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will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains?

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2006/07/14 12:56:25 (permalink)
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will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains?

i read on a post on bb.com where a bb asked if sipping leucine throughout the day would help with gains

what do you bb's think?

is it werth it to say use 10-15gms in 1 gallon of water split throughout the day (if used in bulk powder)

i believe with a healthy active lifestyle and some good knowledge and aas/peps use etc that you can live a longer stronger better life.

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    rockstar6181
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 13:42:28 (permalink)
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    I have heard of people sipping Xtend through the day. Id like to know also if sipping just Leucine would be ok as its so much cheaper..its just that you hear all this talk of needing all 3 BCAA is correct ratios or you run into problems with inbalances.
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 15:04:04 (permalink)
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    Potentailly it could work. Leucine does appear to have many anabolic properties. However the taste is pretty bad, it doesnt mix at all and high doses of leucine may cause an imbalance of valine and isoleucine.

    Personally i used BCAAs during the day and then a good dose of leucine in my PWO shake.

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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 15:06:23 (permalink)
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    IMO just stick with a good diet.
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 16:03:09 (permalink)
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    No it wont do anything
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 16:10:48 (permalink)
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    james

    IIRC studies have shown a significant insulin response from using leucine in increase doses

    this would be detremental for some surely if consumed throughout the day?
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 16:12:57 (permalink)
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    theres one study that showed in rats that leucine somehow caused the onset of protein syntheis, which is why it might be benefical to be consumed during the day.

    whey (or any fast acting protein) can cause an insulin spike due to the speed it is absorbed, however 5g of leucine wont really do much. (if anything) to insulin
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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 16:26:36 (permalink)
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    http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/288/4/E645

    Certainly has applications for post-workout.

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    RE: will drinking leucine througout the day help with gains? 2006/07/14 17:45:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    james

    IIRC studies have shown a significant insulin response from using leucine in increase doses

    this would be detremental for some surely if consumed throughout the day?


    Even with EAA infusions, protein synthesis rates even out after a couple of hours. Something appears to hinder the continual increase of protein synthesis (my guess is myostatin, but its not been figured out yet to my knowledge). It appears to be the "spiking" of amino acid concentrations in the bloodstream that suddenly kicks up protein synthesis rates. So basically, eating every 2-3hrs is key, not necessarily sipping nothing but BCAAs over the day (although i would guess the slowed rate of digestion as your belly fills up over the day slows amino acid "spikes" somewhat).

    That said, i do like the idea of consuming additional BCAAs with each meal to provoke the effect.
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