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NOW Foods

Branched Chain Amino Acid Powder

Item | NWF861

  • 100% pure powder from NOW Foods



  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine



  • Pharmaceutical grade


$24.42
5% OFF
$25.71
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12 oz Pwdr

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 Level Teaspoons (approx. 5.2 g)

Servings Per Container about 65

Amount Per Serving   % Daily Value
L-Leucine (Free-Form) 2.3 g (2,300 mg) *
L-Isoleucine (Free-Form) 1.1 g (1,100 mg) *
L-Valine (Free-Form) 1.1 g (1,100 mg) *

* Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: None.

Contains milk.

SUGGESTED USAGE: Spoon Stirred: Add 2 level teaspoons of BCAA Powder to a glass filled with 8-10 oz. of water or your favorite beverage and mix vigorously with a spoon for about 15-20 seconds. Take 1 to 3 times daily. Can be taken before meals or before and after exercise.

Shaker: Add 2 level teaspoons of BCAA Powder to your shaker cup filled with 8-10 oz. of water or your favorite beverage. Cover and shake for about 10 seconds to ensure a good mix. Take 1 to 3 times daily. Can be taken before meals or before and after exercise.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Do Not Eat Freshness Packet Enclosed.

This product is sold by weight not volume.

Store in a cool, dry, dark place after opening.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

  • Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients.
  • Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
  • NOW┬« Branched Chain Amino Acids are Pharmaceutical Grade.
  • Non-GMO
  • GMP QUALITY ASSURED
  • Recyclable Bottle.
  • 100% pure powder from NOW Foods



  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine



  • Pharmaceutical grade


Of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body, the three branched-chain aminos leucine, isoleucine and valine are of key importance. Based on their unique structure, activity, storage and metabolism, BCAA's have become a staple in the lives of many athletes and physically active individuals. They account for nearly 1/3 of the amino acids in muscle protein, and play a number of key roles in the growth of muscle tissues.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Shipping Weight: .93 lbs

Non-GMO

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MSRP: $43.99

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Disclaimer: Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only. The information or opinions expressed therein are solely those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent those of Swanson Health Products and its employees. Please read full product reviews disclaimer.
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yuk
someone said this didn't taste to bad, probably had fried tastebuds from doing this stuff for long time. this stuff doesn't mix at all and tastes about as bad as any of this stuff does, but boy o boy does it work, even for an old man. just have to get past yuk factor. been mixing with chocolate milk to help with taste. recommend pills if you cant handle it.
Quality: 4.0 / 5.0
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Increases Rate & Capacity for Protein Synthesis
It's well established that branched chain amino acids (particularly leucine) stimulate protein synthesis, and might do so to a greater extent than a normal protein on its own. BCAAs also increase synthesis of the cellular machinery responsible for carrying out the process of protein synthesis. Thus, BCAAs not only increase the RATE of protein synthesis, but they also increase the cell's CAPACITY for protein synthesis! BCAAs also work in your favor by reducing the rate of protein breakdown. They do this (primarily) by decreasing the activity of the components of the protein breakdown pathway, and also by decreasing the expression of several complexes involved in protein breakdown
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good taste
Doesn't dissolve well but I enjoy the flavor. After workout I mix 1 scoop of this and 1 of swanson brand
Quality: 4.0 / 5.0
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Very satisfied
I use this pre and post workout. Works great but BCAA's always mix/taste poor.
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
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Straigh up BCAA
Like any other BCAA powder it doesn't mix well so don't expect it to. It has a slightly bitter taste but not too bad. I didn't want something that contain artificial colors and sweeteners that the mixes contain (which do mix better). I use it for recovery not because it tastes good so just be realistic.
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
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Convenience: 3.0 / 5.0
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