All publications of “Carina de Sousa Santos”

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Isolated branched-chain amino acid intake and muscle protein synthesis in humans: a biochemical review

Carina de Sousa Santos ORCID logo , Fabrício Expedito Lopes Nascimento ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019RB4898

ABSTRACT Alongside a proper diet, ergogenic aids with potential direct and/or indirect physical performance enhancing effects are sought after for improved adaptation to physical training. Nutritional ergogenics include diet composition changes and/or dietary supplementation. Branched-chain amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine are widely popular among products with ergogenic claims. Their major marketing appeal derives from allegations that branched-chain amino acids intake combined with resistance physical exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis. Evidence supporting the efficacy of branched-chain amino acids alone for […]