Alpha Ketoisocaproate

What is Alpha Ketoisocaproate?

Alpha ketoisocaproate is (KIC) is a keto acid of the amino acid leucine. Branched-chain keto acids are very similar to branched-chain amino acids, the only difference being the presence of a keto group instead of an amino group. KIC is anti-catabolic, which means it contributes to muscle growth by helping to move the body from a catabolic (muscle wasting) to anabolic (muscle building) state. [1]