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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.
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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!
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.
Great taste and fantastic product. Can't recommend enough.
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.
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.
I use this during my workouts in the gym or just before a run and I noticeably perform better with it!!!!! Goes Well With:Water, just water, water is all you need!
Mixes very well. The taste is also very good. great product! good to sip during workouts or cardio! Goes Well With:Water or H20! wait hold on that's the same thing!
I think It is a good and quality product for the muscle developing. I recommend it everyone.
It is a very effective and quality product. I just recommend it to everyone.
Bought BCAA 4:1:1 Berry Blast flavour after trying the Unflavoured version. I can say the flavour is certainly bearable and is somewhat tasty which is great when drinking with water intra-workout. The Leucine content is ideal for my cutting cycle and has certainly helped my body preserve lean muscle tissue. BCAA are a stplae of any cutting workout & personally I take 2.5g morning, pre /post workout and before bed. Goes Well With:Water or any flavoured drink.
I have used this supplement for a couple of month now and I have to say its a really good product. I would recommend the product if you are shredding, lean bulk, preparing for a photo-shoot or just the summer in general. If you are using 2 scoops in 1 shake ensure its a big bottle otherwise the taste of the BCAA's will over power the drink.Goes Well With:MyProtein Whey and Creatine
1. Improved recovery, barely feel sore the next day 2. Mixes great, I add creatine to it and gulp it down with no lumps 3. Tastes decent, bit artificial but its not too bad Got the 1kg pouch On sake so I'm BUZZING!Goes Well With:CREATINE, PROTEIN
Unflavoured amino acids are never delicious 😊 but the quality and effectiveness of this product is outstanding ! The price is very good regarding to its performance.Goes Well With:Water 😉 and malto post workout
Great product, more of a taste review as I'm sure majority of people buying will know about BCAA's and the effects that it has. Really good taste, tastes like a tropical squash and mixes really well after shaking and letting stand for a few minsGoes Well With:Cold water
Good solid product but it tastes like crushed up paracetamol mine was the in flavoured don't go there guys
The best BCAA I ever use. The taste (berry blast) is so good. try this
If you workout a lot you need this in your stack
After taking this product I noticed dry patches of skin appearing all over my stomach and arms eventually covering my whole chest and hands, signs very similar to eczema Became very sore so I had to stop using, after a week of no BCAA it had cleared up I waited a fortnight and tried again but after two days the eczema came back I am an avid supporter of My protein and use impact whey and creapure with no issues and get great gains but there is something in this product that doesn't agree with me I am 41 years old and have never had eczema in my life so was surprised to see this Disappointed as I bought 1kg of this!Goes Well With:E40 cream
Taste is weak, wish it was stronger. Mixes well.
Excellent taste,excellent mixability!!...highly recommend this product
mixes easily and starting to have effect after less than a week, excellent product
The bcaa's didn't mix at all with my fruit drink , they just stuck to the glass. So I drank the drink and the powder was still in the glass. Mixes ok in protein shake but the description decribes this as a fruit drinkGoes Well With:Oats and whey
started using this during workouts alone and felt I could push on more and have more energy throughout my workouts. I started drinking it in the day too and it has helped recover muscles after my workouts and leaving me feeling more energetic, also helps minimise aching the day after! Especially on a leg day! Goes Well With:Water
Effective product, does not mix well if at all in water, however have noticed definite improvements in muscle recovery and general drive/energy.Goes Well With:Glutamine
this is the first time i tried BCAA.. it is very effective and different from the usual whey protein. moreover, i choose the berry blast flavour which is amazing!! try it and you will love it.Goes Well With:fruit juices
Pretty good product, but the taste is quite bad and strong so should be mixed with something that can mask the taste such as orange juice.
The powder mixes well, far better than other brands I have tried. I have the berry blast flavour and it tastes good leaving no strange after taste which I have experienced with other brands. Goes Well With:Whey protein
I have tried a few different ways of taking BCAA's and this has been by far the easiest. Easy mix, tropical tast just makes it taste like a glass of squash, and since taking this alongside a few of my other myprotein supps I have cetainly noticed an improvement in visiable gains.Goes Well With:Impact whey Isolate Plus (not mixed together)
can i take mass gainer of my protein after taking bcaa 4:1:1 ask me as soon as possible?
I don't have too much time from when i get this product but i feel the results on training from the begining. It's very good to recover after an intense training, helps me to exceed in armwrestling. In the future i'll be interested to buy myprotein suppliments for sure! The quality of product is good and about mixability i give only 4 stars because the pouder it's too soft and remains some bubbles after mixing :). Thanks!
I'm not in the first flush of youth but greatly enjoy weight training non the less. What research I've done suggests that the 4:1;1; ration of B.C.A.A.s is ideal for helping to prevent muscle loss in the older trainer. Since I've been taking these (i use the powder) my recovery time and energy levels have both improved. Another advantage is that it's easy to ensure a good protein intake if your appetite or circumstances prevent a large dietary protein intake.Goes Well With:I have no problem with mixing it with water. I use the unflavoured variety and find that the taste isn't that bad at all and doesn't seem to linger anyway. It also mixes well if add to shakes and smoothies.
I recently bought these and in the few months ive been using them i have noticed my recovery time has been halved. My ovrall strength has increased too which was the main reason for getting these.Goes Well With:Water
Great product,mixes better in hand shaker and keeps in positive protein synthesis and preserves muscle when dieting when taken x5 per day
Have been using BCAA about a half year now and all I can say, this product is fantastic. No more muscle lost while using BCAA. Everytime I go to the gym, it feels like I'm have more strenght than last time at the gym. I can only recommend this product.
good and it does what it say
I mix it with olive oil and drink it as a chaser with my morning shake. Can't fault it.
I used BCAA before, but not the 4:1:1 these are fairly big. Found to have mouth full of protein or water first then put them in and swallow. Helps with recovery alot and to do few more reps. Will buy again.
so helpful this product was for me ! using in my cutting and already lost 6 pounds in 4 weeks without any muscle loss ! and seriously after workout with impact whey protein could feel alot pumped and energetic !
The only thing about this is that there may need a little more flavour to the BCAA else it is good, giving the feeling of wellness when training
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
very nice flavours. mixes well. a nice addition to my PWO shake.
Hi.. I have been using this item for the last 3 weeks and it does what it says, at a brilliant price although its a bit of a pain to mix but once its down the hatch it ok no big dramas..
I'm yet to see any gains from this product but I've only been using it for a few weeks. The taste; well it's unflavored, it's difficult to mix but eventually it does dissolve in juice and I was able to drink it. I would probably get this product again
Awesome product again. Was pleasantly pleased when I spotted this addition to the stock. I usually add a leucine product to my bcaas to increase to content. Now there's no need. Solid taste . Well recommended. I would never train with out bcaas
These BCAAs are an excellent product, very large pills but exceptionally easy to break up smaller. I presume that if you're buying these you have done the research about BCAAs and if not then make sure you do because you do not want to take supplements that do not fit your goals. I feel much more energised on them, I don't suffer from DOMS in the days following a workout and I've maintained considerable size on my cut. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND these products for those cutting or bulking, excellent to maintain muscle integrity. No side effects, unlike protein shakes etc that at the very minimum will increase urine output through the roof! very good price also.
Difficult to say how effective it is in such a short time. I find its best to add 10g into green tea and stir vigouresly until it dissolves (even with boiling hot water it still takes a lot of mixing). I then add some fresh orange juice (BCAA's does not taste that great so I add plenty of the juice) and I am good to go, sipping on it throughout my workout. Giving me a constant supply of BCAA's as I break down muscle.Goes Well With:Green tea, orange juice
Really happy with this purchase, great price for BCAA when compared with other companies. Will be reordering when finished. Goes Well With:I use it with Beta Alinine, AAKG and citruline malate for a pre workout as good as Grenade.
Yeah, its the flavorless version, so no surprises about the taste. I'm not complaining. Taste was never an issue. I found it doesn't mix at all, but I just down it in one! Most importantly of all, I am actually finding it makes a difference to my workouts. Still early days. Time will tell if the effect persists.Goes Well With:I just have it with water before meal.