I have a query about how much in the way of BCAA's is needed - and probably other supplements too. I got a bottle of capsules a few weeks ago, with the recommended dosage being 2 capsules twice per day. Listed as having Leucine 250mg, isoleucine 125mg and valine 125mg. So all up 4 capsules per day gives 1 gram/500mg/500mg. Yet was having a look at the ingredients in the protein powder I have, and all 3 are listed in that too - at about 10 grams/7 grams/ 6 grams per 100 grams of powder. So what is the point in the capsules? I get triple the dose of the aminos in just one 30 gram serve of protein powder that I would get in the recommended doseage of capsules, plus the protein powder is heaps cheaper.
Am I understanding things correctly, or are the capsules more potent somehow, or more bioavaliable?
I have a similar query for tribulus too I think, seeing the powder online versus capsules the powdered stuff seems a lot stronger by doseage? (Think that was right, and not the other way around). What gives? And how much of each is really needed each day to see results?
2 grams of bcaas per day is worthless. Look to get 10 grams a day IN ADDITION to your protein supps. The bcaa supplements are meant to increase specific amino acid availability in your system without having to ingest tons of whey protein. Look for a bcaa or eaa powder, they tend to be cheaper than capsules. Many folks swear by purple wraath (which can be a bit pricey) but gram for gram it's still probably cheaper than capsules.