Effectiveness Rating for Leucine's Ability to Reduce Muscle Soreness

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well leucine is able to reduce muscle soreness. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Leucine to reduce muscle soreness. Using Leucine to reduce muscle soreness will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Leucine's Ability to Reduce Muscle Soreness

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 2 studies in the database on leucine; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Leucine Dose to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
3g once daily 3g
16950mg 4x per day 67800mg

These dosages are based on body weight. The default value is 150 pounds. Enter your weight and click update to get appropriate dosages for your own body weight.


Title of Study
The Effects of Adding Leucine to Pre and Postexercise Carbohydrate Beverages on Acute Muscle Recovery From Resistance Training
Effect of leucine supplementation on indices of muscle damage following drop jumps and resistance exercise