Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder
Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder is a BCAA supplement intended for increasing BCAA intake in order to help with recovery and regeneration during and after workout and to prevent muscle-breakdown during periods of dieting.
Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder can be consumed mixed with plain water or mixed with other supplements in various protein shakes and smoothies.
Published: November 9, 2020.
Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder comes as a flavored powder in 40 servings packages and as unflavored powder in 60 servings package.
Nutritional info is given in the following comparison chart:
|Serving Size||2 Scoops (9.5g)||2 Scoops (9.5g)||1 Teaspoon (5.75g)|
|Amazon Link||Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder|
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All three flavors of the Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder have Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine in a 2:1:1 ratio and contain 5g of BCAA per single serving.
Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder is commonly used before and after workouts and during periods of low-calorie diets.
When consumed before workouts, they prevent muscle breakdown and when consumed after workouts, they help with recovery and regeneration.
Note: after workouts, post-workout whey protein shakes are consumed in order to provide fast-digesting carbs and amino-acids to help with tissue (not just muscles!) regeneration and repair. Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder can be used to increase the BCAA content of such shakes.
During periods of low-calorie dieting, 5g of BCAA once a day cannot do wonders to spare muscles, but it can be helpful. However, Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder and all other similar supplements should be taken as part of a well organized, balanced nutrition plan.
For people having recumbent bikes and similar cardio equipment at home, BCAA drink before a workout can be very beneficial if the workout is followed by a whey protein shake (according to the daily nutrition plan and nutrients intake) and balanced first solid meal 60-90 minutes after whey protein shake.
If you don't like protein shakes, consume a serving of your BCAA right after the workout, and have a normal meal according to your daily schedule.
Personally, I prefer Unflavored ON BCAA and add it to my post-workout whey protein shake and sometimes to my daily shakes and smoothies in order to increase my daily BCAA intake, especially during the periods of dieting.
Also, when I am NOT on a diet, I tend to increase my whey protein content in my post-workout whey protein shakes and during the day, instead of drinking powders, I eat normal food :)
But, if the workouts are really hard, even when not on a diet, I add a serving of BCAA into the post-workout shake, just in case.
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