Why and when should you take BCAAs vs protein?
Some proteins have a sufficient amount of BCAAs for the average person, but we recommend supplementing if you are serious about your fitness goals.
In addition, if you are trying to lose weight (i.e. in a calorie deficit that might include fasted cardio or intermittent fasting), protein will break this fast, negating the benefits. This is the time that BCAAs really shine - they include the most important amino acids for muscle retention without the extra calories in protein.
When are the best times to take VivaStix Muscle?
Optimal times include 30-45 minutes before workouts, immediately after (or during) workouts, first thing in the morning, and between meals (it can be taken as a snack replacement for maximum benefit!).
How are the BCAAs and glutamine in VivaStix vegan?
Our amino acids come from corn, and are produced through a microbial fermentation process. A lot of mass-produced BCAAs come from duck feathers or hair... not us!
What is erythritol?
Erythritol is a naturally derived sweetener that is growing in popularity in the food industry. It tastes almost exactly like sugar, but without the calories or insulin spike. Too good to be true? Nope! But we encourage you to do your own research.