Recommended BCAA's for novice bodybuilding?

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Joyful_soul
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Conscious about spending (unless you know relatively easy ways of making money, then send me a message :p:) so a balance between budget and good quality (if possible):

I've shortlist the following from fitness articles:

Intrabolic
Xtend
AST BCAA 4500mg
RecoverPRO
Met-RX BCAA 2200
Infinite Labs: BCAA Caps
Universal Nutrition: BCAA Pro*
Optimum Nutrition: BCAA 1000 Cap*

Asterisk near the best price for the quality


Which of these should I buy?

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Why are you so determined to buy and use BCAAs?
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Why are you so determined to buy and use BCAAs?
I need the essential aminos which are the foundation for building muscle? Please explain this to me further.
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I would just go with BCAAs from a bulk suppler (MP, BP, GN, TPW, BBW) - will be reasonably priced.
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I need the essential aminos which are the foundation for building muscle? Please explain this to me further.
Just eat enough protein.
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Just eat enough protein.
Does the protein contain Luceine and Valeine? I want to make sure that I am getting a sufficient amount of all the amino acids for my workout. Sorry if these questions may not make sense, I am relatively new to all of this and want to start bodybuilding based on calculations not just going to the gym and doing blind reps.

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(Original post by Joyful_soul)
Does the protein contain Luceine and Valeine? I want to make sure that I am getting a sufficient amount of all the amino acids for my workout. Sorry if these questions may not make sense, I am relatively new to all of this and want to start bodybuilding based on calculations not just going to the gym and doing blind reps.

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Protein is the name we use to describe a long chain of amino acids linked together. That is, protein is made up of amino acids. An amino acid is considered essential if the only way we can get it is through our diet. With respect to supplementing amino acids, as long as you're getting your protein from good sources (meat and dairy, or a wide variety of vegetables and other vegan protein sources), you won't be deficient in amino acids. Your body will get all the amino acids it needs from breaking down the protein you get in your diet.

BCAAs are a specific type of amino acid, and unless you're eating sources deficient in BCAAs (and are already getting sufficient protein/g through your diet), you likely won't benefit from supplementing them.

That said, if you really are determined to supplement BCAAs - commandant's advice is the best. A BCAA is a BCAA, full stop. BCAA content/g is the relevant figure.
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Protein is the name we use to describe a long chain of amino acids linked together. That is, protein is made up of amino acids. An amino acid is considered essential if the only way we can get it is through our diet. With respect to supplementing amino acids, as long as you're getting your protein from good sources (meat and dairy, or a wide variety of vegetables and other vegan protein sources), you won't be deficient in amino acids. Your body will get all the amino acids it needs from breaking down the protein you get in your diet.

BCAAs are a specific type of amino acid, and unless you're eating sources deficient in BCAAs (and are already getting sufficient protein/g through your diet), you likely won't benefit from supplementing them.

That said, if you really are determined to supplement BCAAs - commandant's advice is the best. A BCAA is a BCAA, full stop. BCAA content/g is the relevant figure.

Thank you for this explanation.

What are the best natural sources of the BCAA's? Is it easy to obtain sufficient amounts of them through nutrition?
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You really are fixated with BCAAs. Have you been on BB.com recently by any chance?
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Thank you for this explanation.

What are the best natural sources of the BCAA's? Is it easy to obtain sufficient amounts of them through nutrition?
I have no clue, mate. I'm sure you could find some info on Google/Wikipedia. No clue why you'd want to know about them specifically, though. There are another 18 amino acids that you need on top of that. Lots of great protein sources have relatively little of some amino acid or the other, so all you need to do is make sure you're eating enough protein for a bulk, and making sure you're not getting 100% of your protein from a single thing like maize. :lol:
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None of the above.

Save your money, buy more actual food.

Focus on training hard.
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