Whey protein and Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are some of the most widely used dietary supplements in the fitness world.
Both supplements are considered safe and effective in supporting your fitness goals, and there has been extensive research on their specific health benefits.
However, many people argue over which is a better supplement, and whether you should be taking BCAA vs whey, so let’s look at the pros and cons of each.
Whey protein is one of the most widely used bodybuilding supplements and is a common ingredient in protein powders, so you may already be familiar with this supplement. BCAAs are a more specialist supplement, and while they are commonly added to protein powders and other bodybuilding supplements, they are less common as a standalone supplement.
While both supplements are scientifically proven to be beneficial, there are times when using BCAA instead of whey may be more effective and vice versa. To find out what combination of BCAA protein and/or whey protein products will be best for health goals, let’s take a closer look at their properties, health benefits and uses.