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Here’s your essential amino acid supplement, containing an optimal 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These can’t be produced by your body so they must come from your diet, and that’s where we come in.
Ranked Grade A by independent tester Labdoor for both quality and value, our BCAA is officially certified as one of the best branched-chain amino acids supplements on the market.
They’re your essential amino acids in one convenient supplement. These are the building blocks of protein, which make up the structure of new muscle tissue. This is so important for any fitness goal, whatever your aim.
We recommend taking 5g 2-4 times a day for best results – enjoying one of our range of fruity flavours, or simply adding to your favourite shake.
These amino acids can be taken throughout the day, or before, during and after exercise.
Impact Whey Protein – created with premium, grass-fed whey, it’s packed with an impressive 21g of protein per serving, delivering the protein you need from a high-quality source.
Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.
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.
WARNING: Contains E129 which may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children. 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 (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Acid (Citric Acid), Colour (Beetroot Red, Anthocyanin), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Blue Raspberry Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colour (E133).
Grape Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colours (E129, E133).
Cherry Limeade: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Flavouring (Natural Flavour, Artificial Flavour), Colour (AC Allura Red)
Lemon & Lime Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colours (E110, E133).
Orange Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colour (E110).
Raspberry Lemonade Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colours (E129, E133).
Sour Apple Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colours (E110, E133).
Tropical Storm Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Acid (Citric Acid), Colour (Carotenes), Flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose).
Unflavoured: L Leucine (50%), L Isoleucine (25%), L Valine (25%)
Watermelon Flavour: L Leucine (38%), L Isoleucine (19%), L Valine (19%), Natural Flavouring, Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame-K), Colour (E129).
Bitter Lemon Flavour: L-Leucine (40%), L-Isoleucine(20%), L-Valine (20%) ,Flavouring (Citric Acid , Natural flavouring, Sweetener (Sucralose)).
Brazilian Guava Flavour: L-Leucine (40%), L-Isoleucine(20%), L-Valine (20%) ,Flavouring (Citric Acid , Natural Flavouring, Colour (Beetroot Juice Powder), Sweetener (Sucralose)).
Serving Size - 1 tsp (5g)
Servings Per Container - 50 (250g), 100 (500g), 200 (1kg)
|L Leucine||2 g|
|L Isoleucine||1 g|
|L Valine||1 g|
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 Myprotein.
I am 30 years old, 12 years lifting experience and 10 years as a PT. I have cut around 5x never with this supplement. Previously I have noticed some muscle and strength loss which I thought was inevitable. This time I thought I would try using branched chain amino acids to prevent catabolism of my muscle tissue which studies have claimed it does. I started with about 15g a day, one upon waking, one pre workout and one during workout. Over the next few weeks this did seem to slow or completely prevent muscle breakdown in a calorie deficit. I read more and more studies suggesting that more BCAAs would enhance the muscle preservation and strength so increased my doseage to 40mg for the last few weeks. Well... Some things happened I did not expect. I have more muscle fullness, INCREASED strength and think that I may have actually gained a slight amount of muscle! It also seems to have accelerated my fat loss and my recovery has been immense considering I am a natural trainer, train 6 days a week, in a calorie deficit with about 6.5 hours sleep a night. I have tried fat burners, test boosters, pre workouts blah blah etc etc but this is now my favorite supplement. A must if you are dieting IMO and want to maintain hard earned muscle.Goes Well With:Everything
Theis is a warning. Always go for a flavoured version and mix it with water. The unflavoured is horrific. It's like chewing fistfuls of aspirin. If you add it to a flavoured shake it removes all the original flavour and makes the whole thing really bitter and gag-inducing.
Effectiveness - I've used BCAA's from myprotein in the past and am very happy with the results I get from them. I always put in 110% effort on every workout and as a result have formed an intimate relationship with DOMS. Taking BCAAs lessens the duration and intensity of DOMS by a fair amount, making me able to hit that area again sooner - I train everything twice a week. I can't comment on muscle retention during cutting as I haven't had the need to cut yet. Eat right and you can just keep building lean muscle year round. Flavour - Previously I had some tropical flavour, this time I thought I'd live on the edge a little and ordered Blue Raspberry. Don't get me wrong, its perfectly palatable (if a bit too sweet and not at all raspberry flavoured), I just didn't expect it to be so...blue. I feel like I'm drinking a magic potion from World of Warcraft, and a couple of regulars have very helpfully pointed out that ink is for writing with, not drinking. It does go nicely with the lid of my MP shaker though. There's always a silver lining. Goes Well With:Water, MP blue branding, smurfs.
I ordered the unflavoured variety in the hopes it would allow me flexibility in mixing it with other things and switching up flavours. I was wrong. The unflavoured variety has a very strong distinctive taste. Bitter, salty and chemically. Mix it with water and it'll make you cry and want to remove your tongue and rip your face off as it's so disgusting. Mix it with protein, flavour drops, fruit juice etc and you'll have the same reaction with the added disappointment that you've just wasted your protein/ flavouring/juice. I can't say if it's effective as I couldn't drink a full serving. Anything more than a sip and it induces vomiting as my housemate found out. I mixed it with 30 drops of strawberry flavouring (7-10 is recommended), a scoop of strawberry whey protein and water, no improvement whatsoever, there's no hiding the taste. However the Sour Apple BCAA is quite drinkable. So I've ordered Cherry Limeade in the hopes that'll be good too. Like the sour apple mypre, unflavoured BCAA is gathering dust on my kitchen shelf awaiting the arrival of unwanted visitors as it'll undoubtedly make them leave if served as a drink.Goes Well With:Tongue amputation
Really enjoying my experiments with BCAA's - seems to be providing exactly the boost I needed for quicker recovery and preservation of muscle mass whilst dropping calories. As a girl I'm not looking to get super swole, just to tone up, lean up and bump up my muscle size without getting bulky. This product has definitely helped me to train harder and longer. I'm seeing really impressive results and increased capacity on heavy weights and reps with a significant reduction in BF% and better definition. I have watermelon flavour which is good but pretty sweet. Mixes relatively easily but needs a lot of shaking.
This BCAA product is effective, the flavoured version is always much more palatble and easier to mix than unflavoured. However I just purchased watermelon flavour and it is so sickly sweet I would never buy that flavour again. I previously had 'berry blast' flavour and I would definitely recommend that one. I don't understand why My Protein uses all these hideous additives and colourings to make the drink a synthetic 'watermelon' colour. I would much prefer to have a product with the least amount of additives possible especially one for a BCAA - I don't choose to drink it based on how appealing the colour of my drink is.Goes Well With:water
I always lose muscle with running or cardio but since I have taken this supplement it has solved this issue. I've noticed that I keep my muscle after long runs and my body fat has dropped. It works really well with intermittent fasting and lean diets.
It's tastes like licking Hitler's armpit, this is the taste of pure evil!!! I wish I'd listened to the other reviews. It's a real struggle to take because it's like drinking battery acid. However the service I received was absolutely brilliant as always. The price is brilliant value and it arrived quickly. I can't really complain because I was foolish not to listen to the other reviews. Goes Well With:The sweat of satan.
Well I am 37 (getting on) and been trying to be a muscle god for over 20 years failing miserable lol. My main issues have been recovery and fatigue. I have nearly finished my first pack and well I have seen some amazing results. Recovery for is now minor issues as I have been taking this supplement before workout , after and just before sleep. The first set with these amino acids actually gave me a ridiculous buzz (dont know why) then I notice fatigue was no near what I had prevously felt. As alway got a cold and was off for about 8 days. On coming back as always I would have ridiculous chest pains on recovery and again these were practically non existent with branched chain amino acids. Again I had an insane buzz on starting training after drinking the supplement. Th buzz could be a placebo effect but I really do think that My body has probably always needed a boost. Loving training again and would reccomend adding BCAA to your diet even if you a 2 to 3 times gym goer , i am now able to go 6 days a week with no issues on recovery. I am taking IMPACT WHEY Protein Isolate as well twice a day while dieting. ******* The key to mixibility is put in a shaker with around 200 -300 ml shake well, let stand for 2 mins and cloudyness goes and it blends with any liquid.Goes Well With:Whey Impact Isolate, Water , dilute Ribena ( or any other berry cordial :)
I have had this in 'berry blast' flavour, which is quite nice. I then decided to re-order some in a new flavour 'cherry limeade' - don't. This is awful. The taste is hideous and it leaves a powdery effect in your mouth. Learnt my lesson: stick to what you know! Also, tip of anyone with IBS, this isn't the best product for our stomachs and I've since started to take BCAAs in tablet form due to the amount of sweeteners in this and have found this has helped me a lot.
I have trained over a long time and trained others and I have always been natural, you guys know what I mean by that. I've taken proteins and vits and eaten quite a good amount of food and that's it. I reached a good size with great strength & power overall and good fitness and flexibility. For a long while I was using protein powder for before and after training, which is good but not as good as BCAA's in my experience. Taste isn't great but I only use it in it's raw form same as my protein powder. When I started taking BCAA's I definitely saw and felt a difference in my muscle quality as time went on. I swear by BCAA's for helping prevent muscle loss if you train hard and for recovery after training. I can't say I've used it whilst training but 5g + for before training and 5g+ after training depending on your muscle size and needs. Well, this is the amounts I used with good effect. I never used BCAA's alone always with some dextrose or similar, these days I use a teaspoon of Pure Honey and Raw Organic Cacoa. NATURAL IS ALWAYS BEST. Unless your a pro and earning of course. lol. If taste concerns you too much and mixing use a capping machine to make your own caps. Had to do this before when I was taking Glucosamine powder it tasted really bad. Also a lot cheaper doing it yourself with any tablet form.
I purchased the unflavoured version as i'm not too fond of the idea of consuming artificial sweeteners too often unless it's Stevia. I noticed that the flavours available were all strong sour citrus flavours, which i thought was interesting. Of course the logic behind this became all too clear once I had experienced the pleasure of the scent and taste of the unflavoured version. The scent can only be described as beef monster munch soaked in feline urine. Mercifully, the taste is far less exotic and is simply extremely bitter. Which of course explains the aforementioned citrus flavoured alternatives. Gods be praised, as the taste can be masked by just a small amount of orange juice. However, any attempts to hide this foul beast with water or milk will prove futile. As for the effectiveness, I have been consuming this for a few weeks and it dawned on me the other day that I have not been feeling anywhere near as achey after my workouts. I feel like I have been recovering faster too. At first i thought i may have been slacking but the truth is i have been working out harder than ever. Seems like this beast may be beautiful on the inside after all. Perhaps I will get a flavoured version next time. Goes Well With:Orange juice
TRIED A SMALL BAG OF THIS IN BLUE RASBERRY TO SEE IF ITS ANY DIFFERENT TO TAKING THE "HUGE" BCAA TABLETS. WELL I WILL START WITH THE FLAVOUR BLUE RASBERRY IS VERY SWEET BUT TASTES AMAZING LIKE BUBBLEGUM PANDA POPS I DRANK AS A CHILD MMMMM, AFTER MY FIRST TASTE I WENT AND BROUGHT 2X 1 KG BAGS OF THIS STUFF! HAVE NOW BEEN USING THIS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVING 2 DRINKS A DAY SIPPING ONE WHILST WEIGHT TRAINING AND MIXING WITH 500-600ML WATER, I FIND THIS IS 100X BETTER THAN TAKING BCAA TABLETS, NO SORENESS WHILST TRAINING AND NO SORENESS AFTER TRAINING AT ALL WHICH MEANS I CAN TRAIN CONFIDENTLY EVERY DAY WITHOUT WORRY OF ACHES AND PAINS! WOULD RECCOMEND THIS 100% TO ANY SERIOUS GYM GOER CAN NOT COMMENT ON OTHER FLAVOURS BUT THE BLUE RASBERRY IS 10/10 FOR ME THANKS MY PROTEINGoes Well With:WATER 500-600ML HARD TRAINING
Has this product enhanced my gym performance? Does this product taste incredible? Does this product make me look like I know exactly what I'm doing in the gym when I shake my BCAAs into my water?! Yes, yes and absolutely yes. Love this product - I always get the Peach Mango flavour because it tastes like delicious juice. Noticed an increase in performance and decrease in fatigue when sippin' on my BCAAs during a heavy workout so I highly recommend these. Summer bod here I come. Goes Well With:Just water.
I've been using this no fuss, to the point powdered form for a couple of years now. I don't see the point in all those flavoured products or having it in capsules, it is what it is, as powder, shake it with some water and drink it.... I recommend this to anyone. I find this product especially useful as I don't eat meat, so despite all the careful attention to my nutrition it is still hard to hit all my needs in terms of amino intake.
Sour apple flavour is not as sour as i had hope, it is far to sweet, almost slickly. the apple flavour is there but its meant to be sour apple, that makes your lips smack and pucker, not apple so sweet you can barely drink it. please make it more sour/tarte.
This powder is extremely effective at what it is designed to do, and really helps me to maintain my muscle mass during cutting periods. Having recently just completed a cut, coming down from around 89KG - to 81KG, Branched Chain Amino Acids really helped me to maintain my muscle size, density and strength. Even managed to squeeze more reps out on the 50KG dumbbells! Yes, a lot of my weight was probably water retention, but I lost that and maintained easily with this product. Consuming one serving as soon as I wake up, one before/during my workout, one serving after and one before bed with Casein I find this really aids my recovery. I opted for the unflavoured version as being a student, every saving of money helps and the taste shouldn't bother you, just get it down and quit whinging!
This is a great addition to any nutritional regime, add these essential amino acids to your training programme and increase your progress. In my programme I take two table spoons before training and the same after. There is a method to this, which is to gather a table spoon full from the pouch and put it in your mouth and have a glass of water to hand and take enough water to swallow the powder in one. I would not recommend mixing this with a shake though, just get it down in one, you know you are not buying this for it to taste nice, but just get it down and see results with training.Goes Well With:Whey protein but do not mix it, though add this to your nutritional programme.
I like to combine BCAA's with creatine for the synergy between the two products, i feel they work well together to allow for more muscle strength and endurance and have allowed for me to maintain all of my strength and muscle mass despite running low on calories deep into a fat loss phase, just like the creatine and creapure this tastes very nice in the blue raspberry. The flavouring is quite strong and works well to mask the bitter tasting BCAA's, i find it tastes similar to the paramount violet sweets so it a great treat to have when dieting and in a heavy calorie deficit. I recommend this as an effective product for use pre fasted cardio to provide a boost and aid in increasing energy levels allowing for you to power through and burn more calories and a greater amount of fat. Recovery levels have improved since using amino acids and i feel they work well pre and post workout and in combo with some whey protein for further muscle boosting and recovery benefits. if you found any value in this review then please use code: GEOFF - RDT (no space in between dash and letters) and all in capital letters at checkout to get up to 85% off order depending on current offers.Goes Well With:Water Creapure Whey
I asked the MyProtein team on Twitter what the most popular flavour was- lemon and lime apparently! After the initial shock of the colour which is bright green, I was also quite shocked at the flavour. Reminded me of fruit pastels, obviously not sweet though! Easy to digest after a work out. May go back to tropical flavour next time as I preferred that, but it's only my personal preference!