Myprotein BCAA Plus
There are literally hundreds of BCAA supplements out there. Some have insanely complex formulas in an attempt to tick every single box. Others, like BCAA Plus, go simple.
Myprotein’s BCAA Plus contains Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine and that’s it. Well, ignoring a little vitamin C and some stuff to actually make the tablets, that’s it.
That simple formula makes BCAA Plus a super cost-effective source of amino acids. I picked up a tub and ran with Myprotein’s recommended dosage for a couple of weeks.
BCAA 2:1:1 (L-Leucine:L-Isoleucine:L-Valine), Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Phosphates), Vitamin B6.
Like I said before, the formula behind BCAA Plus is super simple. There are BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine in the ratio 2:1:1) and some Vitamin B6 thrown in, too.
The 2:1:1 ratio is good as it’s scientifically proven to improve muscle protein synthesis and recovery. Vitamin B6 has been added to improve immunity health and reduce fatigue, which is a nice (if unexpected) addition.
The main downside with BCAA Plus is the dosage and the size of the tablets.
First, the tablets are horse-sized. Seriously, they’re like empire biscuits! Then there’s the recommended dosage. It’s suggested you take three tablets four times a day. That’s twelve horse-sized capsules a day!
If you can get the capsules down, the results will come. The most noticeable benefit I got from was the reduction in DOMS, which reduced quite a bit.
A tub of BCAA Plus (270 tablets) costs £22.99, which works out at 25p a dose. That’s really pretty good for a BCAA supplement.
Myprotein BCAA Plus is a great value for money supplement that genuinely did help seem to help me with my recovery.