L-Leucine, or leucine, is known as one of the three branch-chain amino acids. Leucine works with valine and isoleucine to protect and fuel the muscles. It also works to increase endurance and enhance energy. Leucine is an important amino acid for the production of hemoglobin. It maintains blood sugar levels and increases growth hormone production. Leucine is found in both animal and vegetable products.
There have bee no reported interactions between Leucine and other drugs/supplements.
People with depression, liver or kidney disease should avoid taking large amounts of leucine due to the changes of blood levels. Everyone should consult their health care professional before using any drug or supplement.
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