L-glutamine is provisionally an essential amino acid for the reason that the body can produce it. Your body stocks glutamine within the muscles, lung, liver, brain and stomach tissues. Glutamine makes up 60% of your body’s amino acid stocks. You can weaken your glutamine approximately up to 50% because of extreme workout, serious injuries or communicable ailments. Glutamine works to energize the intestines and immune system, cure soft tissues, prevent illnesses and sustain your body’s antioxidant source
In a catabolic states of injury and illness, glutamine becomes conditionally-essential (requiring intake from food or supplements)
L-glutamine is the most abundant nutrient in the digestive tract and so plays a key role in digestive function and in solving digestive problems. It is particularly helpful for IBS, Diverticulitis and Leaky Gut Syndrome. It is also a proven key player in helping to fight addictions to sugar and alcohol and has shown great benefits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Dietary sources of L-glutamine include beef, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products, wheat, cabbage, beets, beans, spinach, and parsley. Small amounts of free L-glutamine are also found in vegetable juices and foods, such as tofu.
Last but certainly not least L-glutamine helps with weight loss and obesity. This is mainly due to its multiple metabolism benefits as outlined above especially its role in preserving lean tissue (and so your metabolic rate), its benefits to the digestive system and its benefits to liver function.
There are no side effects to L-glutamine once taken in sensible dosages. L-glutamine is available in capsules and powered form. The powered form (which is taste free!) is recommended if using dosages above 3g daily. 1 to 3g daily is recommended for craving control and 5g or more for treating illness and disease and for sports performance.