I suggest you should only consider it if you are dealing with a world class athlete, and they are doing everything humanly possible in other areas (e.g. eating a brilliant diet, following a brilliant training program, and getting excellent recovery). Otherwise you can get better bank for your buck elsewhere.
Hello Noreen Hensel,
What works for you may not work for someone else; then, how would you feel? I still believe in a natural as possible, balanced diet. If the client and you still insist, I agree with having them take this topic to their doctor and/or registered dietitian.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
If your client is eating a balanced protein diet (plant and animal based) and maybe even supplementing with protein powders, it would truly shock me if they weren’t getting enough BCAA’s in their diet. Adding more BCAAs isn’t really going to give them any pronounced results and is going to cost money they should be spending on good food.
If you had to chose between powder protein and BCAAs, I would go with the later. If it works for you then you should continue taking them. As for suggesting them to clients, I would leave that to a RD, just as any other supplementation intake. Beware of the many companies out there that claim their products are better than others. Do your own research and always question the “findings” that a certain company claims to have/present.