I have been using ALN BCAA's for about 2 weeks
I have the grape flavor. I use BCAAs when in a calorie restriction before fasted cardio. the idea behind that is to prevent muscle loss due to the restriction. there is probably more science behind how that works but that doesnt matter to me - i know it works. first, i have 3 other products I was using before I received ALN BCAAs
1. ON powder
2. Primaforce powder
3. ON caps
1. ON Powder
The ON powder comes in a little jug shaped like most BA supplements. it has very poor mixability. even after prolonged mixing, you will have a significant amount of matter on the top of your drink. even when mixed with some whey, it will not dissolve well at all. you will probably need to refill your cup and mix it around 1-2 more times to get it all down. oh, and it tastes like dirt.
2. Primaforce Powder
This is the same as the ON powder above in nearly all respects except that it tastes like filth rather than dirt.
3. ON Caps
Since these are caps, they have added convenience. I still utilize these for cardio done after lifting since i dont carry a shaker with me to the gym. taste and mixability do not apply. the functionality of these merely serves convenience
4. ALN BCAA grape
The packaging is more or less the same. The grape flavor is apparent as soon as you open it. i had conservative expectations using it for the first time since i have history of bcaa use. I couldnt help but be initially biased against a bcaa powder. however, the difference could not be more clear. compared to #1,2 above, ALN mixes dramatically better. the taste is pretty powerful -- which is a good thing. the worst part of the other BCAA powders I have used is how the awful the taste can be. the grape flavor exceeds my expectations (high praise) relative to any other BCAA powder I have used. i will typically take 10-12g in 10oz of water and mix for 10-20 seconds. there is very little matter left on the top of the mixture and it goes down without any kind of face afterwards.
summarized, ALN BCAA grape flavor far exceeds my expectations and easily blows the primaforce & ON powders away. i'm naturally biased in favor of what i prefer, but hopefully this has been objective enough.
ty daniel and chris. keep up the great work.