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leucine on non training days?

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2008/05/18 15:31:46 (permalink)

leucine on non training days?

is there any need for this on a rest day? or is it only worth using in a pwo shake?

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    RE: leucine on non training days? 2008/05/18 16:41:59 (permalink)
    This may help you:

    Leucine is unique in its ability to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis and has a far greater stimulatory effect on protein synthesis (10 fold ) than any other amino acid. Leucine is what's known as a "limiting nutrient" - meaning that you must have enough L-Leucine in proportion to other amino acids in order for your body to make use of what you eat. Supplementing with upwards of 2gms of L-leucine per meal has been shown avoid this rate limiting effect, which is more pronounced in older populations.

    Personally, I take Leucine on waking, pre & post workout and before bed.
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