Amino acid L-Valine chemical structure

L-Valine Protect Skeletal Muscles

  • Aid neurotransmitter synthesis
  • Protect central nervous system
  • Fight fatigue
  • Neurological activity
  • Transport nitrogen

Essential amino acid (human body can not produce) Organic amino acid

L-Valine is one of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). This particular amino acid is popularly known to help burn fat, and build muscle. Many weightlifters and exercise professionals take L-Valine supplements before working out, but research backing L-Valine supplementation’s impact on burning fat and building muscle is still inconclusive.

However, L-Valine does serve as a nitrogen transporter and donator that has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier. This amino acid regulates as well as aids glutamate neurotransmitter synthesis in particular.

Studies show that L-Valine is a great anti-fibrotic agent. And the human body can not produce L-Valine, deeming it an essential amino acid. One of the amino acids found in elastin protein, important to the elasticity of your skin. Also the BCAA amino acids have been found to aid the synthesis of other amino acids. Athletes take BCAA's to protect lean body muscle mass and skeletal muscle during exercise.

L-Valine is identified as a active precursor to antibiotics. Also identified as an important aspect of maintaining healthy organ systems, and regulating growth. Leading to energy supply detoxification and supporting stable physiological functions. Show moreHide Text...

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