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2009/07/30 12:28:45 (permalink)
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L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it??

Hi,
   I have been taking BCAA 45 min pre-workout for a while but the stuff I have is at a 2:1:1 ratio - I read that Leucine was better at a 4:1:1 ratio in the pre-workout role so I bought some powder to 'bump up' the quantities.
 
But, 3g L-leucine into a cut, add water.. floaty waxy mess. Got it down in the end (about 5 cups later!!) but there MUST be an easier way to dissolve this stuff.
 
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/30 12:42:14 (permalink)
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I think the water needs to be warm... Say about 20 degrees.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/30 12:50:21 (permalink)☄ Helpful
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Just water mate and some time. It does dissolve, i find it takes half an hour or so. Works better with detrose in the mix i find.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/30 14:21:52 (permalink)
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Don't expect it to dissolve!
Just add it to a small amount of water and down it. Add more water (to catch any left in the glass) and down that. Flavoured water helps with the taste. And fruit juice helps it mix better, if you don't mind the added cals.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/30 14:39:48 (permalink)
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Just put a teaspoon of it in your mouth then wash it down with some water.  Job done.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/30 23:59:44 (permalink)
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I just add 2 heaped teaspoons to my PWO whey shake. When I finish training, add water shake and drink. The Leucine goes down unnoticed.



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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/31 12:04:15 (permalink)
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And, more importantly, does it (leucine) help?

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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/07/31 14:11:02 (permalink)
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I don't think you can expect anone to give you a real answer to that. There is some evidence indicating that it improves protein synthesis. Have I noticed any difference while using it ? Can't say I have but I'm not expecting to see "gains" from it. As long as it's cheap and not harmful, and there are some positive studies, seems to make sense to use it.



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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/08/05 15:32:07 (permalink)
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Good leucine, will stay afloat on the top of the water, my suggestion would be to pre make the drink and let it sit for some time.

One of the products I really like is Chain d' Out by ALR Industries, taste great, and mixes very well.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/08/05 21:32:49 (permalink)
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JingPuerh

And, more importantly, does it (leucine) help?

Used it for 3 months at 5G per day, noticed naff all compared to when i didnt take it.
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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/08/06 08:57:34 (permalink)
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Shyne

Just put a teaspoon of it in your mouth then wash it down with some water.  Job done.


^^^yeah that.
 
if youy really cant stomach it, mix it up the night before with some sugar free cordial.
 
As for whether it helps, i beleive it does - it is one of the main amino acid responsible for triggering protein synthesis.
Will you notice a difference? probably not as with most supplements they just add an extra 1% or so.

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Re:L-Leucine - how the hell do you dissolve it?? 2009/08/10 15:07:28 (permalink)
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Put it into a water bottle with water.  Give it a good shake then optionally add your squash or whatever.  A small amount will still float on the top but I find if you drink it from the bottle with an occasional shake, it usually all goes.
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