Monday, June 4, 2012

Chia, Endurance and Leucine

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (94:809-18) reported that increasing the leucine concentration (an essential amino acid) in an amino acid supplement during endurance events, elicited a greater muscle protein synthesis response during recovery.

We already knew that the protein in chia is high quality, with a rating over 100.

Given that chia is quite high in leucine, this may be another reason that consumption of chia, which has been classified as a food by the FDA, during endurance events may be beneficial to athletes.

 Have you had your chia today?®

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