MuscleTalk Logo
Reply to post

leucine on non training days?

Senior Member
  • Total Posts : 224
  • Reward points: 2512
  • Joined: 2006/02/18 20:54:51
  • Status: offline
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?

1 Reply Related Threads

    Bulk Supplements Direct
    Universe Member
    • Total Posts : 294
    • Reward points: 2538
    • Joined: 2008/02/02 18:42:07
    • Status: offline
    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.
    Jump to:
    ©2019 All content is copyright of and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2019 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5