Ghost BCAA V2: Better Formula, Lower Price

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Ghost continues to dominate the industry with never before seen flavors!

Ghost was started in 2016 by Dan Lourenco and Ryan Hughes. Ghost hit the ground running with numerous supplements that have stood the test of time, including Ghost Whey, Ghost Legend, and Ghost Amino. One of the first products that the company released in 2016 and that featured multiple licensed flavors was Ghost BCAA.

Throughout 2020, Ghost has been launching new products and flavors non-stop, including Gamer, Glow, Greens, and Ghost Whey Nutter Butter. But Dan and Ryan have also been working behind the scenes to make some of their existing supplements even better. The first one to get a refresh is Ghost BCAA.

Ghost BCAA V2: New Flavors, More BCAAs, and a Lower Price

During S6:E16 of “Building The Brand” on the Ghost YouTube channel, Dan and Ryan revealed the new formula for Ghost BCAA V2 and announced that it was going to be their largest flavor drop to date!

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Ghost BCAA V2: better formula, flavors, and a lower price!

They are going to be releasing Ghost BCAA V2 in six new flavors, including:

  • Lemon Crush
  • Kiwi Strawberry
  • Blueberry Acai
  • Sour Patch Kids Watermelon
  • Sour Patch Kids Blue Raspberry
  • Sour Patch Kids Red Berry

Previously, Ghost BCAA was only available in lemon-lime, kiwi strawberry, Swedish Fish, and Sour Patch Kids Watermelon. So these are some massive flavor upgrades for the Ghost BCAA lineup. In addition to the new flavors, Ghost has increased the amount of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) per serving, from 6 grams to 7 grams. The company is also using fermented amino acids, so Ghost BCAA V2 will be vegan-friendly!

You still get 30 servings per tub, but they’re lowering the price so you can save some cash! Ghost BCAA V2 also has 25 milligrams of AstraGin, a trademarked ingredient from NuLiv Science, to boost absorption. Ghost BCAA has been sold out for a while, but we’re glad that it’s making a comeback with a better formula, lower price, and more flavors than ever before!

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Ghost BCAA V2 Ingredients

Normally amino acid supplements are taken pre-workout or intra-workout to activate muscle protein synthesis, thus preventing excessive muscle protein breakdown. However, since Ghost BCAA doesn’t contain any stimulants, you can enjoy it any time of day.

Ghost BCAA is sugar-free, only contains five calories, and tastes incredible, so it’s a great way to curb cravings, keep hydrated, and stay on track. Ghost recommends mixing one scoop with 8 to 12 ounces of cold water for a tasty and refreshing drink!

Here’s what one serving (~10g) of Ghost BCAA V2 contains:

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Ghost 2:1:1 BCAA

  • Leucine – 3,500mg

  • Isoleucine – 1,750mg

  • Valine – 1,750mg

    Instead of covering each amino acid in isolation, we’re going to discuss what branched-chain amino acids do as a whole. There are 20 amino acids and nine are considered to be essential., three — Of those, leucine, isoleucine, and valine are also classified as branched-chain amino acids due to their molecular structure. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body, therefore they must be consumed through your diet and/or supplementation.

    At the most basic level, amino acids are the building blocks of protein. So if you eat a steak or drink a protein shake, you’re getting a large number of amino acids. One of the reasons branched-chain amino acid supplements are so popular is because of the role that BCAAs play in activating muscle protein synthesis (MPS).[1]

    Research has shown that the three BCAAs are the most powerful stimulators of MPS, therefore, they are crucial to building muscle.[1] Some people find that supplementing with BCAAs during training helps them recover quicker, which allows them to recover faster and do more work.

    It’s important to note that if you eat enough high-quality protein (one gram per pound of body weight), a BCAA supplement isn’t really necessary.[1] However, BCAAs may still provide you with some benefits and they’re typically very affordable.

    For Ghost BCAA V2, Dan and Ryan decided to increase the total amount of amino acids from 6 to 7 grams, but they to kept the 2:1:1 ratio that was used for the previous formula. This means that the leucine content is double the amount of the other amino acids. Since leucine is the most powerful of all the BCAAs at activating MPS,[1] this is a good thing to see.

    On top of that, Ghost is now using fermented amino acids, which means that Ghost BCAA V2 is now vegan friendly! This may seem like a small detail, but vegans and vegetarians are likely to benefit the most from taking a BCAA supplement since it tends to be more difficult for them to consume enough high-quality protein from diet alone.

    The BCAAs may be the star of the show, but Ghost added in one more key ingredient that makes this product work even better…

  • AstraGin (Astragalus membranaceous and Panax notoginseng) – 25mg

    AstraGin is made up of two proprietary plant extracts — astragalus membranaceous and panax notoginseng. Ghost was one of the early adopters of AstraGin because they quickly recognized its numerous benefits. Now, you can find AstraGin in hundreds of dietary supplements across a wide range of categories, from gut health supplements to pre-workouts.

    AstraGin

    AstraGin is a combination of Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng that’s been shown to increase ingredient absorption, especially of amino acids!

    Why is AstraGin so popular? Well, it’s one of the few ingredients that’s been shown to increase the absorption of a variety of nutrients, including amino acids, creatine, omega-3 fatty acids.[2] Not to mention, AstraGin is also capable of boosting your gut health and immune system by increasing the integrity of the gut lining.[2]

    AstraGin works by activating specific transported molecules within your small intestine, thus allowing you to uptake more nutrients. AstraGin is included in this formula to help you get more out of the other ingredients and is something that makes Ghost BCAA V2 stand out. Ghost also uses AstraGin in some of their other supplements, including Ghost Size.

Ghost BCAA V2 Flavors

Ghost was the first sports nutrition brand to bring licensed flavors to the dietary supplement industry and Ghost BCAA was one of the first products to feature them. For Ghost BCAA V2, the company is bringing even more authentic flavor collaborations to the flavor menu with Sour Patch Kids Watermelon, Blue Raspberry, and Red Berry. Be on the lookout for more licensed flavors coming soon.

Ghost Project X Sour Patch

As evidenced in their Sour Patch Kids flavor collaborations, Ghost knows how to flavor supplements! Lucky for us, that same knowledge applies in Ghost Vegan, too!

Here’s an updated list of all available flavors for Ghost BCAA V2:

    Ghost: All Gas, No Brakes

    Although 2020 has been a challenging year for the entire world, let alone the sports supplement industry, Ghost continues to move forward despite all of the obstacles thrown their way. In fact, this year could arguably be their best year yet, which is quite remarkable. As of writing this article in October, Ghost has already launched so many new flavors and products, it’s hard to keep track!

    Ghost Energy Floating

    If you haven’t tried Ghost Energy yet, you’re missing out!

    Some of their most notable releases include Ghost Gamer, Ghost Greens, Ghost Glow, Ghost Energy, Ghost Multi, Ghost Whey Nutter Butter, and Ghost Legend Bubblicious. Even though Ghost is consistently releasing new SKUs, we’re happy to see that they’re taking the time to make some of their existing supplements even better. Ghost BCAA V2 is just one product that they will be tweaking this year. Ghost has also been working on a new formula for Ghost Legend, their signature pre-workout. Moreover, Ghost has already rolled out new and improved labels for Ghost Whey.

    If you know anything about Dan and Ryan, every tiny detail matters to them, and if there’s ever a way they can make a supplement better, whether it’s the formula, flavor, packaging, or price, they will take the time to do so. PricePlow has been working with Ghost for a few years now and one thing we always appreciate is how receptive they are to feedback—positive or negative. Ghost is going to continue to raise the bar each year and we’re glad to be a part of it!

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    About the Author: Heather Jacques

    Heather Jacques

    Heather Jacques, AT, ATC, has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She is a researcher, athletic trainer, and fitness enthusiast who is PricePlow’s Digital Content Manager. Heather constantly stays up to date with the latest scientific literature in order to provide the best information for the readers.

    Heather’s goal is to educate, empower, and give people the tools to reach their fitness and health related goals. There are far too many myths out there and Heather is here to provide the truth.

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    References

    1. Vandusseldorp, TA. et al. Oct. 2018. “Effect of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation on Recovery Following Acute Eccentric Exercise.” Nutrients vol. 10, 10; 1389. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6212987/
    2. NuLiv Science. “Ingredients: AstraGin.” Accessed Oct. 2020. https://nulivscience.com/ingredients/astragin

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