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    Amino acids

    I got this bottle of 200 gel caps from prolab. "Amino GELCAP"
    Says to get 6 a day. What do u guys reccommend and when do i take them, before meals? empty stomach, take more before i workout/after?

    thx guys.
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    After workout and wait 1hr before next meal

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    take em 45min to an hour before a workout, and right after u finished your workout.

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    Ingredients: soybean oil, calcium caseinate...

    I've always wondered about this (not meant to totally hijack your thread) - it looks to me as if the "amino gelcaps" contain nothing but calcium caseinate (milk protein) and not free amino acids, or even partially digested proteins. If this is so, i don't see the benefit. Does anyone know if there's any merit to this?

    As far as amino supplements - i usually don't recommend them, as you should get what you need from regular protein. The only aminos I'd recommend supplementally are glutamine and/or BCAA's (leucine, isoleucine, valine).

    As far as using what you already have, i'd recommend taking them as rk713 said...around an hour pre-workout and then again with your post-workout shake

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    I totally agree with cb25 - I bet you are paying a lot for that 6 grams of protein (via milk and soy)... just get a good Whey protein and take it post workout. You can get a big fat jug of Designer Whey and get like 16 or 17 grams of a very high BV protein for probably the same price (or cheaper) as your 6 grams of lesser quality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior
    I totally agree with cb25 - I bet you are paying a lot for that 6 grams of protein (via milk and soy)... just get a good Whey protein and take it post workout. You can get a big fat jug of Designer Whey and get like 16 or 17 grams of a very high BV protein for probably the same price (or cheaper) as your 6 grams of lesser quality...
    Thanks warrior...i wasn't totally sure if i was missing something - but it's always nice to be backed up by a vet, especially yourself.

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    one question, can you take the amino pill with dextrose for PWO?
    or will it be overkill?

    thanks

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    you can take it, since you've already got the amino pills, you can take it pwo if you'd like. just remember that it's only 6 g of protein and you'll need a bunch more to go with it...

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