Amino acids

Leucine



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Leucine

Supplement Watch - Leucine

Leucine is an essential amino acid.

Essential amino acids cannot be created by the body from other other compounds. This is why these amino acids must be taken from food.

One of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA): leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

Branched-chain amino acids are needed for the maintenance of muscle tissue. They appear to preserve muscle stores of glycogen and help prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise.

What is Leucine needed for?

Stabilizes and regulates blood sugar

Maintenance of muscle tissue

Helps prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise

Protects liver from alcohol induced damage

Where can you get Leucine?

External links

Wikipedia-Leucine MedlinePlus-Amino acids