Everyone knows that protein is an important thing to look out for in one’s diet – and especially after a workout.
It is responsible for restoring muscle tissues after exercise and plays a minor role in producing energy under more extreme training. It helps increase the impact of your workout, making it even more effective when mixed with carbohydrates to absorb the protein and turn it into more muscle growth. The complete proteins we consume found in the likes of meat, fish, dairy, and eggs are made up of the same amino acids that fuel our muscle growth. One of these amino acids is Leucine, one out of nine essential amino acids.
“Essential” means it cannot be created by the body and is considered a key stimulator of protein synthesis, making it the best compared to any other amino acid. Leucine is often called the ‘King of Aminos’ for this reason.