Top 5 BCAA products
A supplement that is included in the standard package of many athletes are BCAAs . The abbreviation BCAA stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids. These are the amino acids L-Leucine, L-Valine and L-Isoleucine. Because our body cannot produce these amino acids itself, you have to get them from your diet or supplements. What kind of product you take depends strongly on your personal preference. BCAAs are available in powder, capsule and tablet form. The vast majority takes them around training, so during or before the training. In addition, you can also take BCAAs with your breakfast, as a supplement. BCAAs are not only found as a stand-alone product, but are often combined with other amino acids. This way you get an all-in-one product that is perfect for during your training! To make it easier for you, we have therefore put together our top 5 BCAA products.
The star among BCAA products is the Body & Fit iBCAA . It contains very high quality BCAAs that are sugar-free and vegan. In addition, the iBCAA is directly soluble in cold water. The natural version has a BCAA content of 100%. All other flavors contain a minimum of ≈94% BCAAs. That is exceptionally high, so you can be sure that when you are looking for BCAAs as a supplement, you are getting the highest dose of BCAAs.
2. Gold Standard BCAA
On a very good second place comes the Gold Standard BCAA from Optimum Nutrition . Actually it is a shared second place, if you look closely at the product. The Gold Standard BCAA is available in two variants, the sustain and the recovery variant. As the name suggests, you use the sustain during your workout and the recovery to recover after your workout. Both versions have in common that they contain only 15 calories per serving with 5 grams of BCAAs! So you can take the Gold Standard BCAA before you start training, while you train or afterwards.
3. BCAA Caps 600 mg
Our iBCAA and the Gold Standard BCAA, are both powdered and water soluble. This is of course very useful if you are going to train or if you have the opportunity to prepare the drink at home. When you travel, you also want to bring your BCAAs with you. We have the solution for that: with the BCAA Caps 600mg you can perfectly take your BCAAs with you in your powder box or pill box .
4. Amino X
Number four on the list is the Amino X from BSN . The big difference is that this is an all-in-one product, with a number of added amino acids in addition to the BCAAs. Due to the added amino acids L-alanine, L-arginine and also Vitamin D and B6, the Amino X is perfect for during your training sessions. One dose of 14.5 grams contains a total of 4 grams of BCAAs. Again, the Amino X, just like the other amino acid products, can certainly be used in the morning with your breakfast. However, the Amino X is best used before or during the workout.
5. BCAA Amino
The BCAA Amino is in the top five because this is a very popular BCAA product for everyone who is in a bulk or cutting phase. The BCAA Amino contains per dosage of 15 grams, a BCAA dosage of ≈ 8 grams. That is already an excellent dose, but in addition, the BCAA Amino also contains a portion of fast sugars that come from the added dextrose . Dextrose ensures an improved absorption of the BCAAs. This is very attractive for both the athlete who is in the bulk and in the cut. The only thing you have to take into account when you are cutting is that these are extra sugars.