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Leucine is Effective in Combating Muscle Atrophy

The essential amino acid leucine is one of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) known for its muscle building effects. This is of significance not only in power training, but also in aging. Leucine is more than just an important element of protein. Taking leucine is effective in combating muscle atrophy related to aging according to [...]

Whey protein or casein?

For bodybuilders, 'whey protein' is the magic word. But what exactly is whey protein and might other forms of protein actually be better? First of all, 'whey protein' is also sometimes referred to as lactalbumin. Like casein, it is derived from cow's milk, which contains approx. 80% casein and only 20% whey protein. Human beings [...]

What does the biological value of protein refer to?

In discussing amino acid combinations, the term "high biological value" is frequently used. What exactly does this term mean? Biological Value (BV) is the most common method of determining and labeling the quality of proteins. Unlike many other measurements, biological value is measured directly in human beings. A protein is ingested on an empty stomach. [...]