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We have talked with 61 athletes who mention and reviews BCAA supplements.

Allan Ray Enriquez
Allan Ray Enriquez (male, 37)
How I Went from Running Marathons to Working as a Freelancer Coach and Myofascial Practitioner
I used to take pre-workout with BCAA and then drink twice after workout and before sleep of protein shake. It helped, however, when I was already taking yoga, I shifted to a high fiber, high protein, low carb diet.
Yasmine Rawls
Yasmine Rawls (female, 25)
How I Stay Motivated as a Pro Natural Bikini Competitor
They have amazing protein flavors and their bcaas taste like a treat in a jar and I love the way they treat their supporters and customers!
Uracha Teerawanitsan
Uracha Teerawanitsan (female, 27)
How Crossfit Has Made Me the Fittest Woman in Thailand
Skipping rope Gymnastics grips Whey protein/BCAA/Creatine and shaker White board marker Tape with me all the time! How do you keep going and push harder?
Alyssa Hotrum
Alyssa Hotrum (female, 26)
How Feeling Tired All the Time Made Me Change My Lifestyle and Get into Fitness
I also love drinking my BCAAs during and after my workout which helps with muscle and cell repair. I have found that this has helped me a lot, and this is always a must when I am about to start a workout.
Roo Hamer
Roo Hamer (male, 30)
How I Stay Strong and Explosive Despite Hunger and Broken Bones
I don’t always use supplements daily, just if I know I have a high demand energy day coming up and no time to cook something, I have a shake. Their BCAA drink is great as a squash if you have a sweet tooth and usually buy ribena or coke or something or the sort
Jessica Sanki
Jessica Sanki (female, 38)
I Have Been in CrossFit for 8 Years. This Is How I Train and Compete
I usually don’t take any supplement during training but I sometimes have some BCAAs (NOCCO). Just after training I like to take a Whey Protein (Foodspring).
Kudakwashe Christopher Jinya
Kudakwashe Christopher Jinya (male, 31)
How I Kept Going after an Injury Crashed My Professional Football Career
My protein sources consist of basically fish, chicken and eggs. I rarely eat red meat but I do also supplement my diet with USN Hardcore whey protein and USN Amino Energ-G BCAAs too.
Rachel Rose
Rachel Rose (female, 24)
How a Binge Eating Disorder Got Me into Competitive Fitness and Modelling
I take CLAs, BCAAs (I like bodytech’s), magnesium, green tea capsules, and most importantly, LOTS of water and 8-9 hours of sleep each night.
Barbora Labidi
Barbora Labidi (female, 32)
I'm a Strongwoman Competitor. This is How I Became Strong and Powerful
So I need to take with me some fast carbohydrates like bananas, energy drinks, grape sugar. And i need to drink protein drinks with BCAA after training for faster and better regeneration.
Tertia Dippenaar
Tertia Dippenaar (female, 30)
This is How I Prevent Injuries While Performing Eight Shows a Week
The only supplements I use regularly are BCAAs if I have long days of rehearsals and NPL L-Carnitine before workouts on days when my motivation is low and i swear by coffee..its my vice.
Aaron Charles Mossadeg
Aaron Charles Mossadeg (male, 27)
This is How I Went from Skinny to Muscular and Became an Actor
I’m currently taking MyProtein whey protein and MyProtein BCAA.
Georgie Massey
Georgie Massey (female, 27)
I'm a Full-Time Primary School Teacher. This is How I Combine Teaching and Weight Training
Having worked in both a supplement shop and in gyms, I have seen a lot of dumb stuff haha. I think lifting too heavy and completely losing form is a big one. Putting too greater importance on supplements is another. You will not lose muscle just because you forgot your BCAAs one day haha.
Austin Dotson
Austin Dotson (male, 28)
I'm a Hybrid Athlete and Influencer. This is How I Stay Fit After Football Retirement
Recovery consists of stretching, rest, and a full meal to aid in the muscle building and replenishment process. I usually take some form of BCAA and post workout protein to fuel my muscles. (I’m not sponsored so I won’t name those that I do take).
Nyla Fuller
Nyla Fuller (female, 34)
How I Work as a Canadian Fitness Model, Bikini Competitor and Business Professional
Pre-workout drink: my favorite now is Allmax Amino-Cuts because it has 127mg caffeine, 250mg glutamine, 500mg L-carnitine and 725mg BCAAs per scoop. It gives me energy and focus without feeling “buzzy”. For bulking, I also add creatine and carb powder;
Denise Guidry
Denise Guidry (female, 42)
I'm a Model and Fitness Coach. This is How I Became 4x Overall National Bikini Champion
My supplement schedule is B12 vitamin first every morning. During breakfast I take a Multivitamin along with tumeric and curcumin. I take BCAA before and after workouts. Glutamine after workouts. I also increase my BCAA intake with water during prep.
Chyanne Jacomini
Chyanne Jacomini (female, 34)
How I Became an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor After Giving Birth
Besides BCAA, I also drink protein powder once or twice a week. I prefer to get my protein from the direct source. I rarely take pre-workout, but when I do, its from steelfit. I take a raw powdered vitamin from Sport Formula as well as greens.
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq
Shammara Abdulkhaaliq (female, 45)
How I Feel in Love with Bodybuilding and Became IFBB Pro
I also drink BPI’s Best BCAAS throughout the day for recovery.
Victoria Brady
Victoria Brady (female, 32)
I'm a Certified Personal Trainer. This is How I Went from 275 to 155 Pounds
However, when I am building muscle, I will increase my intake of healthy fats and/or carbs. Additionally, the supplements I take consist of B12, BCAAs, and collagen protein powder. These not only aid in giving me energy & muscle recovery post-workout but the collagen powder has helped to minimize the amount of loose skin I have after losing such a substantial amount of weight.
Lauren Gleisberg
Lauren Gleisberg (female, 29)
I Love Fitness. This is How I Inspire, Empower and Support Women
As far as supplements, I am pretty basic and believe less is more. My staples are protein powder, Vital Proteins collagen, pre-workouts and an occasional BCAA.
Nancy Di Nino
Nancy Di Nino (female, 47)
How I Train and Inspire Women to Reach their Health and Fitness Goals
Then comes my big three-liter jug filled with water and my Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) that I drink throughout training.
Terry Tomlin
Terry Tomlin (male, 29)
How I Keep Moving Towards My Fitness Goals After a Total Car Crash
I prepare me for training by pre-workout supplementation and pre-workout meal. And I take BCAAs after training for recovery.
Rashid Zirak
Rashid Zirak (male, 38)
I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Play
Supplements: Fast&Up BCAA, Fast&Up Energy Gel and Fast&Up Reload
Alex Serrano
Alex Serrano (male, 24)
I'm an NPC Bodybuilder. This is How I Plan to Become IFBB Pro
For supplements, I keep it pretty simple, with BCAAs, health vitamins, fish oil, protein, and of course pre workout mix.
Allison Vaeth
Allison Vaeth (female, 28)
I'm an IFBB Bikini Pro. How I Train People to Become Successful in the Bodybuilding World
I bring with me my backpack that has my belt, waist trainer, many bands, my neck roll, BCAA, gum! Headphones, and my workout log book with a pen.
Martine Warmann
Martine Warmann (female, 36)
I’m a UKBFF Bikini Athlete. This is How I Help Moms to Lose Weight
I’m not big on supplements/vitamins – I take the odd natural, mostly vegan ones periodically. I tend to stick with too brands My Protein as they have a comprehensive Vegan Range and I’m also a My Protein Ambassador and The Vegan Supplement Store, and the two supplements I’d normally go for are a Vegan Protein and Vegan BCAA. I switch between both brands for variety.
Gustavo White
Gustavo White (male, 59)
I'm 59. This Is How Fitness Became a Way of Life
Muscle Pharm BCAA 3.1.2
Joe Seeman
Joe Seeman (male, 28)
How I Made the Leap From Amateur to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
During training, I drink AMRAP Nutrition BCAA (two scoops) and 10 grams of ALLMAX Glutamine.
Tamoor Arif
Tamoor Arif (male, 36)
How I Stay Consistent to Reach My Bodybuilding Goals
For the supplements, I always use multivitamins, omegas, joint support supplements. I like bcaa, protein shakes, weight gainers or pre-workouts change according to the goal requirement for the rest or for the off season and pre-contest.
Deniz Saypinar
Deniz Saypinar (female, 25)
How I Trained to Become the First Turkish Woman with IFBB Pro Status
The supplements I take are Omega 3, BCAA, Whey Isolate, Anti-OX, MCT Oil, Detoxed Pro, Ashwagandha, Multi-Vitamins, Prolactine blocker, Zinc Magnesium, Ginseng, Thermospeed and L Carnitine.
Elisa Pecini
Elisa Pecini (female, 22)
How Recovered from Anorexia and Bulimia and Became Miss Bikini Olympia
Always before training, I take pre-training C4 BETA PUMP, L-Carnitna, L-Glutamine and Adrenalin. During training, I use BCAA powder and after training L-Glutamine, Whey Protein Isolate (sometimes with a banana) and Vitamin C are all NewMillen supplements.
Yaxeni Oriquen
Yaxeni Oriquen (female, 53)
How I Have Trained for 30 Years and Won Both Ms Olympia and the Arnold Classic
I just focus on getting my macros through six daily meals. I use branched chain amino acids (BCAA) – no particular brand before and after workout.
Sam Shampanier
Sam Shampanier (male, 66)
How I Decided to Get Fit at 48 - and Keep Going Strong at 66
I also add, but quite rarely, some new exercises, never abandoning the old ones though it lengthens the total time of the session. (But then you always have your blender with BCAA and L-Carnitine mixed).
Tabraiz Gondal
Tabraiz Gondal (male, 36)
How Bodybuilding Gave Me Purpose and Taught Me to Work for My Dreams
If I feel low on energy I have coke zero or BCAA after that I feel good. When I am on a diet each and everything is measured. Even the veggies. I don’t normally have coffee. But when I am at work and need energy only then black
Julie Germaine
Julie Germaine (female)
How Being a Mother Doesn't Stop Me from Training Hard and Staying Super Fit
I change up my supplements when I increase my training with a big goal in mind to take glutamine, fish oils, collagen, BCAAs and more.
Shelby Guillaume
Shelby Guillaume (female, 28)
I'm a CPA IFBB Athlete. This is How I Found My Identity Through Bodybuilding
My bag has pre, bcaas, bands, versa grips, lifting belt, the shoes of the day, a shaker, an extra hoodie, a gocase for my phone. Cardio is always stairs. Used to swim a lot as well and plan on getting back into it.
Ghia Walker
Ghia Walker (female, 36)
How My Bodybuilding Journey Lead to Creating a Protein Treats Company
As for supplements, I use to take pre-workouts, Active Alliance BCAAs, creatine and Now Foods L-glutamine, but have actually stopped them completely for now (I’m sure I’ll pick up them up again at some point).
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson (male, 53)
I’m a 3x World Champion. This is How I Train to Win 3 More World Championship in The Next 5 Years
I am not a guy who believe much in supplements but I do take a few such as L-glutamine, BCAA, and CLA Core from Muscle Pharm, Joint Support from Performance Sport, and Vitamins & Protein powder from Flinndal. And usually, right after training I have my meal ready to eat, not so much into protein shakes.
Brittany Noelle
Brittany Noelle (female, 30)
I'm a Luxury Personal Trainer. This Is How I Train, Eat and Compete
As far as supplements go, I have a protein shake everyday. Brands I like are Gainful and Try About Time. I use BCAAs from Nutrology (Code BNFITNESS for 20% off).
Adam Neth
Adam Neth (male, 26)
How My Training Has Changed and Improved since I Started at Age 12
1st Phorm greens powder 1st Phorm multi-vitamin active form of b-vitamins vitamin D3 Solaray magnesium glycinate Rhythm magnesium blend True Nutrition creatine monohydrate True Nutrition taurine True Nutrition beta alanine True Nutrition glutamine True Nutrition BCAAs Bulk Supplements EAAs I’ve never used this many supplements consistently, but the payout has been tremendous since optimizing this routine and focusing on de-stressing my body and mind as much as possible, too.
Rammy Andrei
Rammy Andrei (male, 28)
How I Focus 100% on Fitness and Bodybuilding When I'm Not Working
My stack of supplements that I use are: Warrior Lab Whey, creatine, FitMax Arginine, Warrior Labs Kamikadze Extreme Pump Pre-Workout, Weider whey casein, Warrior Labs BCAA, Warrior Labs EAA, Cellucor glutamine, C vitamin, potassium gluconate, zinc, magnesium, vitamins and minerals, nac, maca, gaba, carnitine, chromium, omega 3-6-9, spirulina, probiotics, digestive enzymes, melatonin, ZMB these I buy them from a pharmacy nearby me.
Caleb Blanchard
Caleb Blanchard (male, 32)
How I Went from Being Undersized to IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Online Coach and Personal Trainer
I’ve been using Vascular Nutrition for pre workout and BCAAs. My vitamins come from MoutainpureCBD, which covers all my herbal supplementation. I’m very religious about the upkeep of my body.
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler (female, 46)
How I Earned My WNBF Fit Body and Masters Figure Pro Cards in Less than Half a Year
Kaged Muscle – BCAA Fermaceutical Grade.
Tyrone Bell
Tyrone Bell (male, 38)
How I Went from Stuntman to Full-Time Bodybuilder and WBFF Fitness Model Pro
During training itself, I take Creatine Monohydrate as well as BCAA/EAA mix – sipping it through my sessions.
Muhammad Zaid bin Mohd Omar
Muhammad Zaid bin Mohd Omar (male, 29)
How I Bulked 48% from 47 to 70 kg and Became Healthy, Fit and Strong
Sometimes, I put in BCAA Musclepharm Essentials in raspberry flavor. It tastes great and even though it doesn’t really boost my energy like Redbull or Monster drink would, it still makes me feel secure knowing that I am not wasting my muscle protein stores if I workout hard.
Daniel Zimmermann
Daniel Zimmermann (male, 25)
I'm a Vegan Strength Athlete. This Is How I Will Achieve a 300 Kg Deadlift Without Eating Animal Products
For now, I work out five times a week for around 2,5 hours. Following a workout plan that focuses on increasing my deadlift max. When working out, I listen to loud, encouraging music and drink around two to three liters of water with added BCAAs.
Alex Buffone
Alex Buffone (male, 24)
How I Train, Eat and Prepare to Be the First Male Vegan Athlete on the Mr. Olympia Stage
As far as supplements go, I use a vegan protein powder from a local supplement store called VItaplus, a vegan fermented BCAA (Mutant, ANS and a few other companies have), a multi-vitamin, a B12 and a vitamin D.
Samantha Shorkey
Samantha Shorkey (female, 37)
I'm the Host of Jacked on a Beanstalk. This Is How I Became the First-ever Vegan WNBF Bikini Pro
For supplements, I’m a big fan of Performance Lab BCAAs to help build, repair and maintain the muscle I’ve built, a high quality B complex (I like AOR brand) and a good quality multivitamin. I love the Performance Lab multivitamin.
Stefano Manassero
Stefano Manassero (male, 56)
How I Won Competitions, Retired for 17 Years and Then Made a Winning Come Back at 50+
Pre workout I take BCAA from RCR Products (discount code STEF) with my water before training and I also take a double espresso and 35 gr of oats in water.
Eric Leto
Eric Leto (male, 33)
How I Became a Vegan WBFF Pro Fitness Model and European Vice Champion
As a professional athlete supplements are key to optimize performance and recovery, so Magnesium (Zipvit 500), BCAAs (Nanosupps BCAA), Omega 3 (Now Foods) and Vitamin C (IronMaxx Zero Gummies) sustain a better environment for perfect health.
Fábio Veras
Fábio Veras (male, 42)
This is How I Stay Fit and Motivated After 25 Years of Competitive Bodybuilding
I use supplements year round and most of the time I take multivitamins, minerals, glutamine, BCAA, whey protein, pre-workout and I used to take lots of termogenic compounds but find nowadays that I do better using only the pre-workout so it won’t affect my sleep quality.
Ben Palocko
Ben Palocko (male, 31)
How I Gained 45 Lbs, Became a Fitness Model and Promix Nutrition Ambassador
Multivitamin/mineral – 1 tablet per day with a meal Omega 3 Fish Oil – 2 soft gels daily with meals (1,000mg each) Vitamin C – 1 tablet daily (1,000mg) Vitamin D – 1 soft gel per day with a meal (5,000 IU) Caffeine – 1 tablet first thing in the morning (200mg) Quality Protein Powder – post-workout & on the go in place of a whole food protein source When cutting, I’ll add BCAAs intra-workout. When gaining, I’ll add creatine monohydrate in my post workout shake and ZMA before bed. I don’t use or believe much in the efficacy of test-boosters or fat-burners. What has inspired and motivated you?
Victor Egonu
Victor Egonu (male, 30)
How I'm Planning to Win the Drug-free Bodybuilding World Championship next Season
Before hitting the gym, I’ll be sure to get in a meal or 2, then take some pre-workout or make my own (creatine, citrulline, beta-alanine, BCAAs, and my favorite…Agmatine Sulfate). Or take a product that has all of them.
Francesco Grezza
Francesco Grezza (male, 25)
How I Trained, Lost 45 Kg and Got Ready to Open My Own Gym
If I really want to supplement before the cardio, I can take BCAA and creatine! Before weight training and if I really want to use supplements, I take coffee and citrulline, but apart from proteins I don’t take these supplements intensively!
Michael Habibi
Michael Habibi (male, 27)
How I Went from Skinny Fat to Vegan Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach
Before the gym I take a pre work out (Nitro Surge) drink and add in some soy lecithin. I always bring a gallon of water with me loaded with BCAA’s (MRM + G Reload BCAA).
Ishaan Verma
Ishaan Verma (male, 23)
How I Got a Job Training Clients at My Gym after Just 2 Years
For craving while cutting, I usually take a shot of olive oil from the bottle cap or try to take sips of BCAA whenever I feel like I need something sugary.
Mehdi Benmoussa
Mehdi Benmoussa (male, 23)
My Body Fat Percentage Is 7%. This Is How I'm Cutting, Eating and Training
30 minutes before training I take a pre-workout and I also bring BCAA with me.
Shane (male, 35)
How I Prepare for the Classic Physique Division after 20 Years of Training
My go to supplements for recovering are BCAAs, glutamine, protein powders, glutamine, glycine, creatine, magnesium and zinc. Also foam rolling and go to the chiropractor once a month.
Faisal Ali
Faisal Ali (male, 20)
How I Lost 30 Kg and Got Lean by Dieting and Doing Smart Gym Workouts
During my workout I use Xtend Scivation BCAAs which I adore a lot because this supplement keeps my muscles fresh for work after a heavy set.
Michael Gamil
Michael Gamil (male, 25)
How I Work Full-time, Study and Still Go to the Gym 5 Days a Week
I usually go to the gym after work, before going I drink my RSP BCAA and a cup of coffee and sometimes eat a banana or an apple. I start training by doing some stretches, press and pull-ups.
Loued Capisinio
Loued Capisinio (male, 31)
How I Moved from the Philippines to Be a Personal Trainer at the Oxygen Gym in Kuwait
Good meals are also terrific for recovery and BCAA is also a good choice (I use the Scivation brand Xtend BCAA, which is also the most popular brand here in our gym).
Mohamed Radi
Mohamed Radi (male, 25)
How I Trained Hard, Gained 34 Kg and Stopped Being Too Thin
Besides focusing on the calories, I also focus on macronutrients, take Whey Dymatize protein and Xtend BCAA.
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