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GLOSSARY
L-LEUCINE

L-Leucine

 

How does it work?

L-leucine is an essential amino acid that is one of the three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) used together for muscle building and repair.1 Used independantly, L-leucine contributes largely to the generation and preservation of muscle tissue, acting as a building block for proteins and aiding in tissue repair.2 Studies have shown leucine helps to improve muscle gains in those with a low dietary protein intake and in the elderly.3 Leucine has also shown to have blood sugar lowering activity through releasing insulin from the pancreas and stimulating glucose uptake into cells, however the combination of the other branched-chain amino acids, L-isoleucine and L-valine, show a more beneficial effect.4

What results can be expected?

L-leucine is most commonly taken with L-isoleucine and L-valine as part of a branched chain amino acid formula to assist in muscle building and recovery.5 L-leucine’s role within the BCAA formula and independantly, is to promote muscle protein synthesis and gains as well as regulate blood sugar levels which may assist in improved exercise performance and reduce muscle fatigue.6

1Frank, K. (2014). Supplements. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Examine.com: http://examine.com/supplements/Isoleucine/

2Amino Acid Studies. (2014). The power of amino acids. Retrieved Feb 2014, from http://aminoacidstudies.org/bcaa/

3Frank, K. (2014). Supplements. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Examine.com: http://examine.com/supplements/Leucine/

4Frank, K. (2014). Supplements. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Examine.com: http://examine.com/supplements/Leucine/

5Frank, K. (2014). Supplements. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Examine.com: http://examine.com/supplements/Leucine/

6Frank, K. (2014). Supplements. Retrieved Feb 2014, from Examine.com: http://examine.com/supplements/Leucine/