Confussion regarding leucine

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Confusion regarding leucine
*When it is said that a given amount of leucine is needed to maximize protein synthesis does that mean each protein dosage should have that much protein at minimum (else protein synthesis is not triggered) or that much at maximum (no additional benefit to additional protein then, better to split apart into multiple doses)?
*Also is the magic leucine amount 2.2g or 3g or does it vary by body weight/ect (and if so how does one calculate it)?
 
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Confusion regarding leucine
*When it is said that a given amount of leucine is needed to maximize protein synthesis does that mean each protein dosage should have that much protein at minimum (else protein synthesis is not triggered) or that much at maximum (no additional benefit to additional protein then, better to split apart into multiple doses)?
*Also is the magic leucine amount 2.2g or 3g or does it vary by body weight/ect (and if so how does one calculate it)?
For your first question it kind of depends on the recommendation. Generally (if I am understanding correctly) then usually people give recommendations to hit the minimum. That doesn't mean more won't increase it more, jus that there may not be more inherent benefit to that increase. The response scales up and down.

I don't remember the amounts specifically, but yes it is influenced by various factors. I really wouldn't worry about calculating it, just know in general as you increase in weight you will eat more protein anyways. .4g/kg of protein per meal should be plenty for most to hit this.
 
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