‘ Beast ’Enders : Who Spilled Leucine? EastEnders Special


Apparently ‘everyone is talking about it’… ‘it’ referring to ‘who killed Lucy’ on the English soap Eastenders. Well, I beg to differ, I reckon there are more people talking about those ignorant individuals that end their Beast Mode by spilling their Leucine! Leucine MUST NOT BE SPILT, Leucine is your muscles main muscle building BCAA…are you telling me ‘who killed Lucy’ is more important than ‘who spilled Leucine’?
So rather than EastEnders, here at Discount Supplements we are far more intrigued by the mystery of the ‘Leucine Spiller’! Don’t be a ‘BeastEnder’ by spilling your Leucine, get those gains via a BCAA and get down the gym!  I would argue that the real question shouldn’t be ‘who killed Lucy’, but rather ‘who spilled leucine’… chances are Lucy probably slipped on some spilled Leucine, so find the Leucine spiller and you’ve got the ‘Lucy killer’! Boom!

That’s saved you wasting an hour of your life watching EastEnders. You can thank me later J


Why is Leucine so important?

Leucine is arguably one of the most important nutrients for gaining muscle, aside from calories, protein (whole protein) and of course vitamins and minerals, there is one amino acid that stands out…Leucine. Leucine is a member of the Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) family, alongside Isoleucine and Valine. Leucine is considered a proteinogenic amino acid meaning its main function is to stimulate muscle protein synthesis…that means MUSCLE GROWTH!


Leucine Turns Beast Mode On!

One of the main ways Leucine tunes you in to train, as well as promoting muscle growth is via an enzyme called mTOR, or mammalian target of rapamycin. mTOR is a kinase, kinases are enzymes that add negatively charged phosphate groups onto our proteins. The significance of mTOR is that it changes the target protein (the protein that is receiving the message from the brain) to action muscle protein synthesis. mTOR literally triggers the proteins to develop lean mass i.e. skeletal muscle tissue, so feeding the body with Leucine facilitates the release of mTOR, mTOR is a catalyst for muscle protein synthesis, and muscle protein synthesis means….GAINS!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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