Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Product Review: Leucine is King (Part 8): Top 10 Branch Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) Drinks

Let’s review why I have I been talking about leucine so much? This amino acid somehow through human evolution or by Devine design has the ability to bypass the gut and the liver and go straight to the blood stream. When levels of this amino acid rise in the blood stream the body starts up a process you know as protein synthesis. The creation of new muscle. 

Gains require new muscle and 3 – 4 grams of leucine ingested seems to do the trick. 

While there are many BCAA drinks out there, these 10 have the required 3 – 4 grams of leucine needed to kickoff the process. You can drink this during your workout or post-workout. Consuming a complete protein within the hour means the muscle building and you are growing. I list them in no particular order.
Product                                                        Leucine Content (grams)
Scivation Xtend                                                           3.5
Gaspari Aminolast                                                      4.5
Dymatize Elite Recoup                                               3.6
Bodybuilding.com Amino Recovery                        4.0
SAN BCAA Pro                                                             6.3
Allmax Aminocore                                                      3.6
Prosupps L-Leucine Matrix                                       3.0
Inner Armour BCAA Peak                                          6.2
Betancourt Pure-Amino                                            4.0
AI Sports RecoverPro                                                 4.0 

Stay strong my friends!

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Supporting Information:
Muscle College with Dr. Layne Norton & Dr. Jake Wilson! What exactly is PROTEIN SYNTHESIS?!

Bodybuilding.com - Leucine: The Anabolic Trigger!

Leucine: Build Muscle With This Anabolic Amino Acid
BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplements

Optimal protein intake to maximize muscle protein synthesis - Biolayne

HMB: The Perfect Supplement for Preventing Muscle Loss ...

Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta ...


Past Posts:
Leucine is King (Part 1) For Muscle Building and ... - WHEY2MUSCLE

Leucine is King. Part 2 This is the Whey. - WHEY2MUSCLE - Blogger

Leucine is King: (Part 3) How Do You Get the ... - WHEY2MUSCLE

Leucine is King (Part 4): Headlines from ergo-log ... - WHEY2MUSCLE

Leucine is King (Part 5): Leucine metabolites - WHEY2MUSCLE

Leucine is King (Part 6) - WHEY2MUSCLE - Blogger

Leucine is King (Part 7): 3 Protein Super Synthesis Methods

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