[quote]Mike T. wrote:
Just took a look at the leucine product that T-Nation is selling. It contains 2,1 grams of leucine per serving. When I’m already getting 16 grams a day it seems pretty stupid to buy it. Am I missing something? Just trying to learn here.[/quote]
Go back to 2008, read every post about l-leucine since then.
Lots of people will talk about how much they like L-leucine.
Adding L-leucine to protein, that is l-leucine not bound to the protein, makes that protein more easily synthesized.
Sure you can get l-leucine from your protein powder, but it’s not as easily available as the pure form ADDED separately. I know it seems stupid- but really I’ve never heard of someone actually taking Biotest l-leucine and not liking the result. It’s not an instant result, takes a few weeks, but you can tell when you’re on it and when you’re not.[/quote]
I agree, I felt the strongest when I was taking a BCAA supplement.
Second I’ve never seen a whey powder contain 9.38 grams of leucine. What brand are you using?
I’d like to also add that there are some interesting comments left on my topic and I appreciate the knowledge passed down.
I live in Sweden and use a local brand that you can’t get in the US. But every whey product should contain around that amount. I just checked another normal whey powder for sale here and it actually says 11,8 g of leucine per 100 gram. What product have you checked that contains less?