L-Valine is an essential amino acid, specifically classified as a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA). BCAA's, which include valine as well as leucine and isoleucine, stimulate protein synthesis directly in muscle tissue. Valine works in the body as a fuel involved muscle-tissue building reactions, and stimulates muscle protein synthesis. Valine helps optimize the body's metabolism, providing energy and assistance with the repair and growth of damaged tissues. It has a stimulating effect and is needed for muscle metabolism, repair and growth of tissue and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body.
Valine, helps stimulate the central nervous system and is needed for proper mental functioning. Valine may also improves liver function by assisting with removal of potentially toxic excess nitrogen from the liver and aids in nitrogen transport to other tissues in the body as needed. Increased valine intake may improve liver function for Individuals with various types of liver disease and liver damage from alcohol or drug abuse.
L-Valine is an essential amino acid that cannot be made in the body and must be acquired through food or dietary supplements.