So I’ve been taking my BCAAs for about 2 years now, and pretty consistently. When I don’t take them, I feel like crap. Utter crap. Lethargic, no motivation to work out, I’m sore, I don’t recover as quickly. Sham? I don’t think so. My friends Pete and Katie have experienced the same thing, and they’re pretty rational people, at least I’d like to say so. 🙂
Anyway. Two years of experimenting on myself, sort of, and the results are always the same. When I don’t take my Amino Acids, I feel like shit.
So Scivation Xtend has the following aminos in it:
Citrulline Malate (1:1) 1000mg
When I don’t take my BCAAs and Taurine and Magnesium, it’s like World War III is brewing inside my head. Clouds, Chernobyl, the world is going to end. Maybe not that dramatic, but, it has the potential to be pretty bad. Combine no BCAAs with not working out that day, and it’s like this evil, horrible recipe for “I’m never going to feel better” ever, ever, ever.
So, lately I’ve been experiencing a CrossFit high. Something I haven’t felt consistently in awhile, and it’s also something that I experience just about every single freaking time I go to work out. I’ve been making a REAL effort to go every day, because I know I’ll just feel better. And it’s not like “oh Alicia just go, you’ll feel better” now, it’s more like “dude if you don’t go, you’re going to want to kill somebody and you don’t want to do that, so just go. You’ll feel better!” So I go. And it works.
Anyway, back to the topic. I’ve been doing more research on endorphins, since you always hear that term used in relation to exercise and “feeling good” and the “feel good” brain chemicals, and blah blah. I was always like, “yeah bullshit, this is just some crap they try to tell you to get you to work out. What a load!” Well, I’m a believer now.
So in my research last night, I came across a few articles that really piqued my interest in trying out and incorporating more amino acids in my supplementation.
This one in particular, the way they outlined the amino acids they gave to one specific patient, and what effects they would each have on her, sparked my interest in doing my own individual googling on each one.
So off to Amazon I went, and the reviews were astounding and very informative. I love Amazon reviews, because there are all the different ratings that you can choose from to read, and when I see TONS of 5s and almost no 1s, 2s, or 3s, I’ll admit, I’m a little more convinced that the product might be worth trying. Scientific? No. Honest? Yes. 🙂
I’ll outline the amino acids I bought in my next post tonight. STAY TUNED FOR PART 2!!!!