Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, most abundant in the human blood, and is in great demand throughout the body due to the fact, that it is involved in three of the most crucial elements of the body - the brain, the GI tract and the immune system.
In physically stressful situations such as intense or long duration exercise, there is a huge depletion of glutamine stores. Since glutamine plays such a vital role in the metabolism of the body as stated above, the body does not tolerate low levels and starts catabolizing skeletal muscle for more glutamine. This is so because the body would rather bear up with skeletal muscle catabolism than risk survival.
Since skeletal muscle has a direct bearing on human physical performance, sports nutrition cannot allow catabolizing of skeletal muscles for glutamine.
Thus sports nutrition terms this non-essential crucial amino acid as a conditionally essential amino acid and recommends oral supplementation with glutamine to fill up the deficient glutamine stores post exercise exogenously.
Glutamine prevents catabolism of muscles, promotes anabolism, boosts immune system and enhances glycogen storage in muscles.
What is Micronized Glutamine?
The process of reducing the particle size of the powder is called Micronization.
Micronization improves the mixability of the product in liquid and enhances absorption
Micronized Glutamine powder when mixed in liquid stays suspended and does not result in sedimentation.
What’s the best time to take Glutamine?
The best time to take Glutamine is pre-workout, post-workout and bed-time, with 5g as the ideal dosage.
Is Glutamine safe?
It is completely safe to consume as it is one of the non-essential amino acid which body can prepare on its own. However, in an exercising individual the requirement of glutamine increases hence supplementation is must.
I have just joined gym can I take series Glutamine?
But first make sure you fulfill your basic protein requirement.
Can I take Glutamine with BCAA?
BCAA with Glutamine provide an anabolic as well as anti-catabolic effect and help in muscle gain.
Will Glutamine help me gain muscle mass?
60% of total amino acid pool in muscle is made up of Glutamine.
It does not play a role in muscle protein synthesis. But has an anti-catabolic effect under stressful condition and prevents breakdown of existing muscle mass.
It is an anti-catabolic amino acid.
Is glutamine found in natural foods? If so, then which?
The foods that commonly contain glutamine include beef, fish, poultry, eggs, legumes, hemp seeds, and dairy products.