Recommend A Bcaa Supplement For Me That Doesn't Taste Terrible

Hi, I'm experimenting with the Bulletproof rapid fast fat loss protocol, and have added BCAAs to my diet. I purchased the powder from Now, and it's hor-ri-BLE!



What are others using? I read about Scivation Xtend (Watermelon) on some body building sites and that is generally well reviewed, but it's not a pure BCAA as far as I can tell. Any suggestions from the community?



Thanks!



- Steve

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  • I just put in mouth, chase it down with water then go eat/drink something better tasting.


  • I just put in mouth, chase it down with water then go eat/drink something better tasting.




    I've been doing that, and I can definitely gut through it, but there's gotta be a better way! LOL.
  • 'Jason wrote:


    mix it into a grass fed protein powder.




    Hmm, thanks. I'll have to try that when I transition away from the rapid fat loss protocol.
  • suntouchersuntoucher Uninspired Potential ✭✭✭
    Or just get it in pill form.


  • Or just get it in pill form.




    Sure, I will consider that. I'm trying the Scivation Xtend today when it arrives so I'll report back.
  • Jarrow Coconut Oil Caps, cheap
  • 'leetx' wrote:


    Jarrow Coconut Oil Caps, cheap




    Coconut Oil Caps = branch chain amino acids?
  • Okay trying the Watermelon Scivation Xtend, and it's ... super tasty. Unfortunately extra stuff in it (artificial flavor, soy lecithin, sucraloese, Ace-K and food coloring) so it's probably not bulletproof, but way better than the Now plain BCAA powder. This stuff tastes like cool aid--there is the bitter BCAA in there, but it's masked by the citric flavor.
  • edited November 2012
    No BCAAs in coconut oil capsules. He must be confused with medium chain triglycerides.
  • edited November 2012
    I buy veggie caps from whole foods and put the BCAA powder into them...down 10-20 capsules before and/or after workouts. Stuff to make 24 capsules at a time is cheap and easy to use. I simply could not bear the taste at all, so I hide it in the capsules and all is well. They sell capsules of BCAA but they are far more expensive than the powder.
  • 'Reis' wrote:


    I buy veggie caps from whole foods and put the BCAA powder into them...down 10-20 capsules before and/or after workouts. Stuff to make 24 capsules at a time is cheap and easy to use. I simply could not bear the taste at all, so I hide it in the capsules and all is well. They sell capsules of BCAA but they are far more expensive than the powder.




    That's an interesting idea, thanks!
  • suntouchersuntoucher Uninspired Potential ✭✭✭
    'Reis' wrote:


    I buy veggie caps from whole foods and put the BCAA powder into them...down 10-20 capsules before and/or after workouts. Stuff to make 24 capsules at a time is cheap and easy to use. I simply could not bear the taste at all, so I hide it in the capsules and all is well. They sell capsules of BCAA but they are far more expensive than the powder.
    Yeah that's the way to go. You can also cap certain vitamins, aminos and other stuff to save like 50% (!).



    Don't get the 0 version. Get the 000 version (largest). You'll need less caps and less labor.



    I have the Cap-M-Quik (00) and it can do 50 caps per round w/ around ~600-700mg of powder per cap. The 000's are around 1.2g I believe.
  • suntouchersuntoucher Uninspired Potential ✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    On the same note... if you are downing BCAAs for training, then you might consider a more cost effective way which is to simply... drink more whey. It includes plenty of BCAAs, and at, say, 50g of whey protein you get a lot of different aminos.



    50g of whey would have +/-: 4.5g ieucine; 2.5g isoleucine; 2g Valine. Close to the "Ideal" 2:1:1 ratio too - who woulda thunk it image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    Unless you are in elite athletics, BCAAs are likely to be overrated. If you are concerned with amino availability, you can just take some whey pre-.
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