Is Isoleucine a Weight Loss Breakthrough Or Useless Supplement?
Very soon, supplement makers and weight loss marketers will be touting isoleucine as an incredible no diet, no exercise weight loss miracle. Why do I predict marketing hype over isoleucine- and then disappointment? It seems ONE Japanese study had this to say: “An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss.” It goes on to say: “Researchers fed mice a high-fat diet (45% of calories from fat) for six weeks. After the first two weeks, the mice were divided into two groups. One group received isoleucine in their drinking water while the control group received an inert substance. This continued for the remainder of the study. Even though their dietary, fluid and caloric intake was the same, the mice who received the isoleucine gained less weight than those in the control group from day 17 to the end of the 28-day treatment period. The mice in the isoleucine group also had lower serum insulin concentrations, but there were no differences in levels of glucose, trigl