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    Alkalizing your body.

    Before anyone flames, I used the search function and no luck. Some guy at GNC (yeah I know, but I like to browse there and order online.) was trying to sell me this M-5 Creatine like substance that has Kre-Alkalyn aswell as Glyocyamine in it and he said it alkalizes your body but didn't really tell me the benefits of doing so. Any of you rocket scientists know why changing your ph would be beneficial as well as has anyone tried the M-5 or something like it? Also I take vitamins and supplements as it is, but would a BCAA supplement aid in lifting and at least delay catabalism? One last thing, he also recommended the book: Brawn by Stuart McRobert, has anyone read or heard about him that can give any feedback? :cwm10:

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    BCAA supplements are a waste of money given the little benefit they offer. Eat more chicken or lean beef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai_steve
    BCAA supplements are a waste of money given the little benefit they offer.
    Why?

    Not to be a jerk, but it seems you've done research and/or have had personal experience in this area.

    You don't have to but I'd like to hear your reasoning so we can maybe benefit from it to, instead of just a "this is junk" type of reply.

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    From what I know it's Lysine, Glutamine and something else.
    Glutamine supposedly triggers hgh, and is used for a healthy immune system which is why I take it, so I don't get sick while lifting. Glutamine gets sapped from the lower intestine while lifting. I know Lysine (or is it Leucine? :-/ ) gets transformed into glycogen or something of that nature and is used for energy. That's my limited knowledge for whatever contribution it may be.

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    Oh on a side note, anyone take royal jelly for energy? What's it's claim to fame?

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    There is a HUGE thread on this in the health section. The search engine is broken. It's the same title as this one.

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    thankya, I'll head over to it

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    someone must have moved it,... I'll find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MantisFistMonk
    Why?

    Not to be a jerk, but it seems you've done research and/or have had personal experience in this area.

    You don't have to but I'd like to hear your reasoning so we can maybe benefit from it to, instead of just a "this is junk" type of reply.
    According to Men's Health, BCAA supplementation is more effectively attained by eating greater amounts of lean meats or consuming a protein powder that contains these EAAs (essential amino acids). I took BCAA supplements from GNC, and they did squat for me. I swallowed 6 horse pills a day with no effect.

    Any good protein powder and balanced diet should give you all the BCAA you need.

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