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Glutamine (or L-Glutamine) supplementation offers an array of fitness and health benefits to the body, whether you are an avid exerciser or not. We discuss the benefits of glutamine supplements.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid within the the human body. It assists with recovery and protein synthesis (an important process in building muscle). It also assists in the regulation of fuel production from protein, carbohydrate and fat nutrients. Furthermore, Glutamine plays a very important role in maintaining a healthy immune system, central nervous system, metabolism and cellular repair.
Whilst glutamine is a non-essential amino acid (meaning that our bodies can synthesise it independently), following intense bouts of exercise, the body cannot create glutamine at the required rate for optimal recovery.
Due to the numerous benefits of glutamine supplementation, it is widely believed that such a strategy is very important for pre- and post-workout nutrition.
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