ATP Science L-Glutamine
L-Glutamine is a non-essential Amino Acid that is produced by the body but can also be found in food. The human body requires about 20 essential and non-essential Amino Acids to create and utilize enough protein for the body to function adequately.
When the body is in a stressed state (e.g. during exercise), it releases a hormone called Cortisol. When Cortisol is released, it decreases the level of L-Glutamine in the muscle tissues which can cause slow muscle recovery as well as hindering muscle gains.
L-Glutamine is also known for supporting intestinal health and enhancing immune cell productivity which aids in the prevention of infection and inflammation, therefore supplementing it into your daily routine can aid in keeping L-Glutamine levels stable within the muscles as well as boosting overall gut health.
It is recommended to take a minimum of 5g per serve of L-Glutamine for adequate affect in the body, however if you are a larger build taking a higher dosage is advised.
Suzie Braeckmans – Owner of Suzie B Fit @suziebfit