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The Power of Leucine

The Power of LeucineSarcopenia is the name given to a type of muscle loss that’s most often caused by leading a largely sedentary lifestyle. It mostly affects adults in their 60s and beyond and its development can also be caused by the food a person consumes.

As you probably know, muscles require protein to remain strong and healthy. Some protein is easier for the body to digest versus other types, which means that reducing the odds of developing sarcopenia can be done by paying attention to the type of protein you’re consuming.

This is where whey protein comes in.

A study conducted back in 2011 showed that whey protein was quite adept at stimulating the natural growth of muscle protein due to the presence of leucine, an important amino acid that assists with synthesizing and regulating protein turnover. Using leucine-infused whey and engaging in exercises involving resistance training may provide the one-two punch necessary to keep the muscles in good shape.

To read more, please visit https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/28/leucine-sarcopenia.aspx.

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