Myprotein BCAA Supplement Review
We had already published an article on this type of supplement, which is actually not really an article, but a complete guide, as we covered the topic in detail.
Find the complete guide here.
Now, if you don't know what BCAA's are but you don't feel like reading a testament like the one you find in the guide, here's a summary.
BCAA's are a set of three extremely interesting amino acids for anyone who goes to the gym and plays sports.
They are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine.
If you've already read a review of a whey protein supplement here on the site, you know that we evaluate, whenever possible, the amount of BCAA's in each one.
This is because they are very important for anabolism, increasing lean mass, they are anti-catabolic – they prevent the loss of muscle mass – and they reduce fatigue.
This is just a summary, so if you want to know more visit our guide.
Let's move on to the analysis of BCAA's powder from Myprotein.
We have a partnership with the Myprotein brand and these products were offered to us for testing.
That said, the partnership does not influence the analysis made on the site, as we limit ourselves to evaluating the facts contained in the nutritional table, ingredients of each product, and in this case, also the taste, which is subjective and should be seen as such.
Impartiality is the priority in all analyzes.
This partnership allows us to have some benefits not only for us but also for you who visit the site.
Visit the Myprotein page via from this link and use the code GVIRTUALMP and get 35% discount* on all your order.
*Discount may vary according to current promotions, but as a rule it is 35%.
As a rule, BCAA's supplements don't invent as many tricks as whey protein supplements.
While whey brands often add cheap amino acids, use low-value protein sources, and other profit-enhancing techniques, this is less so with BCAA's.
But it also happens.
Is this the case here?
Myprotein BCAA powders are available in two variants: flavored and unflavored.
In the case of the flavorless version, we have three ingredients.
Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine.
Yes, just BCAA's. Absolutely nothing else.
In the case of the flavored version, flavourings, sweeteners and sometimes coloring are added.
That is, the normal ingredients to give the desired flavor to the supplement.
Other than that, you can't find anything else inside the package other than the scoop.
So, what about the ingredients?
It's BCAA's, period.
The formula used in this Myprotein supplement is the traditional one, ie 2:1:1.
What does this mean?
Half of the supplement is Leucine, probably the most important amino acid of the three for gym-goers.
Then both Isoleucine and Valine are divided into 25% each.
Why is Leucine in higher amounts?
Leucine is in greater quantity because it is the one with the greatest impact on anabolism and muscle growth.
This does not mean that others are unimportant.
Isoleucine promotes the consumption and storage of glucose within muscle cells, leading to a more efficient use of energy.
As for Valina, although it participates in several processes similar to the other two companions, the impact is smaller.
So what about the formula?
It's the classic formula, it's the formula you find in most quality supplements and the one with the best quality/price ratio.
It is also the most studied.
Basically, Myprotein didn't try to reinvent the wheel and stuck to the well-known formula that works.
You can bet on an isolated Leucine supplement, but in that case you would lose the benefits of Isoleucine and Valine.
There are also BCAA's supplements with different values, such as 4:1:1 that you find here, but then you end up buying a supplement that is practically just Leucine.
In short, if you've never used BCAA's, the ideal is to start with the classic formula, with a relatively balanced balance between the three amino acids.
With or without flavor?
If you choose the unflavored version, you save money, you have a higher concentration of BCAA's and you can mix it with your protein shake or other flavored drink.
It seems ideal, were it not for the fact that mixing it with something with flavor is almost mandatory, as the flavor won't make you smile. It's unpleasant. Ideal for mixing, not very pleasant to drink alone.
In the case of the flavored version, the value is higher, you have a lower concentration of BCAA's due to flavorings and sweeteners and mixing it with something already flavored makes the drink terrible.
On the other hand, flavored is ideal for use without adding anything, or to add to something without flavor.
It is ideal to drink before, during or after training.
Or simply to enjoy a nice drink whenever you want, and without worrying about less interesting ingredients, or calories that don't benefit you at all.
Basically, it depends on the use you intend to give.
To taste something or drink it by itself, ideally it will be flavored.
Add to your flavored smoothie or show your friends that you are capable of drinking something unpalatable without scowling, ideally it will be tasteless.
Myprotein sent us four new flavors that were recently introduced.
Mojito, Grenadina, Ice Tea and Kiwi.
These are flavors to remind you of summer.
Now, as you know, taste is very subjective, and each person has their own taste.
That said, we went to votes. Three people, four flavors.
If you add ice, or ice water, the mojito's flavor impresses and is without doubt one of the best of the four.
Obviously, to have a good taste, using BCAA's, and practically 0 calories, it is not possible to have a perfect replica of the traditional mojito. But…come close.
The vote was unanimous with three positive votes and the favorite of one of them.
It is not a big deal.
The Kiwi taste was probably the big disappointment of the four.
It's not that it's unpalatable, but it doesn't make you want to drink another one right away either. It's not the kind of flavor you share and your training buddy steals the whole drink from you.
Basically not impressive.
In Kiwi flavor the vote was different, only one in three liked it.
For those who like Ice Tea, it's good.
For those who don't like it, it's more or less.
If you like it, it's a good option to test.
In the vote, he had two positive votes.
The big surprise.
Without really knowing what it was, we went to test this flavor.
With ice, it's the kind of late-afternoon drink on a summer's day. Refreshing and pleasant.
Three positive votes and two considered this flavor their favorite.
The ingredients you already know, the formula as well and you even have an idea of some flavors to choose and others to possibly avoid.
But one important element is missing. The price.
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One factor where Myprotein typically stands out from other well-known brands is price.
Not only in the price, but in the fact of not giving up the quality of the product to be able to offer a more attractive price.
In the case of BCAA's powder is no exception as you can see from the table. (Original prices, in the flavored version and no code applied)
Values are interesting, and with constant promotions, or the use of our promotional code, then they become very interesting.
In the case of the flavors in this review, they are currently only available in 250g size and the price is lower than normal.
Considering that they are new flavors, the price is 19.99?, which gives a value of 0.40? per dose.
Since it is the first supplement of its kind that we have reviewed, we have no review for comparison.
Where to buy?
You can find BCAA's in Myprotein powder here and with the code GVIRTUALMP you are entitled to 35% discount*.
*Discount may vary according to current promotions, but as a rule it is 35%.
What distinguishes this product in terms of quality from other good supplements on the market? Nothing.
Then? Why should I use this one and not another one?
The big highlight here is the good price, without sacrificing product quality.
They're BCAA's, period.
But BCAA's are a very attractive price.
That's what sets them apart.
They do the job without attacking the wallet.
But don't forget, they're just BCAA's.
The diversity of flavors is also an asset.
Have you tried any flavor of the BCAA's by Myprotein? Leave your opinion in the comments.