L-Glutamine Powder x 200g
- Vegetarian product
L-Glutamine, a carbon and nitrogen donor is the most abundant amino acid in the body, and the most important component of muscle protein. It is the preferred fuel for intestinal tissues, promoting repair and intestinal healing.
Glutamine is vital in protein synthesis, as it prevents muscles from being catabolised, and aids in the maintenance of both cell volume and hydration. The main storage site of glutamine is the musculature, where approximately 60% of unbound amino acids are glutamine.
WHY SUPPLEMENT WITH L-GLUTAMINE POWDER?
Glutamine may contribute to a healthy immune system by stimulation of human growth hormone levels.
Additionally, it may aid in accelerating wound healing, as well as in the healing of burns.
Although glutamine is naturally produced in the body, both stress and elevated levels of cortisol can lower the body’s stores of glutamine. During times of physical stress, glutamine production may be insufficient for healing, during which supplemental glutamine may be of benefit.
The amount of glutamine in reserve for release as needed is directly related to muscle mass: the greater the muscle mass the more glutamine available for metabolic processes. Subsequently, one of the benefits of muscle-building exercise for good health is the increased availability of glutamine during times of stress.
Under conditions of metabolic stress, including injuries, illness, or severe emotional distress, the level of glutamine in the body declines markedly. This decline is thought to adversely influence resistance to infectious diseases. Additionally, in certain muscle wasting diseases, glutamine levels may be insufficient to meet daily needs and thus contribute to the overall disease pathology. In addition to contributing to needs during times of stress, high doses of L-Glutamine may also contribute to increase the in vivo production of growth hormone, thus contributing to increasing muscle mass. Glutamine also functions as a nitrogen shuttle, allowing circulating glutamine to bring metabolic fuel to various organs.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1 teaspoon (approx. 4.7 grams) in water one to three times daily before meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Directions for use
As a food supplement, 1 teaspoon daily with a meal.
* RDA not established
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.