Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids, or “building blocks” of protein. It is a vital molecule that our body stores in the bloodstream and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed.
L-Glutamine, the natural form of glutamine, is needed for a wide range of repair and maintenance functions, such as wound healing, muscle and bone growth, digestive health and gut wall integrity.
This is a pure amino acid powder, used by people with various forms of digestive and intestinal problems (such as leaky gut syndrome and food intolerance reactions), a strained immune system and by athletes following gruelling training routines (it breaks down uric acid from proteins).
People who regularly work out at an intense level are at risk of overtaxing their bodies, as well as losing lean tissue along with fat. As such, and due to its reputation as a protein sparing agent, L-Glutamine has also attracted the attention of fitness buffs and athletes, who want to lose fat but maintain muscle.
It can also be used by people for recuperation purposes, for example following surgery, or any time the body is placed under unusual strain. In fact, glutamine is often given to patients with burn injuries to promote healing and to help strengthen immune function.
Paradoxically, this supplement is ideal for both the very fit and the very sick.
NOTE: Total number of servings will vary between 7 and 20 (based on 5g - 15g powder per serving).