Benefits of L-Glutamine

L-glutamine is the most prevalent amino acid in the bloodstream.  It is used in the gut and immune system extensively to maintain optimal performance.  60% of free-form amino acids floating in skeletal muscles is L-glutamine.  When supplemented, it may help you reduce the amount of muscle deterioration that occurs because other tissues that need glutamine will not rob the glutamine stored in the muscle cells.

L-Glutamine plays a vital role in variety of functions:

  • Protein Synthases
  • Regulation of acid-based balance in the kidney by producing ammonium
  • Cellular energy
  • Nitrogen donation for many anabolic processes
  • Carbon donation for refilling the citric acid cycle
  • Nontoxic transporter of ammonia in the blood

Help Prevent Catabolization

L-Glutamine has been linked to protein synthesis. It prevents your muscle from being catabolized (eaten up) in order to provide L-Glutamine for other cells in the body.

  • Stay Hydrated : L-Glutamine helps maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding up wound healing and recovery.
  • Stay Charged: L-Glutamine helps replenish declining glutamine levels during intense episodes of immune disorders or diseases.
  • Increase Growth Hormones: L-Glutamine has show to spike hormone levels.  Research has shown 2 grams of L-Glutamine increased growth by over 400%

Usage Examples of L-Glutamine

In catabolic states of injury and illness, L-glutamine becomes conditionally-essential (requiring intake from food or supplements). L-Glutamine has been studied extensively over the past 10 -15 years and has been shown to be useful in treatment of serious illnesses, injury, trauma, burns, and treatment-related side-effects of cancer as well as in wound healing for postoperative patients.

L-Glutamine is also marketed as a supplement used for muscle growth in weightlifting, bodybuilding, endurance, and other sports. Evidence indicates that L-glutamine when orally loaded may increase plasma HGH levels by stimulating the anterior pituitary gland. In biological research, L-glutamine is commonly added to the media in cell culture.