Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning under certain conditions, such as injury or extreme exercise fatigue, your body may require more Glutamine than it can produce. Glutamine functions as a major nitrogen transporter which is critical to maintaining a healthy nitrogen balance in the body which in turn can support an anabolic muscle state.
Low glutamine levels are especially harmful when dieting or training hard, and it may result in significant muscle breakdown and increased recovery time and soreness.
HEALTHY NITROGEN BALANCE
As one of the most-used and studied anti-catabolic agents on the market (15+ years of research and clinical studies), glutamine is thought to prevent muscle breakdown by assisting BCAAs in fueling muscle contractions and repair.*
In addition to reducing catabolism during workouts, Glutamine is directly involved in DNA synthesis and general healing and growth throughout the body. In fact, Glutamine is often used by the medical community as an effective supplement to help heal wounds and illnesses – including cuts, trauma, burns, and the treatment-related side effects of cancer and AIDS. Select studies have even shown that Glutamine may result in positive boosts to growth hormone levels – further enhancing growth and reducing the catabolism of muscle tissue.*
INTESTINAL & IMMUNE HEALTH
Glutamine is essential to gut & immune health. The cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract use glutamine to create the energy they need to function, to protect the body from foreign invaders, and to modulate the size of the pores of the intestines thereby allowing food into the bloodstream. Recent studies have shown the critical role of GI health in overall immune function
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