Lean Beef Aminos or LBA's for short are a very good supplement for building muscle.
They have one HUGE drawback, though…
They cost WAY too much.
I did spend some money on these because they were recommended by some people that I respect and trust.
So I Gave Lean Beef Amino's a Shot
I decided that I would bite the bullet and give them a try. I bought a case of the liquid Lean Beef Aminos and used them as recommended.
You are supposedly able to replace much of your protein intake with these aminos, so they are supposed to save you money that way.
The less protein you have to buy, the better deal these beef amino acids are…
I didn't like that idea because that means cutting out calories and possibly the loss of some muscle building opportunities.
It cuts out calories because a smaller amount of LBA's is supposed to equal a larger amount of protein.
For example, 5 grams of LBA's will replace 20 grams of protein. This just means your calorie intake will lower also. In this example, it would decrease by 60 calories or so.
So you have to watch what you are doing with calorie intake because that is one of the most important factors for building muscle consistently.
If you're trying to lose body fat with fewer calories, then Beef Amino Acids might just help you save muscle while losing body fat. I didn't try them in this way so I can't speak for the results there.
I was simply looking for maximum muscle gain at the time I used the Lean Beef Aminos.
Lean Beef Aminos Worked Very Well For Me
The LBA's did work for me and worked quite well.
I gained a good amount of muscle while on them and considerably more than a normal WLC weight lifting cycle.
But I kept calorie intake high while I was taking them so they did end up costing me more since I didn't cut out protein intake to offset the cost of them.
I just do not want to spend THAT much money on Aminos any more. Cost a good amount of money for that muscle building cycle.
I got similar results while taking BCAAs so I decided to go with BCAAs due to the huge price difference. BCAAs are a good supplement. But I also don't take them all of the time for every weight lifting cycle either. Your body needs a break from all the amino acids and protein at times.
Give the lean beef aminos a try if you have the funds available.
If not, don't worry about it. The lean beef aminos are NOT some magic supplement. They work well, but aren't magic.
For the cost, they should be magic! Some lean beef aminos can be found that are priced much better now:
You can build muscle with food alone and a good weight lifting program like WLC.