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BCAA

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Product Overview

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.

What are the benefits of BCAA?

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.

When should you take BCAA?

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.

For even better results, try it with…

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.

Key Benefits

  • Grade A Labdoor ranking
  • 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine, and valine
  • Perfect for all sports and workouts

Suggested Use

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.

Ingredients

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)).

Nutritional Information

Serving Size - 1 tsp (5g)

Servings Per Container - 50 (250g), 100 (500g), 200 (1kg)

Nutritional Information

  Per Serving
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.

Customer Reviews

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.

Summary

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Bccas - high dose whilst cutting

Overall:

5

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

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

Thu Jun 05 12:02:11 BST 2014 by Phil

Always pick flavoured

Overall:

3

Mixability:

4

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

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.

Sun Dec 14 12:07:37 GMT 2014 by Kent Exile

I didn't think it would be THAT blue...

Overall:

4

Mixability:

5

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

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.

Mon Jan 26 11:36:16 GMT 2015 by Sam

Unflavoured disaster

Overall:

1

Mixability:

1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

3

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

Sat Feb 20 13:44:12 GMT 2016 by Belle

Unexpected benefits...

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Mon Jul 13 10:32:47 BST 2015 by Alice

beware watermelon

Overall:

4

Mixability:

3

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

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

Mon Mar 30 12:18:46 BST 2015 by SuzyB

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Tue Aug 26 17:56:28 BST 2014 by Mani

Hitler's armpit

Overall:

5

Mixability:

2

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Wed Jan 04 23:10:04 GMT 2017 by Dwiver

Great product - unsure about the new flavours!

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

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.

Tue Feb 02 17:28:05 GMT 2016 by Sammb

A must with recovery

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

5

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 :)

Wed Jun 18 09:48:28 BST 2014 by tange

One of The Best Supplements You Can Buy

Overall:

5

Mixability:

2

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Sun Oct 23 13:47:19 BST 2016 by Al

Maybe ill get flavoured next time

Overall:

5

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

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

Fri May 06 23:13:26 BST 2016 by G

BLUE RASBERRY!!!!!!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

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 PROTEIN

Goes Well With:

WATER 500-600ML HARD TRAINING

Wed Jun 03 16:47:06 BST 2015 by FENNY

I'll have my summer bod by April

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Fri Jan 20 11:45:13 GMT 2017 by Sarah

Do not buy unflavoured

Overall:

4

Mixability:

3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

Great product and can see and feel the effectiveness however unflavored is tastes horrible and struggle to finish it all as i cannot bare the taste, recommend to get a flavor!!

Wed Mar 25 21:49:53 GMT 2015 by Bazz

powder

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Mon Oct 27 17:26:23 GMT 2014 by Becky Mc

Sour Apple

Overall:

3

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

Effectiveness:

5

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.

Mon Oct 13 15:09:39 BST 2014 by Marc

Taste should bother you, results should!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

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!

Wed Sep 17 14:06:16 BST 2014 by J08RIEN

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Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

4

Great BCAAs that mix quite easily with water as long as it is around room temperature and not freezing cold, i find this BCAA product to work well to provide increased energy and endurance for my fasted weight and cardio based sessions and is allowing for me to maintain my strength levels as calories drop to keep fat loss progressing. I have used bcaas in the past on previous fat loss phases and they have worked well to allow for me to preserve / maintain greater amounts of muscle mass whilst lowering bodyfat to the lowest levels required. BCAAs mix best in wate i feel and are much nicer and easy to consume in one of the flavoured options e.g such as the blue raspberry or apple, these two flavours are strong enough to mask the bitter flavour or plain BCAA's which i have only been able to use with a strong cordial or lemon / lime juice in the past to be able to consume easier. if you found any value in this review then please use code: MOHIT - R4P (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, thanks and i hope this was of benefit to you :).

Goes Well With:

Water

Wed Nov 29 08:09:36 GMT 2017 by Mohit

Lemon and Lime

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

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!

Thu Jul 13 06:53:32 BST 2017 by Millsy

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