What is Glutamine?
It’s an amino acid (building blocks of protein) and used to maintain muscle tissue. The body uses it in large amounts (it’s the most abundant Amino acid in the bloodstream).
It’s used for people after weight loss, burning fat or building muscle. It also helps brain function, digestive health (helps in preventing a leaky gut) and athletic performance.
Glutamine has anti-catabolism properties- preventing the breakdown of your muscles.
Foods that contain Glutamine
There are many foods that contain glutamine, see the list below for some of the foods:
- Bone broth
- Cottage cheese
- Wild caught fish
It’s best to consume 2-5g of Glutamine twice a day and high performance athletes can consume up to 10g per day.
Best taken with a small meal immediately before or immediately after exercise, to support metabolism, muscle building and repair and weight.
Benefits of L- Glutamine
- Reduced DOMS (Delayed onset of muscle soreness)
- Better immunity
- More muscle gain, when combined with protein
- Improves digestive health
- Quicker recovery period- protects against oxidative stress
Is Glutamine safe?
Taken in recommend doses, Glutamine is found to be safe. Taken in excess, it can cause upset stomach.