L-leucine (abbreviated as Leu or L) is a branched-chain α-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH(CH3)2. L-leucine is classified as a hydrophobic amino acid due to its aliphatic isobutyl side chain. It is encoded by six codons (UUA, UUG, CUU, CUC, CUA, and CUG) and is a major component of the subunits in ferritin, astacin and other 'buffer' proteins. Leucine is an essential amino acid, meaning that the human body cannot synthesize it, and it therefore must be ingested.
Functions and applications
1. As a food additive, L-Leucine has E number E641 and is classified as a flavor enhancer.
2. It is effective for maintaining blood sugar levels and also increases growth hormone production. L-Leucine combines with isoleucine and valine to protect and provide fuel to the muscles, and also helps to increase your endurance level and boost energy.
3. It helps preserve muscle tissue, so that it doesn't break down as quickly during the aging process. L-Leucine can also speed the recovery process for muscle damage and skin injuries.
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