View Full Version : Essential AA intake
04-14-2011, 10:30 AM
Right now I get 1.5g of protein a day for each lb of body weight. I take a couple protein shakes (whey and casein) a day and of course eat my share of high protein foods. My question is should I worry about taking a supplement specifically for essential aminos or am I good? Is there a number I should be aiming for specifically with EAAs?
04-26-2011, 03:57 AM
you should be getting plenty of aminos mate. (http://fitnessemporium.co.uk)
try some BCAA's for non-essential leucine, isoleucine and valine - before and after workouts. i noticed some decent size gains with no diet changes and adding them in. (http://fitnessemporium.co.uk)
04-26-2011, 11:57 AM
An intake of that much could actually be excessive. So in your case your amino acids, as long as your sources are balanced in their profiles over all, are fine.
04-26-2011, 12:33 PM
If you're eating whole protein sources you're getting a complete amino acid profile. You should be fine. I would probably temper the protein shakes as you might be ingesting more than you need. This isn't harmful to your body so much as it is to your wallet.