Of the three BCAA’s, Leucine plays a special role in skeletal muscle metabolism by exerting anti-catabolic and anabolic effects on protein metabolism. Leucine incorporation into skeletal muscle has long been used as a marker of muscle protein synthesis and oxidation. Because leucine so powerfully stimulates muscle protein synthesis, some experts have suggested that leucine supplementation could be used to combat age-associated skeletal muscle mass loss.
- Stimulates New Muscle Growth*
- Prevents Muscle Wasting*
- Increases Training Capacity by Increasing Blood Oxidation*
- Enhances Recovery from Workouts*
- Improves Overall Quality of Training