Is there a difference in the effectiveness if i want to purchase either one?
Thread: BCAA's Powder or Capsule?
08-11-2006, 11:29 AM #1
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08-11-2006, 12:09 PM #4
Powders are far more cost efficient, and the dosages are typically better. With capsules, it generally takes a large number of caps to get an adequate amount of BCAA's.
Powders I'd consider:
Anabolic Innovations Excell or Scivation Xtend
Xtreme Formulations ICE
Assuming you get the adequate amount of BCAA's in capsules, then there should be no difference between capsules and powders - the trick is to get an adequate amount at a price that makes it worthwhile.I remember being relevant.
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General Rule 1: Buy all supps in powder form whenever possible. There is a cost to capping and that cost is passed on to the consumer.
Exception: Caps become useful if you are carrying them with you to
dose during the day(eg; at work or while traveling).That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
08-11-2006, 02:45 PM #8
ON's 5000 BCAA powder. 5grams per teaspoon, 60 servings for $23.39
http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/bcaa.html"Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own." - Bruce Lee
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08-12-2006, 12:24 AM #9
I have plain BCAA powder and I would definitely rather have some ground dirt with a sprinkle of sand. If you can spend the money on a flavored BCAA I would say go for that. Buying gatorade or whatever else to just put in BCAA is not worth just adding the water to me. My next buy will definitely be a flavored BCAA in powder form. Hope that helps!!
08-12-2006, 12:28 AM #10
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08-12-2006, 07:11 AM #15
Powder because it's cheaper. The cheapest powder on bb.com is Sci-Fit's 1000 gram container. I'm not crazy about the formula and my tub had lots of little brown flecks throughout, no idea what they were. Anyway, it's .05 a gram. BB.com also has NOW bcaa powder, but it's not listed with the rest of the bcaa procucts, only with the NOW products. Anyway, it's $19.99 for 340 grams, making it about the same as the big Sci-Fit jug but probably better quality. MRM's BCAA+G is actually about the same price as well, .06 a gram, not including the glutamine. Ice and XTend get a little more expensive, especially if you use the full serving size, which gives 7 grams of bcaa, compared to 5 for the other products I mentioned.