WHAT IS L-GLUTAMINE?
L-glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the blood and in muscle cells. It is classified as a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that the body is normally capable of manufacturing enough to meet its metabolic needs. But under certain conditions, additional glutamine may be required in the case of athletes and exercising individuals. For example, during intense exercise, glutamine levels deplete, which means there are increased requirements. Since the body is in need, it is necessary to supplement with glutamine to help meet the body's demands.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF L-GLUTAMINE?
Glutamine actually supplies 30-35% of nitrogen to the muscle to synthesize proteins. This, in turn, will promote protein synthesis. Glutamine helps in overall muscle recovery post activity. It helps decrease muscle soreness through improved muscle repair and glycogen repletion! Maintaining a high nitrogen balance in the muscle prevents muscle breakdown, therefore retaining more muscle.
One pretty awesome function of L-glutamine is that it has the ability to draw water and salt into the muscle cells. Protein synthesis happens faster when muscle cells are hydrated, enlarged, and swollen. This would mean that glutamine stimulates an increase in cell volume as well as muscle protein synthesis. It helps in faster muscle recovery, preventing injuries, and reducing muscle fatigue.
HOW DOES GLUTAMINE HELP IN POST WORKOUT RECOVERY?
Glutamine is an important amino acid with many functions in the body. It is a building block of protein and a critical part of the immune system. L-Glutamine helps to reduce recovery time so that you can get through your next workout and take less time off for your muscles to recover. It allows your muscles to push a little harder than they would without it, which helps boost your strength and helps to repair your muscles.
During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina, and recovery. Exercising individuals are more susceptible to injuries, fatigue, and such illnesses—this is why L-Glutamine supplementation is so important, for enhanced muscle recovery, and also, basically "maintenance" effects of L-Glutamine.
HOW to consume it?
An effective dosage would be around 5-10g per day (1-2scoops). You may go up to around 20-30g, depending on whether or not there are digestive issues and fitness goals. You can easily add L-glutamine into your shakes and BCAAs or simply in the water and have it post-workout.
HOW TO USE IT?
Mix 1 scoop with 200 ml of water. Shake well to dissolve. Drink during/Post-exercise on training days or after any sporting event for a good recovery. For best results, use 2 scoops per day.