The benefits of L-glutamine:
- Gut repair: The cells in the small intestine use L-glutamine as their major fuel source to promote healing. This amino acid may help to reduce inflammation and repair the intestinal lining in those with leaky gut, food sensitives and inflammatory bowel disease. In cases of leaky gut (intestinal permeability) there are gaps between the cells of the intestinal lining that can allow toxins and food particles to leak through, which can cause inflammation. L-glutamine may help to bridge the gaps between the cells to strengthen the gut lining.
- Muscle recovery: When L-glutamine is taken around the time of exercise, it may help to fuel the muscle cells to reduce muscle fatigue and could improve muscle recovery. L-glutamine has been shown to stimulate muscle growth and repair, particularly in cases of muscle wasting. Glutamine Pure may help those who exercise regularly to boost performance.
- Detoxification: L-glutamine helps to form glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant in the body. L-glutamine is required for the liver detoxification pathways and helps to support the removal of toxins and waste products (such as excess ammonia) from the body. This amino acid could be used as part of a detox regime.
- Brain health:L-glutamine is essential for the production of glutamic acid and GABA, which are important neurotransmitters in the brain. These brain chemicals are needed for healthy brain development and function. L-glutamine could help to boost brain function and has been referred to as the “thinkers amino acid”.