More About L-Valine
• L-Valine is a branched-chain amino acid. It is named after the plant valerian.
• In sickle-cell disease, L-valine substitutes for the hydrophilic amino acid glutamic acid in hemoglobin.
• The branched chain amino acid enhances energy, increases endurance and aids in muscle tissue recovery and repair.
• As a branched chain amino acid, L-Valine is important for optimal growth in infants and children and nitrogen balance in adults.
• The body cannot manufacture L-Valine, so it must be acquired via diet or supplementation, commonly used in used in sports nutrition and health foods.