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EHP Labs Beyond BCAA Review

Posted on July 16, 2014

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EHP Labs (which stands for Enhanced Human Performance, exactly what we like to see) hasn't been on the scene for very long, but that hasn't stopped them from blazing a trail in the sports nutrition industry with their innovate and effective supplements. Now they've done it again, with a new intra-workout recovery formula to complement the pre-workout and fatburner they already have on offer. EHP Labs Beyond BCAA makes some grand claims about improving gains and aiding recovery, among other things, but how does it actually measure up? We tried out this new formula so that we could bring you the low down.

Key features of Beyond BCAA

This 100% natural formula mainly consists of 2:1:1 optimal ratio BCAA. These branched chain amino acids are essential to muscle function, and supplementing them, particularly at this optimal ratio, are ideal for both muscle recovery and growth. Supplementing with EHP Labs Beyond BCAA will help you to develop lean muscle mass by promoting muscle protein synthesis, while its anti-catabolic nature works to limit muscle tissue breakdown. It also helps with recovery after training, as it works to limit the build up of lactic acid and lessens muscle soreness.

Ingredients and dosage

As we've mentioned the main ingredient is the 2:1:1 optimal ratio BCAA - these consist of leucine, iso-leucine and valine. The rest of the ingredients list is relatively minimal, keeping things simple with extra recovery and performance ingredients. These include essential B vitamins, electrolytes, citrulline and Alpha HICA. These work to deliver nutrients and energy to you while you work out, promoting good stamina and endurance.

The dosage is 1 scoop to 350ml cold water, or, if you are going to be training for very long or at high intensity, 2 scoops with 590ml cold water. You can either consume this throughout your training or prior to cardio exercise, take it with meals, or simply have it at any time in the day.

Pros and efficacy of Beyond BCAA

The use of 2:1:1 optimal ratio BCAAs in this formula is what makes it so effective - supplementing with these during a workout is the best way to strengthen your muscles and improve on your gains and overall results. This is particularly important if you are a high intensity trainer, working with large and heavy volumes, as you muscle protein will break down faster.

EHP Labs Beyond BCAA is excellent at promoting muscle growth and aiding recovery, however, heavy lifters may need the double scoop to make it effective. This is a bit of a negative, as you get fewer servings, however, the quality of the product makes it worth it.

Taste and mixability

Beyond BCAA comes in four refreshingly fruity flavours - Strawberry Daiquiri, Kiwi Strawberry, Pineapple, and Paradise Fruits. They all taste pretty good, but our favourite is Pineapple. They also mix easily as well, so you don't have to worry about clumps or leftover powder.

Conclusion

Overall, EHP Labs Beyond BCAA is an excellent product that we would highly recommend, particularly if you are a serious trainer looking to maximise your gains while minimising muscle soreness.