- GMO-free (Genetically modified organisms)
- Excellent dissolution: 'Instant Leucine'
- Anti-catabolic effect
- Directly involved in the MPS (Muscle protein synthesis)
- It contributes to preserving lean tissue
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Leucine by HSNraw is one of the essential amino-acids that belongs to the branched-chain amino-acids (BCAA's) trio together with L-Valine and L-Isoleucine. Out of these three, L-leucine is probably the one that provides the best benefits for muscle growth.
Training, which stimulates the muscles, as well as the nutrient supply are very important to improve the whole muscle growth process. Thus, a proper intake of the amino-acid L-leucine in the peri-workout can help to improve muscle building, tissue regeneration, as well as improving and shortening the recovery, which will help the athlete to be ready for the next workout.
An important benefit of this amino acid is that it could reduce the sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle mass in the elderly due to a hindered protein synthesis. Thus, supplementation can contribute to improving this capacity, which has been drastically deteriorated with the passing of time, and consequently helping to improve our health. Keep in mind that, since it is involved in the growth and providing support for the tissues that make up the organism, and one of the functions of leucine will be precisely to regulate and support the physiological mechanisms to restore these components.
Either if your goal is to gain or preserve your muscle mass, when we start following a diet or due to the aging effect, stimulating the protein synthesis will be a more than relevant task. Taking protein is related to this aspect, but if we are trying to be efficient we can use leucine as one of the elements that are most closely related to the creation of new tissues.
One of the main reasons is that leucine stimulates the mTOR pathway, meaning that leucine signals this metabolic pathway. It will work as a switch to start the entire metabolic process that is involved in the protein synthesis as well as the regeneration and growth of tissues.
HMB is a leucine metabolite, which means that when the organism receives leucine, approximately a 5% of the ingested leucine will be turned into HMB. Since it is practically the same element, we may ask ourselves which one of them is better. To answer this question, we can distinguish each of them according to:
- HMB, mostly used as an anti-catabolic agent, and in periods of high work demand
- Leucine, its main objective is to activate and stimulate the protein synthesis
There are several schemes of leucine supplementation, the following one would be a peri-workout scheme:
- Before training: Take 2.5-5g of leucine. It can be combined with pre-workout supplements, such as Citrulline Malate, Arginine or Beta Alanine and even with BCAA's to increase the proportion and obtain 4:1:1, 8:1:1 or 12:1:1 ratios.
- During the workout: Take 2.5-5g of leucine as an 'intra-workout', you may also add electrolytes and carbohydrates.
- After training: Take 2.5-5g of leucine along with protein shakes. Optionally, you can add glutamine.
Other times in which leucine may also be used will be, for example, with meals, to enhance the anabolic content, or before bedtime, combined with a slow absorption protein and glutamine shake, which are highly advised optional supplements.
An added value of the HSNraw Leucine is that it is a 100% of vegetable origin and GMO free product, which has been obtained through a fermentation process. This means that the raw ingredient that has been used to make this product has no organisms that have been previously treated or modified in a laboratory.
As you may know, Leucine and BCAA's supplements are usually quite hard to dissolve, and actually nearly impossible. They always leave some lumps in our shake. However, in this case, the raw material has the ability to dissolve quickly and easily, since it is an 'Instant' type.
- Any athlete who wants a proper post-workout recovery, especially during cutting phase when the carb intake is low.
- It is ideal to protect the muscle mass, especially during cutting phase or high intensity workouts.
- Everyone looking for a supplement to protect their muscle mass against aging, weight-loss diets, etc.
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 1 scoop (5g)|
|Daily dose: 2 scoops (10g)|
|Servings per container: 30|
Ingredients:L-leucine (produced through a vegetable fermentation process).
How to take L-LEUCINE POWDER 150g:Mix 1 scoop (5g) with water, juice or your favourite pre-workout drink, twice a day. On training days, take 1 serving before training and 1 right after for better results.
Warnings:Consult your doctor before starting any nutritional or exercise program. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Once opened, store in a cool (under 25ºC), dry and dark place. Keep out of reach of the smallest children.
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I'm on a cutting diet and I've been using this product to protect my muscle mass. Great quality/price too.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
Great supplement if you train hard
Excellent product if you want to enhance the protein synthesis and improve the recovery. The flavour will go unnoticed if you combine it with another flavoured supplement. I usually add it to my post-workout shake.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
It helps you achieve a good recovery after an intense workout, I do not like its flavour with water, that is why I like to mix it with my pre-workout shakeHSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
High quality amino acid
The properties of the product speak for themselves: no additives, vegetable origin, OGM free, just the raw ingredient. It provides an excellent recovery after workout.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics