Protein vs Amino Acids
First let me start by saying that I don't know what I'm talking about here... but here's my question.
My understanding so far, is that protein is too large to be absorbed by the intestine, so the liver breaks it down into amino acids first.
If this is the case, and if I'm consuming an appropriate amount of protein, (1.5 to 1.9 x lean bodyweight), then is there really a need for Amino Acid supplements? Or am I just wasting my money.
And if there is a need... which ones specifically.
I do take a pre and post work out Whey shake that combined =
Aspartic Acid 5016mg
Would you suggest that I'm missing or not getting enough of something?
You're doing fine. I think there are several other threads where this has been discussed. Amino supps are a waste of money for the most part. If you wanted to take something like Xtend, then that would be the exception. Still, it's not worth the money IMHO when compared to whey.
I don't know why people think BCAA's are a waste of money.
Personally I keep them in my system all the time - I've been on 2600 cals for the past 2 months ( and I'm going to increase soon) and my weight is still holding at 225-230. The only thing I can think of is the large amounts of BCAA's have helped me maintain my strength and size while on lower calories.
Just my opion :D
Plus all these pod casts I'm listening to from Fitcast all they do is praise them.
plus a whole bunch of other stuff :)
I wouldn't be able to sip on a jug of whey all day.
and xtend tastes soooooooooooooooo much better than whey. plus whey doesn't have cit mal or vitamin b6 :)
i just use both. so.
you lose :)
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