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Why did we design BCAA 4:1:1?
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) make up 35% of lean muscle mass. This makes them an essential element to anyone’s diet, but particularly for those who are training to build lean muscle mass. Although BCCAs are present in foods such as fish, chicken and steak, to get the same optimum dosage as BCAA 4:1:1 you would have to consume large quantities which would not only be extremely costly, but could also compromise your body composition.
How did we design BCAA 4:1:1?
BCAA 4:1:1 contains three of the 9 essential amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, in a 4:1:1 ratio.These are classified as essential amino acids due to the fact that your body is incapable of synthesising them itself and must therefore be consumed via dietary intake.
What are the Key Benefits?
BCCAs are unique in the fact that they are metabolised directly in the muscle to kick-start recovery. Other amino acids, such as Lysine, are metabolised via the stomach before reaching the muscle tissue. Now available in Berry Blast and Tropical flavours, BCAA 4:1:1 powders are easily mixed with water or juice, leaving a smooth great tasting supplement.
Is this Product for me?
BCAA 4:1:1 can be taken by any male or female athlete, bodybuilder or sports enthusiast who is looking to supplement their diet with additional BCAA’s.
When should I consume BCAA 4:1:1?
We recommend consuming 5g of BCAA (1tsp) before, during or after your workout for optimum benefits. Alternatively, consume anytime throughout the day to supply your muscles with essential amino acids.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
What can I say? This is highly effective and so glad I decided to get this one, I use 5g Pre workout and 5g post workout. Mixing it I use 300ml-350ml bottled water and I mix half the water in a jug with bcca 4:1:1 powder and press against the sides of the jug to get rid of any powdered bits floating and add the rest of the water and fill in a bottle to place in the fridge until I need it as I like really cold. The taste is lovely, not overpowering and didn't leave any kind of 'after' taste in my mouth. After doing a HIIT session I didn't feel fatigued and I suffer from really bad muscle soreness which kicks in just before 10pm, I can honestly say that after my workout and then having to go out to get some shopping and come back home to then straight away in the kitchen cooking for my husband and Lil one plus cooking my own meals and prepping some for today (Sunday) and Monday I was able to stand and finish off in the kitchen until 10pm!!!! I went to bed my legs weren't restless and achy and I woke up this morning (Sunday) without muscle soreness or stiffness. I ordered this Friday 8/4 and got next day delivery and after using for the first time and so immensely impressed I ordered a bigger bag! Give it a try and don't be put off by some of the other comments because I was initially and ordered tablets but this powder will be quicker acting in the body for recovery. Well done MyProtein great prices and always lots of offers keeps us loyal customers coming back!Goes Well With:plain water and ice
New to this product but it's really tasty (I chose berry flavour) and mixes well in a shaker. Will last ages too! Highly recommended.
It's the first time when I choose this BCAA 4:1:1 and after few days of servings I can say that it really helps me to recover after a hard workout, but also gives me energy and I feel in shape even after hitting legs day. My flavour is tropical blast and it's not bad at all.Goes Well With:Impact Whey Protein
Great product, great taste and ideal when on a calorie deficit/cuttingGoes Well With:Water
Get the BCAA as regular as possible, great in the gym &/or when I'm out on my bike. No issues, highly recommended!
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.
Ever since I started using this I've noticed my recovery is a lot faster, tastes absolutely superb too.
Spot on never a problem with these 😊 good for the guns 💪🏻
Outstanding. Has totally helped increase my recovery, Mixes and Tastes unreal. 4:1:1 will be in my training for years to come. Well done MyProtein!!!! Goes Well With:My Pre and Vanilla Whey
I used to suffer horrendously with DOMS and was reccomended by my trainer to purchase BCAA. After reading reviews I opted for the 4:1:1 ratio and have never looked back. I'm on my 3rd packet now. Fantastic essential amino acids that help with muscle recovery. Tastes lovely, and mixes well. Highly recommended. Goes Well With:Water
Mixes well in shaker, helps after a heavy workout
Tastes amazing. One of my essential sups love it
The product doesn't taste amazing but I ordered unflavoured. The product otherwise is good and does help in the gym when trying to go much harder than usual and helps make those last few sets a little bit easier. I would recommend for anyone who is trying to improve their workouts and take their training that one step further.Goes Well With:Water
Excellent product taste is really good drinking 5ltr of water a day is no problem as I really like the taste and knowing I'm feeding my muscles all day too is a win win for me Goes Well With:Happy with my water
Great product that I'm using every day tropical great flavour More than happy with it Don't think just buy it xDGoes Well With:Myprotein chocolate stevia WPC powder
Real nice light, natural flavour. Some of these can be a bit sweet and sickly after a while but I could drink this one all day
Really enjoy this as part of my workout. Great taste and price. Very simple yet effective product.Goes Well With:2 scoops of BCAA's with water
Was advised by a member of the MyProtein Live Chat team to consider this and Creatine Monohydrate alongside my protein powder. Tend to have 3/4 drinks a day, but it is difficult to measure the effects yet. Decided to get the berry blast, which can be quite strong if you put a little too much in. In general though with the right amount I'll mix up about 600/700ml and it is quite easy to drink, almost like squash.Goes Well With:Creatine monohydrate Impact whey isolate
I have only been using it for a short time so can't say 100% it's making a difference. Most important thing to understand is it tastes horrible and ruins anything you mix it with. I add 50ml of apple squash and dilute with 350ml of water; it is then just about drinkable.Goes Well With:Absolutely nothing.
Great tasting, easy to mix and an exellent alternative to squash. Goes Well With:Myprotein creatine
Bought this product after being advised by my PT how effective it was, and have to say im not dissapointed. It tastes great and gives you that extra boost during your session to get a little extra work done that makes all the differenceGoes Well With:Water
Bought this when on offer to give it a go. Went for the Berry Blast and it tastes awful!! Mixes ok and the 4:1:1 profile is ok too but the taste ruins it. Might get hidden at the back of the cupboard... Sorry.
A must have for building muscle. Well worth researching into and purchasing this supplement. Flavour is actually much better than expected. Sort of like a very weak vimto. Overall great product and has worked well for me in conjunction with creatine monohydrate powder. Only bad thing I can say about it is that it is hard to mix with a spoon so a shaker is usually needed.Goes Well With:Water?
I use BCAA during my workout. It keeps me going and let me to do those two reps more, which are very crucial. Strongly recommending.
Perfect product, even for women. Don't try unflavoured BCAA, berry blast is the only one I "appreciate" as it is the one which tastes the best. Apart from the taste, I think this supplement is really effective and it helps keeping myself fit and it improves my gains!Goes Well With:Water
I think it is a very well tasted supplement. It helps me a lot to keep myself fit and improve my muscles. I'm definietly satisfied with this Bca. I am 100% sure that I'll buy more from it. Thanky you my protein. I reccomend it to everyone. Have a nice day
It's no surprise that BCAA tastes like death in a shaker. Luckily, there are flavoured versions available, though these too aren't great. I've recently had the tropical and it still does taste a bit chemically. However, 10g in the morning, 10g at night and it didn't take long to notice the results. I would reccomend, just do not choose unflavoured. Even if you mix it with flavoured whey, the taste of death will overpower everything.Goes Well With:200-300ml water
Quality product. I've only used two weeks. Berry flavour is unbelievable. Nicest tasting supplement I've had Goes Well With:Water and creatine
Good BCAA powder. Mixes well and tastea reasonably ok considering we are talking about BCAA here. I am yet to start seeing the effectivenes as i just started using it.
I'd read a lot of reviews before purchasing as I wanted to get the right flavour, and berry blast is amazing! I actually enjoy drinking it, tastes like a berry cordial drink! I haven't been using it long enough to notice how effective it's been yet but for taste, it wins! I'll be getting the biggest bag once I'm done with what I've got.Goes Well With:Only tried it with water and it's lovely.
Only small gripe is that it takes about four scoops to get the taste unlike the lemon and lime which only takes two otherwise it's all good
The taste didn't suit me but the product did its job. No instructions how to use it I had to go on your site to find outGoes Well With:Water
After using the BCAA tablets I was looking for something easy to mix instead of taking the tablets and this was recommended to myself and will use this to help my gains. Use it twice a day before workout and after workout and don't feel any tiredness and recovery is better and feel like I can work out longer. No chalky taste like the tablets.Goes Well With:Water and juice
Bought the tropical flavour and its beaut. Mixes really well, 10g mixes with about 300ml of water easily. I've found the best thing to do is give it a shake and leave it for a few minutes then it all dissolves and the bubbles disappear. Doesn't have the chemical taste of other BCAAs. I take 5g first thing in the morning on non training days, 5g before a workout, 10g during and 5g after. Not sure if I've got the quantities spot on yet but I do feel very energetic during workouts. Great product, will buy again next month!
Been looking fro good BCAA's for quite a while. I have used many other products but i find this one the best. FLAVOUR; Its probably the main reason your reading this review? When you open the pack you get the unmistakable scent of BCAA's, theres no getting away from it. But its far from over powering with this product. The taste......I havent tried it without adding in osmethign to improve the flavour, st dont see whay you would do that. Add in a drop of diluted anything and the flavour goes away, simples. Mixability; I have fill my shaker or bottle wiht water throw in the product mix it like a bartender trying to impress the drunk girls on a hen night, then i add more water some diluted flavouring resume the hip shaking mixing and boom, delicious drink with awesome ingredients. I often throw in my creatine with it in the mornings to get it all done at once doesnt effect the flavour at all GAINS; use this for gains BRO
I've ordered the unflavoured version and I have to tell you it tastes horrible. Tried my mates flavoured option and was a fan straight away but as I wanted to mix it with my protein shakes I went for unflavoured and it was the worst decision of my life apart from that one time when I (ah, nevermind..) It says unflavoured but the underlying taste is better and very unpleasant. Mixed with 2 scoops of chocolate pro and 500ml of milk it still comes through. Apart from that works quite well! Long story short go for a flavoured one and have it separately to your Protein. Goes Well With:Nothing
Good product. Mix in with protein shake and it tastes fine. Easy and effective way to get extra bcaas
I was worried after reading the reviews and seeing that BCAA tasted like 'death'. That's not something you really want to read, especially when you have already pressed the purchase button... However, my tropical flavour BCAA 4:1:1 arrived today and I went straight for the shaker. It does bubble up and sit on the top. It does require a second shake. But it does mix well after that. Taste? Well it was a tropical taste. I cannot vouch for the flavourless version, but the tropical totally drinkable. It wont cause me any problems. I have no idea how effective it will be however as it just arrived today. One day, I might write another review. Goes Well With:water and creatine monohydrate.