Muscle Recovery Supplements – Glutamine
Glutamine is one of the amino acids (a building block of protein) stored in our muscles and greatly abundant in your small intestine that are used mostly for muscle building.
In addition to muscle building and preserving the breakdown (catabolism) of muscles it also can aid in many other areas of the body to achieve optimum health.
Glutamine is actually produced by our body (semi-essential amino acid) but can be hindered greatly by metabolic stress; such as over training, trauma, burns, and various illnesses such as cancer and aids.
Some of its added advantages are that it stimulates the immune system to work better, reducing injury and sickness. It also assists in normal brain function and regulates mood.
One of the coolest facts about Glutamine that may be special interested to you is that it is very beneficial when it comes to reducing appetite and cravings, particularly for sugar and alcohol which are number one weight offenders.
In addition, it protects the liver function which is the toxic eliminator in the body, from drugs (Tylenol and Aspirin) or radiation such as chemotherapy. Yet another aspect is that it helps maintain a healthy digestive system and works well with people who have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome which is a stress-related disorder) Colitis and other intestinal problems. This is the core of our body and when food is moving efficiently we have less bloating and our muscles are more visible due to the reduced fat surrounding them. Glutamine fights fatigue – allowing you to work out longer and more frequently, and consequently also decreases your risk of depression and impotence.