By Karen Morris
Today let’s talk about L-Glutamine! We have added this gut-loving powder to our Protein and Powders so you can easily add this to your cart when purchasing our Amino Acid Plant Based Protein to use as a booster in your protein shakes. Our L-Glutamine powder has no fillers and is naturally fermented, and most importantly 100% pure pharmaceutical grade fine-powdered amino acid. It is suitable for vegans, Non-GM, Gluten free, No artificial additives and free from colours, flavours & preservatives. Ok, so now we know it’s premium quality – what exactly do we use it for?
L glutamine organic powder is an essential amino acid supplement. Amino Acids are the building blocks of the body, because they are what make up protein itself. There are 9 essential amino acids and L Glutamine is one of them. Critical for building proteins in the body, repairing muscles after they have been broken down through training, regulation of hormones and support of neurotransmitters. Glutamine is an anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining. L-glutamine benefits include acting as a protector in the gut by coating your cell walls and therefore acting as a repellent to irritants. It is wonderfully helpful for anyone who has inflammation due to its ability to coat the intestinal walls and protect, and because of this it is highly effective in providing relief for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
L-GLutamine and Fitness
L-Glutamine is a great addition to your supplement protocol especially if you are seeking to improve your fitness by optimising your gut health. Gut health is critical for athletes and anyone seeking to reach new levels of improved athletic ability and performance in the gym. If the gut is not functioning properly, it can lead to inflammation, bloating and gas which can make exercise very difficult and uncomfortable. If you are also seeking to increase muscle growth glutamine is a great addition to your daily diet. Glutamine plays a key role in protein metabolism and cell volumizing which helps metabolize body fat and also supports new muscle growth. Because of glutamine’s anti-catabolism ability it prevents the body from feeding off your muscles during cardio. When building muscle the focus of your training needs to be on strength based exercise, the breakdown of the muscles is needed for them to rebuild and grow – glutamine helps with the repair and growth as it is an amino acid required for building new muscle.
How to use L-Glutamine
The suggested dose is 1 teaspoon (5g) into water, smoothies or other drinks or foods. We suggest having some in the morning before breakfast or before a workout. Our suggested method is to add a scoop into your Herbs Online Shop Amino Acid Plant Based Protein. You can make a delicious shake with our Protein Powder in either Cocoa or Vanilla Flavour and include a scoop of L-Glutamine, banana, peanut butter or almond butter and water. You can also have some before bed, one scoop in a glass of water, which will assist the body to repair as you sleep. As always drink plenty of water throughout the day to assist the body in flushing out toxins, staying hydrated and functionally optimally.
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