Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids, or “building blocks” of protein. It is a vital molecule that our body stores in the bloodstream and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed.
L-Glutamine powder 100g powder per pot
NOTE: Total number of servings will vary between 7 and 20 (based on 5g – 15g powder per serving).
Source: Fermented from glucose.
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
5g (1tsp) to 15g (3tsp) to be taken per day, or as required or advised by a practitioner.
L-Glutamine, the natural form of glutamine, is needed for a wide range of repair and maintenance functions, such as wound healing, muscle and bone growth, digestive health and gut wall integrity.
This is a pure amino acid powder, used by people with various forms of digestive and intestinal problems (such as leaky gut syndrome and food intolerance reactions), a strained immune system and by athletes following gruelling training routines (it breaks down uric acid from proteins). It can also be used by people for recuperation purposes, for example following surgery, or any time the body is placed under unusual strain.
About protein and amino acids
Protein makes up the structure of all cells and tissues in the body, including muscle tissue, internal organs, tendons, skin, hair and nails.
Amino acids are the “building blocks” of protein and there are 20 of them. 12 of these can be made in the body and so are referred to as non-essential amino acids, while the other 8 are known as essential amino acids (as they must be sourced from the diet).
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid and is the most abundant free amino acid in muscle cells.
It is a molecule that our body stores in the skeletal muscles and bloodstream, and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed.
L-Glutamine, the natural form of glutamine, is synthesised from 3 other amino acids: ornithine, arginine and proline. It is also a component of glutathione, a nutrient present in virtually every cell.
Our body’s own levels of glutamine can come under strain in circumstances of metabolic stress, including injuries, illness and even severe emotional distress.