I get these questions all of the time. What am I supposed to be taking? What supplements do I need? What do you take? If you are going to start anywhere with your supplements, I’d say… start with adding these in to your routine -------> BCAA’s
BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids)- These serve as the building blocks of muscle protein. Muscle is made up of protein, which is individual amino acids added together (in the easiest, shortest explanation I can give you).
BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle while on a calorie-deficit diet. If you are a strict calorie-deficit diet, your body is going to naturally, after using up the fuel it had, turn to your muscles and start using all of those hard earned muscles in the gym. Don't waste all of your time building your muscles and body you want just to waste them all away with a poorly fueled body.
Do yourself a favor and take your BCAA’s.
Here’s what we use….
When Do you take it and how much?
Dose: The optimal dose of BCAAs is around 5 - 10 grams. This blend has 5 grams in 2 scoops because it also has an energy blend with green tea extract, so YES, this one has caffeine in it so can also be used as a pre-workout.
You can take this 20 mins before your workout and also use this as a post workout refuel of the muscles and energy.
If you are not one for the caffeine, then I would suggest this BCAA: