Leucine Supplement

For years, leucine has become well-known around the world as a viable dietary supplement. But now, researchers have determined that a leucine supplement may help to ward off the onset of diabetes.

It seems that leucine, an amino acid which is found in protein, may not only be able to help hold off the development of diabetes, but it could also help individuals who consume large amounts of high-fat foods and are experiencing metabolism problems.

So far, the studies have only focused on laboratory mice, but the results have been so promising that trials which focus on humans will begin soon.

As it pertains to holding off the effects of diabetes, it seems that leucine holds several advantages. For one, subjects are able to process glucose more efficiently. Second, when improved glucose sensitivity testing is conducted on subjects, it shows that this has also been increased as a result of the leucine supplement.

Leucine naturally appears in lean meats such as beef, pork, chicken and fish as well as other foods including milk, soybeans, eggs, nuts and seeds, and asparagus.

The conclusion of the studies shows that adding leucine to the diet can reduce elevated blood sugar levels, while eliminating some of the fat which is being stored in the liver. Having a fatty liver is a common occurrence with individuals who consume a high-fat diet.

Fatty liver is also commonly found with insulin resistance, both of which are associated directly to a common condition called metabolic syndrome. This condition is a pre-requisite to diabetes.

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