I ran out of Controlled Labs Purple Wraath and have to use some Japanese BCAA brands while I wait for delivery from Bodybuilding.com. Bodybuilding.com has cheaper prices but their delivery takes ages.
I'm still doing Leangains with morning workouts so on lifting days I take a 2litre bottle of water with me to the gym with 30g of BCAA in it. I drink 10g before working out, 10g after and then sip the rest of the bottle during the morning at work. The idea as follows:
- Keep the body in it's fasted state so that it is burning fat for the full 16 hours outside the 8 feeding window (drinking BCAAs amounts to around 25kcal per 10g, thereby not breaking the fast)
- Not eating after working out stimulates the body to manufacture human growth hormone.
- Keeping the body topped up with BCAAs provides fast acting proteins while preventing gluconeogenesis.
- The post work out 30 minute window where the body is crying out for nutrients is important, but it's not as important as the main skeletal muscle synthesis timeframe that begins 3 to 4 hours post workout.
I don't want to change to a PM training schedule so rather than go without BCAAs during the mornings and risk losing the benefits I'm tiding over with Glico's "BCAA Power Production".
It's better than the Amino value "sticks" though, they only contain 3000mg per"stick" and it comes out in little shards of BCAA that never dissolve. In that case you end up pouring it onto your tongue and swallowing. Not an option for at the desk and you can't sip that.
All in all it's a good stop-gap, but I'm looking forward to my next delivery of Controlled Labs Purple Wraath along with a trial container of Scivation Xtend.