Amino acids

Isoleucine



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Isoleucine

Supplement Watch - Isoleucine

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid.

Essential amino acids cannot be created by the body from other other compounds. This is why these amino acids must be taken from food.

One of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA): leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

Branched-chain amino acids are needed for the maintenance of muscle tissue. They appear to preserve muscle stores of glycogen and help prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise.

What is Isoleucine needed for?

Hemoglobin formation

Stabilizes and regulates blood sugar

Maintenance of muscle tissue

Energy levels

Helps prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise

Where can you get Isoleucine?

External links

Wikipedia-Isoleucine MedlinePlus-Amino acids