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L-Glutamine

AWARE72

AWARE72

MuscleHead
Oct 17, 2010
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Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid found in proteins. It is formed from glutamic acid by the addition of ammonia and vitamin B6. It is a neurotransmitter in the brain and can be converted back to glutamic acid in the brain, where it is essential for brain function. Glutamine is an energey source in the brain and a mediator of glutamic acid and GABA activity. Glutamine is also vital to immunity function. New studies show that cell replication in the immume system requires glutamine. However most glutamine is made in the muscles, so your muscles have to supply a large amount of glutamine to the immune system, Over supplementation of glutamine can contribute to the ammonia load, and use of glutamine alphaketogutarate is recommended as an alternative, Supplemntal use of free form L-glutamine by athletes is known to have strong anti-catabolic effect that neutralizes the cortisol which accompanies strenuous exercise. Cortisol is highly catabolic. L-glutamine additionally plays an active role in recovery and healing process. Supplemental glutamine has reportedly been taken in dosages ranging from 500 to over 20,000 milligrams per day during peroids of high stress. Dosages in commerical supplements typically range from 1 gram to 10 grams. Use with caution

Taken from ISSA Performance Nutrition Guide
 
AWARE72

AWARE72

MuscleHead
Oct 17, 2010
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#3
I feel it help with reducing cortisol and keeps a strong immune system. I take about 30g/D
 
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