BPI Sports have long been recognised as one of the most innovative and popular bodybuilding and sporting supplement companies around with a range of well liked supplements such as 1MR, A-HD and Blox to name a few. One of their latest releases into their massive range is their intra-workout branched chain amino acid supplement; Best BCAA.
BPI Sports Best BCAA Highlights
- 10g of Branched Chain Amino Acid Peptides*
- 2g of Conjugated Linoleic Acids*
- 500mg of Agmatine*
- Designed to Support Recovery, Lean Mass and Mental Performance
BPI Sports Best BCAA Ingredients & Dosage
BPI Sports Best BCAA is a relatively simple intra-workout supplement containing only a few ingredients including:
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) – Best BCAA contains 5g of peptide linked branched chain aminos including leucine, isoleucine and valine per 10g scoop/serve.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – 1g worth of CLA are contained per serve.
- Agmatine (250mg)
BPI Best BCAA will come in a 300g tub with 30 serves of 10g each.
BPI Sports Best BCAA Pros & Effectiveness
BCAA supplements are always handy when it comes to intense or longer training and recovery. Branched chain amino acids have been well studied to support an optimal environment for growth and recovery by increasing anabolic processes and decreasing catabolic processes. BCAAs may also assist with the exercise performance and the peptide form that they are in helps to support faster absorption for a faster ergogenic effect. Conjugated linoleic acids and their intake has been associated with improved body composition with a lower body fat and higher lean muscle mass figures. Agmatine is an arginine metabolite which has been shown to reduce pain as well as increase the shuffling of glucose into muscles over fat, which is beneficial especially if consuming a high carbohydrate meal or shake post workout.
BPI Sports Best BCAA Cons
Best BCAA definitely contains plenty of branched chain amino acids. It’ll be interesting to see what ratio BPI Sports have chosen to use. CLA has never really demonstrated any ergogenic effects when taken acutely. Over time and when taken with food, CLA can have some effect on body composition, however the doses used in Best BCAA might not be enough to elicit those positive changes. A 10g scoop and serving will give you enough branched chain amino acids, but probably not enough of CLA and agmatine, so it might be worthwhile to consume up to 2 scoops of the product.
BPI Sports Best BCAA Taste & Mixability
BPI Sports amino acid supplements are always excellent tasting. Take Blox for example. Best BCAA will most likely taste very similar, albeit with a slight tinge of bitterness due to the presence of leucine peptides. However, this can be easily masked. The true test of a quality of a BCAA supplement is the amount of frothing so keep an eye out for this when testing BPI Sports Best BCAA. At the moment, Best BCAA is available in 4 flavours; Blue Raspberry, Fruit Punch, Peach Tea & Watermelon Ice.
BPI Sports Best BCAA Verdict
BPI Sports, while known to make innovative products, are also known for making polarising supplements. Best BCAA is a relatively simple and tame supplement and should not ruffle any feathers. It’s got good, well researched ingredients and will most likely taste pretty good. Even the heaviest skeptics of BPI Sports should find this supplement a useful addition to their arsenal.
* Per 2 scoops - 1 scoop = 1 serve