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Source Naturals, L-Leucine, 500 mg, 240 Capsules

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  • UPC Code: 021078020547
  • Package Quantity: 240 Capsules
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.1 x 5.6 in, 0.45 lbs (0.2 kg)
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Product Overview

Description
  • Amino Acid Supplement
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  • Energy Support

L-Leucine is an essential amino acid, specifically classified as a "branched-chain amino acid" (BCAA). BCAAs, especially leucine, stimulate muscle protein synthesis and may be the major fuel involved in anabolic reactions. This makes them especially important for body builders and other athletes in sports that demand explosive strength.

Suggested Use

2 to 3 capsules daily between meals.

Other Ingredients

Gelatin (capsule), silica, and magnesium stearate.

Hypoallergenic: contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.

Warnings

Note: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.

Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings per Container: 80
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 5  
L-Leucine 1.5 g
†Daily Value not established.

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Extraordinary weight loss with severe side effects
In 2 weeks on Leucine I experienced rapid weight loss while eating non-diet foods, as much as I wanted, and walking and going up and down the stairs normally as only exercise. I had tremendous energy the first week, and felt my muscles becoming firm, this after having been put on steroids 3 years ago for 5 months, and that weight is near impossible to lose (almost none of my usual supplements helped). Well, on Leucine, I dropped 2 sizes in 2 weeks! This has been the easiest, most effortless and most rapid weight loss of my entire life. However right away I experienced some tremendous side effects: the first one was a shrill high-pitched noise inside my ears that simply would not stop. (I quit Leucine 2 days ago and just now realized the permanent maddening noise is gone.) That was on 1 pill per day (500mg). After about 1 week I decided I wanted more weight loss: I took 2 caps per day (1000mg). In addition to the ringing in my ears, I also experienced unbearable fatigue and hypersomnia: I found myself sleeping 2 shifts per 24 hrs, 8 and 9 hrs respectively. It was impossible for me to stay conscious. Also dealt with extreme anger (flying off he handle). Everyone is different, I will add that I'm female and not a body-builder, with pre-existing health problems. Perhaps lifting weights would metabolize the leucine faster and less the side effects? Also the first week I was eating a lot of protein (meat & eggs) and my understanding is the protein supplies the other BCAAs (isoleucine and valine) needed to balance out the leucine, so maybe the reason why I had less side effects during week 1. I did read that leucine inhibits tryptophan, which regulates serotonin in the brain but I could not find anything online about these side effects, except for the anger. I don't know if the side effects would have been less at 2 caps per day if I'd eaten protein daily, since I was unable to go grocery shopping due my state of inertia, I found myself without meat or eggs. I deduct only 1 star for the side effects but if I had to do it again, you bet! Losing the weight I put in 8 months in only 2 weeks was well worth it. I will have another go at leucine in a few weeks and will make sure to only take 1 cap per day and have plenty of meat during the time I'm on it. Hope this helps someone out there.
Sep 07, 2011
 

Extraordinary weight loss with severe side effects

Posted by PurplePegasus on Sep 07, 2011

In 2 weeks on Leucine I experienced rapid weight loss while eating non-diet foods, as much as I wanted, and walking and going up and down the stairs normally as only exercise. I had tremendous energy the first week, and felt my muscles becoming firm, this after having been put on steroids 3 years ago for 5 months, and that weight is near impossible to lose (almost none of my usual supplements helped). Well, on Leucine, I dropped 2 sizes in 2 weeks! This has been the easiest, most effortless and most rapid weight loss of my entire life. However right away I experienced some tremendous side effects: the first one was a shrill high-pitched noise inside my ears that simply would not stop. (I quit Leucine 2 days ago and just now realized the permanent maddening noise is gone.) That was on 1 pill per day (500mg). After about 1 week I decided I wanted more weight loss: I took 2 caps per day (1000mg). In addition to the ringing in my ears, I also experienced unbearable fatigue and hypersomnia: I found myself sleeping 2 shifts per 24 hrs, 8 and 9 hrs respectively. It was impossible for me to stay conscious. Also dealt with extreme anger (flying off he handle). Everyone is different, I will add that I'm female and not a body-builder, with pre-existing health problems. Perhaps lifting weights would metabolize the leucine faster and less the side effects? Also the first week I was eating a lot of protein (meat & eggs) and my understanding is the protein supplies the other BCAAs (isoleucine and valine) needed to balance out the leucine, so maybe the reason why I had less side effects during week 1. I did read that leucine inhibits tryptophan, which regulates serotonin in the brain but I could not find anything online about these side effects, except for the anger. I don't know if the side effects would have been less at 2 caps per day if I'd eaten protein daily, since I was unable to go grocery shopping due my state of inertia, I found myself without meat or eggs. I deduct only 1 star for the side effects but if I had to do it again, you bet! Losing the weight I put in 8 months in only 2 weeks was well worth it. I will have another go at leucine in a few weeks and will make sure to only take 1 cap per day and have plenty of meat during the time I'm on it. Hope this helps someone out there.

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19 people found the following review helpful

Exelent product

Posted by RomStayn on Feb 16, 2013

great fights catabolism and increases muscle mass

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1 person found the following review helpful

L- Leucine

Posted by Reviewer1488008 on Mar 30, 2013

Add vitamin B1 then it becomes Iso-Leucine

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1 person found the following review helpful

Leucine in high doses is dangerous

Posted by Reviewer2530419 on Aug 03, 2011

Leucine at the recommended dose is OK. However, eager for results, I took way too much, 10 grams, and caused my blood sugar levels to drop. Too low a blood sugar level can cause the brain to experience manic anxiety upon awakening in the morning especially.

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3 people found the following review helpful

Very Good

Posted by Reviewer1253251 on Feb 15, 2012

It helps me to keep my weight and lean mass.

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