Natrogix is a Wyoming-based supplement that makes products that are, in their words, “nourishment as nature intended.” While their product line is full of alternative health items like cinnamon pills and ashwagandha, they have a dedicated line of workout supplements that include PrimeBuild Best BCAA.
Natrogix PrimeBuild Best BCAA Nutrition & Ingredients
Unfortunately there’s no calorie information, but one scoop does provide 5 grams of branch chain amino acids in a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine to isoleucine and valine.
It also provides 3 grams of creatine and 2 grams of glutamine.
As far as the “Other Ingredients” go, there’s just natural flavor, malic acid, and the anticaking agent silicon dioxide. However, there’s a note that mentions the product contains soy, although nothing in the ingredients list contains soy. That said, the product is free of wheat, sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors.
Natrogix PrimeBuild Best BCAA Benefits and Effectiveness
This is a really stripped back product. The BCAAs themselves have been linked to improved endurance, focus, and muscle retention during workouts, but what about the rest?
Well, the glutamine is intended to help build lean muscle, but studies aren’t particularly consistent in healthy adults. It may be helpful for burn victims and other people who have experienced severe trauma, but otherwise it probably doesn’t help build new muscle tissue — in fact, there’s a good chance it gets mostly stored in the gut. Still, it’s cheap and it may improve gut health.
The creatine is probably the strongest aspect of this product. It’s a very well-researched supplement that has been linked to increased power output and anaerobic capacity, and it may even improve brain function.
Then again, some folks have issues with creatine. It draws more water into the muscles, making them look fuller, but in certain people it causes an unwanted appearance of “puffiness.” It can also cause digestive issues in some people.
Also of note is that according to the label, PrimeBuild doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners or colors. There’s only malic acid, an organic compound that contributes to the pleasantly sour taste of some fruits, like green apples.
Natrogix PrimeBuild Best BCAA Price
You can pick up a tub of 60 servings for $30, which comes to 50 cents per serving or 10 cents per gram of BCAA. Most of the cheapest BCAAs on the markets are around 11 cents per gram of BCAA, so this is a very inexpensive product.
Natrogix PrimeBuild Best BCAA Taste
Without any sweeteners listed on the label, the product contains just “natural flavor” and malic acid as the flavoring. BCAAs are naturally quite bitter, so I was expecting an unpleasant taste. However, it’s very pleasant — it tastes like apple-flavored candy.
If you don’t like the idea of supplementing creatine or consuming soy, this BCAA isn’t for you. But if you have no problem with it, it’s a tasty, basic, and inexpensive supplement.