According to Friel, and probably many others, Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), obtained from protein, are necessary to rebuild muscles after a workout. Amino Vital states that it contains 2400 mg of BCAAs per serving, BUT protein is not listed as a macro-nurient. How can this be? Is Amino Vital the real deal, snake oil, or just another sports drink?
nbo10 - 2006-01-23 9:58 AM BCAA aren't protein, Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein.
I understand that. Other drinks that tout BCAA content, like Endurox, have protein listed as a macro-nutrient. I'm just wondering if the protein is broken down into it's components, is it a legitimate, useable source of BCAAs.