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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. These amino acids are considered to be essential amino acids as they cannot be synthesised in the body and therefore must be consumed through the diet.
BCAAs are not like other amino acids as they are not metabolised in the stomach, and are instead metabolised directly in the muscle. BCAA 4:1:1 can be taken throughout the day or before and after a workout to help with the growth and maintenance of lean muscle mass.
Generally BCAA 4:1:1 can be taken by active individuals and are suitable for anyone taking part in intense training, looking to increase lean mass whilst looking to reduce body fat levels.
5 grams of BCAA 4:1:1 can be taken 2-4 times daily with your preferred amount of water, whereby for best results we suggest adding two MP small scoops to your favourite fruit juice.
Add your preferred amount of water or fruit juice into our shaker. Then add 5g, shake and consume. Use 2-4 times daily for optimal results.
Note: We advise that all servings are measured using an accurate set of scales. While we make every attempt to provide an accurate equivalent measure using our Myprotein scoops, these are only approximate and are not a substitute for using a standardised measuring device.
Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product is a food supplement and therefore should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool dry place, out of the reach of young children.
Made in a facility that also handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.
Berry Blast Flavour: L Leucine (54%), L Isoleucine (13%), L Valine (13%), Acid (Citric Acid), Colour (Beetroot Red, Anthocyanin), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Tropical Storm Flavour: L Leucine (54%), L Isoleucine (13%), L Valine (13%), Acid (Citric Acid), Colour (Carotenes), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)
Unflavoured: L Leucine (66%), L Isoleucine (17%), L Valine (17%)
Serving Size - 1 tsp (5g)
Servings Per Container - 50 (250g), 100 (500g), 200 (1kg)
|L Leucine||2.7 g|
|L Isoleucine||650 mg|
|L Valine||650 mg|
The nutritional information is based on the Berry Blast Flavour version, when choosing an alternative flavour the nutritional values may vary.
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.
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Let's be honest, we all know why we're here. We know the effects of BCAA and we know it should be a staple in our supplement stacks, BUT if death had a taste, it would taste like BCAAs! Well, not anymore - I'd just about given up on raw BCAA powder, opting instead for capsules, but prohibitive costs forced me to reassess the powder situation. I'd heard this was a stomacable so gave it a try, just to be on the safe side, I ordered some extra just in case. Yeah I didn't need the extra flavouring! I mixed 20g with 1.5L of water (additional 20g of pepto pro as well) and started shaking, low and behold it wasn't soluble, foamed at the top and "here we go again", I thought. Got in the car, headed for the gym and by the time I'd got there (about 10 mins) the liquid was spotless! Everything dissolved perfectly. The taste is non existant (MyProtein's berry blast flavouring isn't the best in the world, but if this was the extent of my worries, I was happy). I kid you not, BCAAs are now, not only tolerable, but quite enjoyable. Top tip - add the water on top of the BCAA powder, shake and then let stand for 5 mins, shake again and you'll be good to go! Wizard!
im a regular lifter and always taken bcaas as part of my diet. I've found it has helped me with steady gains and I've not really had any complaints... However as the summer fast approaches and like everyone else I've started my shred phase, whilst trying to maintain size. Being a ' normal' lad, working shifts, not being able to get in meals every two hours or train at the same time every day is hard work and the final result we all look for seems impossible to achieve. However I recently purchased this product and I've not been disappointed.. I've found that taking this 4 times a day with meals and combined with my diet, supplements and training has given me the lean mass and look I'm aiming for. if you want to jump on the gains train, I'd recommend this product.. Well done my protein
Recently bought these after making the switch from regular BCAA powder. The 4:1:1 option is noticeably better for helping my aches and pains after hard gym sessions. Recovery is reduced a little more than the BCAA 2:1:1 for me personally and I've noticed a difference in reduced body fat % so I'm guessing this played a role with acetyl l-carnitine. I'd recommend starting with the 2:1:1 powder for beginners still, but when progress starts showing I'd definitely recommend changing to the 4:1:1 formula.
At first I wasn't sure about buying this, but eventually I've bought this product and man, I wasn't disappointed. I have gained some mass and my muscles are leaner and denser. I would recommend this to anybody who tries to get leaner muscles and muscle mass + it helps to keep muscle when doing cardio training. The only downside of this product is its taste and mixability, but this can be easily fixed by mixing the BCAA with protein powder or any type of other supplement. If your not sure to buy this product just go for it, you wont regret it.Goes Well With:Protein powder, dextrose, oats, fruit juice or water.
I take 3 scoops pre workout, for me personally nothing else even comes close. I mix it in a small water bottle and shake the life out of it for 30 second's, seems to be the best way to make them mix up, taste is nothing to get excited about but I couldn't care less about the taste, just drink it and be done with it. Buy this and watch the gains, just make sure you have your diet in check and you will be good, clean bulking is way to go in 2016. Goes Well With:Perseverance
I got unflavoured as I hate the sickly sweet taste of sweetened supplements. WOW did these BCAAs taste bad! At first I wondered if it made my breath smell even! It doesn't mix in particularly easily either - I mix with water and it will take some good shaking to stop it from just sitting on the top there in an unattractive lump. Keep shaking and it eventually mixes in (or leave for a bit and shake again). Having said all this I did think this supplement was particularly effective. Perhaps it was psychosomatic but I felt like I was working out harder and more effectively when I used the BCAAs. I am small and find it hard to put on muscle and maintain weight, which is why I tried this product and my perception has been that they are effective and I would purchase again. Goes Well With:Just shut your eyes and think of England
Product did exactly what it said on the website, so no complaints there. In fact, I am very impressed with its effectiveness. I went for the unflavoured option, and it tastes terrible! So if taste is a big issue for you I would recommend the berry blast. I just mixed it with a bit of water and chugged it like medicine.
I bought the so call unflavoured to mix with my shakes. No matter what you mix this with it has an overpowering Taste which is truly horrendous. How the Myprotein can sell this and expect people to drink it I'll never know, honestly have never tasted anything so bad before. Do not waste your money like me!Goes Well With:Nothing!
Do not order the unflavoured one under any circumstances, tastes disgusting!
Great taste and fantastic product. Can't recommend enough.
got the unflavoured version, kinda wish I hadn't, tastes like salt, however if mixed with some juice its ok, been on it three weeks and noticed a difference, would recommend
Been using BCAA 4:1:1 as a pre and intra works well less doms the next day,! I recently had acute food poisoning I was in bed for 4days couldn't stomach any food or my protein shakes was on rehydration salts and antibiotics I was worried about losing muscle mass and going catabolic because I couldn't eat anything fortunately I could still manage some fluids. I had 4 BCAA's drinks a day and hoped this would maintain my muscle mass and keep anabolic whilst not being able to eat. The following week I felt so much better if not a little tired I hit my gym and to my surprise my strength had not decreased at all And as for muscle mass no decrease in size lost a little fat though which isn't a bad thing. Overall great product even if you just buy a bag in case you ill sometime : )Goes Well With:Water
I have tried traditional 2:1:1 BCAAs and 8:1:1 of another brand however I have found that 4:1:1 BCAA have given me the best results. I have read a variety of information that there is no scientific research to show that a higher Leucine ratio is more effective but personally it appears to work for my body. I drink them throughout the day and have found that pre and intra they give me greater energy and endurance and with post workout they appear to aid my recovery very nicely. Taste gets a 5* as I like both the Tropical and Berry Blast Flavours and can drink them freely and as anyone who has ever tasted unflavoured BCAAs will know, anything that makes them taste less of pure evil is a good thing. However, be aware that the taste is strong so anything you add it to (e.g. protein shake, Greek yoghurt, etc.) will end up tasting of the BCAA flavour. The mixability dropped a mark as in a water bottle it appears that if you use water that is too cold (as it is from most water fountains in the gym) the mixture goes a little clumpy. But that's not really anything to complain about as they break up in the spout so I can tell you for sure I will continue to use this product. Goes Well With:Water, Protein or Greek Yoghurt.
Great mixability with water as well with milk, nice packaging
Excellent product...taste good... Mixes very good...would rocomend 100%
I'm using every day my bcaa 4:1:1, taste berry blast is excellent, my favorit flavour, thank you
Bought the flavourless one to mix in with my morning shake and pre workout shake mixes in well doesnt change the taste of the protein at all! And best of all my strength has gone through the roof! Gained a bit of lean weight to. Excellent product well worth the money if you take training seriously..Goes Well With:Creatine, chocolate protein power and water/milk
This stuff is absolutely disgusting!! Bought in error as my PT recommended it but also advised not to buy the unflavoured as it is unpalatable! It truely is!! The only way to drink it is to mix it with squash. It tastes like drinking diesel and it takes ages to mix properly. Can't comment on its effectiveness as I have no idea what I am supposed to look for. DON'T buy this - buy a flavoured version instead.
Seems to be effective, however haven't used it for a very long time and hence cannot truely vouch for it's quality. Nevertheless, the flavour berry blast, is quite horrible.
Works really well, can feel the extra boost of energy it gives you. Also tastes really nice and easy to mix. Will definitely keep using it. Goes Well With:Water
I use the BCAA 4:1:1 on a daily basis. The tropical flavour.for me is the best. Does need to be shaken a bit though to mix it thoroughly but great stuff
Not too bad when it comes to actually mixing it with protein products but once shaken the shake is a bit bitty and lumpy as it doesnt mix well enough to create a smooth shake
It's a great stuff! Helps you regenerate and gives you energy. Can't say anything bad about it.Goes Well With:Protein shakes
Berry blast tastes great, Sort of like the red robinsons sugar free squashGoes Well With:Water
Good product great tasting reasonably priced defo purchase again
This BCAA is not only good for post workouts where I suffered lesser DOMS but I can have these beforehand and I perform so much better than my previous workouts. A lot of my barbell weight lifting I've PB myself by up to 10% increase on rah training! I also workout long especially Crossfit is my main training! This is a supporting aid for weight loss and/or fitness improvement! I take 5g 3 times a day of preworkout/during/post workout. Goes Well With:Almost everything!
If you're on a intermittent fast then using BCAA's is a great way of maintaining muscle mass. I just add a scoop to water drinking throughout the day. Mixing isn't the best unless you use a shaker with the gizzmo. I don't see the point in having the flavoured version. It costs more and it's just additives, no real benefit.Goes Well With:Water
Made the right choice to purchase this supplement. Definitely a thumbs upGoes Well With:Plain water is always the best for me
BCAAs are a fantastic weapon against catabolising muscle tissue and necessary for a fast recovery.Because they are very beneficial for the immune system ,they are also used for several medical reasons.In my experience, the analogy of 4-1-1, has been proved wisest than others.I use this product for myself and for everyone that I train.Goes Well With:Several protein and or amino acid products
Doesn't taste good, because it's unflavoured....not because the quality😊
Have been using this product for some time now and have noticed a remarkable improvement in my physique and endurance. Being a hands on S&C Coach and avid runner, I find I need as much help as possible with my recovery. My rationale is to start your recovery while you're working and this stuff really does the job.Goes Well With:Total protein, workout drink
use this twice a day and very effective with my gains. more than happy with my purchaseGoes Well With:water and creatine unflavoured
excellent product easy to mix and very effectiveGoes Well With:water and creatine unflavoured
I have been extremely happy with this product. Mixes well, tastes nice. I add it to a litre of water and use it during workouts and also sometimes take it to work and sip it throughout the day. EasyGoes Well With:Water Can imagine you could add creative easily
Does what it says on the tin! Regularly buyGoes Well With:Mix with flavoured protein as unflavoured is a horilrid taste
I have been using this for just under a fortnight now and have been pleased so far. Seems to help you give a little more during workout compared to plain water. I'm also on a highish protein phase as well. I have the Berry Burst flavour and it's perfectly tolerable, a bit like a berry version of those little parma violet sweets you had as a kid! I do not use a conventional shaker for this but add it to my water container and use a battery operated cocktail mixer wand and it mixes perfectly. The powder is VERY fine and after rooting around in the pack I found the little scoop, I do however always weigh my supplements on a digital scale out of habit anyway. Only given 4 stars for effectiveness as I haven't been using the product for long enough but I haven't experienced anything untoward or spontaneously combusted...yet. lol! Goes Well With:Just water at the moment.
Effective for recovery and tastes nice to boot
This Bcaa's taste amasing and they give me extra energy and a faster recovery during my workout. Regarding mixability, they don't mix well with a lot of water.
This seems to be really making a difference. I add it to my regular whey protein mix and my muscles seem to recover much quicker. Great progress so far! I am looking forward to trying the other flavours.Goes Well With:regular whey protein shake
This seems to be really making a difference. I add it to my regular whey protein mix and my muscles seem to recover much quicker. Great progress so far!Goes Well With:blueberry cheesecake whey protein :)
Great mixability with good taste - berry blast Useful before, during or after training Recommend
I love this protein, but its a shame to not to be able to choose the flavor you want when you get a bundle. This product is cheap and really effective!! Everyone should try it! In order to get a good mix you need a lot of water!! After of using it for 2 weeks, my muscles recover must faster and i dont feel tired( as i was feeling before i started using this product)Goes Well With:Impact Whey
Works a lot better than just normal bcaas. Berry blast flavour tastes good and is brilliant for rehydration as well as helping during long workouts. Preserved muscle mass while cutting down also so does the job.
I ordered the unflavoured by mistake instead of tropical and is it awful! Can't drink it no matter how much water I mix it with just an unpleasant taste! Goes Well With:The drain
Awesome taste, easy to mix, great supplement to take during the workout and prevent muscle loss Goes Well With:Water
This is one of the best tasting bcaa powders out there, I chose tropical favour and it tastes like squash! I'm definitely not suffering with DOMS as much either! I have and would recommend it ! Goes Well With:Water
Sick products absolutely love them! Wouldn't go anywhere else. Had the best results for years with these products. Goes Well With:Impact whey isolate strawberry cream
Awesome product, mixes really well with water and the berry flavour is really nice. Delivery also very good!
had been using the pill form which was great but find that mixing this stuff into water with or with whey works great. I feel good pre and post GYM. will continue to use :)Goes Well With:Chocolate Brownie Instant Whey Protein
after first purchasing this product, i have ordered two extra bags due to it being very effective in my training and tasting incredible before, during and after training. 10/10Goes Well With:water, pre-workout and post workout