After doing a little research, it's clear that the primary recommendation for people worried about muscles loss etc. while training fasted is a regimen of BCAAs. But I was wondering if there were any other ideas that get tossed around as a possible solution? I don't have a problem with the idea of taking BCAAs, but I was surprised not to find any other options talked about regarding supplementation while not breaking your fast. Any insight is very appreciated. Thanks!
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on September 18, 2011
at 07:46 PM
L-glutamine (taken sublingually or orally without any other amino-acid/protein food for increased absorption) is another option as it directly supports cellular energetics in a variety of tissues.
L-glutamine supplementation is also considered to be very safe, so much so that it has been used to reduce catabolism in cancer patients...http://pen.sagepub.com/content/14/4_suppl/137S.short
on June 06, 2012
at 04:58 PM
This site says that the whites from 2 hard boiled eggs will give you 8-10 grams of high quality proteins, including BCAAs: