Glutamine is an amino acid, a fundamental building block of proteins, that plays an essential role in multiple functions within our body. While it is the most abundant amino acid in our muscles, its significance goes well beyond muscle health.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Helps to support and repair the gut
Improves training recovery
Supports our mucosal lining
Glutamine plays an intricate role in cellular metabolism. It's vital for repairing tissue and preventing muscle breakdown in the muscles, making it a staple for athletes and bodybuilders. In the gut, it acts as the primary fuel source for the intestinal lining cells. This ensures a robust gut lining, crucial for nutrient absorption and keeping harmful bacteria and toxins out of the bloodstream.
Moreover, during physical or mental stress, the body's requirement for glutamine can exceed its ability to produce it. Herein lies the importance of supplementation. Glutamine also aids in the production of glutathione, a potent antioxidant essential for immune health.
It's fascinating to note that the brain uses glutamine as a precursor to neurotransmitters, making it imperative for cognitive functions and maintaining mental equilibrium.
How will I know its working?
After consistent use, individuals may notice quicker recovery after workouts, fewer digestive issues, improved cognitive clarity, and a stronger immune response, especially during periods of stress or illness.
When to take it?
Take 1 tablet daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Per Serving% Daily
Glutamine (from L-Glutamine)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate
Did you know?
While many associate glutamine mainly with muscle health, the intestines use over 50% of glutamine consumed, showcasing its importance in digestive health.
During trauma, surgery, or significant stress, the body's glutamine reserves can deplete rapidly, sometimes by up to 50%.
In clinical settings, glutamine has been administered to critically ill patients to boost their immune function, indicating its significant role in overall immune health.
Publications you might find interesting
Want to go a bit deeper?
The latest research
1. Cruzat, V., Rogero, M. M., & Tirapegui, J. (2019). Effects of supplementation with free glutamine and the dipeptide alanyl-glutamine on parameters of muscle damage and inflammation in rats submitted to prolonged exercise. Cell biochemistry and function, 28(1), 24-30.
2. Kim, M. H., & Kim, H. (2017). The Roles of Glutamine in the Intestine and Its Implication in Intestinal Diseases. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(5), 1051.
3. Rao, R., & Samak, G. (2012). Role of Glutamine in Protection of Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junctions. Journal of Epithelial Biology & Pharmacology, 5(Suppl 1-M7), 47-54.
4. Lai, Y. N., Yeh, S. L., Lin, M. T., & Shang, H. F. (2004). Glutamine supplementation enhances mucosal immunity in rats with Gut-Derived sepsis. Nutrition, 20(3), 286-291.
5. Cruzat, V. F., Krause, M., & Newsholme, P. (2014). Amino acid supplementation and impact on immune function in the context of exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 11(1), 61.
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