Isoleucine is need for the production of hemoglobin and regulates the blood sugar levels in the body. It is a branched chain amino acid that is responsible for muscle recovery after excersize. Along with leucine and valine, Isoleucine is important in human metabolism as an energy-yielding source.
Isoleucine is a branched chain amino acid readily taken up and used for energy by muscle tissue. It is used to prevent muscle wasting in debilitated individuals. Isoleucine is essential in the formation of hemoglobin.
Molecular Weight - 131.17
Occurence - 5.45
Isoleucine Food Sources
Eggs, chicken, pork, mutton, pulses, soya beans, cottage cheese, milk, piyal seeds, cashew nuts, and cereal grains are high in Isoleucine.
Isoleucine Deficiency Symptoms
Isoleucine has been found to be deficient in people suffering from many different mental and physical disorders. A deficiency of isoleucine can lead to symptoms similar to those of hypoglycemia.