Timing is everything … the Leucine factor
Timing is everything
Timing your protein intake has been found to be critical for enhanced muscle mass and strength.
Pre and Post workout supplementation increases physical performance, recovery and lean body mass, Muscle growth, and strength.
The Leucine content of a protein source has an impact on protein synthesis. Previous studies have shown that leucine alone appears to be very effective in stimulating protein synthesis, and affects muscle growth.
Leucine has been indicated to be the sole stimulator of protein synthesis .
Some studies have shown that Leucine alone is almost as effective as BCAA’s in stimulating over all protein synthesis.
Whey Protein once again proves to be an excellent choice in protein supplementation as it typically contains 3-4 grams of leucine per serving.
Adding Leucine to your BCAA and whey protein shake with 20-40 grams of carbs post workout has shown to have a the greatest effect on whole body net protein balance.
So Bottom line
Leucine = Good
Leucine/BCAA/Whey/Carbs = Super Good!
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