Are amino supplements worthwhile?
I'm already taking whey isolate, should I double down or what
Are these amino acid supplements a scam? I've heard some of those healthscience/bodyscience companies tend to use them in their marketing scheme.
They did some studies about 15 yrs ago and they showed some positive (not good or great) results for elite/professional athletes who were going into a "contract year". Basically the athletes spent $300-$600 a day which no one can afford except pro athletes. I remember Charles Poliquin was one of the "gurus" with some input on it.
>31 studies cited for a product they don't sell, have no stake in and prior to them selling supplements
Do you really think they make Rich Piana a mutant? Or is it the roids? Common sense El Chapo. Feel free to read the studies, or continue to throw $$ away.
If you look through most research on aminos they're done on hospitalized patients via IV drip. If taken orally they should be in peptide form for proper absorption.
I took them for a couple years in large doses. Didn't really notice a difference when I stopped.
But I will say this - I completely tore my distal bicep tendon and took a shit load after surgery (along with tons of other shit) and was fully release after 21 days. Most recovery is 4-6 months. Dr said I recovered faster than anyone he has ever seen. Don't know if they played a role but I would recommend for serious injury recovery or to prevent any type of severe muscle wasting (broken bone in cast)