BCAA FAQ - Answers to Your BCAA Questions
Got questions about BCAAs? Let's see if we can answer them!
Please remember that we cannot provide medical advice for certain conditions so those are best discussed with your doctor. We CAN talk about our experiences and those of our Momsanity Sisters etc. so that's what we'll do!
If you're just learning about BCAAs, you may want to start by learning what BCAA is good for.
1. When should I take BCAAs?
You can take branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) ANY time - but especially before a workout! (More information about why BCAA before workout.) We suggest 2 to 3 scoops per day. They can be taken in the morning as a coffee replacement, pre/post-workout, mid-afternoon to blunt cravings and fatigue, and any time cravings strike. Lots of ladies enjoy adding 1/2 to 1 scoop to a giant water bottle and sipping all day. And here's more detailed guidance on How Much BCAAs Per Day.
2. Will Momsanity BCAAs go "bad" if I mix them up in advance?
Nope. You may need to remix as they can settle, but they will not go bad.
3. Can I take BCAAs if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
This is one to discuss with your doctor, but many pregnant and breastfeeding women have used our BCAAs (self included) and find that they help with both energy and hydration. Because there are no artificial ingredients and BCAAs are ESSENTIAL amino acids, many women find them a great choice.
4. Can I give BCAAs to my kids?
Talk to your pediatrician. Personally I allow my son 1/2 serving several times per week. He loves the flavor of "BCAA juice" and honestly I am much more confident in sharing our product than commercial "juice" or sports drinks.
5. Do BCAAs affect sleep?
Some women report that they have trouble sleeping if sipping BCAAs close to bed time. Others find no negative effect. Trial and error :)
6. Which ingredients should I avoid in the BCAAs I choose?
Sucralose, Saccharin, Nutra-Sweet, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, thickeners, and much more....
7. How much water should I use in my BCAA drink?
As much or as little as you desire. There is no "right" amount of water.
8. Where can I purchase Momsanity BCAAs?