Valine is an essential amino acid and is not synthesized by the body and must be obtained through diet to meet the body's needs. Valine along with Isoluecine and Leucine are branched-chain amino acid.
What is Valine good for?
Valine promotes tissue growth and repair, regulates blood sugar and provides the body with energy. Valine helps to stimulate the central nervous system, and is needed for proper mental functioning. Valine also helps to prevent muscle breakdown by supplying muscles with extra glucose for energy production during intense exercise. Valine may be helpful in treating gallbladder and liver disorders. Valine may also be helpfulin treating and reversing the effects that alcohol and drug abuse have on the liver, gallbladder and brain.
Valine can be found in the following foods meat, mushrooms,green leafy vegetables, dairy products, peanuts, soy, rice, beans, cottage cheese, poultry, lentils and sesame seeds.