Glutamine protects muscles from being scavenged for fuel.
Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the body, is a precursor in the synthesis of other amino acids and of glucose for
Intense exercise creates a need for glutamine that may exceed the body’s ability to produce it. If an external source is unavailable,
muscle tissue will be broken down in order to meet the glutamine requirements of the rest of the body.
Glutamine supplementation is useful for maintaining muscle mass and immunity in critically ill patients and in those recovering
from extensive burns and major surgery.
Glutamine supplements can also be used to enhance athletic performance. They have been reported to increase levels of growth
hormone, a stimulator of protein synthesis that causes gains muscle mass and strength.
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