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BCAA Dosage: How Much BCAA Should I Take?


BCAA Dosage ?

During a workout plan, you could be cutting calories and your body will be in what is termed as a catabolic state. What this means is that you’ll be breaking down the amount of tissue, fat and muscle and other molecules within your body – the opposite to what is known as an anabolic state when making muscle.

BCAA powder, a supplement derived from branched-chain amino acids containing leucine, isoleucine and valine are essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein. However, it’s important to know how you can take BCAAs, and how much you should take on a daily basis; here, we tell you how:

How to take BCAA

BCAA supplements come in two forms – tablets and BCAA powder. They can be taken up to 3 times a day depending on the serving size and concentration (so always follow the manufacturer’s instructions). The powder can be mixed with water, a cordial or sports drink for use during a workout. Tablets are usually swallowed whole with water. BCAAs can also be taken before or post-workout provided that the recommended daily dose is not exceeded.

How much BCAA should I take?

It is difficult to provide an exact dosage that is suitable for everyone; research suggests 0.03-0.05g/kg body weight per hour or 2-4g per hour during exercise and post workout. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and not exceed the recommended daily dose