Branch Chain Amino Acids
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Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) 4:1:1 tablets contain three of the 9 essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine in a 4:1:1 ratio and are also a source of vitamin B6.
BCAA 4:1:1 Tablets provide 4500mg of BCAAs per 3 tablets and can be taken throughout the day or before and after a workout. Each Tablet will provide a 4:1:1 breakdown, giving 1g of Leucine and 250mg of Isoleucine and Valine.
BCAA 4:1:1 Tablets can be taken by active individuals and are suitable for anyone taking part in intense training.
For optimum results 3-5 tablets can be takes 2-4 times daily.
Consume 3 tablets, 2-4 times daily.
Warning: Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet. Keep in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Not suitable for vegetarians. Store out of the reach of young children.
L Leucine, L Isoleucine, L Valine, Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose , Di Calcium Phosphate), Anti Caking Agent (Magnesium Stearate), Vitamin B6 HCL, Silicon Dioxide
Made in a facility that handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.
Serving Size - 3 Tablets
Servings Per Container - 40 (120 Tablets), 60 (180 Tablets)
|Vitamin B6||1.40 mg||100%|
|L Leucine||3 g|
|L Isoleucine||750 mg|
|L Valine||750 mg|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
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I think these tablets are making a difference, however the same as everyone else they are far too big on more than one occasion I got the tablets stuck in my throat. Not great when your at the gym trying to find some bread to chase it down as waters just not doing it. I have since grinded them up and added to two soft gels bought on line. I will not be buying again I will buy in powder form from now on. I would rather take 4x smaller tablets than 1 of these. Goes Well With:All supplements
Like chunks of the white cliffs of Dover, felt like I was swallowing a small mammal
Tablets are a little hard to swallow whole. Found it easier to break them in half. The only problem then is that im taking a range of 13 smaller tablets (combined with other multivits and creatine). I get some funny looks at work, when Im gulping down so many tablets and washing them down with a protein shake, but as long as they do the job, who cares? Im more interested in the gains than what other people think ;-)
I bought these instead of taking the awful powder that made me feel sick. These are far too big, and I don't mind swallowing large tablets. Even cutting them in half they get stuck down my throat even though downed with a large gulp of water. Better than the powder, but could do with smaller, easier to manage tablets. would rather take 6 smaller ones at a time, that 3 larger ones...
Taking these as part of Lean in 15 Working well with my routine and goals Highly recommend
So I got these tablets upon referral and when I looked at them they looked pretty huge compared to all the other supps I had bought. Under the directions there was no mention of difficulty in taking them so I tried. When I tried to swallow a whole tablet I almost choked to death, luckily I was with someone!! Even cut in half they are difficult to swallow, they are so big and chalky! there should definitely be a warning on them! Once I've finished them I'll see if there's an alternative out there!
Hard to swallow need a lot of water to take them
I was very disappointed with these, they are so huge I cannot swallow them. I started choking on them so then tried to cut them in half but had same problem, feel like I wasted my money on them as I can't use them. I was recommended to take 4 at bedtime - can't even take 1. I take a lot of vitamin supplements so am used to taking pills, feeling disappointed.
Sorry it's not a review, I am just trying to find out if you can crush these tabs down to powder then take as I can't swallow them even in thirds, any help much appreciated.
These tablets are effective but should come with a choking hazard difficult to swallow even when halved may go for powder form next time.
These tablets will kill someone. They are far to large and nearly impossible to swallow even when you break them up. Contacted my protein, they couldn't care less. STAY AWAY FROM THESE.
Love the mix of 4:1:1 in these tablets. And they work for me; I have noticed a reduction in DOMS which is a real relief, and was the main reason I take them. However.......as many have said there are issues with the size of them. If I had the gag reflex of a sword swallower then it would be fine but alas life had other career plans for me. I have just reordered BCAAs from myprotein but this time have opted for the powder.
Hi guys I have now been taking these bcca tablets for a week and within the week I can see how much it helps me recover ! I was very ware that it wouldn't make any difference at all. I work shift work and I have found taking theses have also improved my energy levels at work so I would defo recommend them. The only down fall is they are hard to swallow.
The only minus is that is difficult to swallow. You should put it really back on your tongue and then swallow with water or you should brake it to some smaller pieces. and than take with water.
HUGE, Now thats out of the way, my body took time to adjust, however now that it has settled it feels great and i can tell that bcaa are helping my recovery a tad quicker. warning headaches.Goes Well With:water
The tablets are too big for consumption. Also if crushed, the taste isn't very desirable. Overall the product is quite poor in terms of size, however seem quite effective Goes Well With:Doesn't go well with much, as the taste of the tablets overpowers the drink because they have to be crushed
seriously can't believe how big these are, unless the results are really noticeable I personally wouldn't buy them again. Its like trying to swallow stones. So come on MP TEAM we're not horses sort them out.
I wish I'd read the reviews before buying these tablets. They're huge and too hard to swallow. A waste as I can't use them
these are really hard to swallow and have had to crush them and just put them in my shake but they are decent tablets and only been using these around 2 weeks and seeing improvement. although its small can only see it getting better
Can't fault the ordering process or delivery as it was quick, easy and efficient. However (as previous buyers have reviewed) these tablets are absolutely huge and for me, a complete waste of money. I'm afraid I can't comment on quality or efficacy as there was no way I could take these without feeling like I'd choke on them! If they had a gel coating it would probably help, but they are huge, chalky and with hard edges. The only reason I've given the taste an average 3* is because it is fairly neutral. I tried cutting the tablets into smaller pieces but it leaves more sharp edges so no easier to swallow.
These tablets are simply just too big they are very hard to swallow.Goes Well With:Water
Great in terms of effectiveness but the tablets are simply too big to swallow. Tried and tried again but they just get stuck in my throat. The only way I can take is ground up and put in a drink. Be good if you could come up with an alternative like a soft gel tablet.
Tablets are too large to swallow. In big and struggled with these. Used nutriblender to find into powder. Will not buy again. Will buy 4:1 powder instead of tablets. Other than the tablet size, I have seen an improvement in my recovery using this and Instant Whey.
Easy to swallow does the job there meant to do! Good price as always.
Great product, makes a huge difference in muscle recovery post workout!
The tablet is unbelievably humongous, unable to swallow normally, once got even chalked had to go to the hospital, let's be serious, do you really have to make it so big?
These tablets are a little hard to swallow whole. Found it easier to break them in half. The only problem then is that I'm taking a range of 15 smaller tablets (combined with other multivits and creatine). I get some funny looks at work, when I'm gulping down so many tablets and washing them down with a protein shake, but as long as they do the job, who cares? I'm more interested in the results than what other people think.
Although they appear to be helping, the tablets themselves are really too big to take comfortably. I had to break them into smaller pieces and even then it's like swallowing shards of sharp stone. On trying to swallow one whole the first time I got it stuck in my throat. Trying to force the thing down with water was a genuinely horrible experience. I would look to another BCAA or simply crush these into powder, but that sort of defeats the object of buying tablets. Won't be buying these again. Goes Well With:the heimlich maneuver
These tablets are far too big. Even chopping them in half does not really solve the difficulties in swallowing.
Brilliant stuff I take 3 tablets 3 times a day they are big so plenty water
I have used so many BCAA tablets in the past. This brand is by far the best value for money and above all does the job in fuelling my muscles during the day. I have always recommended these tablets and continue to do so. I thank MyProtein for providing me with a genuine standard of service as well a high quality of products so fulfil my health and fitness goals. Many thanks KRISH Goes Well With:Anything:)
If you wish to choke to death then by all means purchase this product. Cant believe MP actually continue to sell this. Tablets are huge and are very difficult to swallow. I successfully managed to swallow one (with great difficulty) and then choked on the second. Threw the rest away due to fear of death. Shocking product. Complete waste of money and I wish I read the reviews before I bought it. DO NOT BUY.Goes Well With:Death
I find these tablets incredibly difficult to swallow and even breaking them in half still find them lodging in my throat. Would prefer a gel coated version to deliver amino acids slowly to compliment the quick release powder. I am crushing them up which defeats the object of slow release.
I cannot yet comment on the effectiveness of these. However I can say that they are very big pills and extremely difficult to swallow. I'm not sure I'll be buying them again because of this.
Do what they are supposed to, big enough to choke a donkey though!
I have been doing a health plan for the last 4 weeks now and as part of it I have been taking BCAA tablets. After intense exercise I have been taking them and I firmly believe my recovery has happened so fast and I am ready to hit the gym the next day again with no aches or pains. Goes Well With:Omega 3, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium
As the title says do not try to swallow these whole, you must break them up by chewing and then down them (in parts) with water or you risk choking if you don't...trust me. They are good however as you get a whole gram of leucine in just one tablet and no need to measure out etc. so very convenient, i just take 1-2 tabs 2-3 times a day when needed. I do think however the 2:1:1 ratio would be a better choice as studies show that this is the best ration. Leucine will deplete the other two amino acids and that will stop muscle protein synthesis which would be the opposite of what you want. The B6 vitamin is also a good addition however I worry that as i would like to use these long term the B6 could built up over time and cause problems, not to mention all the other things that i take with B6 added.Goes Well With:water and meals low in BCAA's
Quite large tablets, a little difficult to swallow
Quite big tablets. I take 4 at bedtime (my current programme requirement) so take a bit of swallowing! Perhaps it's because of the volume I take. Ok taste tho.
I use these every morning before I hit the gym to fight against breakdown of lean tissue and they have become a cornerstone of my pre workout mix. Using for 9 months and have 115% increase in strength and reduced body fat 20-25% losing minimal lean mass. Lifesaver for cutting.Goes Well With:Creapure/vitamin c/ thermo extreme
The taste of these tablets if awful. I need about a litre of water to be able to swallow them. But in saying that I am starting to see results. Still not sure if I would purchase again.
I will never recommend anyone take these! My Protein should be ashamed at their lack of care. Ridiculous tablets, fit for horse size people only...& they simply stick in your airway (be it whole, or divided into 3rds!) I ain't no wuss! These are sooooo poorly made & incredibly dangerous. I won't even tell my story about them....you can leave that to your imagination. Take at your own risk.
They are huge tablets and not a capsule either, so extremely difficult to swallow. When they do get stuck, there isn't much flavour (like some chalky paracetamols for instance), which is a bonus. But overall, tablets are just too big and non-capsule
These tablets really do the job, I take them before bed on the days I train and they definitely have a good effect on my muscles. I also have a BCAA pre and post workout drink and in combination with these tablets I never have sore muscles the next day. The only negative I can find is the size of the tablets. They are quite big and when you are taking 3 or 4 one after another it can be a bit much. Goes Well With:My protein BCAA powder
I've nearly died 3 times taking these enormous tablets, even when cut in half they still stick in my throat and end up regurgitated! I really want to feel the benefits, but they just won't go down! Please, please, please my protein.... make them smaller or in capsules.
Pills are big and chalky on the outside but if you take with a lot of water then they go down fine. I take before bed.Goes Well With:Water or squash as they do taste chalkified if they stay in your mouth too long!
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These are big tablets but I don't have any problem swallowing them with water. I take 3 after my workout to keep me going until my protein shake, which is often delayed. I have been taking them for a while and I think they help to reduce DOMS. I used to take 3 pre-train too, and at the time I thought it extended my time to fatigue.Goes Well With:water, training
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