What is L-Glutamine?
L-Glutamine is non-essential and conditionally essential in humans, meaning the body can usually synthesize sufficient amounts of it, but in some instances (such as intense exercise), the body’s demand for glutamine increases and glutamine must be obtained from the diet. In fact, glutamine is so important to the body, it is the most abundant amino acid found in the blood.
The impressive resume of L-Glutamine
A variety of investigations have provided evidence that glutamine has become an important and, possibly essential, amino acid during certain times. This switch to becoming an essential amino acid appears when the demand of the body for glutamine increases markedly. The plasma glutamine use exceeds the glutamine synthesis of the skeletal muscle and the liver in catabolic conditions. Circulating glutamine is an important substrate for the enterocyte, hepatocyte and immune cells as an oxidative fuel as well as a substrate for nucleotide synthesis.
Why should I take the ATP Science l-Glutamine?
Benefits of ATP Science L-Glutamine are:
- Allergen, pesticide, heavy metal and microbial tested for compliance
- An approved material manufacturer that will allow audits of their factory
- HPLC verified guaranteeing fully efficacious material and no contaminants or adulteration
- Gluten free
L-Glutamine is best used before or directly after training. A dose of 5g is standard (approx 1 heaped tsp). For maximum benefits, expert nutritionists recommend consuming 5 grams, 1 to 3 times daily; once in the morning, pre and post-workout, and before bed. L-Glutamine is easily mixed with water, juice, and other supplements.
This product is a formulated supplementary sports food and is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should be consumed under dietetic supervision.