Promotes lean muscle. Initiated anabolic response. Vital for protein synthesis. Essential amino acid. Pharmaceutical Grade. Leucine is an essential amino acid: as an essential amino acid, leucine cannot be made by the body, and must be acquired through food or dietary supplements. Leucine is classified as a branched chain amino acids (BCAA). It comprise about 8% of the total amino acids in your body's protein structures and is the fourth most concentrated amino acid in skeletal muscle tissue. Leucine stimulates muscle protein synthesis: leucine may be the major fuel involved in anabolic (tissue building) reactions. This mistakes leucine especially important for body builders and other athletes that demand explosive strength. The branched chain amino acids, valine, leucine, and isoleucine, enhance protein synthesis in liver cells and muscle cells and help promote muscle recovery after exercise. BCAA's contribute to energy production in the body by being oxidized in the cells mitochondria. BCAAs are used by body builders and micro tears in muscle tissue that are a normal results of exercise. Leucine is thought to be the most effective BCAA for preventing the body's burning of muscle stores for energy during intense workouts because it is converted to glucose more quickly than isoleucine and valine.
As a dietary supplement take 1 level scoop (5000mg) mixed into water or your favorite beverage 1-2 times daily or as directed by your physician. Mix for 15 to 20 seconds using a shaker cup or mix thoroughly with a spoon. Product may not mix very easily. May be hygroscopic and may clump during shipment. This does not affect the efficacy of the product, just the texture.
Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemic, & people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Hypoallergenic: contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy, wheat, sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.