THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TASKER
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that has been referred to as The Ultimate Multi-Tasker.
- Restore the lining of the digestive tract
- Relieve the symptoms of leaky gut: diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, gas and bloating
- Prevent and reverse autoimmune disorders
- Soothe inflammation
- Decrease oxidative stress in the body
- Improve mental wellbeing
- Reduce cravings for alcohol & sugar
- Enhance immune function
- Increase nutrient absorption
- Improve muscle tone & strength
- Relieve stress by lowering cortisol levels
- Boost testosterone
- Improve recovery time from illness and injuries
ESSENTIAL AT TIMES OF STRESS, INJURY & ILLNESS
Although glutamine is classified as a non-essential amino acid, it is considered to be “conditionally essential.” This simply means that the body produces glutamine naturally, but at times of stress, injury and illness, the body can’t produce enough to meet its needs.
If the body’s need for L-Glutamine is greater than its ability to produce it, the body may break down protein stores, such as muscle, to release more of this amino acid.
When injury or illness prevents getting enough exercise, L-Glutamine levels drop, further compromising health. Supplementing with L-Glutamine breaks this cycle, preserves muscle, heals the body and provides the energy to get back to an active lifestyle.
HELPS PREVENT & HEAL LEAKY GUT
L-Glutamine is an important energy source for intestinal and immune cells. It is also important for the normal growth and maintenance of the cells in the intestines. It helps to maintain the barrier between the inside of the intestines and the rest of the body. This protects against a leaky gut, preventing harmful bacteria or toxins from moving from the intestines into the rest of the body.
Leaky gut is a common and often undiagnosed condition that causes gas, bloating, pain and inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation leaves you vulnerable to developing acne, allergies, asthma, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia and mental illness.
ENHANCES GLUTATHIONE LEVELS
L-Glutamine enhances the body’s levels of glutathione. Glutathione is the master antioxidant. Increased glutathione levels can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, cancer, heart attack and stroke.
FOUND IN MANY FOODS
Glutamine is naturally found in a variety of foods. Any food containing protein will contain some amount of glutamine. The largest amounts are found in animal products due to their high protein content. If you are consuming animal products, consider the source and choose grass fed/finished, pastured, organic sources.
Some of the best plant sources of L-Glutamine include: Beans, Peas, Lentils, Red cabbage, Broccoli, Asparagus, Dark leafy greens such as spinach, collard greens, kale, lettuce, and cilantro, parsley, and Beetroot. Juicing is a fantastic way to increase L-Glutamine in your diet.
Focusing on getting adequate protein in your overall diet is a great way to increase the amount of glutamine you are consuming.
Since L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body and found in many foods, there is no concern that it’s harmful in normal quantities.
A typical diet may contain 3 to 6 grams per day; this amount could vary based on the types and quantities of foods consumed.
If you feel a glutamine supplement may be helpful, start with a conservative dose of 5 grams once to twice daily.
Take after exercise and/or before bed.