What is it?
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid (building block of protein) in the body. The body can make enough glutamine for its regular needs, but extreme stress (the kind you would experience after very heavy exercise or an injury), your body may need more glutamine than it can make. Glutamine is highly in demand throughout the body. It is used in the gut and immune system extensively to maintain optimal performance. 60% of free-form amino acids floating in skeletal muscles is Glutamine. Glutamine plays a very important role in protein metabolism, and it appears to be a very important nutrient for athletes. When supplemented, it may help athletes reduce the amount of muscle breakdown that occurs because other tissues that need glutamine will not rob the glutamine stored in the muscle cells. Most glutamine is stored in muscles followed by the lungs, where much of the glutamine is made.
The proper dosage depends on a variety of factors – body weight, activity level, lifestyle stress, overall health, and diet. Some bodybuilders take as much as 40 grams of glutamine daily. For some, high doses may cause stomach discomfort.
For most people, the recommended L glutamine dosage is between 2-15 grams daily. According to many posts on the internet, supplementing with just two grams of L glutamine daily increased growth hormones by over 400%. However, as of putting together this description for L-Glutamine, I have not been able to come across the details of this study. Start out on the lower end and if you feel you need to increase the amount just monitor how you feel. If you take a large daily dose and feel sick to your stomach, lower the dose. Most of the benefits of glutamine are noticeable when taking 2-10 grams daily, which would be a good starting dose.
This product may not mix very easily. It may be hygroscopic and may clump during shipment. This does not affect the efficacy of the product; just the texture. Try mixing in sport drink or anything with a PH less than water to improve mixability. It may be necessary to let it sit for awhile.
Any Side Effects?
Reports of an upset stomach are associated with ingesting large quantities of glutamine; using smaller doses is recommended if this occurs. Glutamine supplement is considered safe when used in accordance with proper dosing guidelines. At the time of this writing, the most commonly experienced side effects while taking glutamine include: constipation and bloating.
However, anyone with cirrhosis of the liver, kidney conditions, Reye’s syndrome, or any type of disorder that can result in an accumulation of ammonia in the blood are advised to avoid supplemental glutamine.
In addition, because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications it is crucial that you always speak to a knowledgeable healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplements, including glutamine. This advice is also recommended for anyone suffering from a health condition.
Pregnant and nursing women should only take an amino acid such as glutamine after consulting your physician.
Shelf Life: This product will retain a 2 year shelf life from the date of manufacturer if properly sealed and stored in a dry, cool environment outside of direct sunlight.
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