USN BCAA Power Punch
While I’ve never really paid much attention to BCAA-specific supplements, I know a lot of lifters who swear they’d fall to pieces without them.
I stumbled upon USN BCAA Power Punch when I was looking for new pre-workouts and picked it up on a whim.
Earlier this year, I took BCAA Power Punch for a couple of weeks to see if it had any effect on my training. Here’s what I found.
L-Leucine, L-Glutamine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Citrulline Malate, BioPerine®.
A quick, back-of-the-envelope calculation shows there’s 10.1g BCAA ingredients in every 11g scoop. Usually, you see way less active ingredients in supplements like these as they’re bulked out with sweetners and other guff. So we’re off to a good start!
Alongside the BCAAs, there’s also some citrulline malate thrown in, too, which supposedly improves blood flow to your working muscles.
After a week on BCAA Power Punch, I hadn’t noticed any huge difference in performance or recovery. There was maybe a small reduction in DOMS but nothing really jumped out at me.
USN only makes BCAA Power Punch in tangerine and watermelon flavour. I picked the watermelon variety and found it was actually pretty decent. Refreshing, not overly sweet and completely free of weird after tastes, I can’t fault it.
USN BCAA Power Punch costs £43.99 for a 400g tub, which is pretty middle-of-the-road when it comes to BCAA supplements.
At an 11g recommended dosage, one tub will see you through 35 or so workouts at a cost of £1.26 per dose.
So, would I recommend USN BCAA Power Punch? I genuinely don’t know.
If you feel like you get benefit out of BCAA supplements, it could be worth your while trying out BCAA Power Punch. But, in my experience, it didn’t really add much to my workouts.
At £109 per kilo, you’d expect BCAA Power Punch to turn your workouts into rainbow-powered lifting fests. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.