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Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) 4:1:1 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!
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
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
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.
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.
was told to take powder instead of tablets.powder is too light just makes a froth
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
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
BCAAs are the building blocks of muscle, so whether I am doing fasted cardio and want to help protect the muscle mass I have, or I am doing heavy weight training, I always supplement with BCAA. I find BCAAs particularly effective when on a reduced calorie diet (ie if you're cutting), as they will help feed and protect the muscle mass you have whilst you try to shed fat. I also sit on 5-10g of BCAA throughout the day at work, and consume 5g immediately upon rising in the AM. Buy flavoured though as the unflavoured tastes like chemicals. Mix in a mixer with plenty of water too (and juice, if using unflavoured!).Goes Well With:Creatine and Maltodextrin (for an intra-workout shake)
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.
All round good product. Refreshing and fruitful taste
I've not used BCAA's before and usually stick to creatine alone due to budget restraints, this in berry blast flavour though is suberp. I follow all the science and know the benefits of these, I train very hard and recovery is good though it's hard to tell if it's down to the BCAA's as there's too many variables, i do know my physique has improved as of late though. In summary though if you know what you want and plan to get BCAA's regardless then berry blast tastes great, mixes very well and i'd highly recommend. I'd even go so far to say i'm disappointed when i don't have it with me and i have to put up with bland water. A+
A good product that tastes nice and mixes pretty well. A million times better than unflavoured Goes Well With:Before a hard work out
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