Amino acids

Valine



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Valine

Supplement Watch - Valine

Valine 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.

Valine has a stimulant effect

What is Valine needed for?

Maintenance of muscle tissue

Helps prevent muscle protein breakdown during exercise

Where can you get Valine?

Meat, poultry, fish, dairy foods, peanuts, mushrooms and leafy greens

External links

Wikipedia-Valine MedlinePlus-Amino acids