5 BCAA Side Effects

By Brian Lemay 38 comments

Hey guys, Paul from Ultimate Fat Burner.com
here, and today I’m going to talk about BCAA side effects. I’ll be right back in
just a moment, stick around, don’t go anywhere. Alright welcome back. Now a couple of quick points before I begin… The first; I’ve provided the links to the
clinical studies that support the statements I make in this video in the
description field below this video. You’ll also find a link to the full BCAA article
on UltimateFatBurner.com. The second thing is… while you’re here,
why not subscribe while you’re thinking about it? It’s a lot more fun making these videos when someone ends up watching them – and it would be really cool to have you as part of this growing community. One click, all it takes! Last thing… it’s important to keep these
points about BCAA side effects in their proper context. I know the Internet is a
place where the more outrageous the claims the more people are going to tune in – I bet
there’d be more interest in this video if I titled it “5 Horrifying
Side Effects of Branched Chain Amino Acids”, or something like that but that would be total
bullshit… and if you’ve watched any of my videos you’ll know I’m not really big on bullshit. After all, BCAAs occur naturally in everyday
foods like beef, chicken, eggs and dairy products as well as some vegetarian
sources of protein… so even if you’re not actively taking a BCAA supplement, you’re
still consuming them regularly. So while BCAAs do have some side effects,
they are relatively rare, and for most people these supplements are very safe. Heck, BCAAs are a FDA-approved injectible
product. Alright with that said, let’s get started
on the side effects… Side effect Number 1 When taken orally or intravenously, branched
chain amino acids can lead to an increase in plasma ammonia levels, but at a
60 gram/day dose, not to toxic plama levels. What does an increase ammonia mean? Well from a practical perspective, it can
lead to fatigue and loss of motor co-ordination. Side effect Side effect Number 2 In some cases BCAA consumption can cause nausea. Side effect Number 3. Some evidence suggests BCAAs may stimulate
an insulin response, which may result in a hypoglycemic effect – or sudden drop
in blood sugar levels – for sensitive individuals and people with diabetes this may be a matter of some concern. Side effect Number 4 For individuals with certain conditions or
diseases, BCAA supplementation can be associated with seizures, liver disease, lung failure
and brain damage… some examples of such diseases include… Branched-chain ketoaciduria chronic alcoholism Lou Gehrig’s disease. Side effect Number 5 BCAAs can interfere with some drugs which may cause an increase or decrease in their effectiveness. Two examples of drugs that
may be affected are diabetes drugs and Levodopa, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Alright guys there you have it; 5 BCAA side
effects. If you found this video helpful, a thumbs
up or share would be awesome… I’d really appreciate it! If you’ve taken branched chain amino acids,
and want to share your experiences that would also be very cool, please a comment
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and I’d really appreciate it. Thanks for watching, I’ll see you soon.



Nov 11, 2017, 10:57 pm Reply

Im about to take some today. hope I dont die

Rishi Cyrus7

Nov 11, 2017, 8:53 am Reply

bcaa 8:1:1 is really good

Ella Stainton

Dec 12, 2017, 11:06 am Reply

Can you do a video on what’s the best protons supplement for building Muscle via exercises

ricky Carrasco

Dec 12, 2017, 5:06 am Reply

Ok I bought a protein powder from. now sports pea protein with BCAAs included in the protein has a lot of BCAAs in it. Is that safe to take. Or should I just take a whey isolate protein instead.

ricky Carrasco

Dec 12, 2017, 2:20 pm Reply

Thank you for responding. However the pea protein has a list of all 17 BCAA in the protein. It seems to me there is a lot of BCAAs, like arginine has 2246 mg in it and others are a good amount or seems high to me. I’m not sure if this is high or just fine. Is this safe as for the amounts. Can I take to much or overdose on BCAA in a protein. Also Can I gain muscle with pea or is whey better for building muscle? Thanks

Michael James

Mar 3, 2018, 12:20 pm Reply

i took 5 grams of bcaa´s yesterday and died


Mar 3, 2018, 6:15 pm Reply

You may also like this video (7 Awesome BCAA Benefits You Should Know About!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsN627r-lVM


Apr 4, 2018, 3:34 pm Reply

great video man ur keeping it real like it

Ace The Record Keeper

Apr 4, 2018, 7:18 pm Reply

1:48 where he finally starts talking about the side effects.

Papi Chinky

May 5, 2018, 6:00 am Reply

What is some safe and good BCCA product?

Bebe maria10

May 5, 2018, 2:37 pm Reply

How many grams is 1 capsule of amino acid?

nadeem sultan

May 5, 2018, 9:33 pm Reply

I am on caloric deficit I only use protein aftr my workout only I want to lose extreme fat I there any safest thing to use which may not affect my heaklth ?please must reply

Abhi Singh

Jul 7, 2018, 10:25 am Reply

BCAA are saffest supplements…..none of your so called side effects hold any element of truth coz even taking paracetamol causes serious side effects in 1 in million peoples

Muhammad Saleem

Jul 7, 2018, 11:04 pm Reply

hi mate I really need yuour help I'm skinny I want to put on so I've bought critical mass and bacca is becca good for me or bad I don't want risk it plz let me kw if I should take becca tablet or no thank u plz get back to me

Matthew Andrychul

Jul 7, 2018, 12:17 am Reply

Taken 44 mg before bed last couple weeks I have side effects 1-3. Bad stuff for me..


Aug 8, 2018, 2:38 am Reply

I take thyroid meds will I be ok?

Sawsan Mh

Sep 9, 2018, 8:17 pm Reply

Can I take it with accutane?


Nov 11, 2018, 1:42 am Reply

My local Gold's was giving out free samples provided by the fitness supplement store next door. I did try some Muscle Sport caffeine infused BCAA. I loved it. However, I am concerned about list of ingredients which reads like a Physicians Desk Reference, and the product is expensive.
Yours is the only source I have found that doesn't sound like brand hyperbole (hype & BS). Furthermore, the guy here criticizing you cannot spell or construct a coherent sentence. So, who would I believe?


Nov 11, 2018, 9:50 am Reply

unnecessarily info & constant empty words

Ahmad Test

Dec 12, 2018, 3:04 pm Reply

I took the BCAA supplement and my ance got worse


Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

Bullshit, i take BCAA and no Side effects. Feels like a Normal Day..

Sam Dehnad

Feb 2, 2019, 3:42 pm Reply

Then why is it I see a chick on this in the local gym with an enlarged head and all buffed out and she is openly
using BCAAs? ( has the bottle out and mixes it in front of everyone )
Is there something else perhaps she’s using along with this that’s a steroid?
Also saw a personal trainer acquaintance blow up unnaturally in 90 days and he said he uses Creatine ….
I know people say neither are steroids,
But the growth I’ve seen in a few people I know is steroid like.
Can’t just be a placebo… either they are selling it what it is and they mix in steroids regardless to an ignorant public or the people I know are shooting up in the dark…

Rui Viegas

Feb 2, 2019, 12:58 pm Reply

Concerning nausea also, another problem seems to be that manufactures add vitamin B6 to every supplement, as it helps the body absorb the other nutrients within the supplement. Thus, if you take different supplements the B6 adds up and may cause nausea and gastrointestinal issues.

Start Kom

Feb 2, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

I took BCAA for 3 weeks, and my AST and ALT levels in blood have increased higher than normally…
I guess i should quit.

Tafa Banya

Mar 3, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

😳😲And I’m dead

Andy Knight

Mar 3, 2019, 11:33 pm Reply

Loada bollocks… amino acids are brilliant.. take the b4 or during or after a workout.. 4 times a week..all GOOD.

Donna Ryan

May 5, 2019, 1:26 am Reply

does this also apply to powdered collagen?

sweetchaos Fox

May 5, 2019, 6:12 am Reply

got damnit, this video alone just made me stop using BCAAs

photo pug

May 5, 2019, 5:14 am Reply

I have used this for 7 months and no side efekts


Jun 6, 2019, 9:45 am Reply

Is collagen peptide powder okay to take daily?

Adrianne Alvord

Jun 6, 2019, 4:17 am Reply

Xtend original watermelon gave me a headache


Jun 6, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

I experienced diarrhea next day after taking BCAA.. So should i totally avoid BCAA? and will that affect or limit my muscle gain if i don't take BCAA??

Manthan Gajjar

Jul 7, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

Hello sir,
IAM from India,
And I have fatty liver with minor alivated sgpt and sgot level, so can I take BCAA or not,
Actually I already taken sample of BCAA and it's really helps me for my weight training in good way,
Hence request u to plz advise can I take in this liver condition
Plz sir reply me,

I'm also taking Iso pure zero carb is it safe in fatty liver or not
Plz reply about this also

Dub Kodiak

Aug 8, 2019, 2:17 am Reply

I took a bcaa supplement and got super anxious. I deal with ptsd

Azhar Ameer

Aug 8, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

Hi bro, i started taking 3:1:1 bcaa intra workout for the last week. im noticing that im having huge heart palpitations. in your experience could bcaa's be causing this?

christopher perez

Sep 9, 2019, 12:08 am Reply

Anybody else hear “satisfaction” in the background
No?…….just me


Sep 9, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

What the fuck…. :v

Ram Jameson

Oct 10, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

Yo bro! You've been away for quite some time now. Time to make another video ✌😎

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