L-glutamine is an essential amino acid needed in large amounts by your body. It is a building block of protein and thus helps to build muscle or maintain muscle. L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the bloodstream and has been found to promote digestive and brain health, immune system function, athletic performance, help fight cancer and high blood sugar. It is found both animal and plant proteins and also available in supplement form.
In what foods can you find L-glutamine?
Wild Caught Fish (Cod, Tuna and Salmon)
Benefits of L-Glutamine?
research is now showing that L-glutamine benefits the body in the following ways:
L-glutemine is a vital nutrient for the intestines to rebuild and repair, thus is important for gut health
L- glutamine acts like a band-Aid and help heal ulcers and leaky gut syndrome
L-glutaine is a neurotransmitter in the brain and helps with memory, focus and concentration
Improve bowel movement by balancing mucus production, which can aid IBS and diarrhea
Promotes muscle growth and decreases muscle wasting
Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise
Improves your metabolism and detoxification
Curbs cravings for sugar and alcohol
Improves diabetes and blood sugar
Why supplement L-glutamine?
As most of us do not get enough l-glutamine from our diet, it is a great supplement to add to your daily routine for specific needs or to improving your overall health.