Research Study: Intake of low-dose leucine-rich essential amino acids stimulates muscle anabolism equivalently to bolus whey protein in older women at rest and after exercise1

 

  • Leucine-enriched amino acids (LEAA) “pack a more powerful punch” than whey protein: research shows that LEAA stimulates muscle protein synthesis in older women with equal efficiency to 20 grams of whey protein.
  • Leucine-enriched amino acids stimulate muscle protein synthesis following exercise in older women, similar to what has been shown in other studies on younger men at rest and after exercise.
  • Leucine-enriched amino acids would be an effective supplement to positively influence muscle hypertrophy (muscle cell growth) without the need for more satiating high-protein doses that may act as meal replacements, perhaps impacting overall energy/protein intake.

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1. Bukhari et al, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 308: E1056–E1065, 2015.

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