BMFIT Nutrition is the brand-new supplement line from Internet sensation Bradley Martyn. Martyn has made a name for himself as a bodybuilder/weightlifter, with informative videos for everyday exercises.

I’ve incorporated some of Martyn’s workouts into my own routine and have found him to be very knowledgeable, so I was happy to see him making a foray into the supplement world. Let’s take a look at BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA to see if it stands up to scrutiny.

What’s Inside It?

I was happy to see Martyn has decided to keep BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA simple. There aren’t any weird stimulants or a long list of compounds.

While the proprietary blend is a bit annoying (we can’t see how much of each ingredient is included), it’s only 4 products, so I don’t imagine that they are watered down.

BMFIT BCAA

Branched-Chain Amino Acids – 2:1:1 Ratio: 5 grams

Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are the most important amino acids for muscle growth. They account for nearly 35% of compounds the body needs to make new muscle fibers. Taking BCAAs has been shown to provide significant recovery assistance. [1]

In addition to reducing fatigue and soreness, BCAAs also boost protein synthesis, optimize energy levels, and improve overall amino acid uptake. [2] [3] [4]

The 2:1:1 ratio is as follows: 3 grams leucine, 1.5 grams valine, and 1.5 grams isoleucine. That’s a very traditional split and has been found to be quite effective.

Recovery Complex: 2.9 grams

The recovery complex (proprietary blend) contains the following: glutamine, taurine, leucic acid, and betaine HCI.

After BCAAs, glutamine is the most important amino acid for muscle growth, and it’s often taken as a stand-alone recovery ingredient. Taurine improves blood flow, which further increases recovery ability. [5] [6]

Leucic acid is an ingredient I haven’t often seen in BCAA supplements. It supports the amino acids in muscle growth. Finally, betaine HCI reduces fatigue caused by high-intensity exercise, specifically weightlifting. [7] [8]

How Much Does It Cost?

Unfortunately, none of the BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA products have been released, so we don’t know where they will be available or how much they will cost.

How Do You Use It?

BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA doesn’t require any special or complicated dosing. Simply mix 1 scoop with 10-12 ounces of water and take during your workout.

Honestly, I don’t know why the directions say to take during your workout. There aren’t any performance-boosting ingredients, so you’ll likely experience the same recovery boost if you take a serving directly after exercise.

So Is It Worth It?

It’s too early to say if BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA is a good choice. While the ingredients look very solid, the lack of pricing information and availability make evaluating it impossible. If it’s moderately priced and tastes good, I would definitely give BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA a try.

As I get more information about BMFIT Performance Nutrition BCAA, I’ll update you with a more comprehensive review.

[1] Shimomura Y, Murakami T, Naoya Nakai N, Nagasaki M, Harris RA (2004). “Exercise Promotes BCAA Catabolism: Effects of BCAA Supplementation on Skeletal Muscle during Exercise”. J. Nutr. 134 (6): 1583S–1587S.

[2] L-Leucine. Layne E. Norton, Donald K. Layman. “Leucine Regulates Translation Initiation of Protein Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle after Exercise.”

[3] L-Valine. Gomez-Merino D, Béquet F, Berthelot M, Riverain S, Chennaoui M, Guezennec CY. “Evidence that the branched-chain amino acid L-valine prevents exercise-induced release of 5-HT in rat hippocampus.”

[4] “L-Isoleucine.” National Center for Biotechnology Information.

[5] Carvalho-Peixoto J, Alves RC, Cameron LC. “Glutamine and carbohydrate supplements reduce ammonemia increase during endurance field exercise.” Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1186-90.

[6] Moloney MA, et al. “Two weeks taurine supplementation reverses endothelial dysfunction in young male type 1 diabetics.” Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2010 Oct;7(4):300-10.

[7] Antti A. Mero, et al. “Effects of alfa-hydroxy-isocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in athletes.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2010, 7:1.

[8] Hoffman JR, et al. “Effect of betaine supplementation on power performance and fatigue.” J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2009 Feb 27;6:7. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-6-7.



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Brian E.

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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