All About Amino Acids

Valine
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Why valine is good for you

Valine is an essential amino acid and is required for muscle metabolism, repair and growth of tissue and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body. Valine also assists to regulate blood sugar and energy levels.

 

Important valine facts

 

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Groups at risk of valine deficiency

Deficiency is rare, but can occur in the following individuals:

People in these groups at risk of valine deficiency should talk to a medical professional about valine supplementation BEFORE taking it.

 

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Symptoms of valine deficiency

A deficiency of valine may affect the myelin covering of the nerves.

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is caused by the inability to metabolise leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The disease is named because people with this disease have urine that smells like maple syrup.

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Valine and health

Talk to a medical professional about valine supplements BEFORE taking them

 

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Valine in food

FOOD AMOUNT
Valine
(mg)
Tuna, canned in oil
1 can (171g)
2567
Snapper, cooked
1 fillet (170g)
2303
Gruyere cheese
100g
2243
Halibut, cooked
1/2 fillet (159g)
2186
Romano cheese
100g
2183
Chicken breast meat, roasted
1 cup (140g)
2155
Swiss cheese
100g
2139
Goat cheese, hard
100g
2100
King mackerel, cooked
1/2 fillet (154g)
2064
Lean veal leg
100g
2029
Soybeans, dry roasted
100g
1976
Lean veal sirloin, cooked
100g
1877
Lean shoulder lamb, cooked
100g
1842
Edam cheese
100g
1810
Lean round beef, cooked
100g
1792
Lean veal shank, cooked
100g
1778
Lean pork loin chops, cooked
100g
1689
Turkey leg meat, roasted
1 cup
1550

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Valine recommended daily intake (RDI)

RDA 92mg/kg body weight (infants)
25mg/kg body weight (children)
14mg/kg body weight (adults)
 
TOLERABLE UPPER LIMIT 500-1000mg
 
TOXIC LEVELS No information available

 

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Valine works best with

 

Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for valine

Very high levels of valine can cause symptoms such as:

CAUTIONS

People with kidney or liver disease should be careful in consuming high intakes of amino acids without consulting their doctor.

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references

 

Last reviewed: 11 January 2007 || Last updated: 27 September 2007

 

NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of amino acid supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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