Here's an article on BCAA's. It's about fasting and taking BCAAs but as you probably know Keto and Intermittent Fasting have the same results.
I've personally stopped taking any form of pre-workout in the morning and to my surprise, cold water does perfectly fine to get me going for my workout. Crossfit is my exercise of choice and I am still able keep my intensity and strength during my workouts.
I also stopped taking BCAA's for my post-workout for now while I am getting my body into ketosis.
Everything that I've been reading so far mentions that taking BCAA as a post workout is highly beneficial, but there are very few article and research that I've found that claim it. Considering most BCAA powders have less than 20 calories it does not technically break your fast, however you need to look at the label to make sure there are no added sugars that will spike your insulin.
If anyone has a brand of BCAA's that they recommend please let us know, I'm definitely interested in what everyone else is trying too.
Thank you for your response. The brand I am using for BCAAs is called True Athlete. (I won't put a link for fear someone will think I'm trying to peddle the product). I chose this brand because it supposedly has no artificial sweeteners or fillers. The very dry taste leads me to believe the label isn't lying. I'm having trouble opening your link. Where is it? On another note--great for you that you are able to workout now sin a preworkout cocktail. I think I have traded my old caffeine mixes for these new exogenous ketone products. I actually really enjoy the energy and good feelings I get from exogenous ketones, but I worry about dependency and their cost kills me.
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