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To Use or Not To Use ON(Optimum Nutrition) BCAA?

Rebuild and Recruit Muscle while preventing muscle loss with BCAA

What are BCAA's?

According to Wikipedia, branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) is an amino acid having aliphatic side-chains with a branch (a central carbon atom bound to three or more carbon atoms). Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAA's: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
In simple words, BCAA is a supplementation that may be useful in gaining and maintaining muscle mass. They are especially helpful in maintaining the muscle mass on a calorie deficit diet.

Indian vs US based product?

After reading about the benefits of BCAA's, I decided to add them into my regular diet. While buying the product I was a bit confused about going for the Indian or US-based brand
  • Indian brands were cheaper while US-based brands would burn a hole into my saving. 
  • The trust factor was completely missing with the Indian based Fitness products. 
  • In-depth details and reviews about US based products were available. 
  • Add to that, more influencers in the Health and Fitness industry were talking about US-based products.
Eventually, I ended up going for Optimum Nutrition, a US-based product as I use the same brands Whey protein.

When do I consume BCAA's?

I use them every day, 30 mins before starting a workout or a cardio session. It keeps my mind off all the worries.

The Benefits that I've seen?

In the past few months of its usage, I've noticed that:
  • It helps to rebuild muscle tissues. 
  • It helps to recruit new muscle fiber. 
  • It helps to grow your muscle tissues. 
  • It helps your body stay in an anabolic state while exercising. What that essentially means is that it prevents the body from using protein synthesis, as in muscles, as a fuel.


On the scale of 1 - 10, I would rate it as
  • Price - 7/10 (₹ 799 for 60 tablets)
  • Usefulness - 9/10- 
- Can you take it from your diet? Definitely. Eggs, Fish, Chicken etc have amino acids present in them, all lean protein have amino.
- For vegetarian(like me) it's a must - You can get amino from lentils, vegetable but you'll have to consume a lot of calories to get little amino.
- Each tablet of the mentioned product has 1 gm(or 1000mg) of amino in it, so ideally you will have to take 5 pills a day, which comes up to 5 gm of BCAA.
- Is it essential? Yes, as it's an essential amino.


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  2. Thanks Hridja for sharing your personal experience. I have started using this product after seeing this post and am seeing the difference. Keep posting reviews on other products you use as well.

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