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Four Best BCAA Supplements of 2020

Updated on May 5, 2020
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Dani Alicia is an actress, writer, and entrepreneur. She writes about topics that interest her.

You train hard and sometimes it's nice to have a little help in the form of a supplement. Branched chain amino acids, more commonly known as BCAAs are a great supplement because they help to boost muscle growth, reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery times. Many people even have BCAA fat loss results.There are a lot of BCAAs on the market and every one of these manufacturers claim that their BCAA weight loss potential is the best. Don't be fooled by marketing tactics. Some aren't worth your time. Here is a curated list of five of the best BCAAs on the market.


Best BCAAs for Weight Loss in 2020

1. Ghost Amino


Ghost is an American company that manufactures amino acids products plus a host of other supplements, usually with excellent flavors. Ghost Amino, one of their most popular products, is intended to be used at any time of the day. It's a high-quality BCAA that provides a lot of benefits. When choosing a BCAA supplement, it's important to make sure it has what you need, in the form that you need it in. There is no doubt that Ghost Amino fills that need.

A supplement can either be a powder which you will absorb faster, or a pill which is slightly easier to carry and has a delayed release. Ghost Amino is a powder BCAA supplement with more than enough BCAAs to go around. It contains 10 grams of essential amino acids (EAAs) and 4.5 grams of BCAAs. That gives it a 4:1:1 ratio (the recommended ratio is 2:1:1).

Ghost Amino has an ingredient called AstraGen that aids in absorption of important minerals, vitamins, and EAAs. It's an all-natural, plant-based ingredient that works on some amino acids. While it doesn't work on all three amino acids, it does aid in absorbing leucine. This is the most important BCAA for muscle-building, so it's safe to say that Ghost Amino is a beneficial, muscle-building BCAA powder.

Ghost Amino comes most commonly comes in a 40-servings container. There are four amazing flavors to choose from, three of which are popular branded flavors. They are <i>Sonic</i> Cherry Limeade, <i>Warheads</i> Sour Green Apple, <i>Welch's Grape</i>, and Blue Raspberry. The flavors are reported to be strong and true, making it as tasty as it is effective.


Best Features:

  • Vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free
  • Five flavors including Sonic's Cherry Limeade
  • No proprietary blend.
  • High ratio of leucine (4:1:1)

2. Idealfit IdealLean for Women


Idealfit is a company that was founded by women that had a goal to focus on supplements for specifically for women. IdealLean is a great example of their vision - it has a perfect balance of ingredients in amounts that are suited for a typical woman's body. This, paired with a great flavor, makes IdealLean a popular choice for women.

Women can typically get a comparable ratio of muscle-building and fat-loss results from a smaller amount of BCAAs than men. For this reason, IdealLean doesn't have as much BCAAs as other supplements. IdealLean, a powdered BCAA supplement, has five grams of EAAs and three grams of this are BCAAs. IdealLean doesn't specifically list how much of each BCAA is in the formula - it has a 2:1:1 ratio. This means that it would have 1.5 grams of leucine, and .75 grams each of isoleucine and valine. These amounts are the recommended minimum amounts for women by many health and fitness experts.

IdealLean stands out from the competition with a blend of special "fat burning" ingredients. One of the main ingredients in this blend is green tea extract. Green tea is a very popular product that promotes weight loss plus a number of other health benefits. CLA Tonalin is another ingredient in the blend. It aids in the speedy burning of fat as well as muscle-building qualities.IdealLean only comes in one flavor - dragonfruit. Despite the lack of flavor choices, the overall consensus is that the flavor is great although a bit bitter (because it doesn't have sugar). It's offered in a 10.6 ounce jar which gives about 30 servings.


Best Features:

  • Does not contain sugar or fat
  • Has only 10 calories per serving
  • Great dragonfruit flavor
  • Contains a fat loss blend of ingredients

3. Gaspari Nutrition BCAA 6000 Tablets


Gaspari was founded by Rich Gaspari, a professional body builder who won the first Arnold Classic. He is very familiar with what a good BCAA supplement should contain. This is why Gaspari Nutrition BCAA tablets are very popular and effective.

The Gaspari Nutrition BCAA tablets are some of the purest tablets that you'll find on the market. The only ingredients in the tablets are BCAAs, besides a small dose of vitamin B6. With no fillers, you can get the maximum benefit that BCAAs have to offer. To make it even better, the BCAAs are pure pharmaceutical grade ingredients so you'll be using the best that you can get.

One thing that is very impressive is the fact that even with all of the purity and quality of the ingredients, the Gaspari tablets are still at an average price range. It's not a budget product, but it won't break your wallet either.

The tablets have 6 grams of BCAAs with a ratio of 4:1:1. The heavy dose of leucine compared to the others make this supplement a muscle-building powerhouse. The vitamin B6 is a great energy booster. It helps you power through your workouts easily while keeping you in a good, motivated mood. Gaspari Nutrition BCAA 6000 comes in a container with 30 servings. The recommended dose is 6 tablets per serving, so you'll have 180 tablets in one jar. This is the only size that the product comes in.

Here is a fair warning: the pills are bitter. They don't have any flavor to make them taste well and with such a concentrated dose of BCAAs, you can't expect it to be a good taste.


Best Features:

  • Pure BCAAs - no fillers
  • High amount of leucine (4 grams)
  • Contains vitamin B6
  • Great at boosting energy levels

4. MET-Rx BCAA 5000


MET-Rx is a company that focuses on developing products for athletes. Like the previous product on the list, MET-Rx's BCAA 5000 is a pure concentration of BCAAs. It's a powerful substance that promotes energy and muscle growth.

Athletes know how to push themselves to the max so they need supplements that can aid in the push. MET-Rx is great for this since it is a powder supplement. This allows athletes to absorb the BCAAs fast so the workout can continue. As you can imagine, absorbing BCAAs that quick can give you a boost like you've never had before.

The powder contains 5 grams of BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio. This is the typical ratio but due to the purity of the powder it packs a maximum punch. The powder has added vitamin B6 for energy. The powder is also capable of aiding in the retention of nitrogen.

Like the last BCAA in the list, this powder is bitter. It doesn't have any flavor and since it has no sugar, you're going to experience it just as it is. That could make it tough to take with plain water.


Best Features:

  • No sugar or artificial sweeteners
  • Pure BCAAs
  • 60 servings per containe
  • Only 20 calories per serving

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Dani Alicia

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