Please note that this section reports on claims that have not yet been substantiated
through scientific studies.
Valine may help treat malnutrition due to drug addiction.
Amino acids (AAs) are available as individual AAs or in AA combinations. They also
come as part of multi-vitamins, proteins, and food supplements. The forms include
tablets, fluids, and powders.
Note that by eating enough protein in your diet, you get all of the amino acids you
You should take valine supplements with leucine and isoleucine.
There are no conditions that increase how much valine you need.
Side effects, toxicity, and interactions
Using a single amino acid supplement may lead to negative nitrogen balance. This can
decrease how efficient your metabolism is. It can also make your kidneys work harder.
In children, taking single amino acid supplements may also cause growth problems.
You should not take high doses of individual amino acids for long periods of time.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding shouldn’t use valine supplements. You also
shouldn’t use them if you have maple syrup urine disease (MSUD). This is a rare, inherited