MUSCLE BUILDING L-GLUTAMINE
L-glutamine is semi-essential or conditional protein
amino acid. L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid
in the body and under normal circumstances the body
can synthesize sufficient L-glutamine to meet its needs.
However, when physiological demands are greater than
normal, supplementation is required.
Benefits of L-Glutamine
L-glutamine supplementation is invaluable in situations
of metabolic stress situations as trauma (including
surgery), cancer, sepsis and burns due to its ability
to maintain cell volume and hydration, speeding up healing.
It also boosts the immune system.
Sources of L-glutamine
Most dietary L-glutamine comes from animal and plant
proteins. Small amounts of free L-glutamine can be found
in vegetable juices and fermented foods, such as miso
L-Glutamine in Muscle Building
During intense exercise, L-glutamine protects the
body against acidosis by allowing the kidneys to excrete
the additional acid load. It also protects the body
against ammonia toxicity.
After intensely working out, glutamine levels in the
body are reduced by as much as 50%. Post workout pain
normally peaks around 48 hours after the session. Glutamine
can prevent this soreness.
Glutamine can also serve as a precursor to the production
of glycogen and helps in stabilizing energy levels
In summary, Glutamine can be used to prevent OTS, stimulate
growth hormone secretion, help boost your immune system,
or to replace sugar in your post-workout drink. Glutamine
can increase glycogen storage by as much as 16% if consumed
How to Use Glutamine
Glutamine is a highly versatile supplement, so its
usage depends upon what you are using it for and a number
of lifestyle factors: body weight, activity level, lifestyle
stress, overall health, and diet.
The typical intake of L-glutamine is 5 to 10 grams
daily pre and post exercise, and at night immediately
before going to bed.
If you are on a very low carbohydrate diet, you may
need a lighter dosage, especially in your post-workout
Some recommendations are as high as .44 grams per
lean pound of body weight.
Studies have found no adverse side effects
Key Amino Acids for Maximum Performance & Muscle
L-Arginine | L-Glutamine
| GABA | DHEA | HGH