Years ago we identified the value of the amino acid L-leucine for stimulating muscle gains. Since then, a number of studies have confirmed that L-leucine supplementation is crucial to stimulating muscle protein synthesis rates; a prerequisite for muscle recovery and net increases in muscle mass. VP2 Whey Isolate ChocolateResearchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas have recently demonstrated that leucine’s potent anabolic effects on muscle work best when other essential amino acids are present.

In this study, a large dose of leucine in combination with the other essential amino acids was shown to create a dramatic stimulation of muscle protein synthesis rates in humans. However, the same amount of leucine on its own, without other amino acids present, had relatively little effect on protein synthesis.

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Research has shown that leucine is a critical amino acid in the stimulation of muscle growth, but peeling back the layers shows that it’s much more complex than that.

VP2 Whey Isolate contains a higher dose of leucine and other essential amino acids than other proteins. Taking regular servings of VP2 throughout the day is shown in research studies to amplify the muscle growth effect of Max-OT weight training. Be sure to take a serving of VP2 before and after your workout. This will flood your muscles with muscle-building Leucine and the other amino acids essential for protein synthesis.

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Leucine Stimulates Protein Synthesis in Muscle, But Only in the Presence of Other Essential Amino Acids

by AST Sports Science time to read: 1 min