    no, leucine isoleucine and valine
     
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    yeah, ALL whey protein has BCAA....but they don't have added bcaa's beyond what it naturally contains
     
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    haha ok same thing, however you want to phrase it.
     
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