Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Study: New weight loss aid?

On February 18th, it was reported that isoleucine, an amino acid, could have a lot to do with weight loss.

In our "Your Body May Not Let You Lose Weight" blog post, we listed four mechanisms by which an advanced protein peptide technology can help you eliminate unwanted fat from your body.

The very first mechanism is:
Protein synthesis - provides three branched amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) essential for your body to make protein

This study has EVERYTHING to do with isoleucine and fat metabolism. Scientists took mice and fed them a diet that consisted of 45% fat for six weeks. Mice were separated and placed into groups after the second week. One group was administered isoleucine in their drinking water while the other was administered a placebo in the water.

Results: reduced fat deposits and increased fat metabolism (among other results).

"Researchers suggest that isoleucine could effective in treating obesity."

Article [Medline Plus]: ¿Una nueva ayuda para perder peso?


  1. Interesting summary...thanks for sharing!

    I have been considering adding a BCAA supplement to my nutrition plan, especially on fasting days. Isoleucine is always one of the amino acids included.

    Any thoughts!

    Best regards,


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