What is valine?
Valine abbreviation (symbol): Val
Valine Functions in the Human Body
- A stimulant — it maintains mental vigor, muscle coordination, and emotional calm 
- A glucogenic amino acid — it can be converted into glucose 
Valine Rich Foods
- ANIMAL FOODS: meat, fish, cheese 
- PLANT FOODS: wheat germ, legumes, seeds, peanuts, baker’s yeast, spirulina 
Foods low in valine: cereals (except wheat germ), fruits, vegetables .
Nonprescription (over-the-counter) oral L-valine supplements are available.
Valine Health Benefits and Side Effects
Valine benefits and side effects are described under branched-chain amino acids.