20gm of whey pro­tein sup­ple­mented with 6.2g of leucine daily for 8 weeks showed a 14.5% in­crease in strength

Australian Natural Bodz - - Whey Oven The Top - By George L. Red­mon PH. D. N. D.

Whey +Glu­tamic Acid+Glu­tamine

As you know glu­tamine is the most abun­dant amino acid found in skele­tal tis­sue and is con­sid­ered to be the grand­daddy of them all. How­ever, in the back­ground, although not highly pub­li­cized, one amino that or­ga­nizes and or­ches­trates all of the chem­i­cal pro­cesses that give glu­tamine the power and po­ten­tial to do all those an­abolic things it does is glu­tamic acid, also re­ferred to as glu­ta­mate. Es­sen­tially, L-glu­tamine is syn­the­sized or made from glu­tamic acid. Iron­i­cally, when glu­tamine is formed, glu­tamine is able to con­vert it­self back to glu­tamic acid, hence there tag as be­ing in­ter-con­vert­ible, mean­ing that they can each make the other, de­spite hav­ing sim­i­lar but dif­fer­ent molec­u­lar struc­tures. Over­all, like glu­tamine, glu­tamic acid serves as a build­ing block for pro­tein and is a crit­i­cal ex­ci­ta­tory neu­ro­trans­mit­ter that in­sures proper cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem func­tion. How­ever, in con­trast­ing cy­cles, glu­tamine can be di­rectly re­ceived from nat­u­ral sources of the hu­man diet, whereas glu­tamic acids are not found in many food items, ex­cept for whey pro­tein. Iron­i­cally, glu­tamine isn’t an amino acid found in whey pro­tein.

It’s Al­ready in There and Makes Glu­tamine

While stud­ies have also con­firmed that the combo of whey and glu­tamine has some pow­er­ful ca­pa­bil­i­ties, whey nat­u­rally con­tains the amino acid glu­tamic acid, which is the amino acid that makes glu­tamine. This in­born part­ner of whey pro­tein pro­vides your body with ap­prox­i­mately 0.34 g of glu­tamic acid per 1-oz. serv­ing and packs a mean punch. For ex­am­ple, one of the most im­por­tant roles of glu­tamic acid is donat­ing it­self to in­sure that new mus­cle pro­tein con­struc­tion oc­curs in your tis­sues. Fol­low­ing di­ges­tion, your body ab­sorbs glu­tamic acid and trans­ports it to your cells, and then your cells start mak­ing and plant­ing amino acids into newly formed pro­tein. Bio-chem­i­cally, glu­tamic acid car­ries what re­searchers re­fer to as a neg­a­tive elec­tro­static charge. It is this chem­i­cal process or charge that de­ter­mines the shape and sus­tains the func­tion of newly formed pro­teins. More­over, when not im­me­di­ately avail­able the body uses glu­tamic acid to make other amino acids that are nec­es­sary for proper pro­tein syn­the­sis, a prime ex­am­ple of chem­i­cal ex­er­cis­ing fir­ing on all cylin­ders.

Whey+ Leucine Re­vis­ited

As stated, leucine di­rectly ac­ti­vates the crit­i­cal sig­nal­ing path­way in mus­cle that man­u­fac­tures pro­tein. While leucine nat­u­rally oc­curs in whey, a lit­tle ex­tra dab will do you good, real good. For in­stance, sci­en­tist re­ported in the In­ter­na­tional Jour­nal of Sports Nu­tri­tion Ex­er­cise and Metabolism that 20g of whey pro­tein sup­ple­mented with 6.2g of leucine daily for 8 weeks showed a 14.5% in­crease in strength, while sub­jects who were ad­min­is­tered just car­bo­hy­drates showed no im­prove­ments. Fur­ther­more, Jeff Volek, the well known sports nu­tri­tion ex­pert re­ported that sci­en­tists from Columbia Univer­sity found that sup­ple­men­tal leucine com­bined with whey de­creased fat by 25%. This combo ap­pears to in­crease the rest­ing meta­bolic rate

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