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Natural L-Valine from Switzerland

The essential amino acid L-valine belongs, due to its structure, together with L-leucine and L-isoleucine to the so-called branched chain amino acids. These are also called BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids). L-valine and the other two BCAAs are popular with athletes because they help build muscle. Also, the BCAA’s are involved in the re-synthesis of all other proteins.


Valine is an essential amino acids that is needed in our body for a number of functions. The name L-valine represents a spatial arrangement in which the amino acid rotates to the left in polarized light. L-valine is the form of this amino acid used in the human body. Chemically, L-valine is related in structure and function to the other essential amino acids L-leucine and L-isoleucine.

Our body is not able to produce valine. However, essential amino acids are indispensable for the body and must therefore be taken in through the diet. Valine is found in many proteins, natural sources include meat, fish, cheese, mushrooms, lentils, sesame seeds, leafy vegetables, soy protein and peanuts. For athletes, L-valine supplements can be useful as a food supplement.

What is L-valine?

L-valine is a branched-chain amino acid found in high concentrations in muscles. The amino acid has a stimulating effect on muscle metabolism, tissue growth and repair, and is needed to maintain nitrogen balance. Because it is a branched-chain amino acid, L-valine can also be used by muscles as a source of energy.

What effect does L-valine have?

In addition to providing energy, L-valine also plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels. In addition, the amino acid supports the central nervous system and stimulates cognitive functions. The general benefits of L-valine include:

  • Regulation of the immune system
    Improvement of muscle health
    Improvement of sleep function
    Suppression of appetite
    Reduction of anxiety and stress

Athletes who rely on endurance especially appreciate the help of valine products like Amino Vida or Amino Eight. The amino acid helps prevent muscle breakdown during strenuous exercise. This is achieved because the amino acid provides extra glucose to the body during exercise.

However, it is important to stick to the recommended dosage and not take too much. Excessive amounts of this amino acid can cause hallucinations and a tingling sensation on the skin. In addition, too much valine can lead to decreased kidney and liver function and high concentrations of toxic ammonia in the body.

In addition, L-valine has the ability to remove toxins from the body. This is especially true of excess nitrogen that needs to be transported out of the tissues. There is evidence that L-valine can also help repair damage to the gallbladder or provide support in alcohol- or drug-induced liver disease. The amino acid is able to repair a severe deficiency of amino acids caused by alcohol or drugs.

Advantageously, L-valine also acts as an appetite suppressant and in calming nervous states. Due to the stress reduction associated with the intake of valine, there may be a reduction in insomnia and improvements in cognitive functions. Finally, the amino acid helps regenerate the immune system.

  • L-valine deficiency

A deficiency of is found in starvation states, elevated insulin levels, neurological disorders or obesity. In this condition, other amino acids cannot be properly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract.

Valine deficiency is usually rare. However, some people are particularly susceptible to low valine levels. These groups include people who exercise a lot or are trying to build muscle mass, as they have a higher need for this amino acid. People on a low-protein diet may also have low valine levels.

Possible side effects of L-valine

Taking L-valine is considered safe in healthy adults. The amino acid should not be taken as a dietary supplement in cases of possible liver or kidney disease. Overdose is not recommended. Newborns, children or pregnant women may also be sensitive to L-valine. Before taking L-valine, the family doctor should be consulted for safety.

L-valine as a dietary supplement

In many sports and especially in bodybuilding, L-valine helps build muscle mass and repair damaged tissue. The amino acid is important for muscle growth and maintaining muscle strength. L-valine also ensures proper nitrogen levels in the body and can be used by cells as an energy supplier.

L-valine should always be taken together with L-isoleucine and L-leucine, the other two branched-chain amino acids. In sports that require excessive muscle use, L-valine should be mandatory. This increases energy levels and improves endurance.

To achieve the optimal results with L-valine, you should follow the manufacturer’s dosage recommendations. No prescription is required to obtain this amino acid.

More information

L-valine is a very important amino acid. As an essential amino acid, L-Valine has a special impact on building muscle mass, as in the Amino Vida and Amino Eight products. This has made valine a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders. Most people get enough of this amino acid in their diet and do not need to take supplements.
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