LEUCINE – THE ENDURANCE AMINO ACID
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/18/2017 to
Of the 21 amino acids, leucine has a special place in endurance exercise. Although amino acids are the building blocks of protein, leucine, in its free state, has a major impact on endurance as well as muscle recovery. Leucine belongs to a class called branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which compose
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