Boosts immune defences
Restores glycogen levels
Stimulates protein synthesis
Promotes growth hormone (GH)
Glutamine is the most common amino acid in the body. The body can produce glutamine, but a person exercising regularly needs to know, that after physical stress and activity it can take the body up to a week to restore normal glutamine levels. Glutamine consists of ca 20% nitrogen, which makes this amino acid the primary carrier of nitrogen to muscle cells. Glutamine has an anti-catabolic and volumising effect on muscle fibres, and a strong stimulating effect on the immune system.
Glutamine creates other chemical effects, such as other amino acids and glucose, and helps to remove the excessive production of ammonia in the body. Glutamine plays a key role in protein metabolism and increases the possibility for the body to produce growth hormone (metabolises body fat, promotes growth, and is very useful for recovery after intensive training). Studies have shown that with age the body produces less glutamine, thus depriving muscles and other body parts of an important nutrient. Glutamine can also be useful for skin, hair, anxiety, tension, and sleeping disorders.
Take it after training or as a daily supplement for the best effect. Mix 1 scoop about 3g in 2 cups of water or juice.