BCAA 5000 Powder
Optimum Nutrition

BCAA 5000 Powder

Instantized!
Branched Chain Amino Acids, BCAA 5000 Powder!
8.2  out of 10  (244 Reviews)
2 Sizes
40 Servings
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Fruit Punch
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Price: $23.59  ($0.59 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 7.6

Product Overview

Optimum Nutrition's Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder provides a 5000 mg blend of the three Branched Chain Amino Acids (L-Valine, L-Leucine and L-Isoleucine) in every serving. The Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's), so named because of their unique branched chemical structure, are essential in that the body cannot make them from other compounds. In recent times, these amino acids have been investigated for their potential anticatabolic (preventing muscle breakdown) and anabolic (muscle building) effects.*

NOTE: Serving sizes are larger in flavored versions due to additional ingredients to enhance taste.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
244 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
8.2
100 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
6.9
4 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
8.9
Laranja
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May 31, 2018
5
 
  • 5 Unflavored

This is more of a question, but has anyone experienced any stomach discomfort when taking this product, bloating, gas, etc.?

Sep 07, 2017
9
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Orange
Aug 22, 2017
7
 
  • 1 Unflavored

i started taking this two weeks ago so I cant comment on the results just yet. However, the one that is unflavored tastes terrible. its super bitter. its really just not pleasant. next time I will get a flavored one! Good news is I have had zero weird side effects and I usually tend to get an upset stomach so that's great! :)

Aug 08, 2017
2
 
  • 1 Unflavored

I can't describe its taste. don't know what it is, it's just the opposite from good. really difficult for me to swallow it.

Jul 24, 2017
9
Verified Buyer
No written review.
Mar 08, 2017
9
 

Best tasting BCAA's on the market, best way to start my day

Feb 14, 2017
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Orange

I ordered the Orange flavor, was a bit skeptical but this mixes so well and the taste is GREAT! I've been mixing about 1 - 1.5 scoops before workouts and have noticed a considerable difference in energy levels.

Jan 02, 2017
10
Verified Buyer

Love this product. The flavor is great, easy to mix and drink. Seems to prevent post workout muscle soreness.

Nov 22, 2016
9
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Unflavored

I tried the unflavored, it smells like rotten corn and tastes like medicine mixed with semolina. If taste is what you're after optimum has all kinds of tasty pre workouts and BCAA products. As far as I can tell these are quality BCAAs I drink them mixed in with gatorade prior to a workout. It feels like I can lift more, longer when I mix these in my pre-workout vs. when I don't. Overall, mixes well, I never get sediment in my shakers.

Nov 19, 2016
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Unflavored
Sep 06, 2016
9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Unflavored

Love all Optimum products! They really take the time to make sure their products are quality - something you don't find everywhere in the supplement industry. Love the BCAAs during workouts and really helps with recovery time!

Sep 02, 2016
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Unflavored

Great alternative to the high priced flavored versions. I use this when fasting and during training with some sodium and a little Mio. Great product, I should be looking like Steve soon!

Sep 02, 2016
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Fruit Punch
Aug 29, 2016
9
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Unflavoured
Aug 18, 2016
1
 
  • 1 Unflavored

Bitter bitter bitter bitter. I mixed the Unflavored BCAA5000 power with my usual drink, which is almond milk, one scoop of my favorite vanilla whey protein power and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter powder. I usually love this vanilla/peanut butter powder combination, but with the BCAA5000 powder added, it was so bitter I could hardly choke it down. I forced myself to drink it, because I had no other protein source available at work that day. For over 4 hours, I couldn't get the bitter taste out of my mouth, even though I tried eating several other foods to get the bitter taste to go away. Yuck!!!

40 Servings
40 Servings
$0.59 Per Serving
$23.59
60 Servings
60 Servings
$0.41 Per Serving
$24.55
Flavor
Rating
Unflavored
6.1

What's in Optimum Nutrition BCAA 5000 Powder

40 Servings Fruit Punch
Supplement Facts
Serving Size2Scoops(9.5g)
Servings Per Container40
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%*
Micronized L-Leucine 2.5g
Micronized L-Isoleucine 1.25g
Micronized L-Valine 1.25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Inulin, Lecithin, Sucralose, Tartaric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, FD&C Red #40.
Allergen Information:
Contains Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For BCAA 5000 Powder:

Unflavored: Consume 1 Heaping Teaspoonful of Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder between meals, 30-45 minutes before workouts, and/or immediately after workouts. TIP: Try adding some to your favorite protein supplement, MRP, or weight-gainer. Combine with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

Flavored: Consume 2 Scoops of Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder between meals, 30-45 minutes before workouts, and/or immediately after workouts. TIP: Try adding some to your favorite protein supplement, MRP, or weight-gainer. Combine with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

NOTE: Serving sizes are larger in flavored versions due to additional ingredients to enhance taste.

Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Check with a qualified health care professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, under 18 years of age, or if you have any known or suspected medical condition(s) and/or are taking any prescription or OTC medication(s).

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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