Benefits Glutamine Offers

If you are not supplementing glutamine now after reading this blog on the benefits glutamine offers, you might want to start. Glutamine is a carbon and nitrogen donor and which helps restore your glycogen that has been been consumed during exercise. Glutamine is the most important component of muscle protein, and helps repair muscle and your gut.

You probably have heard about his supplement called glutamine on TV, looking at the the ingredients in your supplements or reading online. The benefits glutamine offers are countless and below we will discuss what conditions it’s beneficial for, appropriate doses for each condition and what brand I’d recommend.


Conditions Treated with Glutamine:

Muscle Recovery:

In typical diets the main source of glutamine we get is through eating protein, but as we exercise and breakdown muscle, more glutamine is needed for repair. Glutamine’s role in helping muscle recovery is by moving nitrogen atoms from different areas of the body to the muscle that needs it. The purpose for this is because to build muscle you need to maintain a positive nitrogen balance. After a long cardio session, or a heavy workout, by having nitrogen rushing to the damage muscle to stimulate post exercise soreness will decrease and muscle recovery will increase. So by supplementing glutamine you prevent the damaged muscle from staying damaged because of the lack of nitrogen rushing to repair muscle damage.


When it comes to supplementing glutamine post workout we recommend just 1 serving of an l-glutamine product. The product we recommend regularly for patients is Pure Encapsulations L-Glutamine (picture to the right).

Leaky Gut:

You probably have heard the term “Leaky Gut” floating around. You can read more about food sensitivities on our other page (Click here) but as one has an inflamed gut it causes your gut lining to become vulnerable to food sensitivities. By being a major fuel source for cells of the small intestine, glutamine has been shown to heal leaky gut. L-Glutamine is the number supplement needed to heal the leaky gut. By adding glutamine to your supplement regimen, glutamine can help heal up your gut lining.

When supplementing glutamine for a leaky gut condition we find that combining the glutamine with other anti-inflammatory gut healing products works the best. Every one of our patients who we see through food sensitivity testing that has leaky is put on the product ” GI-Revive by Designs for Health”. We have had much success with this product and if you are suffering from leaky gut you can order the product below.

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