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L-Leucine

INFORMATION

Uses

L-Leucine is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Leucine helps with the regulation of blood-sugar levels, the growth and repair of muscle tissue (such as bones, skin and muscles), growth hormone production, wound healing as well as energy regulation. It can assist to prevent the breakdown of muscle proteins that sometimes occur after trauma or severe stress. It may also be beneficial for individuals with phenylketonuria - a condition in which the body cannot metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.

Common side effects

Pellagra, Dermatitis, Diarrhoea

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)