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Is isoleucine vegan?

Isoleucine is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is isoleucine?

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid that is crucial for muscle metabolism, wound healing, and immune system function. This branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) plays a key role in the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels and energy production. Isoleucine is found in high-protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products, as well as in some plant-based sources like soybeans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds. Supplementing with isoleucine may benefit athletes looking to enhance muscle recovery and improve exercise performance.

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