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The role and use of Leucine
The role and use
Leucine can be used as nutritional supplements; seasoning flavor enhancer. The preparation of amino acid infusion and comprehensive amino acid preparations, hypoglycemic agents, plant growth promoters.
The role of leucine with isoleucine and valine to repair muscles, blood glucose control, and provide energy to the body tissues. It also increased the production of growth hormone, and help burn visceral fat, the fat is inside the body only through diet and exercise is difficult for them to produce an effective role.
Leucine, isoleucine and valine are branched-chain amino acids, they help to promote muscle recovery after training. In which leucine is the most effective kind of branched-chain amino acids, can effectively prevent muscle loss, because the faster the decomposition into glucose. The increase in glucose can prevent muscle tissue damage, so it is particularly suitable for bodybuilders. Leucine also promotes bone, skin, and the healing of damaged muscle tissue, doctors usually recommend surgery patients to take leucine supplements.
Because it is easily converted to glucose, leucine helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Lacking leucine appears similar to the symptoms of hypoglycemia such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, depression, mental disorder, and irritability.
The best food sources of leucine include brown rice, beans, meat, nuts, soy flour and whole wheat. Because it is an essential amino acid, which means that the body can not produce their own, can only be obtained through diet. People engaged in high-intensity physical activity and low protein diet, you should consider taking the supplement of leucine. Independent supplementary form, but it is better with the intake of isoleucine and valine. Therefore, the choice of mixed supplements more convenient.
However, excess intake of leucine can also cause side effects, and anything high intake of known and pellagra, vitamin A deficiency, and can cause dermatitis, diarrhea, mental disorders and other issues. Diet containing excess leucine will increase the amount of ammonia in the body and damage the liver and renal function. Therefore, unless consultation with a doctor, or liver or renal impaired patients should not use large doses of leucine, which would exacerbate the condition.

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