Originally Posted by pimpsticky
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?
Sorry if this is beating a dead horse, but I thought I'd give my 2 cents here. I think BCAA's are not necessary given your diet.
Having said that, I think the main use for BCAA's are the potential to help during certain types of training. 10 grams before/after fasted training, for example, would probably minimize any catabolism. That's about the only way I'd use them.