Valine (symbol Val or V) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It contains an α-amino group (which is in the protonated −NH3+ form under biological conditions), an α-carboxylic acid group (which is in the deprotonated −COO− form under biological conditions), and a side chain isopropyl group, making it a non-polar aliphatic amino acid. It is essential in humans, meaning the body cannot synthesize it: it must be obtained from the diet. Human dietary sources are foods that contain protein, such as meats, dairy products, soy products, beans and legumes.
Functions and Applications
1. L Valine can provide additional energy to the muscles to produce glucose, to prevent muscle weakness
2. L Valine can help remove excess nitrogen from the liver, and help nitrogen transport to all parts of the body needs.
3. L Valine cab be used as a nutritional supplement, may be co-formulated with other essential amino acid infusion, comprehensive amino acid preparations.