Valine is an essential amino acid, which is considered important to promote normal body growth, and works together for this purpose with isoleucine and leucine. As a group, these three amino acids also help the repair of tissue, regulate blood sugar and provide the body with energy.
Valine is used to assist in Protein metabolism and, in combination with Leucine and Isoleucine, may be helpful in building and preventing breakdown of muscle and in repairing tissue damage from Liver and Gallbladder disease. Valine has also been described as helpful in mental and emotional upsets, insomnia, and nervousness.
Valine may also assist in transporting nitrogen to other tissues and removing toxic excess nitrogen from the liver.