I would eliminate this supplement at this stage, you need a small break from this supplement, it will be "re-instated" in 2 weeks.
Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's)
This product has been around forever but the studies are still showing that BCAA's can improve muscle recovery time, & improve lean mass gain potential. These important amino acids are vital for muscle repair/rebuilding processes & are best taken 20-30 mins pre-workout & immediately post-workout. Recent studies have stated the value of BCAA's during this stage of a competition preparation programme when protein intake is relatively high & carbohydrate intake is being constantly reduced. BCAA's are a combination of the 3 amino acids Leucine, Iso-Leucine, & Valine, because of their tendency to be oxidised during exercise the body's demand for these muscle-repairing amino to be replaced immediately following exercise is high. Red 8 BCAA's
Another "absolute must" at this time of preparation. L-Glutamine has shown to improve immune function, (immune systems are getting hammered at this stage & may become compromised), it may also act as an anti-catabolic agent (muscle sparing) particularly when used in conjunction with BCAA's. Glutamine is one of the most abundant amino in the body, however I believe that there is a reason for that, it is because Glutamine is one of the most utilised, it has a role in many functions. A suggested dose is 10-15 grams on days that include both resistance & cardio, 5-10 grams on just cardio or rest days. These dosages are based on individual mass weight of athletes. Split dosage into 5gram intakes spread over day including one dosage immediately after exercise. Red 8 L-Glutamine