Glutamine

Glutamine is one of the most overhyped supplements on the market. Claims it can boost your immune system or reduce muscle soreness are not well supported in the literature - Krissy Kendall

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Stop Wasting Your Money On Glutamine, It Doesn't Help In Muscle Recovery

In a world where a new supplement comes out almost every other week making ridiculous claims about how it can make you jacked or get you ripped, separating what really works and what's bad can be a bit of a task.

One such supplement that has gained unwarranted popularity is glutamine. Let's take a look at what glutamine is before looking into the claims and facts.

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Protein is made up of 20 amino acids: 9 essential and 11 non essential. Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid which means it is not essential to take it externally as your body produces it by itself which becomes 'conditionally essential' under periods of…

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 Stop Wasting Your Money On Glutamine, It Doesn't Help In Muscle Recovery

In a world where a new supplement comes out almost every other week making ridiculous claims about how it can make you jacked or get you ripped, separating what really works and what's bad can be a bit of a task.

Top 10 foods high in glutamine

You’ve probably never seen the words ‘high in glutamine’ on food packaging. However, glutamine is an important amino acid which has a hand in everything from your immunity to how your body recovers after injury – so you need to know where it can be found.

Glutamine Benefits, Side Effects & Dosage

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. Although it’s commonly used as a bodybuilding supplement, studies don’t support its efficacy for muscle building. It is also being researched for its effects on leaky gut, immune function, and muscle wasting in sick people.

Glutamine Supplements: Beneficial or a Waste of Money

Over the years, study after study revealed that glutamine didn’t really live up to the hype. Gains in muscle mass from glutamine supplementation turned out to be a thing only during severly catabolic states like sepsis and large-scale burns. Upper respiratory infections ignored your glutamine supplement and put you to bed anyway. Today, the hype has calmed down a bit.

Science in Sport

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in muscle. It is a conditionally essential amino acid meaning it is produced naturally by the body; however, at certain times L-Glutamine ingestion via dietary intake is necessary to sustain normal L-Glutamine levels as the body cannot naturally make enough to do so.

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