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aj24
07-24-2012, 04:33 PM
Are taking Amino Acid capsules a good thing? I was looking at Optimum Nutrition brand of them when I was at the store.

Im currently taking 100% Gold Standard Whey and Casein from Optimum Nutrition. I am also taking Creapure Creatine Monohydrate, 18 years old, just was suggested taking aminos. I know that there are amino acids in the protein that I am taking, I just dont know if taking capsules also would be beneficial.

DoUgL@S
08-06-2012, 06:06 PM
Are you finding it hard to get enough protein from your diet? Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, so they are not a bad thing per se. What are your goals? What is the context? For example, are taking Amino Acid capsules a good thing for _________? Fill in the blank.

aj24
08-07-2012, 05:11 PM
basically quick muscle recovery and building would fill in that blank

DoUgL@S
08-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Quick muscle recovery = protein and carbs. Muscle building is usually acheived by a calorie surplus and high protein. You would not need amino acid capsules for either. You can achieve what you want with whole foods or a quality protein powder+carbs.