Leucine Complex

$49.99

MUSCLE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS STIMULATOR*

  • Stimulates muscle protein synthesis*
  • Assists in maintaining an anabolic environment*
  • Increases lean muscle mass*
  • Increases fat oxidation*
  • Increases muscle strength and endurance*
  • Decreases muscle soreness*
  • Accelerates recovery*

 

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Description

LEUCINE COMPLEX Revolution™ is our raw, unflavored leucine blend formula. Studies have shown leucine by itself can stimulate muscle protein synthesis. This is why it is often referred to as the “main” amino acid. HICA, on the otherhand, is short for DL-Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic Acid and is the end result of leucine metabolism in human tissues. Both ingredients found in LEUCINE COMPLEX Revolution™ have been shown to:

• Stimulate muscle protein synthesis
• Assist in maintaining an anabolic environment
• Increase lean muscle mass
• Increase fat oxidation
• Increase muscle strength and endurance
• Decrease muscle soreness
• Accelerate recovery

Without a doubt LEUCINE COMPLEX Revolution is the most anabolic BCAA blend you can get your hands on. The efficacious dose of L-leucine is a perfect addition to any post-workout shake to optimize muscle gain and recovery.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredient Profile

L-Leucine:

Leucine is one of the essential branched chain amino acids (BCAA). By itself it can stimulate muscle protein synthesis; the process responsible for muscle growth and recovery. This is why it is often referred to as the “main” amino acid.

  • Supplementation with at least 2/grams daily leucine has been shown decrease muscle soreness, lessen recovery time between workouts, and increase lean muscle mass.
  • Howatson et al. (2012) discovered that leucine (combined with isoleucine and valine) administered before muscle damaging resistance exercises reduced indices of muscle damage and accelerated recovery in resistance trained males.

DL-a-hydroxy-isocaproic acid (HICA):

HICA is short for DL-Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic Acidand is the end result of leucine metabolism in human tissues.

  • Studies have shown that HICA can enhance anaerobic and aerobic performance as well as help to promote optimal gains in muscle mass and muscle fiber size.
  • However, the biggest benefit of HICA can be the reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
  • Mero et. al (2010) discovered male soccer players who supplemented with HICA over a 4 week period were able to increase whole lean body mass and reduce soreness by 23% compared to placebo.
FAQs

Q: What is the best way to take Leucine Complex Revolution?
A: As a dietary supplement, mix one scoop with your favorite beverage. For optimal results, use post workout.

Q: Why is leucine often referred to as “the main” amino acid?
A: By itself leucine can stimulate robust increases in muscle protein synthesis; arguably the most important physiological factor in existence when it comes to muscle growth, strength, and recovery.

Q: What other MuscleSport raw products do you recommend stacking with Leucine Complex Revolution?
A: To promote optimal muscle growth and recovery we recommend stacking Leucine Complex Revolution one of our raw creatine and glutamine products.

References

Leucine:
1. Norton, L. E., & Layman, D. K. (2006). Leucine regulates translation initiation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle after exercise. The Journal of nutrition, 136(2), 533S-537S.
2. Shimomura, Y., Inaguma, A., Watanabe, S., Yamamoto, Y., Muramatsu, Y., Bajotto, G., … & Mawatari, K. (2010). Branched-chain amino acid supplementation before squat exercise and delayed-onset muscle soreness.International journal of sport nutrition, 20(3), 236.
3. Nicastro, H., Artioli, G. G., dos Santos Costa, A., Solis, M. Y., Da Luz, C. R., Blachier, F., & Lancha Jr, A. H. (2011). An overview of the therapeutic effects of leucine supplementation on skeletal muscle under atrophic conditions. Amino Acids, 40(2), 287-300.
4. Howatson, G., Hoad, M., Goodall, S., Tallent, J., Bell, P. G., & French, D. N. (2012). Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-trained males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 9(1), 20.

HICA:
1. Mero, A. A., Ojala, T., Hulmi, J. J., Puurtinen, R., Karila, T. A., & Seppälä, T. (2010). Effects of alfa-hydroxy-isocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 7(1), 8.
2. Mero, A. A., Ojala, T., Hulmi, J. J., Puurtinen, R., Karila, T. A., & Seppälä, T. (2010). Effects of alfa-hydroxy-isocaproic acid on body composition, DOMS and performance in athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 7(1), 8.
3. Tischler, M. E., Desautels, M., & Goldberg, A. L. (1982). Does leucine, leucyl-tRNA, or some metabolite of leucine regulate protein synthesis and degradation in skeletal and cardiac muscle. J Biol Chem, 257(4), 1613-1621.
4. Jakobs, C., Sweetman, L., & Nyhan, W. L. (1984). Hydroxy acid metabolites of branched-chain amino acids in amniotic fluid. Clinica chimica acta, 140(2), 157-166.

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