BCAA 5000 vs Amino 2222

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BCAA 5000 vs Amino 2222

You guys ever going to stock BCAA 1000 Caps?

Also, how much of a difference is there between BCAA 5000 and Amino 2222? I understand how BCAA is only leucine, isoleucine, and valine in much higher quantities while Amino 2222 is a combination of more AA in lesser amounts but how does this difference translate into results. I already take glutamine separately if that helps.

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 Great question Anthony.
As you've noted there isn't much difference between the two products outside of the fact that Amino 2222 includes a wider spectrum of amino acids. That said, studies show that there actually is a difference in the absorption rates between powders and capsules. We provide both options as many people have a preference one way or the other, but the powder forms of BCAAs actually digest at a faster rate as your body doesn't have to process the glucose coating that the pills have. Frankly that's the reason why we haven't carried the BCAA 1000 caps as the powder (which is made up of the same ingredients) is more effective, especially after workouts.
In terms of results, the there's been a ton of research published about the effect BCAAs, and especially leucine, have on protein synthesis after exercise. Here's one study that you might find interesting but long story short, after you workout (or if you're feeling sore throughout the day) the added BCAA's will help your body rebuild muscle tissue and recover faster than protein alone.
Hope that helps but if you have any other questions, please don't hesistate to reach out.