Still Not Seeing Gains From BCAA Supplements? Here’s Why

If 50 people tell you one thing is true and 1 person tells you that it is false, who are you going to believe?  That’s right, most of you will go along with the 49 people instead of the one guy that says it is false.  This scenario goes along with the supplement industry, myself, and branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s).  If I sat here and counted all of the supplement companies that sell branched-chain amino acids there must be at least a few hundred.  Most of them sell BCAA supplements that are made up of the free form amino acids’ valine, leucine, and iso-leucine.  In addition, the marketing that goes along with these branched chain amino acid supplements claim to improve recovery and boost endurance.    Now, if I counted all of the supplement companies that do not sell BCAA’s supplements that number is about 1, which is my company.  You see, I’m pretty much the only supplement company that does NOT sell a BCAA supplement made from free form amino acids.  I don’t sell this supplement for a bunch of reasons.  However, I do know how hard it is to believe me when hundreds of supplement companies are selling branched-chain amino acid supplements telling you to use them and only 1 person is claiming bull dinky.

However, I am not the only person or organization, stating the use of free form BCAA’s are not worth the money.  Supplement companies may not agree with me but a lot of other people do, and they hold more credibility than other supplement companies.

Here is something I found that you might find interesting.

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The authors of this abstract stated this…”consistent with this perspective, the few studies in human subjects have reported decreases, rather than increases, in muscle protein synthesis after intake of BCAAs. We conclude that dietary BCAA supplements alone do not promote muscle anabolism.”

Which means supplementing with free form BCAA’s can actually cause muscle protein break down.  Pretty crazy right?  Hey this is NOT me saying it, it people that have reviewed numerous studies involving branched chain amino acids.

Before you decide to listen to the hundreds of supplement companies trying to sell you their BCAA supplements, all of the reviews you read on Amazon on how great people are claiming BCAA’s are, or all the bogus marketing claims, I would instead listen to the 1 supplement company that is telling you the opposite.  Instead of buying a free form BCAA, simply use another scoop of whey protein, 1 tbs of hydrolyzed protein powder, or get our Advanced BCAA or Leucine Peptides.