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4 Benefits of Glutamine in Your Diet

Glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body, and has a number of benefits that range from sports recovery to general health. Everyone can benefit from having extra Glutamine in their diet and you can usually feel the difference it makes.

Benefit 1- Recovery

When training or "working out", Glutamine is used and can deplete your natural levels to below what you need. This can go on to affect your strength, stamina, and recovery. Remember, that the better you recover, the better you train, the better you train the next time.

Glutamine can also be taken with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), which also aid recovery. The main BCAAs for recovery are Isoleucine and Valine, which help wash away the lactic acid that gives you the burning feeling in muscles, as well as repairing muscle tissue.

Benefit 2- Digestion

Glutamine can help protect the lining of both the gut, thus may be very helpful in conditions such as Irritable Bowel Disease and Crohn's Disease. If you suffer from such issues, please consult us or your health care professional for advice.

Benefit 3- Immune System Boost

Glutamine may assist in building up your immune system by promoting the production of cytokines, which help increase your resistance to colds and, in some cases, diseases too. This may mean that you do not fear the winter months or sudden change in the weather.

Benefit 4- Formation of Natural GABA

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter that sends signals from the brain to the nervous system. GABA is used to 'calm down' the body, and therefore may make you more relaxed, may give relief for anxiety, and may help induce sleep.

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