BSN Clean BCAAs is designed to maximize post-workout recovery.  Its formula is fairly simple, yet it is making waves among the fitness industry.

Here’s a look at my research and experience with BSN Clean BCAAs.

What’s Inside BSN Clean BCAAs?

BSN Clean BCAAs provides 3 g of –you guessed it – branched-chain amino acids.

The three BCAAs are L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. Athletes and lifters supplement with BCAAs to ameliorate muscle soreness, recovery, and growth.

The amount of BCAAs per serving in BSN Clean BCAAs is slightly under dosed, compared to some popular studies. [1]

L-Leucine in particular is able to stimulate protein synthesis, which is very appealing to those looking to optimize strength and size gains.

BSN Clean BCAAs also provides 500 mg of L-glutamine and 500 mg of L-taurine. These two ingredients are supplemented with to improve digestive function, blood flow, and athletic performance.


One bottle provides a 1-month supply. Here’s the kicker, it retails for about $52 per container. This is kind of expensive, especially considering the subpar dosing.

I only saw BSN Clean BCAAs available on If you do happen to be a member, you can get about a $10 discount.

From a pricing standpoint, this supplement is on the expensive side of competing supplements. However, its price tag is definitely not outrageous.

Side Effects?

I’m happy to report that BSN Clean BCAAs provides its benefits sans adverse effects. There isn’t any caffeine or stimulants in its formula, just some BCAAs and 2 other ingredients. Excessive amounts of glutamine may cause some stomach discomfort; however, the amount in BSN Clean BCAAs is fairly small.

If you are unsure, you can always start with a smaller dose to assess its benefits, mixing half a scoop in 8 ounces of water.

Effects and Flavor

I got my hands on a bottle and tried it out for a couple days before, during, and after my workouts.

I supplemented with a scoop and a half each time and mixed it with 12 ounces of water, I didn’t notice any settling or clumps at the bottom of my bottle.

It tasted pretty delicious –though, I am a fan of most watermelon-flavored supplements. It had a refreshing flavor, and I quite enjoyed drinking it during my longer workouts.

I didn’t notice a huge difference in my muscle pumps, rather just a little boost. I supplement with a protein powder that offers additional BCAAs, too. Overall, I felt like I recovered a little better.

Consequently, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this BCAA supplement to anyone looking for a little edge on their workout performance and recovery. It tastes great, and its ingredient profile is decent. You, too, may want to supplement with more than 1 scoop to maximize the ingredients’ benefits.

[1] Yoshiharu Shimomura, et al. “Nutraceutical Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids on Skeletal Muscle.” J. Nutr. February 2006 vol. 136 no. 2 529S-532S.