From the extensive list of workout supplements on amazon’s online store, we have compiled the top 6 ranked Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) supplements from the site to share with readers. BCAA supplements are effective in providing fuel to workouts, fight muscle soreness, bolster alertness and build up the immune system. You can read more about the benefits of BCAA supplementation to boost workout performance in this article.
Top 6 BCAA in Singapore
#1 XTEND Original BCAA Powder Italian Blood Orange Flavour
XTEND is a reputable supplement brand, and this particular blend of BCAA contains electrolytes to help with hydration during workout. The powder is also sugar free, with zero calories. This is especially great for those who are wary of their added sugar intake or prefer to drink this during their intermittent fasting period. Out of more than 35,000 reviews, about 85% of the group has given this product 4 and 5 stars of approval!
#2 Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy on-the-go pre workout individual sticks
Another product from a top supplement brand -Optimum Nutrition. These workout sachets are very convenient to bring around and mix with water prior to workout. Not only does this powder blend contain BCAAs, it also has an energy mix consisting of caffeine and green tea extract, which provides individuals with alertness and reduces fatigue going into the exercise session. A whopping 92% of reviewers out of the 29,000 have given their thumbs up to this supplement!
#3 Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy – Blueberry lemonade 30 servings
Ranked number 3 on the charts is Optimum Nutrition’s Amino Energy blueberry lemonade BCAA perworkout blend. This is essentially the same as the previous product, but in powdered form. One tub offers 30 servings, which can last longer than if they were to be bought in sachets (only 6 sachets per box). 91% of the 19,000 who have given their reviews strongly approve of this product.
#4 Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy + Electrolytes Sparkling Hydration Drink
Another ON BCAA variant in a sparking can drink version. This has the similar content as the prior 2 products. However, reviewers generally enjoy the extra refreshing carbonated taste, expecially when the drinks are served chilled. It is also convenient to bring around and no blending is required. 93% of the more than 6000 reviews rated this product favourably.
#5 XTEND Sport BCAA Powder Blue Raspberry Ice
Number 5 on the list is actually another variant of our top of the list product. This blend is in blue rasberry ice flavour and a slight difference here is that it does not contain a particular amino acid known as L-glutamine in the ingredients list. However, this is a non-essential amino acid and a healthy body usually would be able to produce enough of it on its own. Reviewers cited that they are happy with the reduction in post workout muscle soreness and improved recovery upon consuming this blend.
#6 Optimum Nutrition Instantized BCAA Powder – 40 servings
The 6th on the list is a traditional BCAA blend from good ol’ Optimum Nutrition. This powder only has BCAA content with no additional inclusion of hydration or energy blends, which makes it suitable for individuals who are sensitive to caffeine.
Factors to Consider When Choosing BCAA Supplements
Here are some factors to consider when choosing your next creatine supplement purchase.
#1: Read the Reviews
Read online reviews, ask your friends or do your fair share of research before purchasing the product. Shortlist those that best fit your requirements and gives you the confidence to make the purchase.
#2: Buy from trusted sources.
Purchase from merchants that are established. Similarly, do your fair share of research on the merchants and take special note on things like their level of customer service, delivery fulfilment and condition of items received.
#3: Stores that welcome feedback
It would be good to look for ones that have active customer feedback channels and delivery tracking services to ensure purchases are delivered in proper order. And welcome reasonable returns if products are not up to expectations.
#4 : Have a good understanding of your supplement
Take time to do research on the fundamentals of BCAA supplementation (or consult a medical professional), what it does to the body and whether you are suitable to take the product. Remember, knowledge is power.