Take in pure form
L-leucine is also one of the nine essential amino acids, which means it must be obtained through your diet. While leucine can be found in various food sources, it is most effective when taken in its pure form.
Neapharma’s Pro-Leucine capsules contain 1g of pure leucine per capsule, which makes it easy to calculate. Taking extra leucine alongside your Pro-Elite recovery shake is not necessary and will have little extra effect as there is already enough leucine and isoleucine present in the shake itself. You can easily calculate the amount of leucine you need after your effort based on the sport, intensity and duration. After a while, you’ll be able to feel and estimate your ideal amount.
When to take leucine
While taking Leucine right after exercise or before bed helps damaged muscles recover faster and lessens soreness, you can also supplement with it before or during exercise. This will minimize muscle breakdown for energy. It will also reduce muscle fatigue during exercise as well as minimize muscle damage afterwards.