Leucine

Like its cousin isoleucine, leucine is one of the most common amino acids known in human anatomy and physiology. In fact, leucine is only second to glycine in terms of amino acid concentrations found in proteins. L-leucine's chemical composition is identical to that of isoleucine, but yields dissimilar properties due to the different arrangement of atoms. In humans, leucine remains nutritionally essential. This nutrient is incapable being synthesized in mammalian tissues.

Leucine continues to work in sync with the amino acids isoleucine and valine, to protect muscle and act as fuel. These three critical amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, and valine) form the branched-chain amino acids; paramount in promoting “the healing of bones, skin, and muscular tissue.” [1]



Products Containing Leucine
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Animal Nitro $34.88
 
(0)
$1.59 22 Universal Nutrition
Casein Protein $25.99
 
(1)
$0.96 27 Optimum Nutrition
Genuine Brewers Yeast $6.90
 
(0)
$0.22 32 Twinlab
Lean Body Chocolate Peanut Butter $48.95
 
(0)
$2.45 20 Labrada
Lean Body Mass $26.24
 
(1)
$2.92 9 Labrada
Myoplex Deluxe $99.99
 
(0)
$2.78 36 EAS
Pro Blend 55 $31.49
 
(0)
$2.42 13 Wellement
ProV60 $29.81
 
(0)
$1.49 20 Labrada
Superior Amino 2222 $17.99
 
(3)
$0.12 150 Optimum Nutrition
Whey Gourmet $27.95
 
(0)
$0.93 30 PVL

 

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