A pure amino acid powder, required by the body for a wide range of repair and maintenance functions, such as wound healing, muscle and bone growth, digestive health and gut wall integrity. It is also widely used by people with various forms of digestive and intestinal complaints, an exhausted immune system, as well as by athletes following gruelling training routines.
More about L-Glutamine and amino acids...
Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids, or “building blocks” of protein. It is a vital molecule that our body stores in the bloodstream and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed.
L-Glutamine, the natural form of glutamine, is one of the few amino acids that directly crosses the blood-brain barrier - a separation of circulating blood and the brain extracellular fluid in the central nervous system. It is synthesised from 3 other amino acids, namely ornithine, arginine and proline.
In the body, L-Glutamine is found circulating in the blood, as well as stored in the skeletal muscles. It is a very important amino acid, required by the body for many repair and maintenance functions, such as:
- tissue integrity of the digestive system
- the proper function of the immune system
- efficient brain function
- wound healing
- muscles and bone growth, repair and maintenance.
When our bodies come under increased strain for any reason (e.g. through sickness or strenuous physical activity), our bodies’ own L-Glutamine levels may require some support. It is therefore widely used by:
- people with various forms of digestive and intestinal problems
- people with an overtaxed immune system
- athletes, following gruelling training sessions
- bodybuilders, for muscle repair and growth
- people with joint conditions or arthritis.
L-Glutamine is also a component of glutathione, the body's primary antioxidant which is present in virtually every cell. If you are deficient in L-Glutamine, you are likely to deficient in glutathione.