A MAK-Honest Review of L-Glutamine
Supplement Type: 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 of stress (such as intense exercise), the body’s demand for L-Glutamine increases and L-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. L-Glutamine comes in both 500gm (100 serves) and 1kg (200 serves) sizes.
When to take L-Glutamine?
L-Glutamine is best used before or directly after training. A dose of 5g is standard. For maximum benefits, expert nutritionists recommended consuming 5g, 1 - 3 times daily, once in the morning, pre and post workout and before bed. L-Glutamine is esily mixed with water, juice and other supplements.
How does L-Glutamine work? Pros?
- Reduces muscle soreness after exercise (DOMS)
- Catabolic states, such as major trauma, sepsis, major surgery and bone marrow transplantation as well as intense chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are associated with low plasma levels of L-Glutamine
- Reduced availability of L-Glutamine in these conditions may lead to an impaired immune function because of a reduced capacity of immune cells to proliferate
- L-Glutamine is the respiratory fuel for the lymphocytes, hepatocytes and the mucosal cells of the gut
- L-Glutamine is one of the most important substrates for ammoniagenesis, not only in the gut, but also in the kidney, because of its important role in the regulation of acid-base homeostasis
Quick Answers to Common Questions
What is L-Glutamine made from?
The starting material is Glucose from Non GMO Corn. (Many materials on the market are produced from Genetically modified corn).
100% Pure L-Glutamine.