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How Many Calories are in BCAAs? The ISSN’s Dr. Doug Kalman Knows

BCAA Calories

The label says “zero calories” or doesn’t mention calories at all… so those BCAAs are calorie-free and guilt-free, right? WRONG.

Several studies have mathematically calculated the number of calories in the branched-chain amino acids, but nobody’s ever taken a tub […]

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How Much Protein Per Meal to Build Muscle? Bout ‘Four Fiddy’, Say Aragon & Schoenfeld

Protein Per Meal

Gyms are filled to the brim with old-heads trying to educate newer gym rats with advice that may stretch back decades. Often, this advice has little scientific backing and only has roots in anecdotes and “broscience”. Unsurprisingly, some of the […]

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Why EAAs are the New BCAAs: Essential Amino Acids Stage a Coup

EAA vs BCAA

“BCAAs vs. EAAs?”

For quite a while, that was the big argument. Over the decades, branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements have been some of the most popular (and profitable) products on the market. Catapulted into the spotlight by some early […]

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Alan Aragon & Shoenfeld Taking on BCAA Weight Loss Study

BCAA Study Fat Loss

Regular readers of the blog may remember us covering a new BCAA weight loss study written by Wesley David Dudgeon, Elizabeth Page Kelley, and Timothy Paul Scheett and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. […]

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