Last update: 1.5.2017.
Leucine is an essential amino acid.
Essential amino acids cannot be created by the body from other other compounds. This is why these amino acids must be taken from food.
One of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA): leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
Branched-chain amino acids are needed for the maintenance of muscle tissue. They appear to preserve muscle stores of glycogen and help prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise.
What is Leucine needed for?
Stabilizes and regulates blood sugar
Maintenance of muscle tissue
Helps prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise
Protects liver from alcohol induced damage
Where can you get Leucine?