Leucine

Essential amino acid. One of three branched chain amino acids. Works together with Isoleucine and Valine to protect muscle, promote healing of bone, skin and muscle tissue. Wonderful post-surgery supplement. Lowers elevated blood sugar levels.

 

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Glossary

Amino Acid

An organic acid containing nitrogen chemical building blocks that aid in the production of protein in the body. Eight of the twenty-two known amino acids are considered "essential," and must be obtained from dietary sources because the body can not synthesize them.

Isoleucine

Essential amino acid. Isoleucine is essential for proper growth in infants and for nitrogen balance in adults.

Valine

An essential amino acid needed for optimal growth in infants and for nitrogen equilibrium in adults.

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