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2006-01-23 9:08 AM

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Subject: Amino Vital / BCAAs
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?


2006-01-23 9:58 AM
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BCAA aren't protein, Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein. You have to check with the FDA to see if sports drinks have to be truthful on there labels.
2006-01-23 10:30 AM
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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.  

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