April 7, 2013

trappedinmymiiind said: Opinions on amino acid supplements?

I believe in BCAA’s, particularly leucine for its ability to promote protein synthesis.  As far as a performance advantage I believe you’re looking at a 1-3% increase in performance, which is actually around the typical performance increase you get from caffeine ingestion prior to exercise.  It doesn’t seem like a lot but if you’re an athlete looking for that small edge that 1% can matter.

All the best,

Nick

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