There may be benefits that have not
yet been proven through research.
Isoleucine is an essential amino
acid. It may help how hemoglobin is made. This is the oxygen-carrying pigment inside of
red blood cells. It may help control blood sugar. It may also boost energy and
endurance. It’s also said to help speed healing of injured muscles. Isoleucine may also
help muscle development and lean body mass.
Amino acids (AAs) can be taken as
single AAs or in AA combinations. They also come as part of multi-vitamins, proteins,
and food supplements. The forms include tablets, fluids, and powders.
If you eat enough protein in your
diet, you get all of the amino acids you need.
There are no conditions that increase how much isoleucine you need.
Using a single amino acid
supplement may lead to negative nitrogen balance. This can lessen how well your
metabolism works. It can also make your kidneys work harder. In children, taking single
amino acid supplements may also cause growth problems.
You should not take high doses of
single amino acids for long periods of time.
These people shouldn’t take
People who are taking leucine and valine
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
People with maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) or cystinuria
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