BCAA (specifically Leucine) and its effects on ketosis?

abidur03

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is to much bcaa bad, specifically leucine during your workout? does it really kick you out of ketosis? and is 2 scoops of protein post workout to maintain ketosis?..
 
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I personally take 3G of leucine pre workout and 10g of amino iv intra.

2 scoops of whey post workout.

To get out of keto you really need more calories to do so. Your good to go. I believe 5g of leucine is about 25 calories.

I train fasted as well
 
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sounds like what i do. i take modern bcaa its 8:1:1 ratio. might switch to a 2:1:1.
 
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If it's the insulin spike you're worried about, BCAAs produce a different kind of spike than carbs. Monophasic vs biphasic I believe.
 
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whats the difference? and does it effect ketosis?..
 
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whats the difference? and does it effect ketosis?..
Haven't looked into it much. Some quick searching turned up:
"The insulin response of perifused islets of rats, perfused rat pancreas, or that of a human, to a square-wave glucose stimulus is biphasic, a transient first-phase response of 4- to 10-min duration followed by a gradual rise in secretion rates (second-phase response)."

So it's kinda what I assumed I think. Monophasic=1 phase, which is a short spike that only last a few minutes max. Biphasic means this short spike + a slower, longer lasting rise in insulin.

In any case I think that first response isn't too large or cause for concern. You wouldn't go hypo from 20g of BCAA. So I think for all intents and purposes BCAA can be considered to have no significant effect on insulin secretion.

I'm not going to even comment on the ketosis part. I've probably butchered enough science up to here.
 

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