- Normalizing growth hormone
- Promoting glucose uptake after workouts
- Enhancing the hydration state of a muscle
- Reducing acid buildup with exercise
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the human body, making up about 60% of the skeletal muscle amino acid pool. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that normally our bodies dont need it from our diet. Exogeneous glutamine (in other words, glutamine we supplement or consume in food) is essential only under certain conditions, which include stress, trauma, muscular dystrophy, and illness, which can decrease glutamine levels by up to 50% (in severe cases). Because glutamine is a precursor for the structural unit of DNA and RNA, rapidly dividing cells are most likely to suffer from a shortage. When we arent experiencing stress, trauma, muscular dystrophy or illness, our body produces enough glutamine on its own to supply our needs. The major part of endogenously produced (in other words, stuff our body makes) glutamine comes from skeletal muscle. Vitamin B3 and B6 are necessary for the production of glutamine from glutamic acid.
- L-Glutamine5 g