What-is-L-GlutamineNo doubt by now after reading a few articles, training in the gym and seeking any advise you can in order to get fitter, stronger, learner and quicker you have probably heard of L-Glutamine. Anyone with any gastrointestinal problems will probably also have been suggested to use it.

What is L-Glutamine?

It is an amino acid which is naturally produced in your body. It is the most common amino acid found in your muscles which makes up 61% of your skeletal tissue. You can get amino acids from a lab (chemically synthesized) or a more natural version is the fermentation of vegetables which incidentally is much more expensive (as you can imagine) but as I always preach – You get what you pay for. So always make sure you spend a bit more on supplements to get the best products possible. L-Glutamine is usually sold in powder or pill form, so use whichever you prefer (I buy the powdered form to mix with water or a protein shake).

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What does L-Glutamine actually do?

It is commonly used by athletes and body builders to assist muscle growth. As mentioned before, it makes up a huge amount of muscle tissue so it is vital that you keep this amino acid topped up to aid with protein synthesis. If your L-Glutamine stores aren’t topped up after intense workouts, muscle wasting can occur which results in fatigue and slower rest periods. If levels are kept high the opposite effect happens making you recover quicker in rest periods, repair muscles and increase consistency in general strength.


Cell hydration is another key aspect of L-Glutamine. This helps enhance cell volume and again helps with muscular repair.

Anyone who trains hard usually aims to release Human Growth Hormone (HGH). L-Glutamine hugely increases the levels of naturally occurring HGH. Therefore your metabolism is increased due to HGH and makes processing food and metabolising fats much more efficient and effective thus leading to a reduction in fat while helping build muscle. Research shows that 2 grams of L-Glutamine can increase HGH by over 400%.

Glutamine also has the ability to repair and maintain the integrity of the bowels. Therefore it is great for people suffering for gastrointestinal problems such as Diverticulitis and intestinal ulcers.

I would definitely suggest this supplement to most if not all gym goers not just for the muscular benefits but also the other health benefits mentioned above!

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