L-Glutamine & Its Benefits 


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid. This most abundant amino acid is present in our muscles, lungs, brain, liver, and intestine. 

What is Glutamine? 

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Let's have a look at some science-backed glutamine benefits. 

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Glutamine supports new muscle growth by maintaining a positive nitrogen balance and stimulating growth hormone secretion. 

1. Boost muscle growth. 

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Studies support that L-glutamine supplementation can ease post-workout muscle soreness, weaken DOMS, and speed up recovery. 

2. Boost exercise performance. 

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L-glutamine may suppress the levels of inflammatory markers and infection risk. 

3. Strong immune health. 

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Glutamine may help prevent dehydration and muscle cramps during workouts by promoting optimal electrolyte levels. 

4. Support rehydration. 

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L-Glutamine supplementation has been shown beneficial for people suffering from leaky gut and Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 

5. Strengthen Gut. 

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L-glutamine supplementation may help reduce BCAA oxidation critically needed for muscle growth and recovery. 

6. Minimize BCAA oxidation. 

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