One of the main goals of most bodybuilders is muscle growth - of course! The main stimulator of muscle growth is protein synthesis. Perhaps the most exciting concept in sports nutrition is the role of Leucine in this process. In fact, Leucine stimulates protein synthesis more than any other amino acid. AllMax Nutrition Leucine provides a huge 5 grams of 100% pure, premium quality, animal-free, fermented German Leucine. There is absolutely nothing else in this powerful formula –no fillers, no binders, just ultra-anabolic Leucine!
AllMax Nutrition Leucine - BCAAs, Leucine, & Protein Synthesis
Leucine is one of the nine EEAs. These are the amino acids that the body cannot make, so they must come from your diet and supplements. It’s also one of three BCAAs. In addition, Leucine makes up approximately 8% of your body’s total amino acid count in the protein structures of your body. Plus, it is the fourth most concentrated amino acid in skeletal muscle tissue. Finally, it is a” signaling” amino acid. That means it directly signals or stimulates protein synthesis. What is protein synthesis? It is a basic biological process that allows individual cells to build their specific proteins. To word it another way, it’s the synthesis of new skeletal muscle proteins. When this happens because of your intense workouts and the right nutrition, it’s a primary trigger of muscle growth. (2, 3, 4)
The mTOR Pathway
To better understand the role of Leucine as a signaling amino, we need to look briefly at “signaling pathways”. The primary pathway is “mTOR”, which stands for “mammalian target of rapamycin”. It has also been called the “mechanistic target of rapamycin”. The mTOR signaling pathway is itself a type of protein. In fact, it is a master growth regulator. It “senses” nutritional and environmental signals. Then it uses these signals to increase the potential of the anabolic processes of the body. It’s the primary regulator of protein synthesis. (5, 6, 7)
AllMax Nutrition Leucine is metabolized in your muscles. It also acts as an anti-catabolic and promotes post-workout recovery. Leucine has emerged as a clinically studied and proven, super-anabolic activator of protein synthesis. It directly leads to new muscle.
Additionally, Leucine has been clinically shown to be required for the body to utilize all the remaining amino acids fully. As we mentioned, there are 20 amino acids. They are commonly called “the building blocks” of protein. Of course, protein serves thousands of functions in your body every day. Chains or sequences of different amino acids perform these functions. In order for this to happen, there must be enough Leucine present in the body. That alone is a good reason to add AllMax Nutrition Leucine to your program!
Your intake of AllMax Nutrition Leucine is important to stay in an anabolic state. Of course, it makes sense to take in AllMax Leucine as part of your pre-workout. It’s unflavored, so you can just mix it right in!
If you’re using an intra-workout, you can add Leucine to that!
Then, within 15-30 minutes after you finish your workout, take in a post-workout shake consisting of an AllMax Nutrition whey protein, such as AllMax AllWhey Gold, and AllMax Carbion. Add 1 scoop of AllMax Nutrition Leucine for the ultimate post-workout shake.
- 100% Pure, Non-Animal Sourced German Leucine
- A BCAA And An Essential Amino Acid - You Have To Get It From Diet And Supplements
- Stimulates Protein Synthesis and Muscle Growth
- Anti-Catabolic – Preserves Muscle
- Speeds Post-Workout Recovery
- Unflavored - Mix It With Your Pre-Workout, Whey Protein, Intra-Workout, And Post-Workout!
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