can someone explain the difference between BCAAs and whey protein?

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  1. Mr. Badass

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    when to take which one for what purpose? thanks guys.
     
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    as far as I can tell, you get all the BCAAs you could possibly need from a daily protein intake of ~1g/lb of body weight, dont waist money buying more.
     
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    thanks, i guess i'll just stick to my whey
     
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    allll whey contains them fat bioy...... you shoudl reserch more, pertety pathetic!!!!
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    You need to get a whey protein that has a nice ammount of BCAAs. They're something anyone workin out should have if they're taking protein anyways. As others have said, you need to research it a bit. I think there's a good write up on bodybuildingforyou.com
     
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    It's not hard, here's a write up :
    Protein is made out of amino acids and there are 20 AA and 10 of them are essential (EAA = essential amino acids) because our body can't produce them. BCAA = branched chain amino acids, it's a group of 3 AA that are all essential (leucine, isoleucine, valine) and which are used as energy for gluconeogenesis.

    BCAA was shown in ONE study to prevent the loss of muscle mass when dieting because it probably spares muscle protein from being used as energy through neoglucogenesis.
    EAAs, mainly leucine was shown to be the main determinant of protein synthesis.
    Those are the main reasons why people take them.

    Dairy protein, such as whey, contains an important amount of BCAAs though so taking whey, or dairy products, would lead to a good consumption of BCAA but if you get plenty of protein (at least 1g/lb) it shouldn't be a problem, especially if you get your protein mostly from complete protein sources (ie : not vegetable sources except for soy and quinoa).

    Cliffs: just eat food.
     
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