BCAA Leucine Spaces Muscle & Burns Fat

September 2, 2011

Looking to burn fat while preserving your hard-earned muscle mass? Research presented at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society suggests supplementing with the amino acid Leucine. Climbers on Mt. Everest supplemented their diet with energy bars and powders rich in this BCAA which had the dual effect of helping to prevent muscle tissue breakdown while promoting fat burning for energy.

Up on a mountain as high as Everest, conditions aren't ideal for adequate energy intake. Plus, you're expending all kids of energy in a harsh physical environment. Kind of sounds like your pre-contest diet and workout. According to this research, protein shakes and bars can help you get through either of these taxing endeavors. Find out what else dairy protein's good for by reading today's Breaking News post at OptimumNutrition.com